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The environmental (un)sustainability of the tourism industry has been debated for many decades. This debate generated ample empirical evidence of the environmental damage caused by tourism-related human activity. It is underpinned, however, by a passive position: one of largely accepting the...

Author(s)
Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2020, 84,
Abstract

Tourist behavior has a critical impact on the environmental sustainability of tourism. The hedonic nature of tourism and lack of an economic incentive make tourist behavior particularly hard to change. Making tourists behave more environmentally friendly would have substantial environmental...

Author(s)
Dolnicar, S.; Cvelbar, L. K.; Grün, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2019, 58, 2, pp 241-252
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 paper reviews and evaluates the wide range of supply and demand side measures employed and tested to reduce the environmental impacts of tourist accommodation. It focuses on the importance of understanding market segments and their pro-environmental behaviour by exploring the personal and...

Author(s)
Cvelbar, L. K.; Grün, B.; Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 7, pp 921-934
Abstract

Eco labelling of tourism services has been studied extensively in the past. Yet, there is no agreement on two key points: (1) whether or not eco certification increases tourist demand for a product among the general tourist population, and (2) whether or not there is a specific market segment whose ...

Author(s)
Karlsson, L.; Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 5, pp 694-714
Abstract

This study investigates why people who actively engage in environmental protection at home engage in vacation behaviour which has negative environmental consequences, albeit unintentionally. The environmental activists participating in the study were highly aware of the negative environmental...

Author(s)
Juvan, E.; Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 48, pp 76-95
Abstract

This paper tackles a key issue arising from the United Nations World Tourism Organization call for consumers to take climate change into consideration when making travel decisions. Some people genuinely want to comply with this request. However, they face the "perplexity of environmental...

Author(s)
Juvan, E.; Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2014, 22, 2, pp 175-194
Abstract

The environmental sustainability of the local tourism industry is increasingly a concern. Authors have proposed a demand-driven approach to sustainable destination management as complementary to traditional supply-side interventions. However, little empirical evidence supports the feasibility of...

Author(s)
Dolnicar, S.; Leisch, F.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2008, 46, 4, pp 381-391
Abstract

Sustainable tourism and ecotourism have now been researched in depth for some years. This paper highlights that researchers still have only a limited understanding of what tourist behaviour can be considered as sustainable, and little consensus about who environment-friendly tourists (EFTs)...

Author(s)
Dolnicar, S.; Crouch, G. I.; Long, P.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2008, 16, 2, pp 197-210
AbstractFull Text

The importance of environmental responsibility in tourism is widely accepted. Two main paradigms have emerged: ecotourism - a demand-driven concept limited to nature-based tourism; and sustainable tourism - a supply-sided view characterized by industry regulations. Unfortunately, ecotourism is...

Author(s)
Dolnicar, S.
Publisher
Hüseyin Yıldırım, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Anatolia, 2006, 17, 2, pp 235-255