Shrouded in a fetishistic mist: commoditisation of sustainability in tourism

  title={Shrouded in a fetishistic mist: commoditisation of sustainability in tourism},
  author={C. Hunt and W. H. Durham},
  • C. Hunt, W. H. Durham
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • In this paper we first provide a theoretical argument of commodity fetishism of sustainability in tourism, with a focus on the emergence of certification for sustainability as a means of elucidating the means of production of tourism in destinations and distinguishing responsible forms of tourism from more exploitive counterparts. We then look specifically at Costa Rica and its widely-respected Certificate for Sustainable Tourism Programme (CST) for empirical evidence which speaks to the… CONTINUE READING
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