Return to IY 2017

Richer Experiences, Less Resources

We invite partners to use our innovative behaviour change system in a controlled trail. This can be researched by Griffith Institute for Tourism to measure behaviour change, resource use and guest satisfaction. The project will include full training and free use of the system. Results will provide insightful benchmarks for property managers and fill data gaps.

Engaging guests to partner with tourism accommodation to make the experience fun and more sustainable

Engaging guests to partner with tourism accommodation to make the experience fun and more sustainable

The aims of our project are to:

a) Drive change in tourism by encouraging the uptake of sustainable practices by trialling the system with partner tourist accommodation sites to save energy and water, encourage guests to take sustainable activities and direct fiscal savings to local biodiversity conservation
b) Build the capacity of tourism staff through persuasive communication training that empowers their guest engagement – training by International Centre for Responsible Tourism, so accommodation business can be scaled up
c) Introduce building owners and tourism practitioners to sustainable reporting (measuring, monitoring and setting saving benchmarks) that increases technical knowledge
d) Conduct mixed method research data collection during trial to assist savings guest engagement, impact on guest satisfaction and identify capacity building opportunities from existing staff
e) Attract grant funding support progress from research to action by sharing findings with STG 10YFP, an example of the International Year 2017 of Sustainable Tourism for Development and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

 

Partners from the following sectors are welcomed to discuss participation

 

  • Accreditation/Certification Programmes
  • Destination Management Organisations
  • Large scale hotel/resort/apartment companies
  • SME accommodation providers

 

Project Plan Richer Experiences,Less Resources