A survey of 83 environmentally certified Queensland tourism operators undertaken by Associate Professor Heather Zeppel and Dr Narelle Beaumont of the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, has found that 88% of the operators consider climate change an important issue for tourism and agree that it is important to reduce the carbon footprint of their tourism business.
They have adopted a range of carbon mitigation measures, the most popular being energy-efficiency initiatives and waste reduction. However, relatively few have participated in a carbon offsetting program.
Details of the tourism project and survey results are available on the project webpage at USQ’s Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development: http://www.usq.edu.au/acsbd/projects/tourism.
Please also refer to the Publications page on the ACSBD website at http://www.usq.edu.au/acsbd/publications for details of other publications and links to working papers that have emanated from this research project.