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Travel Practice Ethics - what is it, and how is it connected to undermine sustainable tourism

Dear Colleagues,

"Travel industry experts agree that ethics is one of the most relevant issues for tourism
businesses, especially for human resources management in the industry. Due to the intense
service orientation of the product, several types of unethical practices are quite frequent."

This is the start of an article from the Encycloedia of Sustainable Tourism, which may interest you, especially the interrelations between the rise of "Ethical Consumerism" on the one hand, and "Common Unethical Tourism Business Practices" - a challenging issue in sustainable tourism: it can crucially undermine "sustainable growth" leading into the collaps of quality and product values...

Here is the access to this article: Friedl, H. A. (2017). Travel Practice Ethics. In: Lowry, L. (Ed.) The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism (1325-1329). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Thanks, Harry

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Ceterum censeo mutationem climae esse vincendem.

(Incidentally, I think that global warming must be defeated) 

 

Prof. (FH) Mag. Mag. Dr. Harald A. Friedl
Assoc. Professor for Sustainability and Ethics in Tourism
Institute for  Health and Tourism Management
FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied Sciences
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 24
8344 Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
Phone office +43-316/5453-6725
Phone mobil: +43-699/191.44.250
eMail: harald.friedl@fh-joanneum.at
Web: www.fh-joanneum.at/GMT

 

Dear Colleagues,
thanks a lot for viewing this post, as obviously, 42 members have taken a look on this post. My question to you is:
What was it, what was interesting you?
What did you exspect? What were you looking for? And did you find, what you were looking for?
So is it helpful to find linked articles? Or don't you simply care?

Some hints would be great, thanks.

Bye, Harry

Ceterum censeo mutationem climae esse vincendem.

(Incidentally, I think that global warming must be defeated) 

 

Prof. (FH) Mag. Mag. Dr. Harald A. Friedl
Assoc. Professor for Sustainability and Ethics in Tourism
Institute for  Health and Tourism Management
FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied Sciences
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 24
8344 Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
Phone office +43-316/5453-6725
Phone mobil: +43-699/191.44.250
eMail: harald.friedl@fh-joanneum.at
Web: www.fh-joanneum.at/GMT

 

Thank you Harry for this opening. There is some  discussions in Finland related to ethics in tourism especially in Lapland where tourism has been growing very quickly. For instance seaonal workers and students doing internships are required to work long days with minimum salary. The lodging offered to these sesonal workers is not corresponding to general standars of living in Finland and still it can be rather costy.  In urban area the outsourced cleaning services is one of the main problems. Big companies offering cleaning services e.g. to hotels take benefit of people with immigrant background offering them really poor contracts.

As researchers we should discuss these issues even if we might end up with making also some univeristy partners upset. Without discussion there will be no change.

Tourism and ethics is an important topics, and its importance might grow in the future. Ethics is closely related to both sustainable and responsible tourism and tourism development. In studies conducted in Finland, Finnish travelers a aware of the principles of sustainable and responsible tourism. They appreciate travel intermediaries following those principles. At the destination level, Finns are interested in the well-being of especially people working in the tourism sector, human and animal rights as well as the protection of local culture and nature.