Environment-friendly tourists: what do we really know about them?

Dolnicar, Sara, Crouch, Geoffrey I. and Long, Patrick (2008) Environment-friendly tourists: what do we really know about them?. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 16 2: 197-210. doi:10.2167/jost738.0

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Author Dolnicar, Sara
Crouch, Geoffrey I.
Long, Patrick
Title Environment-friendly tourists: what do we really know about them?
Journal name Journal of Sustainable Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-9582
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2167/jost738.0
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 210
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Sustainable tourism and ecotourism have now been researched in depth for some years. This paper highlights that researchers still have only a limited understanding of what tourist behaviour can be considered as sustainable, and little consensus about who environment-friendly tourists (EFTs) actually are. This study reviews theoretical and empirical studies by tourism researchers, and explores work done on environment-friendly behaviour in other disciplines. Results indicate that operationalisations of EFTs are inconsistent and, at times, do not ensure that EFTs are actually studied, thus jeopardising the quality of cumulative knowledge on this critical issue. There is little insight into who EFTs are. Suggestions for future work are made, which would develop more reliable and generalisable insights into EFT profiles.
Keyword Ecotourists
Environment-friendly tourists
Responsible tourists
Sustainable tourism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
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