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Author : Sue Beeton, Sue Bergin-Seers & Christine Lee
School/Work Place : La Trobe University, Australia (Sue Beeton), Victoria University, Australia (Sue Bergin-Seers), Monash University, Australia (Christine Lee)
Contact : s.beeton@latrobe.edu.au
Year : 2007

Environmental sustainability has been a growing concern in our society for the past twenty years, and is a primary issue of many leaders of the tourism industry. In spite of the many efforts to encourage and/or enforce environmentally sound practices, they have expressed concern as to the actual level of adoption of such practices by the industry at large.

This study considers current attitudes towards and adoption of environmentally sustainable practices of Victorian tourism enterprises. Using a purposive sample of businesses in the Geelong Otway region, in-depth interviews were conducted. These interviews provided a wealth of information relating to perceived benefits and barriers to adopting environmentally sustainable practices.

The findings demonstrate that, while many operators are aware of environmentally sustainable practice and have a positive personal philosophy towards implementing them, they remain constrained by business needs such as customer demands and limited acceptance of certification and accreditation programs.

The study concludes with a number of recommendations to assist the industry bodies supporting operators in the take up of environmentally focused practices. The final recommendation is to continue to develop knowledge in this field and extend the research to a broader base via a questionnaire based on the findings.


List of Articles
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6 Think Tank XVIII The Munich Streetlife Festival: A case study on a gree... file 1698 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Green events, sustainability communication, theory of planned behaviour, transtheoretical model, structure equation model

Author: Elias Butzmann & Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2018 

5 Think Tank XVIII Resilience thinking used as a sustainable tourism mark... file 753 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: protected areas, resilience thinking, sustainability, marketing, tool

Author: Claire Louisa Fordred & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

4 Think Tank XVIII Communication of Sustainability Efforts in the Hospita... file 688 Jan 07, 2019

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

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

Year: 2018 

3 Think Tank XVIII The role of research-based evidence in destination mar... file 691 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: marketing, research-based evidence, partnership, rural tourism, city tourism, sustainability

Author: Yukari Higuchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka & Hiroaki Hoshi 

Year: 2018 

2 Think Tank XVIII What to communicate about sustainability actions of Fi... file 1140 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: sustainability, responsibility, marketing, communication, Finland, villa holiday

Author: Katja Pasanen 

Year: 2018 

1 Think Tank XVIII Deconstructing mass tourism with “upscale, all-year-ro... file 5423 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: local residents, seasonality, mass tourism, sustainability, tourism development

Author: Tina Šegota 

Year: 2018 

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