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Tour operators and activity providers play a significant role in implementing sustainable practices, since they usually function as a link between tourists and tourism service providers.

Sustainable tourism is looking out for the economic, social and environmental influences – including the visitors, the economic sectors linked to the tourism industry and the host communities.

The question is Whose Responsibility Is It to Educate Travelers?

Tour operators and activity providers can influence their consumers, suppliers and the routes chosen (Tour Operators’ Initiative, 2003)in order to increase the awareness of the responsibilities each party involved should take on to achieve more sustainability in tourism.

When contributing to sustainable tourism, tour operators and activity providers should work to:

  • Make sure that the local community receives full benefits
  • Minimise the negative impacts on the environment
  • Educate tourists about their responsibility

Further dive into how tour operators can help; and for more information on how holidaymakers can play their part you can visit Thomas Cook.

 

 

Reference:
Tour Operators’ Initiative.  (2003). Sustainable Tourism: The Tour Operators’ Contribution. Paris: Tour Operators’ Initiative, UNEP, Divison of Technology, Industry and Economics.

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State and Federal Taxes on Tourism in Australia

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This report looks at the contribution of tourism taxes to the economies of the Australian states/territories. Areas of analysis include chapters on production taxes on tourism, commodity taxes on tourism and the total tourism taxes levied and received by states/ territories.

by Peter Forsyth, Daniel Pambudi, Ray Spurr, Larry Dwyer, Thiep Van Ho and Serajul Hoque

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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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