Journal of Sustainable Tourism (J Sustain Tourism)

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This journal was launched in 1993 to provide a unique insight into the complex and rapidly evolving world of sustainable tourism. Now subscribed to by practitioners, academics and institutions from all continents and from all the major tourism destination nations, it has already become an essential reference tool for the subject. It provides an informed, critical but constructive review of approaches which seek to balance the requirements of tourism and its host communities and habitats. The journal gives its readers up to date information about new research findings, major conceptual and methodological debates, important conferences and new publications. Its regular interviews and dialogues provide access to the views of leading figures, filling in the personalities, interests and ideas of the names behind the development of sustainability in tourism. Quality is ensured by rigorous peer evaluation of each main paper by at least two independent referees.

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Website Journal of Sustainable Tourism website
Other titles Journal of sustainable tourism (Online), Sustainable tourism
ISSN 0966-9582
OCLC 44520978
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Publications in this journal

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper interrogates the changing role of local government in tourism development. It does so through the examination of the Hurunui District, a rural district in New Zealand which has experienced significant transformation in the tourism sector and a concomitant increase in public sector input over the past 25 years. By situating this interrogation within an evolving neoliberal public policy context, this paper explores the tensions at play between tourism stakeholders and decision-makers, and it critiques the way in which local government involvement in the sector is manifested as regulation, promotion, and ownership of key tourism resources in the District. The significance of this paper is that it extends our understanding of the role of the state in tourism and of the influence of public policy on tourism development, potentially including sustainable tourism development. Specifically, it draws our attention to the rationality, roles and activities of public sector engagement in the tourism sector, particularly at local government level. We conclude that the nature and extent of debate evident in the case study, and verified in the literature, indicates that the boundary of government activity and intervention in the tourism market is, and will continue to be, socially contested and mediated.旅游发展中当地政府的不断进化的职责:一个政治经济观点该文章对当地政府在旅游发展中不断变化的职责提出问题。这是通过检验新西兰一个乡村区域,胡鲁努伊区,这是在过去超过25年里经历了旅游业的重大改变同时政府的投入不断增加。通过将对一个不断进化的非自由公共政策内容的审查,该文章探讨了在旅游利益相关者和决策者之间的矛盾,也批判了当地政府在产业里的参与显示为法规,宣传,和对园区主要旅游资源的所有权。该文章的重要性是它延伸了我们对于政府在旅游中的职责的理解,公共政策对旅游发展的影响,潜在地包括了可持续性旅游发展。特别是,文章将我们的注意集中到公共部门在旅游业参与中的理性,职责,和活动,特别是在当地政府水平。我们总结了案例中讨论的性质和程度,并在文献中验证了,显示了政府活动的边界和在旅游市场中的介入,将持续成为社会可竞争的和可调节的。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Private protected areas (PPAs) are expanding rapidly in less-industrialized nations. This paper explores cases in Los Ríos, Chile, to understand how local people living in and near three PPAs viewed impacts of tourism development on human well-being and local governance asking: (1) Why and how do governing PPA actors engage local people in conservation and ecotourism? (2) How do local people perceive the impacts of PPAs? (3) How do perceived impacts differ between PPA ownership types and contexts? We used an Opportunities, Security and Empowerment research framework derived from local definitions of well-being. Results suggest that governing PPA actors (PPA administrations and Chilean government officials) viewed local people as threats to forest conservation goals, embraced exclusion from reserve governance, but encouraged self-governance among local people through educational campaigns promoting environmental stewardship and ecotourism entrepreneurship. PPA administrations avoided emerging participatory democracy approaches to ensure local resistance did not threaten their authority. Despite asymmetrical power relations, PPA–community partnerships were viewed locally as both improving and damaging well-being. Our findings suggest that the social impacts and consequences of PPAs facilitating ecotourism development should be subjected to the same level of scrutiny that has been given to public protected areas.私有保护区域,生态旅游发展,和对当地人民生活的影响:南智利的案例研究私有保护地区(PPAs)在工业化少的国家迅速蔓延。该文章探讨了智利的洛斯里奥斯的案例,来了解生活在三个PPAs和周边的当地人如何看待旅游发展对人们生活福利和当地政策治理造成的影响的:1)为什么和如何治理PPA利益相关者与当地人民通过对话和生态旅游?2)当地人民如何看待PPAs的影响 3)对于PPA所有权根据不同种类和内容区分,所受的影响如何不同?我们使用一个从生活福利当地定义中提取的由机遇,安全,和权利组成的研究框架。结论指出治理PPA的利益相关者(PPA行政和智利政府官员)将当地人民看作森林保护目标的威胁,对保护治理比较排斥,但是在当地人民中通过教育活动提倡环境管理和生态旅游创业来鼓励自治。PPA管理避免了出现的参与性民主手段来保证当地的抵制不影响他们的权利。尽管不对称的权利关系,PPA社区合作被看成当地既提升又破坏生活福利。我们的结论建议PPAs的社会影响和后果能否助力生态旅游发展是要在国有保护区同一水平的审查上来研究的。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper assesses the contribution of the Ecological Footprint as a method for estimating the environmental impact of festivals. It responds to calls for more rigorous methods to assess the environmental impacts of festivals, and contributes towards providing festival organisers and policy-makers with a more balanced evaluation of their outcomes. This paper focuses on the 2012 Hay Festival of Literature and Arts (Wales, United Kingdom), and describes how the Ecological Footprint was used to calculate the environmental impact of its visitors. It also considers the potential value of the Ecological Footprint as a method for evaluating alternative strategies designed to improve the environmental sustainability of festivals. The paper demonstrates that Ecological Footprint analysis can provide valuable information for festival organisers and policy-makers on factors influencing the scale of a festivals’ environmental impact, and the types of strategies needed to reduce the effect of visitor travel.测量和管理节日对环境的影响:生态足迹的贡献摘要: 本文评定了生态足迹作为评估节日环境影响方法的贡献, 回应了以更严密方法评估的需求,以及有助于给节日组织者和政策制定者提供一个更平衡的成果评价;聚焦于英国威尔士2012海伊文学艺术节,描述了如何使用生态足迹计算游客环境影响;亦考虑了生态足迹方法评估改善节日环境可持续性替代策略的潜在价值;论证了生态足迹分析可以为节日组织者和政策制定者提供关于影响节日环境影响范围因素,及减少游客旅行影响所需策略类型的重要信息。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: It has been widely demonstrated and accepted in the sustainable tourism literature that tourism development involves multiple stakeholders. However, little research has been conducted to examine the logics guiding and explaining the behaviours of the stakeholders in tourism development. Guided by the institutional logics perspective and stakeholder theory, this study identifies the logics of different stakeholders in China’s tourism development through fieldwork in two tourism development cases (Yalong Bay and Haitang Bay) in Hainan Province and content analysis on secondary data from multiple sources. The logic of pursuing political legitimacy, the logic of fiscal income maximisation, the dual logics of the market and politics, and the logic of pursuing economic benefits were identified to be the dominant logics driving the behaviours of the central government, local government, tourism enterprises and local communities, respectively, in China’s tourism development. This paper contributes to a better understanding of the dynamics of tourism development in China.
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: As destinations absorb ever increasing number of visitors, destination managers become progressively more concerned about the longer term viability of tourism from a resident's perspective. However, few studies have examined the application of real-time social sustainability within tourism, particularly how to measure impacts on social sustainability. This study outlines the development of a valid and reliable scale – the Scale of Social Sustainability (SSS) – for tourism that provides an assessment of social sustainability in destination settings. A 10-step procedure was developed drawing upon the related literature. A telephone poll-based survey generated 1839 valid responses from Hong Kong residents. Hong Kong's growing popularity as a destination provides a rich array of host–guest conflict situations. Dimensionality was identified using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Construct validity, reliability, and stability were assessed, and found good, showing that the scale could be used by other destinations worldwide. The theoretical and managerial implications of the scale are discussed, including options for annual surveys giving policy-makers alerts before situations worsen. Detailed host resident viewpoints and the large scale of the survey can help local residents be informed about tourism development and better involved in the policy formation process.创建评估社会可持续旅游的规模由于旅游目的地不断吸引着大量的游客,目的地管理人员逐渐开始从居民角度关注旅游业的长期可行性。然而,关于实时可持续性在旅游业方面的应用的文献屈指可数,尤其是如何衡量其对社会可持续性的影响。本文概括了社会可持续发展规模(SSS),这是一个有效可靠规模的发展,而对于旅游业来说,它在目的地背景下提供了一个社会可持续性的评估。文章通过相关文献提出了由十个步骤构成的程序。一项基于电话投票的调查总结了1839个来自香港居民的有效反馈。香港作为旅游目的地,其持续增加的旅游人数产生了一系列主客冲突。研究维度被用于探究性和试验性的因素分析。该分析评估且找到了良好的结构效度、信度和稳度,并表示此规模可以被应用于世界各个旅游目的地。本文还讨论了理论和管理上的规模启示,其中包括可以在情况变糟之前给决策者警示的年度报告,给当地居民提供旅游业发展信息并帮助他们更好地参与到政策制定过程的大规模调查报告。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Radical theories from political economy assert that capitalism is founded on the creation and appropriation of surplus value through exploiting human labor and nature. Such exploitative social and social–ecological relations are generally understood as contradictory to Indigenous worldviews, which tend to emphasize community well-being and environmental reciprocity over maximizing private accumulation. Enter tourism, tantalizing in its promise as a “silver bullet” for Indigenous sustainable development. When done “right”, tourism can generate capitalist economic activity without drastically damaging cultural and ecological systems. This study examines spaces of confluence and divergence in Barrow, Alaska, between current tourism and the values of its Indigenous people, the Iñupiat. It considers the scenario of increased tourism in the future and identifies local visions for expanding tourism in a culturally appropriate manner. Key ideas for future development include increasing regulation of cruise ship tourists and enhancing capacity to host high-end tourists. The study reveals conflicting views about using subsistence hunting, fishing and whaling activities as tourism attractions, and concludes that the ability of leaders in Barrow to support Indigenous values through tourism highlights an opportunity and need for a research agenda focused on exploring the relationship between capitalism and its alternatives within tourism destinations.使本土价值观通过旅游与资本主义结合:阿拉斯加的经验和突出问题激进政治经济学主张的资本主义基础与原住民世界观常被认为互相矛盾,发展旅游业是被它作为本土可持续发展捷径的保证所吸引。研究调查了阿拉斯加巴罗旅游业现状和当地因纽特人价值观的融合和分歧,考虑未来旅游业增长的情境和确认以文化上适当的方式扩展旅游业的当地愿景;揭露了将维持生计的传统作为旅游景点的矛盾观点,推断巴罗领导者借旅游维持本土价值观的能力突显了探索旅游目的地资本主义和其替代品关系的研究机会及需求。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Inbound tourist arrivals into China have been declining in recent years, possibly in response to increasing levels of urban air pollution. To examine Westerners’ contemporary views on China as a travel destination, with a particular focus on air pollution, this research surveyed 600 US and Australian residents. An online panel survey collected data on cognitive and affective destination image, cognitive and affective risk perceptions, intention to visit China and key demographic variables. The findings show that, while China's cognitive image attributes were perceived positively, potential travellers expressed negative views about travel risks in China in general and about air quality in particular. Importantly, feelings towards the risk of air quality had a significant negative impact on destination image as well as intention to visit China. The research contributes to theory by highlighting the importance of considering affective risk perceptions in destination image studies. While some market segments seemed less sensitive to air pollution than others, this paper concludes that unless China proactively addresses the problem of air pollution, for example by seeking to stimulate positive feelings, international arrivals may continue to be compromised.中国城市空气污染:目的地形象和风险感知摘要 近年来,中国入境游客的抵达率开始下降,越来越严重的城市空气污染可能是原因之一。为了检验现代西方人对将中国作为旅游目的地的想法,研究特别关注到了空气污染问题,并对600名美国和澳大利亚居民进行了调查研究。一项在线小组研究收集了包括认知和情感的目的地形象,感知风险,访华的意图和关键人口变异统计值等方面的数据。调查显示,虽然中国的认知形象已经被外界认可,但是潜在的游客对在中国的旅游危机,尤其是空气质量,表达了消极的想法。更重要的是,这种空气质量危机的观点对目的地形象以及他们访问中国的意图产生了严重的消极影响。研究通过强调考虑情感感知风险在目的地形象研究中的重要性来为理论做出贡献。有些市场细分可能较少考虑到空气污染的问题,但本文认为除非中国主动解决空气污染问题,如寻找激发积极情感的方法,否则国际入境率将持续走低。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Indigenous tourism researchers have not fully embraced social media as fieldwork sites in their own right. This paper explores, from a social media perspective, the (online) engagement of Indigenous tour operators with tourists, the role of differences in tourist-Indigenous worldviews in the tour experience, and the sustainability implications. Data consisted of 588 tourist reviews and 137 operator responses, pertaining to four Indigenous tour experiences offered in Australia. Findings suggest that dissatisfied tourists expect tours to be run on Western management models, and in response, Indigenous tour operators have the opportunity to act as cultural negotiators online, explaining their own worldviews and cultural approaches. Three components of this cultural negotiation emerged: identifying and embracing worldview differences; delineating the larger cultural context of tours; and, rebuttal of misrepresentations in online tourist reviews. In addition, amongst themselves, tourists educate each other on cultural etiquette and interpretation. From a sustainability perspective it was found that Indigenous tour operator voices are minimally represented in tourism social media – a missed opportunity to correct cultural misconceptions and clarify differences, to “speak” for themselves, creating a stronger, more assertive online voice. Policy interventions to increase Indigenous operators’ participation in social media, including training and assistance, could help.本文将探究本土旅游研究者没有完全涉及到的领域,社会媒体。其中包括游客对(在线)本土旅行社的参与度,游客本土化世界观的差异在旅游体验中起到的作用,以及旅游可持续性带来的影响。研究数据由588名游客的观点和137名经营者的回答组成,内容与四个澳大利亚提供的本土旅行体验相关。调查表示对体验不满意的游客希望旅游的管理模式可以是西式的,作为回应,本土旅游经营者在网上可以充当文化代表者的形象,向游客解释他们自己的世界观和文化环境影响理论。这种文化代表可以包含三个方面:鉴别并包容不同的世界观,描述文化大背景下的旅游,和反驳网上游客的虚假评论。另外,游客之间可以互相传授对自身文化理解。从可持续发展方面看,研究发现本土旅游经营者的声音很少出现在社会媒体中,这也使得他们失去了一个纠正文化误解和解释文化差异,为自己发声并创造更强更有利声音的机会。政府干预是必要的,这样可以增加本土旅游经营者在社会媒体中的参与度,方法可以有训练和援助。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Following recent policy statements recognising the need to develop the Aboriginal tourism industry in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, this article examines the extent of Aboriginal peoples’ inclusion in, and contribution to, the destination images for four regional NSW tourism destinations. Taking the destination image for Lake Macquarie, a local government area with the second largest Aboriginal population in NSW, as a starting point, the paper examines how Aboriginal peoples and cultures are positioned in local tourism promotions. Finding that Aboriginal peoples, cultures and heritage are largely absent from the destination image for Lake Macquarie and that the tourist gaze that is encouraged there is one of whiteness, comparisons are then made with other regional tourism destinations in NSW with relatively high rates of Aboriginal tourism, including Brewarrina, the Blue Mountains and Shoalhaven. Aboriginal tourism in these areas appears to provide visitors with multiple ways of seeing and experiencing place. With contemporary as well as heritage linkages, Aboriginal culture is presented as traditional and living, dynamic and innovative. We argue that by incorporating Aboriginal perspectives, destinations can encourage a multiplicity of gazes, disrupting stereotypes and bringing tourism closer to its social development objectives.超越白人现象:比较分析澳大利亚新南威尔士州旅游目的地形象本土性的代表最近的政策声明承认应在澳大利亚新南威尔士州发展原住民旅游,本文随后检测了原住民对该州4个旅游目的地形象的参与和贡献程度,以麦加利湖为起点调查了原住民及其文化在当地旅游推广中的定位;发现原住民及其文化传统在当地目的地形象中大量缺失,受鼓励的游客凝视则是白人现象之一;对比了其余有较高比例原住民旅游的目的地;提出通过混合原住民观点,目的地可以培养大量凝视、打破成见及使旅游更接近它的社会发展目标。
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article proposes that reactance theory can be used to better understand how tourists’ perceptions of climate change affect their travel decisions. Reactance theory explains how individuals value their perceived freedom to make choices, and why they react negatively to any threats to their freedom. We study the psychological consequences of threatening tourist's freedoms, using a range of projective techniques: directly, using photo-expression, and indirectly, through collage, photo-interviewing and scenarios. We find that reactance theory helps to explain the extent of travel to two destinations: Svalbard and Venice, providing a nuanced understanding of how travellers restore their freedom to travel through three incremental stages: denying the climate change threat, reducing tensions arising from travel and heightening demand particularly for the most visibly threatened destinations. The theory suggests a fourth stage, helplessness, reached when consumers dismiss the value of destinations once they can no longer be enjoyed, but for which we, as yet, have no data. Reactance theory questions the validity of awareness-raising campaigns as behavioural change vehicles, provides alternative explanations of why the most self-proclaimed, environmentally aware individuals travel frequently, and helps identify nuanced, socially acceptable forms of sustainability marketing, capable of reducing resistance to change.理解旅游者对由于气候变化而失去旅游自由的威胁的感抗:一个鼓励微妙的行为改变的新的可选择的方法该文章提出感抗理论可以被用来更好的理解旅游者对气候变化的看法如何改变他们的旅行决策。感抗理论解释了个体如何看重他们认为的自由来做决定,并且为什么他们对于他们自由的威胁如此负面地抵抗。我们研究威胁到旅游者自由的心理后果,使用一系列的投射技术:直接地,使用照片表达,和间接地,通过拼接,照片采访和场景分析。我们发现感抗理论帮助解释旅行到两个不同目的地的程度:斯瓦尔巴群岛和威尼斯,提供一个对旅游者如何通过三个递增阶段存储他们的自由来旅行的微妙理解。这三个阶段为:否认气候变化威胁,减少因旅行而引起的紧张,提高需求特别是对最受威胁的目的地。理论建议第四个阶段,无助,当消费者不再享受,他们将目的地的价值驳回。这种情况对我们来说,还没有数据。感抗理论对提高活动作为行为改变的方法的认知是否有效性提出疑问,提供了另外的解释,关于最经常自我宣布具有环保认知个人旅行的,和帮助对可持续性市场营销微妙地确认,社会接受形式的,有能力减少对抗改变。
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  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: It is well known that tourism can bring problems for poor rural people in less developed countries. This paper describes a pilot study of five rural communities in the vicinity of or within a South African protected area, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Within the context of sustainable tourism development and the sustainable livelihoods approach, it explores whether access to information and to education and training has had impacts on the survival of these communities. The information provision role of governing authorities is also investigated regarding the preservation of the site and also for ownership and land claims. The results indicate that lack of access to relevant information can be a prime reason why rural communities cannot break out of the poverty cycle, and they suggest it is imperative to train and educate survivalist communities so that they can mobilise themselves economically, including through local tourism development. The demonstrated significance of lack of information provision, training and education represents a new contribution to the field. The study concludes that, where it is a matter of survival for rural communities, a sustainable livelihoods approach may be more appropriate and attainable than a sustainable tourism development approach.确定信息对南非夸祖鲁纳塔尔省内保护区附近农村生计和可持续旅游发展的影响摘要: 试点研究在南非伊斯曼格利索湿地公园保护区内或附近5个农村社区,以可持续旅游发展和可持续生计视角为背景,探索了获取信息及接受教育培训会否对社区生存产生影响,调查了管理当局的角色;结果显示缺乏获取相关信息会成为农村社区无法摆脱贫穷的首要原因,生存主义社区急需教育培训使其能在经济上动员自己,包括发展当地旅游。研究推断,在农村社区有生存问题的地方,可持续生计视角可能会比可持续旅游发展视角更为适用及可实现。
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism