Contemporary Challenges of Climate Change, Sustainable Tourism Consumption, and Destination Competitiveness Vol: 15

Timo Ohnmacht
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

Julianna Priskin
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

Jürg Stettler
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

Product Details
12 Sep 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
184 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
This volume presents twenty updated and new theories of travelers’ decisions and behaviors. It describes the advances in theory construction and practical applications of theory in the disciplines of tourism, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment (THLE) research. The chapters all build on the grand models appearing in these four literature streams during 1965-2015.

This approach is comprehensive in both coverage and depth with regard to constructing, testing, and applying theories of travelers’ decisions and behaviors, which includes original work in updating grand theories and micro (algorithm-conscious and non-conscious based) theories of travelers’ decisions and behavior. This volume is the first to fully recognize and construct theories across the THLE discipline.

This volume describes the synergies, symbioses, and serendipity occurring in THLE behavior. It tears down researchers' parochial fences of what is and is not tourism, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment. The time has arrived tor tourism to embrace hospitality, hospitality to embrace tourism, and all to embrace leisure and entertainment, and this volume serves as a catalyst to accomplish this embrace.

Chapter 1. 'Sommerfrische' in Times of Climate Change: A Qualitative Analysis of Historical and Recent Perceptions of the Term; Fabian Weber, Maria Juschten, Carina Fanninger, Wiebke Unbehaun, Christiane Brandenburg, Alexandra Jiricka-Pürrer and Christina Czachs
Chapter 2. Antecedents to the Performances of Mountain Ropeway Companies: Empirical Evidence for Switzerland; Philipp Luetolf and Gabrielle Wanzenried
Chapter 3. Perceived Social–Environmental and Emotional Well-Being as a Benefit of Sustainable Tourism Products and Services; Friederike Vinzenz, Werner Wirth, Julianna Priskin, Sindhuri Ponnapureddy and Timo Ohnmacht
Chapter 4. Willingness to Pay vs. Actual Behaviour: Sustainable Procurement at Festivals; Rachel Dodds, Brittany Jenkins, Wayne Smith and Robert E. Pitts
Chapter 5. Tourists' Perceptions of and Intentions to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Bangkok; Natrawan Amornpornwiwat and Supara Kapasuwan
Chapter 6. Territorial Planning as a Creative Tool for the Upgrading of Cultural; Aleksandra Djukić, Vladan Djokić and Branislav Antonić
Chapter 7. A Conceptual Framework of Commercial Hospitality: Perception of tourists in Thailand and Switzerland; Jürg Stettler, Barbara Rosenberg-Taufer, Lukas Huck, Anna Amacher Hoppler, Julia Huilla, Jürg Schwarz and Chanin Yoopetch
Chapter 8. Sustainable Tourism Development and Thai Cultural Heritage; Roberto B. Gozzoli
Timo Ohnmacht is a sociologist at the Institute of Tourism at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. His research focuses on the interrelation of tourism mobilities and modernity, and leisure and tourism travel. He studied transportation and sociology at the Technical University of Berlin, University of Lancaster (UK), and ETH Zurich.
Julianna Priskin is a lecturer at the Institute of Tourism at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She is an expert in sustainable tourism management, having 15 years applied research and consulting experience from Australia, Canada, and Switzerland. She is currently involved with various projects focusing on understanding the demand side of sustainable tourism, including how to effectively market and communicate sustainable tourism products to different tourism markets.
Jürg Stettler is a lecturer, Deputy Dean, Head of Institute, and Head of Research at the Institute of Tourism at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He studied business administration and political economy at the University of Berne. One of the projects he has been involved with in past years includes the analysis of the sustainable effects of the UEFA EURO 2008 tournament in Switzerland.

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