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
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
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  • No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
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    ABSTRACT: Compassion is defined and identified in this paper as a powerful and universal motivator for actions that could help attain sustainable outcomes and enable aspirational forms of sustainable tourism, including just tourism, hopeful tourism and enlightened mass tourism that have not yet demonstrated real-world traction. Despite its potential, compassion has been neglected in the tourism literature. This paper reviews the 50-year quest for a “better tourism”, and presents a compassion-scape as a comprehensive and systematic framework for facilitating sector engagement with compassion. “Context” factors associated with tourism settings (e.g. level of development, purpose) and agents (e.g. mindset, psychographics, motivations) influence “encounter” elements, such as the relationship, type and distress characteristics. Subsequent “response” factors, such as type, recipient, timeframe and intention, influence the “implications” for sustainable tourism, which in turn affect the types of “intervention” (e.g. mindful interpretation, social marketing, faith injunction) implemented to achieve sustainable outcomes. The many innate methodological challenges for the researcher in measuring compassion are discussed, along with the issues involved in operationalizing the compassion-scape to engage and reform alternative tourism forms, notably volunteer tourism, pro-poor tourism, religious tourism and fair trade tourism as well as conventional mass tourism. A paper for the thinking reader.同情心,可持续旅游中被忽视的动因本文认为游客同情心是一个强大且普遍的动力,它能够帮助实现可持续旅游,并促进一些有助于可持续旅游形式的发展,包括公正旅游、希望旅游,以及尚未实行的大众旅游项目。尽管同情心有着很大的潜力,它在旅游文献中却是被忽略的那部分。本篇论文回顾了近50年对``更好的旅游"的探索,并将同情心现象作为促进其参与到旅游业中的一个全面系统的框架。``情境"因素与旅游背景(如旅游业发展水平、目的)相互联系,而旅游代理(如旅游倾向、心理、动机)则影响了如旅游关系、类型、以及不幸特点这类的``偶然"因素。随之而来的``回应"因素如旅游种类、接受者、时间表和旅游意图又影响了可持续旅游的``内涵",而这些``内涵"影响了用于实现可持续发展的``干预"类型(如释译,社会营销,信仰禁止)的实施。本文讨论了诸多挑战研究者衡量游客同情心的固有方法,以及许多存在的问题,包括利用同情心现象来实施和改革选择性旅游的模式,志愿者旅游、扶贫旅游、宗教旅游、公平贸易旅游和传统大众旅游。此文写给所有关心同情心在旅游中产生的影响的读者。
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism

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    ABSTRACT: This short Opinion Piece reflects on the construction of volunteers in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism's recent Special Issue on Volunteer Tourism, Volume 22, Issue 6, 2014. The Issue indicates directions for future research and presents some productive cases of applied modes of knowledge production. This Opinion Piece notes that, despite the good work in the Special Issue, more research on the impacts of volunteer tourism on host communities is still overdue. But most importantly, however, running through the papers in the Issue, there is a problematic construction of volunteers as passive subjects of capitalism. As “consumers” or “clients”, it is argued that the Special Issue papers perceive volunteers through the very same logic of commodification that much of the research intends to push against. Drawing attention to the performativity of language and research outputs, the case is made for more careful attention to the ways researchers in volunteer tourism address subjects so that critical attention might be better aligned with our practices of representation. We should seek to preserve the potential of volunteers to bring about change, and resist the temptation to reproduce the very deleterious discursive realities we seek to bring to account: volunteers, before all else, volunteer.评论性文章一个对于特刊上志愿者旅游的回应:志愿者表述行为的缺失这个简短的评论文章反映了在期刊可持续旅游针对义工旅游的近期特刊(第22卷第6期)中志愿者的建设。这个问题表明未来的研究方向,并提出一些应用了知识生产方式的富有成效的案件。这篇评论性文章注意到,尽管在特刊有良好的工作,更多针对志愿旅游业对所在社区影响的研究仍是姗姗来迟。但最重要的是,贯穿论文的志愿者成为资本主义被动主体的建设问题。有人认为,作为``消费者"或``客户",该专题文件通过非常相同的商品化的逻辑来认知志愿者的观点遭到很多研究的反对。这个案例着重于表演性和语言研究成果,更仔细地强调志愿者旅游业中研究人员提出主体的方式,这样关键的注意力可能会更好地与代表做法一致。我们应该寻求维持保护志愿者带来变革、抵制会产生非常有害的话语现实的诱惑的潜在可能,我们寻求责问:志愿者,之前一切,志愿者。
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism
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    ABSTRACT: This paper explores the adoption of sustainable tourism ideas in a Park Authority's policies over a period of two decades in a developed world, category V protected area. There is only limited research on influences encouraging the inclusion of sustainable tourism ideas in protected area policies, or on relationships between sustainable tourism policies and other policy priorities. The paper departs from an approach which considers sustainable tourism policies in isolation, because potentially they are reformulations or extensions of other previous policies, or else indirect outcomes of other policies. There is assessment of influences on the Park Authority's sustainable tourism policies, and of the co-evolution between sustainable tourism policies and other policies. Such influences as government funding reductions and rising concern for community well-being affected the Authority's adoption of sustainable tourism ideas. Incorporation of sustainable tourism ideas in policies occurred gradually. It involved re-labelling established policies as well as reframing and extending those policies. It was often an indirect outcome of policy developments not focused specifically on sustainable tourism. Sustainable tourism-related policies co-evolved with, and through, policies for community well-being, actor participation, and sustainable development. The approach used here is relevant for research on policy co-evolution in other policy fields.保护地区政策和可持续性旅游:影响,关系和共同演化本文探索了一个发达国家的保护区20年来用公园管理政策来发展可持续旅游的事例。之前鲜有文献针对如何把可持续发展思想纳入自然保护区政策,或如何平衡可持续政策和其他政策。 本文改变了旅游研究把可持续旅游政策看作一个独立部分的现状, 来探究可持续政策对于其他政策的重塑和延伸等间接作用。本文评估了公园管理旅游可持续发展政策,以及这些政策对于其他政策的影响,例如可能导致政府投资的减少以及影响社区福利。可持续发展思想和现有政策的结合是一个循序渐进的过程,包含对现有政策的审视,改革以及延伸。 这通常是政策体系发展的间接结果,并不是发展可持旅游政策的必然结果。可持续旅游政策和社区福利,公民参及社区可持续发展息息相关。因此,本文中提到的方法也可以应用到其他的政策领域。
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    ABSTRACT: It is widely recognized that contemporary tourism mobility, notably flying, is incompatible with sustainability goals. Fundamental changes in travel behaviour are required. Research shows that environmental values have little impact on tourists' travel decisions and that voluntary behaviour change is unlikely. Therefore, policies encouraging transitions to sustainable tourism require a deeper and more context-specific understanding of factors influencing current carbon-intensive travel patterns. This paper responds to this need by adopting a social practice perspective to explore the gap year phenomenon, an increasingly popular activity for the British youth, often involving multiple long-haul flights. The social practice approach positions young people's travel decisions as not being simply individual, but shaped by existing conventions, normative expectations and facilitated/constrained by available resources. The paper draws on the findings from a multi-sited ethnographic study in England, which involved over 30 in-depth interviews with students and other relevant actors, content analysis of gap year materials and participant observation at gap year-related events. Social influences that shape the current long-haul character of gap year travel are examined, and a number of important actors involved in developing, sustaining and reproducing unsustainable behaviours are identified. The implications for policy strategies aimed at changing mobility behaviour are discussed.``休个空当年!" 从社会实践视角看航空旅行以及可持续发展旅游活动潜在转变众所周知,当代旅游活动,尤其是空中旅行,是与可持续发展的目标不相符合的。因此,旅游行为的根本性变化是十分有必要的。研究发现,环境价值观对游客的旅行决定影响甚微,而自愿行为改变的可能性也不大。因此,若通过政策鼓励游客向可持续旅游转变,就需要让他们对影响如今碳密集旅游格局的因素有一个更深刻、更具体的理解。本文通过采用了一个社会实践的视角探究空当年的现象来回应上述的需求,这是一个在英国年轻人中不断盛行的活动,长途飞行常常包含其中。社会实践方法指出,年轻人的旅游决定并不是简单的个人想法,而是受到现有管理和规范预期的影响,并受限于可利用的资源。本文的调查来自在英国的多点民族志研究,其中包括30多个与学生和相关演员的深度访谈,空当年材料的内容分析,以及空当年相关活动的参与观察。文章将研究形成当前空当年长途旅游现象的社会影响,一些重要的活动,如不可持续行为的发展、保持和再生将在文中被确认。文章还将讨论针对改变活动行为方针政策的意义。
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    ABSTRACT: Tourism is often regarded as a viable solution to economic crisis, especially for remote areas without many development options. While many tourism destinations have strong cultural or heritage assets, not all destinations have primary attractions that can bring visitors to the region. Rather than developing special interest “themes”, rural areas that do not have enough of any one type of tourism resource to act as a primary draw may consider bundling different attraction types to increase visitation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the preferences of visitors to secondary heritage sites and explore the relationship between heritage tourism and alternative, non-heritage activities in rural areas. Findings revealed that motivation to visit small-scale heritage sites consisted of two dimensions: learning and recreation. The two motivational dimensions influenced visitors’ interest in different heritage attractions and likelihood of visiting heritage tourism “scenarios”. As for alternative activities, there was a cluster of “popular” activities that were enjoyed by both learning-oriented and recreation-oriented respondents, but recreation-oriented visitors were more interested in nature-based activities and sport-related activities than learning-oriented visitors. Findings can help rural communities improve secondary attractions and diversify their tourism product by bundling heritage attractions with non-heritage activities.乡村旅游的景点捆绑旅游常常被认为是一种解决经济危机的可行办法,尤其是对那些发展选择稀少的偏远山区。虽然许多旅游景区拥有强大的文化遗产,但并不是所有的地区都有增加游客数量的主要吸引性。那些没有丰富旅游资源的乡村地区可以考虑通过与其他不同类型的景胜捆绑作为主要吸引游客的方法,而不是另去开发独具特色的``旅游主题"。本文的目的在于研究游客对次要遗产型景区的喜好,并探索乡村地区遗产旅游和可替代其的非遗产旅游之间的关系。研究结果表示,游客参观小型遗产景区的动机主要有两个:学习和娱乐。这两个动机影响了游客对不同文化遗产的兴趣和参观这些景点的可能性。而在择一活动上,学习取向和娱乐取向的受访者有许许多多的热门活动可供选择,但是相比学习取向游客,娱乐取向的游客对以自然为本以及运动相关的活动更感兴趣。本文的研究同时可以帮助农村社区提高其次要吸引力,并通过将文化遗产与非遗产活动绑定来丰富此类地区的旅游产品。
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    ABSTRACT: This study considers initial impacts on vegetation cover caused by mountain bicycling, trail running, and hiking in a shortgrass prairie environment. Vegetation cover measurements were taken at multiple intervals following experimental recreational use on three uphill and three downhill trail segments. All three activities caused statistically significant increases in bare ground cover between the first baseline measurement and post-treatment sampling one year later. Short-term effects were more variable: walking and bicycling caused statistically significant increases in bare ground, but running did not. The study suggests that impacts to vegetation differ not just between uses, but also within a single type of recreational activity depending upon site-specific characteristics, and that the timing of use and recovery are important factors in informal trail creation. The rapid creation of trail impacts also has management implications, especially as recreational pressures increase and recreationists seek more challenging terrain and opportunities off-trail. This research suggests that the dynamics of trail formation from running deserve further attention and likely differ from hiking or mountain biking impacts.非正式路径产物:矮草草原的远足,越野跑以及山地自行车本文研究了由在矮草草原进行的山地自行车、越野跑以及远足旅游对植被覆盖产生的原始影响。植被覆盖的测量间隔多个时间段,并对三种上坡和三种下坡路段的娱乐活动方式开展实验。统计数据显示,上述三种活动在第一次基线测量和一年后的处理样本中都导致了裸露地面覆盖率的显著上升。短期效果则更为多变:步行和骑自行车导致裸地覆盖明显上升,但跑步却不会。研究显示这类活动对植被的影响不仅仅是由于类型的差异,每个休闲活动对特定场地的要求,活动的时长以及植被恢复力都是影响非正式山地创意产业的重要因素。路径影响的快速生成同时也有着管理意义,尤其是在如今压力的增加,游憩者开始寻求更具有挑战性的地形和路径。研究建议由于与徒步行走和山地自行车有所不同,越野跑对山地旅游的发展值得受到进一步关注。
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    ABSTRACT: Considering the recognized pressures of tourism on the natural environment, it is important to quantify and understand those pressures. This paper adopts an approach based on the Tourism Satellite Accounts conceptual framework to measure selected environmental pressures of tourism. Egypt is selected for the case study and the accommodation industry group is used as a pilot test (reference year 2009) for the feasibility of the proposed methodology. Results show that each US$ 1 million of direct value added supported by tourists expenditure in the accommodation industry group requires 18.6 thousand m3 of water, 51.1 tons of fuel, and 426 megawatt hours (Mwh) of electricity. Similarly, each US$ 1 million of the direct value added generated by tourists expenditure for accommodation creates directly about 464.3 tons of CO2 emissions. It is estimated that serving inbound tourism is a higher user of energy resources than serving domestic tourism, which is higher in terms of water use. These environmental performance measures enable the Egyptian Government to examine the potential environmental pressures and financial costs of attracting new tourists.通过旅游卫星账户发展旅游业环境绩效评估:埃及住宿业的初步研究考虑到当前旅游业对自然环境造成的压力,量化并了解这些压力变得尤为重要。本文采用旅游储蓄协会(TSA)的概念框架作为研究方法,衡量选定的旅游造成的环境压力。文章以埃及作为案例, 并选用住宿业作为确定本方法论可行性的一个初步研究(参考年份2009)。结果显示,直接投入于住宿业的每一百万美元旅游费用,相当于花费掉1万8600平方米水,51.1吨燃料,426兆瓦时电。同样的,投入到住宿业的每一百万美元旅游费用,直接造成了464.3吨二氧化碳的排放。据估计,服务入境游客比服务国内游客消耗更多的能源,尤其是水资源的使用。这些环境绩效评估能使埃及政府衡量该国潜在的环境压力以及吸引新游客的财务成本。
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    ABSTRACT: Given tourism's growing emissions and contribution to environmental change, the positive potential of behavioural interventions, and especially social marketing, has increasingly become a focus for sustainable tourism and mobility research. This paper uses the lens of social marketing to investigate the capacities of tourism researchers to contribute to sustainable tourist behavioural change. Several key and interrelated issues are identified: the nature of socio-technical systems and regimes, understanding what constitutes a successful behavioural intervention, the role of theory and belief systems in interventions, and the potential role of upstream social marketing in policy learning and system change. In the case of social marketing, the essentially political nature of engaging in communications on sustainability is also highlighted. This has implications for the social marketing knowledge base on which sustainable tourism behaviour research draws, such as the value of political marketing and psychology, as well as the challenge that this provides for notions of “value-free” or “objective” tourism research. The need for behavioural change by tourism researchers, as well as by governments, the industry, and tourists is noted. These issues are critically evaluated and expanded upon to aid academic researchers in understanding and promoting behaviour change in tourism studies.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Sustainable Tourism