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Are sustainable holidays becoming mainstream?

Date
3 April 2017
Abstract

Voluntary carbon offsetting by air passengers could help counteract environmental damage caused by air travel. But adoption rates among air travellers are low. This study (1) develops new communication messages which counteract barriers to carbon offsetting identified in prior studies, and (2)...

Author(s)
Babakhani, N.; Ritchie, B. W.; Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 7, pp 955-969
Abstract

This study incorporates carbon dioxide emissions in productivity measurement in the airline industry and examines the determinants of productivity change. For this purpose a two-stage analysis under joint production of good and bad outputs is employed to compare the operational performance of...

Author(s)
Lee BoonLiat; Wilson, C.; Pasurka, C. A.; Fujii, H.; Managi, S.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2017, 47, 3, pp 223-246
News Article

Industry still optimistic for 2017

Date
7 November 2016
News Article

Research Paper: An Evaluation of Carbon Offsetting Policies and Practices of selected Airlines in the context of Corporate Social Responsibility

Date
12 October 2016
Abstract

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by tourism have been studied from several perspectives, but few studies exist that include all direct and indirect emissions, particularly those from aviation. In this study, an input/output-based hybrid life-cycle assessment (LCA) method is developed to...

Author(s)
Sharp, H.; Grundius, J.; Heinonen, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2016, 8, 11, pp 1147
Abstract

This study developed a behavioral model of intentions to purchase aviation carbon offsets, and tested the model through structural equation models. The model draws on the established hierarchical models of human behavior to hypothesize relationships between general and specific attitudes as...

Author(s)
Choi, A. S.; Ritchie, B. W.; Fielding, K. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2016, 55, 6, pp 709-723
Abstract

Sustained international diplomatic efforts culminated in the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by 196 countries in December 2015. This paper provides an overview of the key provisions of the agreement that are most relevant to the tourism sector: much strengthened and world-wide participation...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Hall, C. M.; Gössling, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 7, pp 933-948
Abstract

Under the background of greenhouse gases emission reduction, the measurement of carbon emissions from the tourism industry has attracted increasing academic attention. Tourism is not a traditional sector in the System of National Accounts, and as a result the statistics of carbon dioxide emissions...

Author(s)
Meng WeiQing; Xu LingYing; Hu BeiBei; Zhou Jun; Wang ZhongLiang
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 126, pp 586-594
Abstract

In the tourism industry, transportation is the greatest consumer of energy and contributes the largest amount of CO2 emissions (ECCE). Airplane flights make up between 60% and 70% of all forms of tourism transport. Since airplane travel is the main way for tourists to access islands, airplane...

Author(s)
Wu Pu; Tian Mi
Publisher
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2016, 7, 6, pp 472-479

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