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Responsible tourism education of younger consumers: the role of mini-clubs in mountain resorts

Responsible tourism education of younger consumers: the role of mini-clubs in mountain resorts PurposeThe purpose of this viewpoint paper is to discuss whether children can play a role in the sustainability of the tourism industry as a whole.Design/methodology/approachThe paper is based on a literature review of key terms: sustainable tourism; mountain tourism; children; and empowerment.FindingsChildren could potentially play a role in the sustainability of tourism if they are empowered to do so. mini-clubs in mountain resorts could, for instance, contribute to their social empowerment using a catalytic strategy.Practical implicationsPractitioners involved in the sustainability of the tourism industry should investigate ways to make the sustainability endeavour of the industry more inclusive. As for academics, they should devote time for research on children, as they are an important stakeholder group for the industry.Originality/valueThis paper focusses on children in the tourism industry. There is a dearth of research in this area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

Responsible tourism education of younger consumers: the role of mini-clubs in mountain resorts

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes , Volume 12 (4): 11 – Jun 19, 2020

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/WHATT-05-2020-0022
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PurposeThe purpose of this viewpoint paper is to discuss whether children can play a role in the sustainability of the tourism industry as a whole.Design/methodology/approachThe paper is based on a literature review of key terms: sustainable tourism; mountain tourism; children; and empowerment.FindingsChildren could potentially play a role in the sustainability of tourism if they are empowered to do so. mini-clubs in mountain resorts could, for instance, contribute to their social empowerment using a catalytic strategy.Practical implicationsPractitioners involved in the sustainability of the tourism industry should investigate ways to make the sustainability endeavour of the industry more inclusive. As for academics, they should devote time for research on children, as they are an important stakeholder group for the industry.Originality/valueThis paper focusses on children in the tourism industry. There is a dearth of research in this area.

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 19, 2020

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