Tourists of the future: importance of pro-environmental attitude among secondary school children

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Gyongyi Kovacs
Csaba Szucs
Rita Domjanne Nyilazsovszki
Zoltan Bujdoso

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In the last few years the importance of responsible thinking, ethic and the sensitivity to the environment have become a significant part of the postmodern tourism. The people in the service sector, the agents, the ministers and other decision-makers and the travellers are more and more conscious about the questions of social and environmental effects. The members of the new generation, who are the young, against the elder people have a tendency to travel, have much more information about the technical details of the journey and how to organize it. The following questions can arise: whether the secondary school students know the effects of their travels; whether they know that their visits can have a positive or negative influence on the environment or the society of the destination. The first purpose is to acquire more information about the topic, since if we know the deficiency and faults of the education, the alteration of it can happen easily. The study shows the secondary school students’ the sensitivity to the environment, reports the narrow cross sections, where the people who are in connection with the students (for example teachers, parents, older acquaintances) can help in creating an ethic and conscious aspect.

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Kovacs, G., Szucs, C., Nyilazsovszki, R., & Bujdoso, Z. (2015). Tourists of the future: importance of pro-environmental attitude among secondary school children. Ecocycles, 1(2), 12-21. https://doi.org/10.19040/ecocycles.v1i2.32
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