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Environmentally Sustainable Practices of Victorian Tourism Enterprises

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.

by Sue Beeton, Suzanne Bergin-Seers and Christine Lee

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