The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders

Wicker P (2018)
Journal of Sport & Tourism 22(2): 151-171.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
This study estimated the annual carbon footprint of active sport tourists caused by snow-sport-related travel in the context of day trips, vacations, training courses, and competitions in 2015. Information about individual travel behaviour, sport profile, environmental consciousness, and socio-economic characteristics was collected using a nationwide online survey of adult skiers and boarders living in Germany (n = 523). The average annual carbon footprint of snow sport tourists was 431.6 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in 2015. Boarders had a higher carbon footprint than skiers. Regression analyses revealed that income and number of snow days had a significant positive effect on annual carbon footprint, while environmental consciousness was insignificant. This finding can be explained with the value–action gap and the low-cost hypothesis, suggesting that environmental attitudes were not associated with pro-environmental behaviour in terms of a lower carbon footprint because snow-sport-related travel was perceived as a high-cost situation by respondents. Segmenting respondents by snow-sport-related travel behaviour yielded two clusters, frequent travellers (56% boarders) and occasional riders (43% skiers), which differed with regard to annual carbon footprint, club membership, number of snow days, and performance level. This study contributes to the literature on active sport tourism and carbon footprinting.
Stichworte
Climate change; carbon dioxide emissions; environmental consciousness; pro-environmental behaviour; snow sport
Erscheinungsjahr
2018
Zeitschriftentitel
Journal of Sport & Tourism
Band
22
Ausgabe
2
Seite(n)
151-171
ISSN
1477-5085
eISSN
1029-5399
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2942650

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Wicker P. The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders. Journal of Sport & Tourism. 2018;22(2):151-171.
Wicker, P. (2018). The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 22(2), 151-171. doi:10.1080/14775085.2017.1313706
Wicker, P. (2018). The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders. Journal of Sport & Tourism 22, 151-171.
Wicker, P., 2018. The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 22(2), p 151-171.
P. Wicker, “The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders”, Journal of Sport & Tourism, vol. 22, 2018, pp. 151-171.
Wicker, P.: The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders. Journal of Sport & Tourism. 22, 151-171 (2018).
Wicker, Pamela. “The carbon footprint of active sport tourists: an empirical analysis of skiers and boarders”. Journal of Sport & Tourism 22.2 (2018): 151-171.

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