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This chapter provides basic information on how to account for tourism greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a country or destination level. Accounting for GHG emissions allows for targeted mitigation initiatives and effective policy development in the tourism sector. Details of the two approaches for...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Hay, J. E.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and climate change: risks and opportunities, 2007, pp 144-172
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Inbound tourist arrivals into China have been declining in recent years, possibly in response to increasing levels of urban air pollution. To examine Westerners' contemporary views on China as a travel destination, with a particular focus on air pollution, this research surveyed 600 US and...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Jin Xin; Zhang Chen; Gao Jun
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 1, pp 130-147
Abstract

The current growth in Chinese outbound tourism is phenomenal, yet relatively little research has paid heed to issues related to how Chinese tourists overcome challenges before and during their trips. This study surveyed 463 Chinese tourists in Queensland, Australia to explore Chinese outbound ...

Author(s)
Jin Xin; Wu Lei; Becken, S.; Ding PeiYi
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of China Tourism Research, 2016, 12, 3/4, pp 374-393
Abstract

Touring holidays are greenhouse gas intensive, and ways are being sought to reduce these emissions in New Zealand. This research seeks to influence rental vehicle tourists' planning and decision making towards shorter travel. Semi-structured interviews (n=96) were conducted as part of a...

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Becken, S.; Wilson, J.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2006, 20, 3/4, pp 47-62
Abstract

Sustainability assessments have become important tools for decision makers. This research assesses the sustainability of different types of tourists in New Zealand by using the concept of yield and by developing yield indicators in the areas of financial, public sector and sustainable yield. The...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Simmons, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecological Economics, 2008, 67, 3, pp 420-429
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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
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Current climate change policy and sustainable tourism goals require tourist accommodation to make substantial resource savings. This integrated energy and water systematic literature review analysed 110 key papers that contribute to understanding savings potentials and new opportunities. Findings...

Author(s)
Warren, C.; Becken, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 19, 3, pp 289-303
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Interest in the interactions between climate, weather and tourism has increased markedly in the last decade in response to climate change concerns; however, there is little empirical research on how tourists respond to the weather conditions they encounter. Thus, in this paper, we examine the...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Wilson, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2013, 15, 4, pp 620-639

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