© 2009 – Routledge
246 pages | 11 B/W Illus.
The tourism industry has increasingly recognized and responded to growing environmental concerns. In recent years, there has been an emergence of a variety of categories of tourism considered more environmentally friendly: green, eco-tourism, and sustainable tourism. Much of the literature that has addressed these developments has been orientated to the destination locale or specific to a development. These texts have not sought to investigate and examine the response of government/national tourist organizations to the international sustainability agenda and the responses/actions of tourism enterprises to this "greening" agenda. This text aims to address this remarkable gap. This indispensable contribution to the field provides a comprehensive, state of the art perspective on progress towards the objectives of sustainable development within the tourism sector across the globe by focusing on the environmental performance and adoption of environmental management systems by tourism enterprises.
Introduction 1. Global Environmental Change and Tourism Enterprise 2. Asian Tourism – Green and Responsible? 3. Large-Scale Links between Tourism Enterprises and Sustainable Development 4. Sustainable Tourism Development in the United States of America: An Intricate Balance from Policy to Practice 5. Argentina and its Approach to Environmental Quality in Tourism – From Hotels to Destinations 6. Strata Titled Tourist Development in Australia – Calling in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice? 7. Tourism Enterprises and Sustainable Development in Australia 8. Environmental Performance of Tourism Enterprise in Ghana - A Case Study of Hotels in the Greater Accra Region (GAR) 9. Owner/Manager Perspectives on Environmental Management in Micro and Small Tourism Enterprises in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 10. Southern Africa, Policy Initiatives and Environmental Performance 11. Turkey’s Tourism Policy and Environmental Performance of Tourism Enterprises 12. Environmental Performance and Tourism Enterprises in the U.K.: Progress towards Sustainability? Conclusion