Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74439
Title: Identifying core indicators of sustainable tourism : a path forward?
Authors: Agyeiwaah, E 
McKercher, B 
Suntikul, W 
Keywords: Indicators
Meta-analysis
Sustainability
Sustainable tourism
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Tourism management perspectives, 2017, v. 24, p. 26-33 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism management perspectives 
Abstract: Progress towards a more sustainable tourism sector at an enterprise level has been slow, even though a number of studies have developed a variety of indicators. Indeed, so many indicators have been developed that industry seems to be overwhelmed by choice, leading to inaction, poor decision-making or adoption of the easiest option. Perhaps, simplicity is the way forward. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a number of studies that have proposed a variety of indicator themes to identify commonalities among them that may serve as a starting point for enterprises to move towards a more sustainable path. Seven key indicator themes emerged, including job creation, business viability, quality of life, water quality, waste management, energy conservation and maintenance of community integrity. The term ‘indicator theme’ is used for it identifies what needs to be assessed to monitor progress towards sustainable tourism, while simultaneously recognizing that specific measurement metrics may vary depending as they are site, context and enterprise specific.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74439
ISSN: 2211-9736
EISSN: 2211-9736
DOI: 10.1016/j.tmp.2017.07.005
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