Green tourism futures: climate change responses by Australian government tourism agencies

Zeppel, Heather and Beaumont, Narelle (2011) Green tourism futures: climate change responses by Australian government tourism agencies. In: CAUTHE 2011: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend , 8-11 Feb 2011, Adelaide, Australia.

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Abstract

The National Climate Change Adaptation Framework identified tourism as one key sector vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Australia. This paper evaluates how nine government tourism agencies are responding to the issue of climate change in Australia. Information on climate change, sustainability and going green is drawn from the corporate websites, annual reports, tourism plans, fact sheets, and case studies produced by these government tourism agencies from 2007 to 2010. The paper critically evaluates how government tourism agencies are addressing climate change issues, by promoting carbon reduction initiatives and carbon offsetting schemes for tourism operators. Climate change tourism responses are more developed in Australian states with climate change policies and in destinations vulnerable to the impacts of climate change or dependent on long haul travellers.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of CAUTHE.
Depositing User: Dr Narelle Beaumont
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 06:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; Australia; government tourism agencies; mitigation; carbon offset
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18695

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