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dc.contributorSchool of Hotel and Tourism Management-
dc.creatorMckercher, B-
dc.creatorPrideaux, B-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T04:32:11Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-28T04:32:11Z-
dc.identifier.issn0966-9582-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/8953-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectGlobal warmingen_US
dc.subjectInformation overloaden_US
dc.subjectChoice overloaden_US
dc.subjectPriorityen_US
dc.subjectTourismen_US
dc.titleAre tourism impacts low on personal environmental agendas?en_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage325-
dc.identifier.epage345-
dc.identifier.volume19-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09669582.2010.524702-
dcterms.abstractThis 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.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJournal of sustainable tourism, 2011, v. 19, no. 3, p. 325-345-
dcterms.isPartOfJournal of sustainable tourism-
dcterms.issued2011-
dc.identifier.eissn1747-7646-
dc.identifier.rosgroupidr61237-
dc.description.ros2011-2012 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journal-
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