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The aim of this study was to evaluate a range of environmental and sustainable tourism awards available to the Australian tourism industry from the perspective of 1999 and 2000 award applicants.

by Jasmine Foxlee

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Environmental Tourism Awards - Encouraging Best Practice Environmental Management?

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This project was undertaken to determine the specific criteria for low-impact sustainable tourism in remote areas, and then apply this criteria to two locations in Western Australia. A multidisciplinary team with expertise in sustainable planning and design, environmental technologies, sustainability assessment and indigenous  consultation collaborated to design and develop the criteria for the project outcomes.

by David Beyer, Martin Anda, Bernhard Elber, Grant Revell and Fred Spring

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Best Practice Model for Low-Impact Nature-Based Sustainable Tourism Facilities in Remote Areas

 

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This study was driven by Tourism Victoria’s commitment to sustainable tourism and the need to better understand the tourists’ views of operator environmental programs and practices. The project explored perceptions of the sustainability practices of tourism businesses; the value or importance of these practices; and the impact that the employment of such strategies has on consumer decision making. Tourism Awards and Accreditation were also investigated to identify levels of recognition and effectiveness in communicating messages about environmental sustainability. The study also aimed to provide a profile of ‘green’ tourists with regard to consumer purchasing behaviour and sustainability. It is intended for this profile to assist both tourism agencies—and ultimately business operators—to better their communication with the ‘green’ market.

by Dr Suzanne Bergin-Seers and Dr Judith Mair

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Australian Tourism Businesses Accreditation: Factors Impacting the Uptake of the ATAA Standard in Australia

Categories: Certification/Accreditation, Oceania, Private Sector, Survey
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In the interests of ensuring that high quality tourism products and services are delivered throughout Australia,  there is an urgent need to identify the reasons why the national tourism business accreditation standard has not  been fully embraced by the tourism industry. It was intended that this report examine the background of  accreditation and identify the issues impacting the uptake of the Accreditation Standard at a national level. The  study should provide a base upon which further work in tourism accreditation can be undertaken.

by Jack Carlsen, Leo Jago, Rob Harris and Ray de Silva

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