Accessible tourism and sustainability: a discussion and case study

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dc.contributor.author Darcy, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Cameron, Bruce en_US
dc.contributor.author Pegg, Shane en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T08:49:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009004829 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Darcy, Simon, Cameron, Bruce, and Pegg, Shane 2010, 'Accessible tourism and sustainability: a discussion and case study', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 515-537. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0966-9582 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12593
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the concept of accessible tourism and its links with triple-bottomline (TBL) sustainability. Accessible tourism is reviewed through some of its central features including dimensions of access, universal design and the nexus between ageing and disability. The TBL is then examined to better understand the financial, environmental and social considerations that arise from accessible tourism. The research design used in this explorative research incorporated a case study approach, where a business case study instrument was developed. Methods included a Delphi group, review of management information systems, in-depth interviews with key informants, observation and participant observation. The study results revealed that rather than accessible tourism being a single construct, it forms one critical dimension of a series of interrelated, overlapping and interdependent business arrangements that extend beyond the business entity through a series of social networks within the destination region. It is argued that to properly satisfy the accessible tourism market, a more sophisticated understanding of accessible destination experiences is needed by tourism operators. The case study illustrates the considerable size and multi-niche markets served by accessible tourism destinations, the good fit between accessible tourism and TBL sustainable tourism, and the need for further research. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article publishd in Darcy, S., Cameron, B., & Pegg, S. (2010). Accessible tourism and sustainability: a discussion and case study. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 18(4), 515 - 537. Journal of Sustainable Tourism is avaliable online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09669581003690668 en_US
dc.title Accessible tourism and sustainability: a discussion and case study en_US
dc.parent Journal of Sustainable Tourism (Building a Decommodified Research Paradigm in Tourism: The Contribution of NGOs) en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 515 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 537 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150606 en_US
dc.personcode 910031 en_US
dc.personcode 034547 en_US
dc.personcode 0000035741 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords accessible tourism; business case study; business case instrument; triple bottom line; universal design; ageing; disability en_US


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