Tourism Enterprises and Sustainable Development: International Perspectives on Responses to the Sustainability Agenda

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The tourism industry has increasingly recognized and responded to growing environmental concerns. In recent years, there has been an emergence of a variety of categories of tourism considered more environmentally friendly: green, eco-tourism, and sustainable tourism. Much of the literature that has addressed these developments has been orientated to the destination locale or specific to a development. These texts have not sought to investigate and examine the response of government/national tourist organizations to the international sustainability agenda and the responses/actions of tourism enterprises to this "greening" agenda. This text aims to address this remarkable gap. This indispensable contribution to the field provides a comprehensive, state of the art perspective on progress towards the objectives of sustainable development within the tourism sector across the globe by focusing on the environmental performance and adoption of environmental management systems by tourism enterprises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415993326
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/2/2009
  • Series: Routledge Advances in Tourism Series, #18
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Leslie is Reader in Tourism at Glasgow Caledonian University. He was responsible for the introduction of the tourism programmes at the University in 1993 and for their subsequent development.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Global Environmental Change and Tourism Enterprise C. Michael Hall and Stefan Gössling 2. Asian Tourism – Green and Responsible? Anita Pleumarom 3. Large-Scale Links between Tourism Enterprises and Sustainable Development Ralf Buckley 4. Sustainable Tourism Development in the United States of America: An Intricate Balance from Policy to Practice Kelly S. Bricker 5. Argentina and its Approach to Environmental Quality in Tourism – From Hotels to Destinations Albina L. Lara 6. Strata Titled Tourist Development in Australia – Calling in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Jan Warnken and Chris Guilding 7. Tourism Enterprises and Sustainable Development in Australia Ralf Buckley 8. Environmental Performance of Tourism Enterprise in Ghana - A Case Study of Hotels in the Greater Accra Region (GAR) Ishmael Mensah 9. Owner/Manager Perspectives on Environmental Management in Micro and Small Tourism Enterprises in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Sophie Rainford and Craig Wight 10. Southern Africa, Policy Initiatives and Environmental Performance Anna Spenceley 11. Turkey’s Tourism Policy and Environmental Performance of Tourism Enterprises Nazmiye Erdogan 12. Environmental Performance and Tourism Enterprises in the U.K.: Progress towards Sustainability? David Leslie. Conclusion

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