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Sustainable tourism development in Canada: practical challenges

Chandana Jayawardena (Canadian School of Management, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 1 December 2003



The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Ryerson University, Toronto hosted the 2002 World‐wide Hospitality and Tourism Trends (WHATT) Roundtable discussion of Canada. The discussion focused mainly on the practical challenges and the role of educational institutions in sustainable tourism development in Canada. In addition to two joint chairs and the leading discussant, seven industry practitioners and seven academics from the hospitality and tourism sector discussed the definitions of “sustainable tourism development” and debated the key development issues in Canadian tourism and related research needs. The meeting agreed that there was a lack of applied research on Canadian tourism. The meeting therefore identified a few achievable action points and this article ends by reporting on nine related outcomes within a year after the first WHATT roundtable in Canada.



Jayawardena, C. (2003), "Sustainable tourism development in Canada: practical challenges", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 15 No. 7, pp. 408-412.




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