With the emphasis on small enterprises, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of what is happening across Europe in terms of sustainable development objectives and sustainability in the context of tourism supply. Each contribution in this edited collection addresses specific aspects of tourism enterprise activity within the overall context of policy and practice aimed at improving environmental performance. A series of broader issues are examined such as EU environmental policy and initiatives as they relate to tourism, social issues such as equity and employment, and transport, followed by detailed examples of specific case studies. Well-informed and based on current research this book is informative and invaluable to any one studying tourism and hospitality today, particularly those involved directly or indirectly in the fields of policy, planning and development.
'A highly distinctive and valuable addition to the literature on sustainable tourism, making a truly multi-national contribution and providing some extremely interesting case studies of the concept's application across the European Union.' Richard Butler, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, UK 'This is a very significant contribution to existing knowledge of tourism enterprises and the sustainability agenda. The impressive range of state-of-the-art analyses of regional and topical case studies by eminent European experts will prove invaluable to tourism students, researchers and practitioners alike.' Erlet Cater, University of Otago, New Zealand
Contents: Preface; Introduction: sustainability, the European Union and tourism, David Leslie; Tourism, tourists and sustainability, David Leslie; Air transport in Europe and the environmental challenges to the tourist market, Kenneth Button; Non-aviation based tourism: a UK-based perspective, Jacqueline Holland and Richard Holland; Corporate social responsibility in the tour operating industry: the case of Dutch outbound tour operators, Ferry van de Mosselaer, René van der Duim and Jakomijn van Wijk; CSR-inspired environmental initiatives in top hotel chains, Paulina Bohdanowicz and Piotr Zientara; Environmental management and accommodation facilities in Slovakia, Jana KucerovÃ¡; From eco-ignorance to eco-certificates: environmental management in Slovene hotels, Sonja Sibila Lebe and SaÅ¡a Zupan; Entrepreneurship and local resources, Alina Badulescu and Daniel Badulescu; Sustainable tourism development: a viable option for Polish rural areas?, Piotr Zientara; Tourism workers and the equity dimension of sustainability, Dimitri Ioannides and Evangelia Petridou; Conclusion, David Leslie; Index.