The Youth Hostels Association (YHA) of New Zealand has been widely recognized and awarded for its leading environmental and sustainability initiatives in the tourism industry. The concern for the environment is an important part of YHA's organizational culture since its beginnings in the 30s when the first youth hostels were opened in New Zealand. In 1992 an Environmental Charter adopted by the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) was quickly implemented by YHA New Zealand. Since then a large number of sustainability initiatives have been put in place throughout the whole network of 56 hostels. This case study details these initiatives as well as the challenges that YHA New Zealand faces in this context.
Haskell, S. and Tunnell, J. (2010), "Chapter 7 Case Study: Environmental sustainability in New Zealand's Budget Accommodation Sector", Schott, C. (Ed.) Tourism and the Implications of Climate Change: Issues and Actions (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 3), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 131-141. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-1443(2010)0000003010Download as .RIS
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