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  1. Tourists´ willingness to pay for green hotel practices

    Borisenko, Sofya
    It is critical to gain a better comprehension of customers’ desire to stay at eco-friendly hotels and support their efforts by paying a premium, as it can lead hotels still hesitant to become greener to start considering this possibility. This dissertation is particularly aimed to find out whether there is a relationship between environmental concerns of tourists and their willingness to pay (WTP) a premium for green hotels. The study thus explores such constructs as WTP and environmental worldviews, but also delves into preferred green hotel practices, as understanding WTP for each specific practice is important to design more efficient sustainable programs. In this study, environmental worldviews...

  2. Beyond the perfect wave : environmental awareness of surf tourism : a case study of Peniche, Portugal

    Springwald, Sarah,
    This dissertation was conducted in fulfillment of the requirements for a Master degree in Sustainable Tourism Management at the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in Peniche, Portugal. The sustainability of surf destinations has gained considerable attention over the last decades and surfers have been identified as key stakeholders for the planning and development of sustainable surf tourism. In order to achieve changes in people’s behavior, it is important to gain insights into their beliefs and values and how these influence their decisions. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assess surf tourists´ environmental awareness...

  3. Climate change impacts on destination choice : a case of Peniche

    Guliyeva, Ilaha
    As climate change gains more concern from global context, the literature in this area is growing rapidly, especially giving more attention to the researches on the relationship between climate change and tourism. This thesis examines the potential impacts of climate change on destination choice and how these impacts may influence choice of tourists visiting Peniche. Therefore, Peniche, a small coastal city in Portugal, has been chosen as a case study and quantitative method was applied for the research through conducting a questionnaire to the domestic and international tourists visiting Peniche. The findings show that despite of climate change impacts, the majority of...

  4. O Museu Nacional Grão Vasco e o Centro Histórico de Viseu

    Mateus, José Manuel Gorgulho
    A presente Dissertação de Mestrado aborda a relação entre o Centro Histórico de Viseu e o Desenvolvimento Sustentável, através de um workshop criativo para o Serviço Educativo do Museu Nacional Grão Vasco, no contexto da função social dos museus. Propõe a seguinte questão para investigação: “Pode o MNGV contribuir para a educação sobre o Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Centro Histórico de Viseu?” O projeto foi desenvolvido na perspetiva da recente “Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape”, da Unesco, que representa a visão mais atual sobre esta problemática, e o público-alvo foi constituído por um grupo de 11 estudantes pré-universitários. É um projeto pluridisciplinar,...

  5. NECSTouR: Towards a more sustainable European tourism policy influenced by regions

    Krucso, Gergo
    This internship report identifies my performed work as policy assistant at the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism. The report offers a unique insight into the organisation's everyday functioning. Preceded by a literature review which is intended to examine the policy arena where NECSTouR operates. The primary target of this report is to provide an overall view on modern European tourism policy, its nature in sustainability and data. Secondly, it discovers the basis of NECSTouR and its strategy to influence policy. The paper clearly points out those areas where the EU needs to act for sustainability. In...

  6. Business plan for the wilderness guide cooperative Äes

    Pöysä, Antti Emil
    Thesis in Finnish is opinnäytetyö, a word that can be translated as "showcasing of what has been learned". Firstly, this business plan is written to apply, as versatilely as possible, what I have learned in the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics Berlin's Bachelor in International Business program and later in the Polytechnic of Leiria's Master in Sustainable Tourism Management program. Secondly, the business plan utilises my experience and networks in organising up to three week wilderness tours, which I have done in more or less wild environments in Finland, Portugal, and Russia. The reasoning and justifications in this plan are possibly more thorough than...

  7. Business plan for the wilderness guide cooperative Äes

    Pöysä, Antti Emil
    Thesis in Finnish is opinnäytetyö, a word that can be translated as "showcasing of what has been learned". Firstly, this business plan is written to apply, as versatilely as possible, what I have learned in the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics Berlin's Bachelor in International Business program and later in the Polytechnic of Leiria's Master in Sustainable Tourism Management program. Secondly, the business plan utilises my experience and networks in organising up to three week wilderness tours, which I have done in more or less wild environments in Finland, Portugal, and Russia. The reasoning and justifications in this plan are possibly more thorough than...

  8. The sustainability of surfing tourism destinations :a case study of Peniche, Portugal

    Teixeira, Afonso Gonçalves
    The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of the current state of the surfing tourism industry in Peniche, Portugal, and to perform a sustainability-oriented analysis of its development. Also, this thesis represents an attempt to contribute to the overall field of surfing tourism, specifically to a better understanding of the implications of this form of tourism’s development in developed country settings. A thorough review of the literature on surfing tourism was performed, which suggested that a proper contribution to the understanding of the issues surrounding the sustainability of surfing tourism destinations should be based on the...

  9. The sustainability of surfing tourism destinations :a case study of Peniche, Portugal

    Teixeira, Afonso Gonçalves
    The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of the current state of the surfing tourism industry in Peniche, Portugal, and to perform a sustainability-oriented analysis of its development. Also, this thesis represents an attempt to contribute to the overall field of surfing tourism, specifically to a better understanding of the implications of this form of tourism’s development in developed country settings. A thorough review of the literature on surfing tourism was performed, which suggested that a proper contribution to the understanding of the issues surrounding the sustainability of surfing tourism destinations should be based on the...

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