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Critical relationship between climate change awareness and action: An origin-based perspective

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dc.contributor.author Schott, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-02T04:21:06Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-07T02:33:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-02T04:21:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-07T02:33:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/19352
dc.description.abstract While it is now widely accepted by scientists and governments that human activity contributes to climate change, there is a lack of understanding whether this realisation is now gaining greater attraction with the general public than it had 5 or 10 years ago. Additional gaps in knowledge relate to the link between awareness and action, which could be hypothesised to have become stronger in light of evidence being produced of some projected climate changes occurring already. This article examines climate change awareness and the link with travel-related decision-making by adopting an under-utilised origin perspective in Wellington, New Zealand. The findings, generated by a household mail survey, indicate that the majority of the respondents are aware of tourism’s contribution to climate change and think that it is likely that their lives in New Zealand will be negatively affected by climate change. However, when examining the respondents’ recent holiday decision-making, it is evident that for the overwhelming majority, climate change awareness does not appear to influence travel-related decisions. This article concludes by discussing demand-focused measures aimed at reducing the GHG emissions generated by tourism. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 18(1/2), 21 - 34 en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/ 10.1080/10941665.2012.697648 en_NZ
dc.rights This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism on 19 June 2012, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/ 10.1080/10941665.2012.697648 en_NZ
dc.rights.uri http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/beyondpublication/index.asp
dc.subject Leisure travel, climate change mitigation, awareness, travel behaviour, New Zealand en_NZ
dc.title Critical relationship between climate change awareness and action: An origin-based perspective en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Management School en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 150606 Tourism Behaviour and Visitor Experience en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Journal Contribution - Research Article en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder Taylor & Francis en_NZ

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