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Barriers to Tour Operator Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Baddeley, J and Font, X (2011) Barriers to Tour Operator Sustainable Supply Chain Management Tourism Recreation Research, 36 (3). pp. 205-214.

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Tour operators requesting their contracted overseas accommodations providers to apply, measure and report their sustainability actions are facing a number of barriers when trying to ensure the effective implementation of environmental sustainability criteria in particular. This article reviews how sustainability systems are being challenged by organizational habit and perceptions rather than analytical decision-making with respect to the relationship between health and safety, quality and sustainability. Environmental indicators are identified as the most conflictive; the key findings demonstrate that most challenges require a change in human behaviour rather than a technical solution. The data suggests that tour operators need to develop sustainability auditing tools that consider the impacts upon health, safety and quality within the accommodations. The Travelife sustainability auditing system provides a useful case study to demonstrate the necessary requirement for a complementary approach when conducting accommodations audits.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sustainability
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Baddeley, J
Date : 2011
DOI : 10.1080/02508281.2011.11081667
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2011 Tourism Recreation Research
Uncontrolled Keywords : Accommodation auditing, Hotels, Risk, Tour operators, Travelife, Sustainability, Supply chain management
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 15:05

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