Tourist's animal welfare considerations : elephant tourism in Thailand

Varga, Peter (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Wörwag, Sophia Soraya (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

There is a growing interest in the treatment of animals used in the tourism industry, yet the academic literature on the animal welfare consideration exhibited by tourists is limited. This study seeks to identify if demographic differences amongst tourists engaging in animal-based tourism influence the importance they attribute to the ethical treatment of those animals. A statistical analysis of 136 completed questionnaires demonstrates statistically significant difference in animal welfare concerns between Asian and Western tourists. Suggestions for further research and managerial implications emanating from the findings conclude the paper.


Keywords:
Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
EHL
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Dunedin, New Zealand, 7-10 February 2017
Date:
Dunedin, New Zealand
7-10 February 2017
2017
Pagination:
8 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference 2017
Appears in Collection:

Note: The status of this file is: restricted


 Record created 2017-11-09, last modified 2019-11-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)