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Destination competitiveness, the environment and sustainability: challenges and cases.

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This book provides insights on the topic of tourism destination management, focusing on the analysis of three main issues: (1) the factors influencing destination competitiveness, (2) the environmental dimension of tourism (including climate change issues); and (3) destination sustainability. The book is structured into three parts comprising 15 main chapters. Each part constitutes a monographic v...


Chapter 10 (Page no: 112)

Ecological modernization and environmental education: the case of Turkey.

This chapter investigates the role of environmental education for a sustainable tourism horizon, with an application to Turkey. The chapter explores how educational institutions help to conform to an environmental attachment in students, as a way of introducing and enlarging the presence of environmental convictions at the tourism industry level. The findings of the study revealed that students in general lacked environmental knowledge and awareness, which encompassed students of tourism as well. Such discouraging levels of knowledge about issues of climate change, energy production and pollution will hamper making pro-environmental choices as an essential embryonic environmental greening towards sustainable tourism development. In fact, mass tourism, with all the critique of its negative environmental impact, is going to stay; however, environmental education in the context of a knowledge-based platform and concurrent with TEM is an initiative to accommodate a more complex and ambiguous array of sustainability options within the tourism industry. This study should be considered a wake-up call for tourism educators at EMU that social equity, justice, ethics and environmentalism are values that demand their rightful place in the tourism curriculum. In the context of a knowledge-based platform and ecological modernization's call for institutional policy change, the present curriculum has remained short of an appreciation of the structural complexity and international nature of tourism as a socioeconomic, political and environmental phenomenon.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Artal-Tur, A. Kozak, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Tourism destination competitiveness and innovation: the case of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Author(s): García Sánchez, A. Siles López, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Destination evaluation through the prioritization of competitiveness pillars: the case of Brazil. Author(s): Gândara, J. M. Chim-Miki, A. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) Creativity and city tourism repositioning: the case of Valencia, Spain. Author(s): Nácher Escriche, J. M. SimóTomás, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) Visual semantics and destination competitiveness: the case of wedding tourism in Mexico. Author(s): Novo Espinosa de los Monteros, G. Osorio Garcia, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) The potential effects of climate change on the tourism industry: a study in Turkey. Author(s): Pİnar, M. Bİrkan, I. Tanİl, G. Uysal, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Using tourism to mitigate against climate change: the case of the Caribbean. Author(s): Blackwood, K. Wynter-Robertson, J. Valentine, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 87) Green economy practices in the tourism industry: the case of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Author(s): Nhemachena, C. Jonas, S. Karuaihe, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) Environmental resources and the hotel industry: the case of Slovenia. Author(s): Mihalič, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 131) Understanding the seasonal concentration of tourist arrivals: the case of the south of Spain. Author(s): Cisneros-Martínez, J. D. Fernández-Morales, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 144) Tourism policy and the challenge of seasonality: the case of the Balearic Islands. Author(s): Alemany, M. García, M. A. Aguilo, Á.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 155) Expenditure and stay behaviour of nature-based visitors: the case of Costa Rica. Author(s): Artal-Tur, A. Briones-Peñalver, A. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 169) Socio-economic profile of sustainable tourists and expenditure at destinations: a local-based analysis in Andalusia, Spain. Author(s): Cárdenas-García, P. J. Pulido-Fernández, J. I.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 184) Networking for sustainable cultural tourism activities and dynamics: the case of Oporto. Author(s): Stević, I. Breda, Z.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 194) Facing the challenges of sustainability: the case of Bulgarian tourism. Author(s): Stankova, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 206) Conclusion. Author(s): Artal-Tur, A. Kozak, M.