publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Young Tourists and Sustainability. Profiles, Attitudes, and Implications for Destination Strategies

Buffa, Federica;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Oct 2015 Journal: Sustainability (issn: 2071-1050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Abstract
Global trends highlight the growing tourist interest in authentic and sustainable holiday experiences. Designing strategies that enable destinations to catch this tourist segment is, therefore, becoming more and more important for competitiveness. A long-term outlook calls into question the “next generation” of actual and potential tourists, i.e., young people: understanding their attitude towards sustainability is paramount to drive tourism development in a direction which is coherent to the forthcoming demand. Drawing from an ad hoc survey of 1156 members of the largest Italian association of student and youth tourism, this contribution (a) discusses youth att...
Subjects
free text keywords: destination strategy, TD194-195, Renewable energy sources, young tourists, youth behaviors, sustainable tourism, sustainability, tourist profile, TJ807-830, GE1-350, youth attitudes, Environmental sciences, Environmental effects of industries and plants
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8. Coghlan, A. Linking natural resource management to tourist satisfaction. J. Sustain. Tour. 2012, 20, 41-58.

9. McIntosh, A.J.; Prentice, R.C. Affirming authenticity-Consuming cultural heritage. Ann. Tour. Res. 1999, 26, 589-612.

10. Noy, C. This trip really changed me. Ann. Tour. Res. 2004, 31, 78-102.

11. Walker, K.; Moscardo, G. Encouraging sustainability beyond the tourist experience. J. Sustain. Tour. 2014, 22, 1175-1196.

12. Wang, N. Rethinking Authenticity in Tourism Experience. Ann. Tour. Res. 1999, 26, 349-370.

13. Sedmak, G.; Mihalič, T. Authenticity in mature seaside resorts. Ann. Tour. Res. 2008, 35, 1007-1031.

14. Pearce, D.G.; Schänzel, H.A. Destination management: The tourists' perspective. J. Destin. Mark. Manag. 2013, 2, 137-145.

15. Beritelli, P.; Laesser, C. Getting the cash-cow directors on board-An alternative view on financing DMOs. J. Destin. Mark. Manag. 2014, 2, 213-220.

133 references, page 1 of 9
Abstract
Global trends highlight the growing tourist interest in authentic and sustainable holiday experiences. Designing strategies that enable destinations to catch this tourist segment is, therefore, becoming more and more important for competitiveness. A long-term outlook calls into question the “next generation” of actual and potential tourists, i.e., young people: understanding their attitude towards sustainability is paramount to drive tourism development in a direction which is coherent to the forthcoming demand. Drawing from an ad hoc survey of 1156 members of the largest Italian association of student and youth tourism, this contribution (a) discusses youth att...
Subjects
free text keywords: destination strategy, TD194-195, Renewable energy sources, young tourists, youth behaviors, sustainable tourism, sustainability, tourist profile, TJ807-830, GE1-350, youth attitudes, Environmental sciences, Environmental effects of industries and plants
133 references, page 1 of 9

Dwyer, L.; Edwards, D.; Mistilis, N.; Roman, C.; Scott, N. Destination and enterprise management for a tourism future. Tour. Manag. 2009, 30, 63-74.

Chhabra, D. Understanding authenticity and its determinants. J. Travel Res. 2005, 44, 64-73.

Cohen, E. Authenticity and commoditization in tourism. Ann. Tour. Res. 1988, 15, 371-386.

Ferrari, S.; Adamo, G.E. Autenticità e risorse locali come attrattive turistiche. Sinergie 2005, 66, 80-112. (In Italian).

5. Hughes, G. Authenticity in tourism. Ann. Tour. Res. 1995, 22, 781-803.

6. Yeoman, I.; Brass, D.; McMahon-Beattie, U. Current issue in tourism. Tour. Manag. 2007, 28, 1128-1138.

7. Taylor, J.P. Authenticity and Sincerity in Tourism. Ann. Tour. Res. 2001, 28, 7-26.

8. Coghlan, A. Linking natural resource management to tourist satisfaction. J. Sustain. Tour. 2012, 20, 41-58.

9. McIntosh, A.J.; Prentice, R.C. Affirming authenticity-Consuming cultural heritage. Ann. Tour. Res. 1999, 26, 589-612.

10. Noy, C. This trip really changed me. Ann. Tour. Res. 2004, 31, 78-102.

11. Walker, K.; Moscardo, G. Encouraging sustainability beyond the tourist experience. J. Sustain. Tour. 2014, 22, 1175-1196.

12. Wang, N. Rethinking Authenticity in Tourism Experience. Ann. Tour. Res. 1999, 26, 349-370.

13. Sedmak, G.; Mihalič, T. Authenticity in mature seaside resorts. Ann. Tour. Res. 2008, 35, 1007-1031.

14. Pearce, D.G.; Schänzel, H.A. Destination management: The tourists' perspective. J. Destin. Mark. Manag. 2013, 2, 137-145.

15. Beritelli, P.; Laesser, C. Getting the cash-cow directors on board-An alternative view on financing DMOs. J. Destin. Mark. Manag. 2014, 2, 213-220.

133 references, page 1 of 9
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Young Tourists and Sustainability. Profiles, Attitudes, and Implications for Destination Strategies

Buffa, Federica;