While sustainability issues in the tourism industry have been the subject of substantial research, such issues have not been well discussed in the field of events which is increasingly supporting tourism plans. The environmental sustainability of events in particular has not been thoroughly addressed, and sustainable tourism accreditation schemes have generally omitted events from their scope. Green Globe, an environmental accreditation scheme for tourism, suggests 25 different types of schemes to benchmark different sectors of the industry but fails to directly address events. This chapter evaluates the adaptability of Green Globe's environmental accreditation scheme to the event sector. Eight different indicators can be applied to special events. Six are suitable for events in their current state while two others require some adjustment.
Arcodia, C., Cohen, S. and Dickson, C. (2012), "Accrediting Sustainable Event Practice", Fayos-solà, E. (Ed.) Knowledge Management in Tourism: Policy and Governance Applications (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 209-218. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-1443(2012)0000004014Download as .RIS
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