As the appetite for leisure travel and events continues to grow at an exponential rate, the impact on the environment and local communities is becoming an increasing concern, not least by the users of the services. Green approaches to tourism and events are growing in popularity and present an opportunity to both identify solutions to significant environmental and societal problems and new approaches to business.
Green Events and Green Tourism looks at key frameworks, guidelines, principles and benchmarks that support the application of sustainability in practice. The five sections of the book cover themes of governance, accreditation, certification, innovation, priorities, trends, ambitions and consumer behaviour, and the chapters include examples of best practice in the organisation of music and arts festivals, special interest tourism, the green management of outdoor sites and the management of sports events. Readers will benefit from insightful case studies from around the globe.
PART I: Sustainability Initiatives and Governance 1. Strategies and Best Practices for Greening Festivals (Rachel Dodds) 2. Promoting and Assessing Sustainability at Festivals: a Case Study of the ‘A Greener Festival’ Initiative (Graham Berridge, Teresa Moore and Jane Ali-Knight) 3. The Tourist Centres’ Image (Rita R. Carballo, Maria M. Carballo and Carmelo J. León) 4. The Power of Knowledge in the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism: The Case Study of El Nevada de Toluca, Mexico (Maribel Osorio Garcia, Ericka Amorim and Korstanje Maximiliano) 5. Greening in the MICE Industry (Judith Mair and Deborah Popely) PART II: Sustainable Music and Arts Festivals 6. Sustainability and Festivals: An Objective Still to be Achieved (Eryn White and Hugues Séraphin) 7. Sharing the Music: Shanti-Fest – A Humanitarian Festival? (Sarah Schiffling) 8. Green Strategic Trends in the Romanian Music Festival Industry (Ovidiu I. Moisescu, Oana A. Gică, Monica M. Coro and Anca C. Yallop) PART III: Sustainability and Special Interest Tourism 9. Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018: Building a Sustainable Event (Marisa P. de Brito and Elena Cavagnaro) 10. A Case Study on Prospects and Emerging Trends of Ayurvedic Health Tourism with Green Growth in Kerala, India (Anu Treesa George and Min Jiang) PART IV: Green Management of Outdoor Sites 11. The Elusive Goal of Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study of the Camino de Santiago in France and in Spain (Frédéric Dosquet, Thierry Lorey, Hugues Séraphin and Thomas Majd) 12. Clearfield: Sustainable Tourism and Architecture in a New Eco-park in Russia (Tatiana Gladkikh and Olga Andrianova) 13. Sustainable Development in Regional Nature Parks in France: The Case of the Camargue Nature Park (Erick Leroux and Thomas Majd) PART V: Sports Events and Sustainability 14. Formula E’s ‘Green’ Challenge to Motorsport Events, Spaces and Technologies: The London E-prix as a Case Study (Damion Sturm) 15. Innovation in Sustainable Surfing Events and Mainstreaming Sustainability Behaviors (Jess Ponting and Sandra Sun-Ah Ponting)