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Promoting green tourism: the future of environmental awards

Font, X and Tribe, J (2001) Promoting green tourism: the future of environmental awards International Journal of Tourism Research, 3 (1). pp. 9-21.

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Awards and labels can help consumers choose more environmentally benign tourism products and encourage more attention to the environment by producers. As in other areas, however, there is an increasing clutter of environmental awards and labels in tourism. Concerns exist about the value and appropriateness of some claims associated with these. This paper reviews and assesses environmental awards in tourism and recreation using comparative analysis. Sixteen awards relating to manufacturing, forestry, tourist attractions and tourism companies are appraised under the classifications of focus, criteria, certification system and results. Having identified the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches it is concluded that the time is ripe to rationalise awards and labels in the tourism industry and that an environmental management systems approach provides a flexible template to fulfil such a need and drive the agenda of environmental improvements in the industry.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Tribe, J
Date : January 2001
DOI : 10.1002/1522-1970(200101/02)3:1<9::AID-JTR244>3.0.CO;2-Q
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 15:06

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