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As the travel industry consists of various sectors, which often depend on environmental and cultural resources, socially responsible business policies, programs and practices are essential to achieve sustainable tourism at the local as well as the global level. nonetheless, it has yet to be known how the industry perceives and practices corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Thus, this study aims to better understand the opinions about and engagementin (CSR) by the the U.S. travel industry. Results of a survey conducted to the members of Travel Industry Association of America can provide travel companies with an important reference point about the concept of and practices of CSR by the industry members. Moreover, results of this study will reveal areas for further research.


Presented at the 6th Asia-Pacific CHRJE Conference and THE-ICE International Panel of Experts Forum. May 21-24, Perth, Australia [2008].