sustainable tourism

26 05, 2015

A unique journey of education and enjoyment

By |May 26th, 2015|Article, Asia, Australia, Bali, Experiences, Field research, General information, Indonesia, international, International Tourism Context, introduction, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Melbourne, Myanmar, NHTV, sustainable tourism, TDM, TDM-Study, Tourism destination strategies|1 Comment

A unique journey of education and enjoyment – the TDM 2nd phase

10th May 2015 around 4pm @ Changi Airport. Whoever had watched us, 22 TDM students, disembarking the plane from Bali at this time wouldn’t have thought that we are well-traveled tourism master students. We more looked like a bunch of confused people making their […]

3 12, 2013

Sustainable Development of a Tourism Destination: Realism or Idealism [Thesis download]

By |December 3rd, 2013|sustainable tourism, TDM, Thesis|296 Comments

Thesis title: Sustainable Development of a Tourism Destination: Realism or Idealism? Evaluating the sustainability of a destination development project through community-based Ecotourism.
This paper by Master in Tourism Destination Management alumnus Wout Neckermann aims to find out whether ‘sustainable tourism’ is a valid sustainable development tool for ‘rural’ regions. Having volunteered as Project Assistant to the SwissContact […]

27 08, 2012

"Don't blight the land that feeds you" – How to perform well by doing good

By |August 27th, 2012|sustainable tourism, TDM, Thesis|0 Comments

After our three incredible months in Australia and South East Asia it was time to say good bye and to go different ways. For me this meant three additional months of travelling in Thailand, Cambodia and New Zealand. But not only for pleasure –also for gaining important insights and information for my upcoming master […]

25 11, 2011

Limitations and incentives for sustainable tourism development

By |November 25th, 2011|International Tourism Context, literature review, Master in Tourism Destination Management, sustainable tourism|0 Comments

This literature review is written by Ruta Dambyte as part of her NHTV Master in Tourism Destination Management.

The implementation of sustainable practices in tourism related companies is an object of discussions by many academics. There are various researches made about incentives and obstacles while switching towards sustainable business model (Le & Hollenhorst, 2005; La Lopa & Day, 2011). The scholars question if sustainability is a trend, a way to gain more profit (Higgins-Desbiolles, 2009) or moral duty (Jarvis, Simcock, Weeden, 2010). Moreover, the doubts are being expressed towards the existence of sustainability in tourism while being a very complex industry (Vukonovic, n.d.). Therefore, this literature review reefers to the main reasons limiting tourism related companies to implement sustainability, as well as the incentives to switch towards different business approach.

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25 11, 2011

Code of conduct in tourism and impacts on sustainable tourism

By |November 25th, 2011|International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management, sustainable tourism|0 Comments

This literature review is written by Soutchay Khounlabvisaed Akhom as part of his NHTV Master in Tourism Destination Management.
Tourism is a global phenomenon with its characteristic as a large and complex business industry. Therefore, planning, developing and managing the tourism industry for a long-term success is a very difficult task. In order to achieve […]