Green at home. Green on the road?: an examination of whether individuals who practice eco-sustainable behaviors in their daily lives maintain these habits while travelling

Aday, James Brian and Phelan, Kelly Virginia (2013) Green at home. Green on the road?: an examination of whether individuals who practice eco-sustainable behaviors in their daily lives maintain these habits while travelling. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, 5 1: 30-58.

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Author Aday, James Brian
Phelan, Kelly Virginia
Title Green at home. Green on the road?: an examination of whether individuals who practice eco-sustainable behaviors in their daily lives maintain these habits while travelling
Journal name Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
ISSN 1985-8914
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 30
End page 58
Total pages 29
Place of publication Shah Alam, Malaysia
Publisher Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Language eng
Abstract Recent data indicates eco-sustainable tourism accounts for an increasing percentage of total worldwide tourism receipts. The economic influence, leveraged with the positive environmental implications associated with sustainability practices, has resulted in the emergence of eco-sustainability as an up and coming area of study. This study aims to examine whether tourists who employ eco-sustainable practices in their daily routines maintain these practices while traveling. This research will essentially bridge the gap between conflicting research which indicates a willingness to pay more, and studies which exhibit price sensitivity in relation to travelers’ green tendencies. Furthermore, this study will help to ascertain whether tourists seek out environmentally-friendly properties, or whether these entities are viewed as simply a convenience while travelling. This research is unique in its approach, since it examines which traits consumers are looking for in a green hospitality business and whether these firms benefit financially from increased demand if environmentally conscious policies are adopted.
Keyword Eco-sustainability
Green tourism
Eco-tourism
Environmental protection
Eco-conscious
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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