Archive for July, 2013

The paradox of poverty amidst the plenty of nature.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr. Felicité A. Fairer-Wessles discusses poverty alleviation and community empowerment for sustainable tourism development. She presents the case of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park in South Africa.

From city slicker to roo carer

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The journey of a wildlife volunteerism.

Ms. Eunice Tan discusses key concepts in volunteer tourism,and relates this to a case of wildlife voluntourism experiences, learning and transformation of self.


Building community capacity by developing regional business networks

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr Anna Blackmann presents a case study of how coaching can help build capacity in tourism businesses. She includes a case study among business owners and networks in north eastern Australia.


Sustainability initiatives in destination communities: Do they matter to tourists?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr Laura Murphy (with prof. Gianna Moscardo) discuss sustainability initiative in destination and whether they matter to tourists. They present the case of Magnetic Island of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. A profile of committed sustainable tourists is presented.



Striving for environmental sustainability through tourism

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr. Peter Varga presents a case of environmental sustainability, tourism stakeholders and conflicts in Equador.


Assessing community quality of life in the context of tourism

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr Chia-Pin (Simon) Yu presents a study of residents perceptions of tourism on the quality of life in Orange County, Indiana, USA.


Measuring tourism

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Developing a regional level framework for assessing tourism impacts.

Dr Elena Konovalo (with co-authors Drs Laurie Murphy and Gianna Moscardo) presents a systematic framework for measuring the social impacts of tourism.