Embedding stakeholders in sustainable tourism strategies

Waligo, Victoria, Clarke, Jackie and Hawkins, Rebecca (2015) Embedding stakeholders in sustainable tourism strategies. Annals of Tourism Research, 55 . pp. 90-93. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

This research explains how the involvement of stakeholders in sustainable tourism (ST) strategies can be enhanced. The study was inspired by the persistent failure of ST proponents to recognise the significance of stakeholder management processes in the implementation of ST strategies. The ‘Traffic Light Routes’ framework is proposed with the Green Route forming the most desirable strategy for adoption by managers, and the Amber Route and the Red Route completing the construct. The ‘Traffic Light Routes’ emerged from a study of an award-winning ST initiative in the South West of the United Kingdom encompassing focus group research and interviews with a cross section of stakeholders. In recognition of the global significance of sustainable development, the ‘Traffic Light Routes’ framework contributes towards the bigger picture of ST realisation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Available online 25 September 2015
Keywords (uncontrolled): Sustainability, Stakeholder Involvement, Traffic Light Routes
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 17703
Notes on copyright: © 2015. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Victoria Waligo
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 16:02
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 23:53
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17703

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