Qian, Xinya; Schneider, Ingrid E; Simmons, Patrick. (2014) State of Sustainable Tourism in Minnesota: Changes from 2007-2013. University of Minnesota Tourism Center. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
pp. 72. In response to legislative requests in 2007, the University of Minnesota Tourism Center partnered
with Explore Minnesota Tourism (EMT), the state tourism promotion office, to conduct an online
survey about sustainable practices. As an ongoing effort, the partnership conducted the same survey
in 2010 and again in 2013. Each survey asked about perceived benefits and difficulties of adopting
sustainable practices and the state of implementing sustainable practices in six areas: energy
efficiency, waste minimization, environmental purchasing, air quality, water conservation, and
landscaping/wildlife. Respondents also indicated: their gender, their industry sector, their Minnesota
tourism region, number of years working in the industry and for the current employer, the likelihood
of participating in green travel certification programs, and preferred ways of receiving information
about sustainable tourism.
Explore Minnesota Tourism
Carlson Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Chair
Qian, Xinyi; Schneider, Ingrid E.; Simmons, Patrick.
State of Sustainable Tourism in Minnesota: Changes from 2007-2013.
University of Minnesota Tourism Center.
Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
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