Identity and tourism mobility: an exploration of the attitude–behaviour gap

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleIdentity and tourism mobility: an exploration of the attitude–behaviour gap Author(S)Julia F. Hibbert (Author)
Abstract  This paper explores the attitude–behaviour gap from an identity perspective in order to better understand why tourists act sustainably at “home” but not when “away”. The majority of tourism-related CO2 emissions stems from transport. Behavioural change is a possible way to reduce those emissions. However, research indicates that instigating behavioural change within tourism is problematic, because of the attitude–behaviour gap. Studies suggest that understanding the role of identity and tourism mobility could explain this gap; this paper researches that idea, using a narrative approach to explore the travel life histories of 24 participants, with a second interview to examine how interviewees viewed their tourism activity in the light of environmental debates and concerns ...Paginationp 999-1016
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsTourism
Journal TitleJournal of Sustainable Tourism  
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