Jonathon Day

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Jonathon DayDr Jonathon Day, is committed to ensuring tourism is a force for good in the world. He has worked on sustainable tourism and responsible travel projects in destinations from Australia to the Caribbean, Colombia to Nepal, as well as the United States. He is the author of “Introduction to Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel” and co-author of “The Tourism System 8th Edition”, and over 30 academic articles. Jonathon leads the Travel Care Code Initiative, a group of researchers and marketing executives committed to helping travel organizations and their clients travel more responsibly. Before becoming an academic, Jonathon was worked in destination marketing, and ran Tourism Queensland’s office in North America, promoting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef state to travel agents and consumers.
Insights by Jonathon Day (9)

The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?

The challenge of decarbonizing hospitality is one of the great challenges our industry faces. It is important that we consider the actions that will have the greatest impact on our carbon footprint.

Sustainability-driven legislation: setting the right conditions for hospitality?

So much of the discussion about sustainable tourism suggests that tourism organisations will be the sole actors in making tourism more sustainable. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Responsible travel: How do we make booking sustainable hotels easier?

There is an urgent need to get sustainable hotels "on the shelf". It's not hard to find organic food at my local grocery store. It is clearly labeled, and I can easily choose it as I walk through the aisles.

Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

2020 will be remembered as a reset year. After decades of tourism growth, the pandemic has delivered a devasting year for our industry and, if experts are to be believed, it will be years before we return to pre-pandemic levels.

The (Green) Recovery Imperative: Hospitality Re-Set Or Bouncing Forward?

Balancing survival today with working for a better tomorrow is challenging – but it must be our highest priority. The natural reaction is to rebuild as things were, to replace what was lost.
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