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Responsible Tourism Toolkit – Part 1 Energy Saving Tips

We all know that becoming more energy efficient as a tourism business doesn’t just make business sense by reducing your operational costs, but also helps to minimise and reduce the environmental impact of your business.

by Dr. Louise de Waal

How Solar Lanterns Are Giving Power to the People

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How Solar Lanterns Are Giving Power to the People

Prashant Mandal flips on a candy-bar-size LED light in the hut he shares with his wife and four children. Instantly hues of canary yellow and ocean blue—reflecting off the plastic tarps that serve as the family’s roof and walls—fill the cramped space where they sleep. Michael Edison Hayden Read more.

Three Sustainability Trends That Have Companies on Their Toes

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12 June 2015 – As a hospitality company that happens to have wings, customer expectations lead to our constant innovation. Listening to hundreds of other sustainability-focused leaders gathered at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, some exciting trends are emerging. Sophia Mendelsohn Read more.

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Science-based ecotourism

30 April 2015 – Environmental protection can also be good for business. Here’s why the Philippines should follow Malaysia’s example and take advantage of a booming birdwatching industry to give tourism and eco-awareness a much-needed shot in the arm. Mads Bajarias. Read more.

 

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07 April 2015 – There’s a “recycling revolution” happening in Sweden – one that has pushed the country closer to zero waste than ever before. In fact, less than one per cent of Sweden’s household garbage ends up in landfills today. Zi-Ann Lum. Read more.

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Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Queensland: Criteria for Success: Towards the Development of a National Diagnostic Tool for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

Categories: Case Study, Community, Entrepreneurship, Management, Oceania, Operations, Pacific, People and Places, Private Sector, Return
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Little is known about the factors that contribute to the success and long-term viability of enterprises in Australia’s Indigenous tourism sector.  Given this, it was considered imperative to identify those underpinning factors that are associated with the success of Indigenous tourism enterprises. Utilising seven ‘successful’ case study businesses from Queensland, the research sought to explore the development, operation and management of these enterprises with the objective of identifying the inhibitors and facilitators to business success from the perspectives of both community operated organisations and individual entrepreneurs.

by Michelle Whitford and Lisa Ruhanen

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Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Queensland: Criteria for Success: Towards the Development of a National Diagnostic Tool for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

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This report considers current issues relating to the management of performance in small motels. Specifically, it focuses on the development of a performance measurement system for small motel owner-operators to better understand the dimensions which affect business results. Additionally, it is intended that the model will be the basis of a blueprint for a benchmarking and business improvement tool.

by Sue Bergin-Seers, Leo Jago, John Breen and Jack Carlsen

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Performance Measurement in Small Motels

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Support Provision for Victorian Tourism Businesses: Enhancement of Service Skills and Professional Standards

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The project was motivated by Tourism Victoria’s commitment to enhancing the service skills and professional standards of tourism businesses in Victoria and in particular to target those who may be underperforming. The project addresses the issue of professionalism and standards in the tourism industry and the concern that some operators, who are performing at a sub-standard level, are affecting the reputation of regional areas and Victoria as a tourism destination. To identify performance development issues and the relatively poor take up of support offerings, a study of both support providers and tourism operators was undertaken.

by Sue Bergin-Seers, John Breen and Elspeth Frew

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Support Provision for Victorian Tourism Businesses: Enhancement of Service Skills and Professional Standards

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How Can Brands Build a Culture of Responsibility?

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One thing holding CSR back is its persistent treatment as a program within the business enterprise, distinct from core business activity. At best, it is treated like a corporate service, such as IT, finance, legal and HR. But it is still far from being considered a fundamental part of a company’s culture and brand identity. Misha Pinkhasov. Read more.

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To help policy makers and business leaders identify and prioritize additional opportunities to raise energy efficiency in China and make its growth more sustainable, McKinsey & Company undertook a study of technologies, measuring their impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Published in the McKinsley Quarterly, this report outlines their research and findings.

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The McKinsey Report: China’s Green Opportunity

 

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