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Public understanding of sustainable tourism

Miller, G, Rathouse, K, Scarles, C, Holmes, K and Tribe, J (2010) Public understanding of sustainable tourism Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (3). 627 - 645. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

If tourism is to become part of a more sustainable lifestyle, changes are needed to the patterns of behaviour adopted by the public. This paper presents the results of research conducted amongst members of the public in England on their understanding of sustainable tourism; their response to four desired tourism behaviour goals, and expectations about the role of government and the tourism industry in encouraging sustainable tourism. The research shows a lack of awareness of tourism’s impact relative to day-to-day behaviour, feelings of disempowerment and an unwillingness to make significant changes to current tourism behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 09:26
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/6984

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