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Is Sustainable Tourism Sustainable? Mapping Outcomes Using GIS

Categories: People and Places, Planet, Recommended Reading, Visitors
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October 29 2015 – Tourism represents one of the top five exports for 83 percent of all countries and is the main source of foreign currency for 38 percent of countries. The industry continues to experience growth even in poor economic times. GISUSER Read more. 

A 2008 study by Kole, L., Krestell, S., Parlagreco, L. and Dodds, R. at Ryerson University aimed to determine the level of awareness Canadian travel agents have regarding climate change, and their willingness to offer carbon offsetting as a mitigation strategy to their clients.

by Greg Kuenzig and Dr. Rachel Dodds

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What is the Role of Canadian Travel Agents in Providing Offsets to Travelers?

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This report documents a multi-perspective investigation into the training needs of the hospitality and tourism industry in Australia.

by Paul A Whitelaw, Paul Barron, Jeremy Buultjens, Grant Cairncross and Michael Davidson

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Training Needs of the Hospitality Industry

 

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This report outlines the development of a framework for a new interpretation research agenda relating to sustainable tourism. It proposes a classification system for evaluating research and includes selected case studies. Four main research areas – to mitigate visitor impacts, to enhance tourists’ experiences and satisfaction, to encourage positive attitudes toward nature conservation, and to link outcomes to corporate/strategic objectives – have been identified and are accompanied by a number of questions and recommendations to direct future research.

by Stephen Wearing, David Archer, Gianna Moscardo and Stephen Schweinsberg

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Best Practice Interpretation Research for Sustainable Tourism: Framework for a new Research Agenda

 

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