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Title: Are tourism impacts low on personal environmental agendas?
Authors: Mckercher, B 
Prideaux, B
Keywords: Climate change
Global warming
Information overload
Choice overload
Priority
Tourism
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of sustainable tourism, 2011, v. 19, no. 3, p. 325-345 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of sustainable tourism 
Abstract: This paper examines if tourism is an environmental priority for tourism and hospitality students. It is framed within the context of information and choice overload that may result in the need to prioritize issues and make less effective decisions. A series of open-ended questions identified the most important community and global environmental issues, the single greatest cause of climate change and whether students had changed their behaviour in general, or their travel behaviour in particular, to reduce their environmental impact. A total of 2968 useable surveys were returned from students at 63 institutions in 22 economies. Tourism emerged as a low priority issue, which explains why only a small proportion of students had changed their travel behaviour. Moreover, the study noted high knowledge variability, which in turn was closely associated with the type of actions undertaken. Students with specific knowledge were far more likely to adopt specific change actions than those who had less precise knowledge. They, in turn, were more likely to identify generic and less effective actions. The study concludes that the main challenge involved in changing tourism behaviour rests primarily with raising its status to a higher priority, a difficult task given the environmental issue overload that most people face.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/8953
ISSN: 0966-9582
EISSN: 1747-7646
DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2010.524702
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