Aíne Conaghan

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Tourism Destination Management: Towards a Sustainable Management Toolkit (GSTC Compliant)

Student Name:         Aíne Conaghan

Supervisor:             Dr. James Hanrahan

Funding Body:          Fáilte Ireland

Abstract:

The research being carried out is a current and contentious issue within the tourism industry. It has been funded by Fáilte Ireland and is being carried out through the Institute of Technology Sligo. The research is based on sustainable eco-certification and sustainable destination management. Researchers’ background is in business and tourism and has worked for a number of years in the tourism industry in France. This is where her interests began and lead to wanting to research effective sustainable destination management and certification from a global perspective. This research is enhanced by Easy-Eco programme which was carried out through Vienna University and the IIIEE at Lund University, Sweden. The global perspective of the research was taken through work and collaboration with Sustainable Travel International.

Publications:              

1.      The Application of an EU Eco-label for Campsites 2007

Institute of Technology, Sligo.

2.      Global Conformity of Indicators for Eco-Certification Programs

Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC) 2009, Dublin Institute of Technology.     

Conferences attended:          

EASY-ECO 2009, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden

The Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC) 2009, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Green Hospitality Award 3rd National Environmental Conference ‘Planning for a Sustainable Future’ 2009, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

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