Managing ethical consumption in tourism

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Weeden, Clare and Boluk, Karla (2014) Managing ethical consumption in tourism [Edited Collections]

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Abstract

Neither the tourism industry nor the tourist has responded convincingly to calls for more responsibility in tourism. Ethical consumption places pressure on travellers to manage a large number of decisions at a time when hedonic motivations threaten to override other priorities. Unsurprisingly, tensions occur and compromises are made. This book offers new insight into the motivations that influence tourists and their decision-making. It explores how consumers navigate the responsible tourism market place, and provide a rich understanding of the challenges facing those seeking to encourage travellers to become responsible. Not only will the book provide an improved interpretation of the complexity of ethical consumption in tourism, but it will also offer a variety of stakeholders a deeper understanding of: The key challenges facing stakeholders in the production and consumption of responsible tourism How ethical consumers can be influenced to consume ethically The gaps in consumer knowledge and furthermore, broaden the appeal for individuals to make more informed ethical decisions How tour operators can respond to this emerging market by innovative product development How to design informative marketing communications to encourage a greater uptake for responsible holidays How destinations can tailor their products to the ethical consumer market How destination communities and management organisations can target responsible tourists through the provision of sustainable alternatives to mass-market holiday products.

Item Type: Edited Collections
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism Ethics; Sustainability; Tourism and the Environment; Tourism Development/Impacts; Environment & Society; Business Ethics
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
N000 Business and Management > N500 Marketing > N580 Tourism and Travel Marketing
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N260 Sport, Leisure and Recreation Management
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 10:39
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12049

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