What do tourism students know about sustainability and sustainable tourism? An exploratory study of Latin American students

Camargo, Blanca A. and Gretzel, Ulrike (2017) What do tourism students know about sustainability and sustainable tourism? An exploratory study of Latin American students. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 1-17. doi:10.1080/15313220.2017.1294038


Author Camargo, Blanca A.
Gretzel, Ulrike
Title What do tourism students know about sustainability and sustainable tourism? An exploratory study of Latin American students
Journal name Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1531-3239
1531-3220
Publication date 2017-02-24
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15313220.2017.1294038
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract While research has started to pay attention to the content and delivery of sustainable tourism education, little is known about what students actually know and feel with respect to sustainability. This preliminary study explores students’ knowledge of and attitudes toward sustainable tourism as well as their sense of competence and empowerment to make sustainability-related decisions. The focus was on Latin America, where tourism has caused severe negative impacts and where sustainability knowledge and skills are most needed to protect fragile natural and cultural resources. Results show that although most tourism students think sustainable tourism is important, they have limited knowledge of sustainability principles and technical aspects related to sustainable tourism. Implications for teaching are discussed.
Keyword Assessments
Latin America
Sustainability
Sustainability pedagogy
Tourism education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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