Ahead of their time? barriers to action in green tourism firms

Nadia Tzschentke, David Kirk, Paul Lynch

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    Abstract

    This paper presents findings from a qualitative research investigation into tourism firms and the environment. It focuses on the factors preventing a sample of small environmentally accredited businesses from undertaking further action. Attitudinal, financial and operational factors are identified. It argues that in order to encourage businesses to undertake environmentally responsible practices the conditions in which they operate must be favourable; these include adequate support and infrastructure. Crucial, however, is addressing widespread scepticism towards environmental alternatives in both the public and operators, so as to make 'going green' commercially viable.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages167-178
    Number of pages11
    JournalServices Industries Journal
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Keywords

    • environment
    • tourist firms
    • tourism
    • leisure
    • hospitality industry
    • hospitality

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    Tzschentke, Nadia ; Kirk, David ; Lynch, Paul. / Ahead of their time? barriers to action in green tourism firms. In: Services Industries Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 167-178.
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