Specialist accommodation operations in North Queensland: barriers to the implementation of environmental management practices

Carmody, Julie and Zeppel, Heather (2009) Specialist accommodation operations in North Queensland: barriers to the implementation of environmental management practices. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 10 (3/4). pp. 201-213. ISSN 1462-4621

Abstract

There are situational variables affecting the implementation of environmental management practices by specialist (or boutique) accommodation operators located near protected areas in Far North Queensland. These styles of accommodation are small, owner-operated establishments offering special activities, features or services to the guest and have a high host-guest interaction. From a survey sample of 101 specialist accommodation operations, 30 owners were personally interviewed at their establishment to better understand key factors affecting the imple-mentation of environmental management practices for water, energy, waste and other sustainable practices. Environmental management techniques that are both simple and cost-effective are easily implemented by specialist accommodation operators. However, situational factors such as cost, lack of knowledge, climatic conditions, available municipal infrastructure and legislation appear to impede the uptake of some sustainable management practices


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2011 02:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 07:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy; environmental management techniques; framework of environmental behaviour; North Queensland; specialist accommodation operations; sustainable practices; waste management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1504/IJMDM.2009.024988
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18674

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