Sustainability and Festivals: An Objective Still to be Achieved

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Abstract

In the UK, the event industry is fairly prominent and is currently worth £42.3 billion set to increase to £48 billion by 2020. As a destination, London is the main UK city in terms of meetings and events activities. As this chapter is going to focus on an outdoor event, it is important to indicate that over 7000 major outdoor events are organised each year in the UK. The topic of sustainability is a current issue not only in the event industry, but also in the tourism industry. Love Saves The Day is not the only festival (or even event) aiming to be sustainable from an environmental point of view. Being ‘green’, is now buzzwords in the event industry and other industry. A study was carried out at Love Saves The Day (based on 396 respondents who attended the festival in 2016), aiming to examine attendee’s attitudes and knowledge towards sustainability and environmental impacts at UK music festivals. The main findings reveal that attendees’ attitudes towards environmental impacts and sustainability measures was positive. Statistics also showed that attendees at Love Saves The Day had little knowledge of the environmental impacts of festivals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen event and green tourism. An international guide to good practice
EditorsHugues Seraphin, Emma Nolan
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9780429445125
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2018

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Seraphin, H. (2018). Sustainability and Festivals: An Objective Still to be Achieved. In H. Seraphin, & E. Nolan (Eds.), Green event and green tourism. An international guide to good practice
Seraphin, Hugues. / Sustainability and Festivals: An Objective Still to be Achieved. Green event and green tourism. An international guide to good practice. editor / Hugues Seraphin ; Emma Nolan. 2018.
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