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This report presents findings of a three-year research project undertaken to determine what regional tourism stakeholders have learnt from practice, and what they consider to have contributed to best practice, for the sustainable planning, management, development and marketing of regional tourism destinations in Australia.

by Meredith Wray, Dianne Dredge, Carmen Cox, Jeremy Buultjens, Mary Hollick, Diane Lee, Michael Pearlman, Carol Lacroix

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Nature-Based Tourism in Australia and Beyond: A Preliminary Investigation

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The purpose of this report is to describe, in an introductory way, the character, magnitude and impact of nature-based tourism within Australia, and to consider the salient issues which will influence the future sustainable development of this crucial sector.

by David Weaver, Bill Faulkner and Laura Lawton

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Cities account for 75% of the world’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. To tackle this, governments increasingly apply legislative measures to reign in carbon emissions and meet internationally agreed targets, while at the same time they commit significant investment towards infrastructure projects that stimulate growth and drive a sustainable global economy.

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This report focuses on the concept and operation of sustainable tourism precincts in rural and regional areas. The successful development of new precincts and efficient maintenance of existing ones require the appreciation and implementation of a complex range of skills applied to a wide variety of interconnected issues. These include community dynamics, tangible physical infrastructure, the intangible characteristics and values of place, and understandings of sustainability. The study aims to improve understanding of rural and regional tourism precincts by:

  • providing a useful working definition of a precinct;
  • identifying the major issues of precinct development and maintenance;
  • summarising the theoretical and practical state of knowledge of these issues and identify ‘gaps’ in both knowledge and practice;
  • recommending areas of future action on precincts and precinct planning.

by Catriona McLeod, Gregory Nolan and Margaret Bartholomew

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Sustainable Tourism Precincts in Rural and Regional Areas

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In this research paper, author Elena Delise looks at tourist activity as sustainable regional development instrument by shining the spotlight on Kerala in India. Elena says: “The question to resolve is how to develop tourism in a sustainable way as a tool of regional sustainable development, while respecting local conditions, communities and environment.    In this paper I will try to answer this question, considering first the relationship between tourism and environment, in order to understand better the importance of the concept of Sustainable Tourism. After that I will study how to implement a strategy of Sustainable Tourism in a local area, analysing at the end a study case of success of Sustainable Tourism.”

by PhD Elena Delise

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Mansfield Shire Council has committed to the EarthCheck Sustainable Communities initiative (formally known as Green Globe) to benchmark our  environmental and social performance and develop a shared vision for the future.    This case study outlines the environmental strategy and benchmarking data designed to empower the community and create a sustainable future.

by EarthCheck

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As a major hotel in Hong Kong, Eaton Hotel understands their responsibility to understand, reflect upon and change processes and policies that have the potential to inflict harm on the environment, communities and future generations.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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EarthCheck Case Study: Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong

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This benchmarking report shines the spotlight on Mexico’s Bahías de Huatulco, which is the first sustainable community in the Americas, and the third worldwide to be recognised by EarthCheck.

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Bahías de Huatulco, Mexico

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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.

by McKinsey & Company

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The McKinsey Report: China’s Green Opportunity

 

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The primary aim of this study is to explore the feasibility of mountain resorts as sustainable year-round tourism destinations. To meet this aim, two studies were conducted. Firstly, an examination of the supply side perspective of mountain resort operations was seen as a useful starting point in determining the desire for and ability to provide year-round offerings at one resort in Victoria, Australia. Secondly, we explored international examples of mature mountain resorts that have evolved from single season resorts to year-round destinations.

by Philippa Thomas and Roslyn Russell

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