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Author : Joseph S. Chen, Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan & Josephine Zho
School/Work Place : International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Germany
Contact : j.chen@fh-bad-honnef.de
Year : 2004

Following a vigorous environmental protection movement trigging in Germany over thirty years ago, the German hotel industry is gradually moving in line with other sections of its society. This study attempts to present a snapshot of the assessment of German hoteliers' efforts on preventing environmental degradation. In particular, the practices of individual properties are then appraised in relation to the accreditation or certification scheme. Consequently, hotels are divided in two categories; accredited and non-accredited properties. It is argued that environmentally-certified properties, being the ones which might not only demonstrate a greater understanding of environmental impact but also have worked through the process of auditing and perhaps benchmarking, would be much more inclined to revise their daily operations to ensure environmentally sound practices. The non-accredited would consequently follow general environmental trends in the hospitality industry, often considered as end-of-pipe measures, (offering guests the choice or not to wash sheets and towels on a daily basis for example) without greater involvement in taking corrective action on other environmentally damaging operations. It is hoped that the research findings can provide further insights into issues and problems associated with current environmental practices within German hotels. Since the nature of the research is rather exploratory, the resultant data could only be considered as an overview on the environmental practices among German hotels.


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No. Subject Viewssort Date
» Think Tank IV Evaluating Environmental Initiatives of German Hotels file 3414 Oct 13, 2013

Following a vigorous environmental protection movement trigging in Germany over thirty years ago, the German hotel industry is gradually moving in line with other sections of its society. This study attempts to present a snapshot of the asse...

Author: Joseph S. Chen, Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan & Josephine Zho 

Year: 2004 

273 Think Tank XV Inclusive tourism business models: A comparative analy... file 3422 Jul 27, 2015

Mitchell and Ashley state that the “bulk of pro-poor tourism literature has not aimed at measuring impact… [and] is indeed recognized as a weakness in the pro-poor tourism literature by its proponents” (2010:5). The research paper aims to qu...

Author: Andrew Rylance 

Year: 2015 

272 Think Tank XI An introduction of the Global Sustainable Tourism Coun... file 3464 Oct 14, 2013

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Criteria, in an effort to encourage the Criteria as part of a framework for sustainable tourism education. The history of the GSTC and Criteria will...

Author: Kelly Bricker 

Year: 2011 

271 Think Tank VIII Tourism-led Amenity Migration and the Transformation o... file 3480 Oct 13, 2013

Global economic and political change has stimulated an explosion in tourism-led migration flows resulting in unprecedented transformation in the form and condition of impacted communities (Woods, 2006). This increase in human migration to ar...

Author: Alison M. Gill 

Year: 2008 

270 Think Tank XIII The Politics of Community-Based Tourism Planning in th... file 3483 Nov 06, 2013

The management of protected areas has to deal with a wide range of challenges, amongst these, a growing array of social, political and economic expectations. In this regard, protected areas are increasingly expected to particularly serve as ...

Author: Anna Hübner & Truong Si Hong Chau 

Year: 2013 

269 Think Tank VIII Education’s Impact on Cultural Distance Perception: Th... file 3485 Oct 13, 2013

As an international tourism destination, Turkey serves mostly European tourist markets due to her closeness to European markets. Turkey and Europe has a long shared history of relationships. However, Turkey and Turkish people have a rather b...

Author: Yasin Boylu, Asli D. A. Tasci & William C. Gartner 

Year: 2008 

268 Think Tank XVIII Community participation and stakeholder engagement in ... file 3501 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: natural resource management, community participation, stakeholder engagement, co-creation, sustainable tourism, Networks of Reserves.

Author: Umberto Martini, Federica Buffa, Sandra Notaro, Nicola Zeni & Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi 

Year: 2018 

267 Think Tank XII Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation of Tourism Flows:... file 3507 Nov 06, 2013

The aim of this working paper is to demonstrate an interactive, real-time, transparent and dynamic approach to modelling tourism mobilities using agent-based simulation models [ABM]. ABM has previously been employed in studying organizationa...

Author: Jack Carlsen & Scott Heckbert 

Year: 2012 

266 Think Tank VIII Tourism Professionals’ Attitudes towards Climate Chang... file 3520 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses three aspects of the interrelationship between tourism and climate change: the perception of the problems related to global warming by tourism professionals, their suggestions concerning possible actions that can be tak...

Author: Xavier Matteucci & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2008 

265 Think Tank XV Conserving biodiversity as tourism (including wildlife... 3525 Jul 27, 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the resul...

Author: Ronda J Green 

Year: 2015 

264 Think Tank X Indigenous Values Help Shape a Universal Tourism Ethic file 3531 Oct 13, 2013

Indigenous communities from around the planet are defining common values in their tourism programs that attract visitors seeking authentic, transformational experiences. The Maori of New Zealand, Aborigines of Australia, Maasai of Kenya, Am...

Author: Ben Sherman 

Year: 2010 

263 Think Tank XIV The Prospects for Sustainable Tourism in Vanuatu in th... file 3535 Jun 26, 2014

This paper explores the feasibility for Vanuatu of implementing several key international recommendations for policy-makers for the sustainable development (SD) of national tourism sectors (UNEP-WTO, 2005). It shows that the remarkable fragm...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2014 

262 Think Tank XIV Stakeholder Collaboration and Contestation in Tourism ... file 3552 Jun 26, 2014

Since Timor-Leste gained its independence in 2002, tourism has been promoted by both government and NGOs as a means to create jobs, build businesses, create income for national and local economics and improve regional economic imbalances (Ti...

Author: Sara Currie & Lindsay Turner 

Year: 2014 

261 Think Tank XII Identifying Issues with Tourist Wayfinding: A Collabor... file 3586 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on a study that was conducted in conjunction with Destination NSW, the government tourism authority for the state of New South Wales in Australia. The purpose of the study was to examine tourist wayfinding behaviour in Syd...

Author: Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2012 

260 Think Tank VI How Sophisticated is the level of E-Commerce Adoption ... file 3587 Oct 13, 2013

The research aims to develop a conceptual model of e-commerce adoption in tourism enterprises. The paper begins with a literature review identifying the opportunities and competitive advantage for tourism enterprises associated with E-commer...

Author: Nina Mistilis & John D’Ambra 

Year: 2006 

259 Think Tank XII Residents' Perceptions on Event Impacts an Relocation ... file 3597 Nov 06, 2013

Social exchange theory and the mobility paradigm are used to understand residents’ perceptions on the impacts of the 2012 Olympic Games and their relocation intentions. Confirmatory factor analysis on a sample of 212 residents of London city...

Author: Girish Prayag & Talia Alders 

Year: 2012 

258 OPA award Active community participation in nature conservation ... file 3599 Jul 27, 2015

This paper provides a conceptual framework of community- based nature conservation and tourism (CBC-T). The following themes are guiding discussions in this study, i.e.: land rights of local communities in and around protected areas; communi...

Author: Jones Muzirambi & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2015 

OPA: 2015 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

257 Think Tank V Tourism in Small Communities: Risks and Benefits file 3680 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents the findings from a Sustainable Tourism Co-operative Research Centre study into the risks associated with the social impacts of tourism on a small community in the Australian state of Tasmania. This state is known for its...

Author: Leo Jago, Margaret Deery & Liz Fredline 

Year: 2005 

256 Think Tank VI Corporate Responsibility as Essential to Sustainable T... file 3690 Oct 13, 2013

For tourism development to have sustainable outcomes at the destination level, business operations must be sustainable. Sustainable development for business means adopting strategies and activities that meet the needs of the enterprise and ...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Liz Fredline, Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2006 

255 Think Tank IX Tourism Price Competitiveness: a neglected ‘value’ in ... file 3704 Oct 13, 2013

Price competitiveness is one of the most important factors in the overall tourism competitiveness of a country or a destination. There is widely accepted evidence that prices are one of the most important factors in decisions about whether, ...

Author: Larry Dwyer & Peter Forsyth 

Year: 2009 

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