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Understanding of sustainable tourism among Russian tourism
managers

 

Sergey Kask1*, Tiiu Kull2 and Kati Orru3

 

Received: 23/02/2016 Accepted: 30/05/2016

 

1PhD candidate, Estonian University of Life Sciences; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2Professor of The Department of Botany, Estonian University of Life Sciences; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
3Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tartu; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
*Corresponding author

 

Abstract
 

An examination of the understanding of sustainable tourism among Russian tourism managers (RTM) offers insights into methods for designing acceptable sustainable tourism development strategies. Documentary analysis of tourism legislation revealed inconsistency in policies at both local and federal levels while five semi-structured interviews with RTMs revealed low levels of awareness of key aspects of sustainable tourism concepts. Delphi consensus search disclosed RTMs’ associations of sustainable tourism such as nature travel, green tourism, ecological and outdoor, sports and friendly tourism. Achieving a comprehensive understanding of sustainable tourism by RTMs requires raising their awareness on the subject through training and facilitation in the elaboration of sustainable tourism strategies.

 

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Keywords: sustainable tourism, Russia, tourism managers.
Citation: Kask S., T. Kull and K. Orru (2016) Understanding of sustainable tourism among Russian tourism managers. European Journal of Tourism Research 14, pp. 101-105

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