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This article explored length of stay (LOS) in the context of tour planning, to assess as to whether LOS can be increased. LOS is an important parameter for tourism destination management, at the same time as evidence have suggested that LOS is declining on a global scale. The study was based on...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. Kr. S.; Gössling, S.; Dybedal, P.; Skogheim, T. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2018, 35, pp 29-35
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Length-of-stay (LOS) is a key parameter in destination management that determines the number of guest nights relative to arrival numbers, with concomitant repercussions for revenue generation and other performance indicators. This article investigates the development of LOS for 32 destinations in...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Scott, D.; Hall, C. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2018, 26, 12, pp 2087-2101
Abstract

The Paris Climate Agreement is based on pledges from 195 countries to substantially reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to prevent dangerous climate change. The tourism sector has likewise pledged to reduce its GHG emissions (-70% by 2050); however, current emission trends would result in a...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Scott, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2018, 26, 12, pp 2071-2086
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Virtually all destinations seek to increase tourist numbers, pursuing economic maximization strategies. Considerably less attention is paid to optimizing existing tourist systems to create more profitable, stable, resilient and potentially more sustainable entities. While aspects of tourist...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Ring, A.; Dwyer, L.; Andersson, A. C.; Hall, C. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 4, pp 527-548
Abstract

There is a growing gap between tourism's rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions and the sector's 'aspirational' emission reduction targets as well as the international policy consensus to reduce emissions from this and all other sectors of the economy. The transport component is the largest GHG...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Scott, D.; Hall, C. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 46, pp 203-212
Abstract

Over the past 40 years, tourism has developed to become a sector of global economic, social and environmental significance. This paper provides a retrospective overview of the massive expansion and evolving geography of international and domestic tourism over the last 40 years, including the...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Gössling, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2015, 40, 3, pp 269-285
Abstract

International tourism is portrayed by many agencies and governments as a significant contributor to sustainable development strategies. The economic impacts of international tourism are undoubtedly substantial; however, they need to be framed within a broader understanding of impacts throughout the ...

Author(s)
Hall, C. M.; Scott, D.; Gössling, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Sustainable Development, 2013, 21, 2, pp 112-121
Abstract

Tourism is a major global economic sector that is undergoing tremendous growth in emerging economies and is often touted as salient for development and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Tourism is recognized as a highly climate-sensitive sector, one that is also strongly influenced by...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Gössling, S.; Hall, C. M.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (WIRE's), 2012, 3, 3, pp 213-232
Abstract

One of the major implications of climate change for tourism destinations is the potential impact that mitigation policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the rapidly growing aviation sector could have on travel costs and tourist mobility. Such impact is particularly salient for...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Peeters, P.; Scott, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Third World Quarterly, 2008, 29, 5, pp 873-901
Abstract

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

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