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posted on 03.03.2022, 16:11 authored by Aine Conaghan, James Hanrahan, Emmet McLoughlinEmmet McLoughlin
The increased attention paid to sustainable management in tourism destinations has been considerable. However, the genuine demand for sustainable tourism in Ireland has been inadequately researched. Th is study discussing the attitudes of key stakeholders on sustainable tourism in Ireland bridges this gap in knowledge by providing baseline findings as part of a nationwide study examining the demand for sustainable tourism. While literature reveals the shift towards the sustainable management of tourism destinations is being consolidated at an international level. Key stakeholders acknowledged that all tourism should be sustainable and stressed the importance of having a sustainable tourism industry in Ireland. Yet challenges included factors potentially preventing businesses converting to sustainable tourism such as detailed information and the perceived costs incurred. Also there was a low awareness of sustainable tourism certification from holidaymakers. Th is study contributes new knowledge on the attitudes of the key stakeholders on sustainable tourism in Ireland. Also the framework developed for the assessment may be used in future in the context of a possible longitudinal study.

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Published in

Tourism : An International Interdisciplinary Journal

Publisher

Institute for Tourism & Croatian Tourist Board

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

McLoughlin, E., Conaghan, A. and Hanrahan, J. (2015) 'The Attitudes of the key Stakeholders on Sustainable Tourism in Ireland: The Holidaymaker and Tourism Enterprise Perspective', Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 63(3), pp.275-293

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Authors

Emmet McLoughlin

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • WCTR (Welsh Centre for Tourism Research)

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Language

en