What is important to ethical consumers when thinking about going on holiday and how do they incorporate their lifestyle choices into these holidays? What values inform their lifestyles and how do they satisfy these values on holiday? Do ethical consumers automatically become ethical tourists or is the situation a little more complex than this?
In an attempt to answer these questions, this book explores:
- The ethical dilemmas associated with tourism
- The concerns and motivations of ethical consumers on holiday
- The role and importance of values in holiday decision-making
This book offers a highly original contribution to the debate surrounding the demand for ethical and responsible holidays. It explores the consumption concerns of ethical consumers and their motivational values, and offers a detailed examination of how they manage these values on holiday. This book offers a new and challenging perspective to the study of responsible tourism by providing a unique empirical insight into how responsible tourists incorporate their norms and values into their holiday decisions. The text will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and tutors on courses that have tourism and the tourist at their centre, and to academics in other disciplines such as marketing and consumer behaviour. It will also be highly relevant to the global tourism industry.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2.Consumer Decision - Making and Tourist Motivation 3. Ethical Consumers and the Responsible Tourist 4. Values and Ethical Consumption 5. Responsible Tourists in their own Words 6. What Values tell us about Responsible Tourists 7. Marketing Responsible Tourism 8. Concluding Thoughts
Dr. Clare Weeden is a Senior Lecturer in tourism and marketing at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research interests lie in responsible tourist behaviour, ethical consumption, destination marketing and cruise tourism.