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This special issue contains 9 papers on the current status of island tourism worldwide. Among the issues highlighted are: sustainable tourism planning for Old Providence and Santa Catalina islands in the Caribbean; challenges for tourism development within a restrictive planning environment...

Author(s)
Ioannides, D.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2001, 49, 4, pp 283-388
Abstract

The concept of sustainable development has been a key focus of academic research since the early 1990s. However, both the public and private tourism sectors have been criticised for their progress in applying the concept; with some authors noting that sustainability principles are not put into...

Author(s)
Ruhanen, L.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2008, 11, 5, pp 429-455
Abstract

The present study uses accessible online and emic material as a window to approach the assessment of tourists' experiences at a small themed tourist attraction. The research adopts the approach of seeing experiences as an orchestrated model of interacting elements that are linked to expressive and ...

Author(s)
Pearce, P. L.; Wu MaoYing
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2016, 55, 2, pp 220-232
Abstract

Purpose - This paper aims to explore how destination image can be shaped, created and crafted, from an induced-source, supply-side perspective to better cater to Arab visitors, drawing on empirical research conducted on the Gold Coast, Australia. Design/methodology/approach - Two sequential stages...

Author(s)
Abodeeb, J.; Wilson, E.; Moyle, B.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2015, 9, 1, pp 6-21
Abstract

A growing number of people are travelling alone for holidays, yet limited research addresses this topic. This paper explores the main motivators and drivers of satisfaction and dissatisfaction for solo holiday travellers using a critical incident technique to collect and analyse data. The findings...

Author(s)
Bianchi, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 18, 2, pp 197-208
Abstract

This article discusses the necessity for complementing linear sustainability assessment tools, which disregard the complex and dynamic nature of tourism, with complex adaptive systems (CASs) approaches. A methodological framework for the selection and evaluation of sustainability indicators for...

Author(s)
Schianetz, K.; Kavanagh, L.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2008, 16, 6, pp 601-628
Abstract

Environmental management at nature-based tourism destinations includes a private and a public component. The former refers to voluntary environmental protection activities carried out by individual (and groups of) tourism operators. These activities are motivated by the dependence of the product...

Author(s)
Huybers, T.; Bennett, J.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environmental and Resource Economics, 2003, 24, 3, pp 213-233
Abstract

Tourism segmentation research has focused on (1) developing tourist segment profiles using primary and secondary tourist data and (2) understanding which segmentation bases can accurately predict future tourist behaviour. Researchers have not considered how tourism stakeholders are segmenting...

Author(s)
Tkaczynski, A.; Rundle-Thiele, S. R.; Beaumont, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2009, 30, 2, pp 169-175
Abstract

Ethics underlie all our decisions and actions. The aim of this paper is to, first, highlight the sorts of ethical positions that inform wildlife management and, second, to propose a different set of ecocentric ethical principles that not only provide for a more authentic visitor experience of...

Author(s)
Burns, G. L.; MacBeth, J.; Moore, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2011, 10, 3, pp 179-196
Abstract

Destination marketing organizations (DMO) worldwide are increasingly focusing attention on place branding. However, there has been relatively little research on the topic reported in the academic literature. In particular there is a paucity of research regarding performance measures for destination ...

Author(s)
Pike, S.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2007, 22, 1, pp 51-61

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