The environmental attitudes and practices of family businesses in the rural tourism and hospitality sectors
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
This paper examines the environmental goals of rural, family owned/operated tourism business with a view to evaluating their conservation ethic and commitment to sustainable tourism. From a survey of 198 family businesses in Western Australia, it was determined that about half of them had implemented a range of sustainable management practices. Future research needs are identified, and management ideas are suggested which could encourage the adoption of sustainable tourism practices in rural family businesses.