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RESOURCES: PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Author : James Holleran
School/Work Place : Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact : Holleran.James@gmail.com
Year : 2011

The author has developed and delivered Sustainable Tourism (S.T.) related courses at Institutions of Higher Education in Paris, London, Helsinki, and Parnu, Estonia over the last 10 years. The focus of the presentation would be the S.T. content and associated student research conducted in the delivery of the course over a 5 year period (2005 – 2010) at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland.

During the above time period, the S.T. course was required of all undergraduate students and delivered during their 5th of a 6 semester Bachelor of Science degree program. Although the S.T. course was listed as ''Eco-tourism', the content was S.T. and considered, as in all Schools in which the author was involved, student career aspirations and curriculum circumstances unique in each Institution. 

As to be expected, the course content included some variations in major topics during the subject period. Yet, the focus of the ''Past" part of this presentation will be on the structure of the assigned student team research projects and their associated learning objectives. The author was able to take advantage of the International orientation of his students who came from many different countries and as a group, often had access to as many as 4-6 different languages. (EHL often attracts students from over 80 different countries each year). As EHL students are required to work in teams in conducting research as part of most all their courses, generating papers and presentations, taking as many as 6-7 courses per semester, they developed efficient, if not always effective, methods in organizing tasks.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
254 Think Tank V Using Theories of Stigma Management and Impression Man... file 3666 Oct 13, 2013

Researchers have noted that impression management is key to tourism crisis management planning and recovery (Ritchie et al., 2003:201); indeed, some have suggested that “crisis management is as much about dealing with human perceptions about...

Author: Bonalyn Nelson 

Year: 2005 

253 Think Tank XIII Resident Perceptions of the Impacts of Tourism in Majo... file 3657 Nov 06, 2013

Despite the importance of cities and tourism flows to cities, the literature which explores the effect of tourism on host communities tends to focus on non-urban locations. As different types of tourists place different demands upon the reso...

Author: Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2013 

252 Think Tank XIV Heritage Trails through Dolenjska and Bela krajina in ... file 3624 Jun 26, 2014

One of the beneficial methodologies for growing and developing a level of tourism which is sustainable and enhances the totality of local and regional environments is a multi-stakeholder approach to tourism development. In this paper, we pre...

Author: Marko Koscak 

Year: 2014 

251 Think Tank XIV Leadership at the Nexus: Exploring the Connection betw... file 3596 Jun 26, 2014

The development of sustainable and competitive tourism destinations is contingent upon many factors including the creation of inclusive policy (Pforr, 2006), the development and implementation of strategic plans (Jordan, Vogt, Kruger, and Gr...

Author: Whitney Knollenberg & Nancy Gard McGehee 

Year: 2014 

250 Think Tank XIII Tourism development led by the Third Sector - Impacts ... file 3595 Nov 06, 2013

Most tourism development is initiated and led by either the private or the public sector. These projects’ potential impacts on host communities have been explored since the 1980s, and they are now relatively well known. This is not the case ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & My N. D. Tran 

Year: 2013 

249 Think Tank XV Environmental beliefs and feelings toward nature among... file 3593 Jul 27, 2015

Tourists are often depicted as irresponsible consumers, with mass tourism being linked to extensive consumerism in society (Sharpley, 2012; Singh, 2012)and tourists as consumers are part of the “culture-ideology of consumerism” (Higgins-Desb...

Author: Elizabeth Ann Kruger 

Year: 2015 

248 Think Tank VII Innovations in Volunteer Tourism: A Case Study of Fund... file 3574 Oct 13, 2013

The popularity of volunteer tourism as a form of alternative tourism has grown significantly over the past decade (McGehee, and Norman, 2002). Volunteer tourists can now be found throughout the world participating in a wide array of social, ...

Author: Kevin Lyons 

Year: 2007 

247 Think Tank VIII Resident Support for Sustainable Tourism Policies in T... file 3556 Oct 13, 2013

During the last two decades, there has been increased focus on topics related to various aspects of sustainable tourism. Believing that sustainable tourism can be a serious alternative that can remedy some of the negative impacts associated ...

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Muzzo S. Uysal & Turgut Var 

Year: 2008 

246 Think Tank XIV Exploring the Relationship between General Environment... file 3532 Jun 26, 2014

These challenges raise the questions of how to determine who is environmentally friendly, i.e. who is potentially part of this group acknowledging the range and diversity in environmental behaviours and their uptake. An alternative approach ...

Author: Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2014 

245 Think Tank XIII Assessing Community Quality of Life in the Context of ... file 3516 Nov 06, 2013

One of major purposes of tourism development in a destination is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of host community. In the tourism literature, resident QOL has been discussed in the research of resident attitudes toward tourism. However...

Author: Chia-Pin Simo Yu, Shu Tian Cole & H. Charles Chancellor 

Year: 2013 

244 Think Tank XII Controlling and Influencing Visitor Flow as a Basis fo... file 3500 Nov 06, 2013

Sustainable tourism at a destination is dependent on the maintenance and good management of its attractive assets. In non-urban areas, the assets will primarily be geological, natural and/or cultural, frequently of a sensitive nature, liable...

Author: David Ward-Perkins & Frédéric Dimanche 

Year: 2012 

243 Think Tank XIV A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Sustainable Tourism... file 3498 Jun 26, 2014

In this study, I take up the task to work towards a theoretical and methodological framework that allows using sustainability as a threshold concept for critically evaluating the assumptions embedded in both tourism management theory and pra...

Author: José-Carlos García-Rosell 

Year: 2014 

242 Think Tank XIV Local Networks as Sustainable Policy Instruments: A Ca... file 3467 Jun 27, 2014

In this case study, a communication network among local hotel managers was examined, first to assess the extent of communication among hotel managers, and second to identify influential members within the network. Communication with respect ...

Author: Karen Irene Thal & Tracy Burkett 

Year: 2014 

241 Think Tank V Ecolabels and Green Globe 21: Awareness and Consumer A... file 3464 Oct 13, 2013

A case in point is New Zealand, where tourism has long been recognised as an important economic force; this is aptly illustrated by the sector’s contribution of 9.6% to the country’s GDP in 2003 (TRCNZ, 2005). The resource at the heart of mu...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2005 

240 Think Tank XIV Sustainable Tourism Mobility: Recommended Strategies f... file 3462 Jun 26, 2014

Transport is a vital and integral component of the tourism system yet it contributes the most emissions in tourism (Dubois, Peeters, Ceron, & Gössling, 2011; Peeters & Dubois, 2010). In line with the global concerns for sustainabilit...

Author: Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn 

Year: 2014 

239 Think Tank IV Sustainability in a Mature Mass-Tourism Destination: T... file 3448 Oct 13, 2013

Most destinations are struggling to achieve sustainability for their economies, their environments, their cultures and their tourism industries. This laudatory, idealistic and complex process involves many sectors of the industry, the commun...

Author: Pauline Sheldon, John Knox & Kem Lowry 

Year: 2004 

238 Think Tank XII Causality Between Inbound Tourism and Economic Growth:... file 3438 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the existing studies of the relationship between inbound tourism and economic growth. After a brief discussion of general economic growth theory and the reasons why a positive causal relationship may exist between export ...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Simon Carey 

Year: 2012 

237 Think Tank XIII Building community capacity by developing regional bus... file 3434 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is often proposed as a strategy for community development, especially in rural or remote regions where traditional industries, such as agriculture, are experiencing an economic downturn and there are limited alternative opportunities...

Author: Anna Blackman 

Year: 2013 

236 Think Tank VIII A Framework for Work-Life Balance Practices in the Tou... file 3429 Oct 13, 2013

This paper addresses the key issues surrounding the debate over work-life balance. It provides an overview of current thinking in the general work environment, with specific focus on the issue within the tourism industry. This paper present...

Author: Margaret Deery & Leo Jago 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

235 Think Tank XIV The Emergence of Cross-border Governance Structures: t... file 3402 Jun 26, 2014

It is well recognized that the local borders of a tourism destination are not easy to delineate as they are constantly changing through complex practices and discourses due to historical, political, and economic factors. In fact, recent stud...

Author: Dani Blasco, Jaume Guia & Lluís Prats 

Year: 2014 

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