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A study was conducted in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in order to understand tourist perceptions of climate change, the importance of climate for travel decisions, and the likely consequences of ongoing climate change for travel decisions. A total of 252 interviews were carried out in October 2003. The...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Bredberg, M.; Randow, A.; Sandström, E.; Svensson, P.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2006, 9, 4/5, pp 419-435
Abstract

This study examines attitudes to tourism and climate change among residents of Hong Kong and evaluates their willingness to voluntarily modify travel behaviours to reduce environmental impacts. Previous studies on environmental behavioural change identified a significant gap between awareness and...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.; Prideaux, B.; Cheung, C.; Law, R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2010, 18, 3, pp 297-317
Abstract

This paper analyses the eclectic evolution of slow travel, examines key features and interpretations, and develops a slow travel framework as an alternative way of conceptualising holidays in the future. The paper focuses on slow travel's potential to respond to the challenges of climatic change:...

Author(s)
Dickinson, J. E.; Lumsdon, L. M.; Robbins, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxfordshire, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2011, 19, 3, pp 281-300
Abstract

Results of 50 semi-structured interviews with clients of commercial ecolodges and university students taking ecotourism courses, both coming from developed nations around the world, reveal that less than one-third of them expected to change their travel patterns so as to reduce climate change...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2011, 38, 3, pp 1178-1181
Abstract

Air travel is forecast to grow globally at around 5% per annum over 30 years, in direct conflict with targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 60% and 80% by 2050. Many authors identify individual behavioral change, with consumers choosing fewer flights, as a contributor to reducing...

Author(s)
Dickinson, J. E.; Robbins, D.; Filimonau, V.; Hares, A.; Mika, M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2013, 52, 4, pp 506-519
Abstract

This special issue presents eight papers, in addition to an introduction, that explore psychological and behavioural dimensions of sustainable tourist mobility as it relates to the global climate crisis. This issue focuses specifically on the social, cultural and psychological aspects of tourist...

Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2013, 21, 7, pp 949-1109
Abstract

Tourism has been critiqued as an environmentally destructive industry on account of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with tourist mobility. From a policy perspective, current and projected growth in aviation is fundamentally incompatible with radical emissions reduction and decarbonisation...

Author(s)
Higham, J.; Cohen, S. A.; Cavaliere, C. T.; Reis, A.; Finkler, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 111, Part B, pp 336-347
Abstract

Anthropogenic climate change poses considerable challenges to all societies and economies. One significant contributor to human-induced climate change is tourism transportation, particularly aviation. This paper addresses the relationship between climate change concerns, the energy-intensive nature ...

Author(s)
Higham, J.; Reis, A.; Cohen, S. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2016, 19, 4, pp 338-354
Abstract

This study, part of an R&D project with Dutch tour operators, assessed Dutch consumer preferences towards a carbon label for holiday trips. A general survey (n=504) assessed the perceived importance of a CO2 label to consumers. To determine the preferred design, two focus groups (n=15) followed by...

Author(s)
Eijgelaar, E.; Nawijn, J.; Barten, C.; Okuhn, L.; Dijkstra, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 3, pp 398-411
Abstract

Ethical decisions to visit disappearing destinations are self-serving and influences feed into self-interest. Data were collected from a sample of pre-, during- and post-visit tourists to Venice and Svalbard, using expressive techniques and scenarios using the Hunt-Vitell model to understand...

Author(s)
Hindley, A.; Font, X.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2017, 20, 16, pp 1684-1700

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