Neither the tourism industry nor the tourist has responded convincingly to calls for more responsibility in tourism. Ethical consumption places pressure on travellers to manage a large number of decisions at a time when hedonic motivations threaten to override other priorities. Unsurprisingly, tensions occur and compromises are made. This book offers new insight into the motivations that influence tourists and their decision-making. It explores how consumers navigate the responsible tourism market place and provide a rich understanding of the challenges facing those seeking to encourage travellers to become responsible.
Not only will the book provide an improved interpretation of the complexity of ethical consumption in tourism, but it will also offer a variety of stakeholders a deeper understanding of:
Written by leading academics from all over the world, this timely and important volume will be valuable reading for ubdergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism Ethics, Ethical Consumption and the global issue of Sustainability.
"Therefore, this multifaceted book is recommended for tourism students and academics at all levels and indeed for all those who understand (or hope to see) tourism as much more than an industry, those who consider it an integral element for ecological and social justice (climate justice)." – Antonis Petropoulos, Editor, ECOCLUB.com
1. Introduction: managing ethical consumption in tourism –compromises and tensions Clare Weeden and Karla Boluk Section 1: Debates on ethical consumption in tourism 2. What does it mean to be good in tourism? Kellee Caton 3. You can check out anytime but you can never leave: can ethical consumption in tourism ever be sustainable? C. Michael Hall 4. Slow tourism: ethics, aesthetics and consumptive values Michael Clancy 5. The evolution of environmental ethics: reflections on tourism consumption Andrew Holden Section 2: Situating the self in ethical consumption 6. A fresh look into tourist consumption: is there hope for sustainability? Adriana Budeanu and Tareq Emtairah 7. Tourism’s relationship with ethical food systems: fertile ground for research Carol Kline, Whitney Knollenberg and Cynthia S. Deale 8. Travelling goods: global (self) development on sale Maria Koleth 9. Exploring the ethical discourses presented by volunteer tourists Karla Boluk and Vania Ranjbar 10. Ethical tourism: the role of emotion Sheila Malone Section 3: Helping consumers make ethical decisions 11. Tread lightly through this Lonely Planet: examining ethical information in travel guidebooks Sarah Quinlan Cutler 12. Business travel and the environment: the strains of travelling for work and the impact on travellers’ pro-environmental in situ behaviour Wouter Geerts 13. Medical tourism: consumptive practice, ethics and health care – the importance of subjective proximity Kirsten Lovelock and Brent Lovelock 14. Marketing responsible tourism Clare Weeden 15. Concluding remarks: ethics and responsibility in tourism Karla Boluk and Clare Weeden