Sustainability Management Issues of the Tourism Industry - Report

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Running head:TOURISMTourismName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1TOURISMTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................3Sustainability management issues...............................................................................................3Recommendations about tourism stakeholder responses necessary for sustainability................4Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................5Summary reflection on the overall field trip learning experience...................................................6Reference list:..................................................................................................................................7
2TOURISMIntroductionField Trips are crucial since they not only bridge the gap between hand-on experienceand education, but also allow an individual to collect information about realities of tourismmanagement. Tourism, being a globally competitive industry, majority of the countries acrossthe world is trying to fetch tourists from both homeland and abroad (McCrea & Walters, 2012).Being an eye catching place for tourism, South Bank attracts a vast amount of tourists. In thisreport, two of the major sustainability management issues of the tourism industry have beendiscussed and necessary recommendations are provided to overcome these issues. Along withthis, a summary reflection of the whole trip is provided in this report.DiscussionSustainability management issuesIssue 1One of the major issues faced by entire Brisbane including South bank is the increasedGreen house gas emission.South bank is currently facing issues due to excessive green housegas emission, which in turn has increased the overall consumption of electricity and water alongwith an increased generation of waste (Brisbane Regional Tourism Investment and InfrastructurePlan., 2018). As a result, both residents of South Bank and the tourists who have come to visitthe city are facing issues like lack of power supply. This problem associated with water andpower supply of the eye catching destination, can be considered as the potential threat to thetourism industries of South Bank. Hence South Bank requires alternative water and power sourcefor both residents and tourist retention (Annual Reports., 2018). Although the excessiveemission of green house gas has become high concern to the citizens of Brisbane, thegovernment is giving less attention to issue. Due to High Green house gas emission, South Bankis suffering from climate change, increased temperature sea-level and various weather events likefloods, storms and droughts. These issues are resulting in various tropical diseases and all theseissues are imposing negative impact on livelihood, infrastructure, housing facilities and basicservice provided to the tourists (Subtropicaldesign.org.au., 2018).
3TOURISMIssue 2The popular destination is also suffering from carrying capacity issues due toovercrowding specially during the weekends in popular areas like Street Beach (BrisbaneRegional Tourism Investment and Infrastructure Plan., 2018). The daily crowd of visitors, bothlocal and international has crossed the carrying capacity of South Bank.Besides that, lack ofenough picnic tables, barbeques, parking areas and restaurants that are required for the vastnumber of people arriving at South Bank is imposing negative impact on the tourist retention.Tourists are compelled to leave the destination due to the above mentioned issues. Excessiveovercrowding is resulting in increment of congestion level and this in turn is imposing negativeimpact on local people and residents of the city (Hunter, 2012). This issue of overcrowding inSouth Bank leads to lack of dwelling and basic facilities like proper sewage system, drinkingwater and washing clothes. Improper infrastructure also results in various health issues like skininfection, rheumatic fever, eye infection and others (About South bank, 2018). Both adults aswell as children are the victims of these issues which includes lack of proper water supply andsanitation (Page, 2014).Figure 1: Overcrowded South Bank
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