Specialist accommodation operations in North Queensland: barriers to the implementation of environmental management practices

Carmody, Julie, and Zeppel, Heather (2009) Specialist accommodation operations in North Queensland: barriers to the implementation of environmental management practices. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 10 (3-4). pp. 201-213.

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Abstract

There are situational variables affecting the implementation of environmental management practices by specialist (or boutique) accommodation operators located near protected areas in Far North Queensland. These styles of accommodation are small, owner-operated establishments offering special activities, features or services to the guest and have a high host–guest interaction. From a survey sample of 101 specialist accommodation operations, 30 owners were personally interviewed at their establishment to better understand key factors affecting the implementation of environmental management practices for water, energy, waste and other sustainable practices. Environmental management techniques that are both simple and cost-effective are easily implemented by specialist accommodation operators. However, situational factors such as cost, lack of knowledge, climatic conditions, available municipal infrastructure and legislation appear to impede the uptake of some sustainable management practices.

Item ID: 5673
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: environmental management techniques; framework of environmental behaviour; North Queensland; specialist accommodation operations; energy; water; sustainable practices; waste management
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ISSN: 1741-5187
Date Deposited: 23 May 2010 23:53
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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