Case Study Analytical Report 1

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Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 The Impact of the Tourism, Hospitality and Event Industries on the Environment 3 2.1 The Tourism Industry 3 2.2 The Hospitality Industry 4 2.3 The Events Industry 4 3.0 Minimising the Environmental Impact 5 3.1 The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games 5 3.2 Splendour in the Grass 5 3.3 Westin Melbourne 6 3.4 Virgin Blue 7 3.5 Cruise Whitsundays 7 4.0 Conclusion 8 5.0 References 9 1.0 Introduction This case study will discuss and analyse the impact of the tourism, hospitality and events industries have on the environment. This case study will also discuss what steps these three industries are taking to minimize the impact on the local environment and how to reduce the effect of their carbon footprint. It will examine the environmental impacts of large events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. How the tourism destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef are effected, and what hotels such as the Westin are doing their part to decrease the impact on the environment. 2.0 The Impact of the Tourism, Hospitality and Event Industries on the Environment 2.1 The Tourism Industry Tourism is defined as the organisation and operation of (commercial) holiday and related activities (APM Study Guide 10). Tourism as an industry is principally concerned with offering leisure and holiday experiences that generally take people away from their usual environment. In Australia, there are many popular tourist destinations including Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, The Great Ocean Road Victoria and The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. More than two million tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef each year, tourist are carried to the reef systems by more than 500 commercial vessels (www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au). Although the Great Barrier Reef generates more than $AU2billion into the economy, it can have a negative

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