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dc.contributor.authorSowamber, Vishnee
dc.contributor.authorRamkissoon, Haywantee
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-17T15:44:58Z
dc.date.available2020-02-17T15:44:58Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-29
dc.identifier.citationSowamber, V., & Ramkissoon, H. R. (2019). 'Sustainable tourism as a catalyst for positive environmental change: the case of LUX* resorts and hotels'. In Gursoy, D., and Nunkoo, R. (eds). 'The routledge handbook of tourism impacts: Theoretical and applied perspectives'. Abingdon: Routledge.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781351025102
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781351025102-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624485
dc.description.abstractThe massive positive impacts through tourism on a country’s economy and environment are often understated and neglected. Despite the possible benefits, tourism development has been heavily criticized for its negative impacts on destinations. However, compared with other sectors, tourism has the ability to reach millions of diverse audiences from different countries annually for positive change. It has the capacity to create harmony in diversity. It brings everyone together on a common mission for a better future with a mindset of oneness and solidarity. The potential for positive environmental change is exponential. The needs and wants for travel and tourism continue to grow, and it would be intelligent to use this sector as a tool for positive change through multi-stakeholder dialogues and involvement. This chapter aims at exploring how a tourism operator has implemented a robust environmental initiative to align with the Paris Agreement and local environmental policies. The researchers use a case study approach of a major hotel group in Mauritius, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, comprising 10 hotels within the destinations Mauritius, Réunion Island, Maldives Island, China and Turkey. The chapter examines how the hotel group has implemented “Tread Lightly by LUX*” for environmental protection in its hotels and resorts. Opportunities and challenges in achieving successful implementation of the Tread Lightly by LUX* initiative are discussed. This chapter offers insights to practitioners and academics on how to view tourism as a tool for positive environmental change, with scope for future research.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351025102en_US
dc.subjectSustainable Tourismen_US
dc.subjectPositive environmental changeen_US
dc.titleSustainable tourism as a catalyst for positive environmental change: the case of LUX* resorts and hotelsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentMonash Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCurtin Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Johannesburgen_US
dc.source.booktitleThe Routledge Handbook of Tourism Impacts
dc.source.beginpage338
dc.source.endpage349
dcterms.dateAccepted2019
dc.author.detail786764en_US


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