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Willingness to pay versus actual behavior

Willingness to pay versus actual behavior – are we actually supporting sustainable tourism businesses?

Trends in Food Trucks: The use of local food

The constant shifts in the food industry can be attributed to the diversity of consumer tastes and consumer awareness of global procurement issues. This increased concern for sustainability, food security, food safety and nutrition, has led consumers to start dictating [...]

Green marketing in hotels shows increased guest satisfaction

Due to environmental impacts, multiple studies have outlined the need for sustainability within hospitality sector. Waste and water bills account for between 15-20% of[...]

Green hotels confuse consumers

Although there are many statistics claiming the consumer is interested, there is one fundamental issue – information is not standardized and making choices for green hotels is not easy for consumers.

Community Based Tourism Gives Sustainability a Local Flair

Recent growth and popularity has made sustainable tourism better known and has lead to the introduction of many addition alternative forms of tourism that focus on the[...]

Eco-Friendly Beaches Lead to Higher Profits

As the spring and summer months approach, our heads begin to fill with thoughts of sun, sand and surf, but with every beach offering plenty of all three, locations need to find other ways of setting themselves apart from the competition. Many beaches in Europe and now O[...]

“Green” practices in British Columbia’s B&B industry

Numerous studies have examined environmental practices in hotels (Winter & Azimi, 2006; Johnson, 2008; Hanna, 2008; Gunter, 2008; Bohdanowicz, 2005), but very few [...]

The status of carbon offsetting programs in North America

Carbon offsetting is a controversial practice to reduce one’s carbon footprint; however, this practice has spread worldwide in the last decade. Offsetting attempts to [...]

Canadian Travel Agents and Carbon Offsets

In 2006, 26,400 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide were emitted into the atmosphere, of which tourism contributed 5% (UNWTO, 2008). Of that 5%, air travel was responsible for 40% and land travel for 36%. The relationship between climate change and tourism is interwoven and[...]

Younger, Less Affluent Travellers Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Tourism

Although there has been a continuous increase in global tourism despite the economic recession (902 [...]
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