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Author : Nancy Scanlon
School/Work Place : University of Hawaii, USA
Contact : nscanlon@hawaii.edu
Year : 2005

This study addresses the threat of climate change impacts on the sustainability of the economic benefits for, and environmental assets of, tourism destinations. It discusses the challenges for both the demand and supply side of tourism to forecast climate change effects and related weather activity. As tourism represents an increasing percentage of national, regional and local economics, the stability of this contribution becomes increasingly important as measured in tax income, employment rates and financial multiplier effects. Climate change effects on the sustainability of the environment of a destination is discussed relative to both the direct and indirect impacts to natural resources and the inconsistent availability of such for recreational purposes. This study offers strategies to help tourism destinations respond to three major issues of climate change; the emergence of unpredictable weather patterns, the impact of severe weather and the challenge to deliver a consistent ‘experience’ during changing weather patterns. In addition, this paper offers a visitor/stakeholder education activity model for the protection of natural resources. This model places the visitor in two categories, observer and active participant. Destination stakeholders are directed to commit to core strategies that at once protect natural resources and simultaneously develop alternative activities and products consistent with the destination experience. This model considers protecting natural resources as asset protection and the demonstration to both the local and visitor community of socially responsible business practices.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank XV Environmental Practices and Hotels’ Performance: an em... file 1722 Jul 27, 2015

Firms are nowadays facing growing pressure from governments and environmental institutions to reduce their ecological footprint. While a growing number of empirical studies have examined the impact of green management policies on firms’ fina...

Author: Christelle Cortese & Mondher Sahli 

Year: 2015 

353 Think Tank XV Why Africans do not visit their national parks: A case... file 1756 Jul 27, 2015

Present-day Western approaches relating to nature and natural resources management assume that humans are independent from the natural world (Pierotti & Wildcat, 2000). Protected areas such as Yellowstone National Park were created with ...

Author: Lesego S. Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane 

Year: 2015 

352 Think Tank XVIII Communication of Sustainability Efforts in the Hospita... file 1794 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: green marketing, sustainability engagement, small / owner-managed hotels

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2018 

351 Think Tank XVIII SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 1798 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: SoMe, Small medium sized tourism enterprises (SMTE’s), Sustainability, Tourism.

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

350 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1801 Aug 17, 2017

Sustainability and eco-friendliness is gaining considerable attention within the hotel industry (Chen, Sloan & Legrand, 2009; Kim & Han, 2010). There has been a growing awareness of the environmental and social influence of hotel ope...

Author: Julia Zimmermann & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2017 

349 Think Tank XIX Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Medite... file 1801 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Protected Areas, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, Mediterranean, Ecological Footprint Page: 194-198 Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Mediterranean Region.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style D...

Author: Jeremy Sampson, Natalie Beckett and Carla Danelutti 

Year: 2019 

348 Think Tank XVI Crowdsourcing – New Ways of an efficient Corporate Soc... file 1842 Jul 02, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Sustainability (CS) play a more and more crucial role in the development of hotel business. A study of the French hotel company Accor shows, that sustainability is a determining factor of ...

Author: Matthias Straub 

Year: 2016 

347 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1860 Oct 13, 2013

Meaning is one of the most elusive and ubiquitous properties of tourism spaces. This paper analyses the ambiguity of meaning in the materiality of tourism sustainability. Sustainable development and its three interrelated principles of holi...

Author: Neil M. Walsh 

Year: 2010 

346 Think Tank XIX Nature-based tourism among ‘bad-nature’: Creating sust... file 1867 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: nature based tourism, sustainable tourism, invasive species, pollution, environmental degradation, New Zealand Page: 115-118 Nature-based tourism Among Bad Tourism.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Defini...

Author: Brent Lovelock, Anna Carr and Stuart Hayes 

Year: 2019 

345 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1896 Aug 17, 2017

The existing literature is fraught with empirical studies delineating the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth. However, the results are at best inconclusive. In this regard, the aim of the present study is to investigate the unde...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Robin Nunkoo & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Paul Georges Warren Moraghen & Zameelah Rifkha Khan Jaffur 

Year: 2017 

344 Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1909 Jul 27, 2015

Over the last decades, social enterprises have increasingly gained importance in the travel and tourism industry and they are revolutionizing the way business is done. Instead of maximizing profits for external shareholders, a social enterpr...

Author: Sebastian Ferrari & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2015 

343 Think Tank XVIII Defining Small Accommodation Establishments: employing... file 1937 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

342 Think Tank XVI Adoption and diffusion of sustainability in tourism an... file 1964 Jul 02, 2016

This study explores why family firms adopt social and ecological policies that go beyond regulations, which includes hard (e.g., law; Berrone et al., 2010) or soft (e.g., certificates; Rivera, 2002) regulations. To accomplish this, the stud...

Author: Johanna Zanon, Andreas Kallmuenzer, William Nikolakis & Mike Peters 

Year: 2016 

341 Think Tank XIX Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tou... file 2021 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourism education, transformative education, collaborative learning, multi-stakeholder collaboration Page: 119-124 Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tourism education.pdf

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Ulrich Gunter and Gordon Sillence 

Year: 2019 

340 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 2025 Aug 17, 2017

The project "E-Destination” funded by Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH) aims to show whether and in what form electro-mobility can play a bigger role regarding tourism in the rural region of Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee), Baden-...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2017 

339 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 2053 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: personal values, smart water-saving technology, community-based social marketing, science communication, pro-environmental behaviour, field experiment.

Author: Pablo Pereira-Doel, Xavier Font & Candice Howarth 

Year: 2018 

338 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 2114 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

337 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 2128 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism sector is vital for the development of small island developing states. However, climate change can negatively impact on tourism demand and affect these economies both on the economic and social level. The purpose of this study is...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, Boopen Seetanah, Robin Sannassee & Robin Nunkoo 

Year: 2017 

336 Think Tank XVI Third sector organisations and stakeholders in tourism... file 2152 Jul 02, 2016

This paper identifies and explains roles, functions and structures in visitor management of protected areas in nature-based tourism in New Zealand. Establishing the benefits and disadvantages arising from the implementation of any particula...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2016 

335 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 2152 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

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