Hergesell, A 2017, 'Environmental commitment in holiday transport mode choice', International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 67-80.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This study aims to contribute to a better understanding of environmentally friendly consumers. It examines differences in holiday transport mode choices by persons' general level of environmental commitment across lifestyle domains. Adopting a marketing perspective, the study also explores transport mode perceptions and underlying product attribute preferences that may shape holiday transport mode choices. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopted Kaiser's (1998) General Ecological Behaviour scale to measure commitment to environmentally friendly behaviour. ANOVAs were run to examine differences in actual holiday travel behaviour and transport mode perceptions by level of environmental commitment. Pattern models were calculated to estimate differences in the relative importance of selected transport mode attributes (price, travel time, punctuality, accessibility, flexibility, comfort and environmental impact). Findings: The study findings suggest that differences exist in transport mode choices for train and car use, but not for plane use, namely, train users tend to be more environmentally committed and car users less so. Differences were also noted in transport mode perceptions, with more environmentally friendly consumers holding more favourable views of the train. Those who are more environmentally committed also placed greater importance on environmental impact and less importance on comfort and time in mode choice. Originality/value: The study applied an environmental scale thus far not used within tourism research. It also adopted a marketing perspective focused on product attributes to support the development of strategies to encourage environmentally friendly holiday transport mode choice.
Edwards, DC, Foley, CT, Dwyer, A, Schlenker, K & Hergesell, A 2014, 'Evaluating the economic contribution of a large indoor entertainment venues: an inscope expenditure study', Event Management: an international journal.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Hergesell, A & Dickinger, A 2013, 'Environmentally friendly holiday transport mode choices among students: the role of price, time and convenience', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 596-613.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Hergesell, A, Edwards, D & Zins, A 2018, 'Personal Interest (Ir)Responsible Tourists' in Liburd, J & Edwards, D (eds), Collaboration for Sustainable Tourism Development, Goodfellows, Oxford, pp. 77-92.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Collaboration does not imply a division of labour, which is often the essence of cooperation, but rests on the hypothesis that the sum of the work is more than its individual parts.
Aubke, F & Hergesell, A 2017, 'Networks for social capital building in tourism higher education' in Benckendorff, P & Zehrer, A (eds), Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 564-574.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Higher education institutions form a micro-cosmos in which students build social connections both inside and outside of the classroom. Some relations can be considered affective (e.g. friendships), some can be considered functional (e.g. group work). Some relations are formed voluntarily, some are induced. Some relations endure beyond the university context and reach into the private sphere; some relations are of limited duration. At any point in time, students engage in multiple social relationships and the networks these relationships form have, in turn, a significant effect on student academic performance (Baldwin et al. 1997; Cho et al. 2007; Rizzuto et al. 2009). The interdependence of social relationships and academic performance builds on the theory of social capital. The mastery of building and using relationships and thereby social capital has been defined as a key element of (higher) education and thus should find a place in modern curricula (Wilson 1997). Preparing students to become responsible leaders in tourism requires that students get the opportunity 1) to learn how to build social capital and use it to their own and society's benefit and 2) to develop and capitalize on a range of relations among each other at present and in the future. In order for universities to match this expectation, they need to go beyond a revision of classroom teaching and get a thorough understanding of the characteristics of student networks and the effects these features have on the network members before being able to actively encourage social capital building. The exploratory study presented in this chapter touches on these questions examining an intercultural tourism student setting and the characteristics of selected student networks. It also considers the impacts of those network characteristics on student performance. While the case study is context-specific and exploratory in nature, it can provide indicative insights into the interplay of network features ...
Foley, CT, Edwards, DC, Schlenker, K & Hergesell, A UTS 2014, Beyond Tourism Benefits: Building an International Profile, Future Convention Cities Initiative, pp. 1-81, Australia.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This is a study of Business Events held in Seoul, Sydney,
Toronto and Durban by the University of Technology,
Sydney (UTS), on behalf of the Future Convention Cities
Initiative (FCCI). The methodology adopted and sources
of information used by the authors are outlined in this
report. While all care and diligence has been exercised
in the preparation of this report, the authors assume
no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions. No
indications were found during our investigations that
information contained in this report as provided is false.