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Author : Dianne Dredge, Emma-Jane Ford & Michelle Whitford
School/Work Place : Southern Cross University, Australia
Contact : dianne.dredge@scu.edu.au
Year : 2010
OPA : 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winner

The aim of this paper is to describe an action-based research project entitled the Management Local Tourism Master Class (MLTMC) and to discuss the merits of this extension tool in building sustainable tourism management practices across local government divides. The MLTMC is specifically designed to explore and build awareness of local government’s role in tourism management in the Australian context and to address a number of challenges being faced by Australian local governments including the need for a ‘joined-up’, networked model of management and service delivery for tourism. These challenges are not unique to Australia, and are common in many other parts of the world. The MLTMC demonstrates an innovative approach to information sharing and solution building in a complex organisational setting. The findings suggest there is potential to develop issue-based networks to address a range of sustainable tourism challenges faced by local government. However, collaboration is an essential forerunner to this issue-based network approach.

The MLTMC was designed as an information dissemination, extension and strategy building program to assist senior local government officers and elected representatives to better understand the role of local government in tourism management. To date, discussions of sustainable tourism education and training have tended to focus on higher education while the professional development of those working in, and more importantly around the outside of tourism in allied policy areas, has received only limited attention. The MLTMC addresses this gap. Participants of the MLTMC included general managers, councilors, strategic planners, transport engineers, parks and recreation planners, community and indigenous liaison officers. The tourism officers, who facilitated the development and implementation of the MLTMC, opted to be silent observers in the process. The significance of this paper then is to highlight the potential role of the MLTMC to address the challenges of developing a more comprehensive and collaborative response to local tourism management challenges. In doing so, the contribution of the paper is twofold: (1) the paper draws together disparate and fragmented information to identify the imperatives associated with local and regional tourism management and the need for a ‘joined up’ approach, and (2) it outlines a potential solution to bridge internal ‘silo-ification’ of councils and fragmentation that characterizes the multi-sectoral tourism policy space of local government. Further, the paper provides an avenue for provocative debate about the future of Australia’s local and regional approaches to tourism arguing for an alternative ‘joined-up’, issue-based network approach to local tourism planning and management.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank V Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts file 1654 Oct 13, 2013

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 fo...

Author: Nancy Scanlon 

Year: 2005 

353 Think Tank XV Why Africans do not visit their national parks: A case... file 1682 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 SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 1690 Jan 07, 2019

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

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

351 Think Tank XVIII Communication of Sustainability Efforts in the Hospita... file 1690 Jan 07, 2019

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

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

Year: 2018 

350 Think Tank XIX Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Medite... file 1736 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 

349 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1770 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 

348 Think Tank XIX Nature-based tourism among ‘bad-nature’: Creating sust... file 1788 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 

347 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1792 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 XVI Crowdsourcing – New Ways of an efficient Corporate Soc... file 1814 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 

345 Think Tank XIX Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tou... file 1843 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 

344 Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1853 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 1854 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

342 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1856 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 

341 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 1894 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 

340 Think Tank XIX Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a to... file 1901 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourist experience, cueing, cognitive dissonance, availability heuristic, representativeness heuristic Page: 199-207 Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a tourist experience.pdf Normal 0 false false false...

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2019 

339 Think Tank XVI Adoption and diffusion of sustainability in tourism an... file 1934 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 

338 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 1983 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 

337 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 1983 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 

336 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 2068 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

335 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 2093 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 

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