Shedding Light on Eco-Innovation in Tourism: A Critical Analysis
AbstractThe recent global increase in the competitiveness of tourism has made the implementation of eco-innovations a differentiating element among both the destinations and companies in the sector, with quality management and contribution to sustainable development being increasingly valued. However, the eco-innovations that have been developed and implemented in tourist industries have rarely been studied. In this study, the eco-innovations that have been developed and implemented by 57 tourism businesses worldwide are analysed. The identified eco-innovations are classified by using different qualitative methodologies. The obtained results shed light on the limited development of eco-innovations in the tourism industry and the industry focuses mainly on product eco-innovations. Several examples by the tourist sub-industry and types of eco-innovation are analysed. Furthermore, this study provides practical information about measures that both businesses and governmental organisations can adopt to promote eco-innovation in the sector. View Full-Text
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Alonso-Almeida, M.-D.-M.; Rocafort, A.; Borrajo, F. Shedding Light on Eco-Innovation in Tourism: A Critical Analysis. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1262.
Alonso-Almeida M-D-M, Rocafort A, Borrajo F. Shedding Light on Eco-Innovation in Tourism: A Critical Analysis. Sustainability. 2016; 8(12):1262.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alonso-Almeida, Maria-del-Mar; Rocafort, Alfredo; Borrajo, Fernando. 2016. "Shedding Light on Eco-Innovation in Tourism: A Critical Analysis." Sustainability 8, no. 12: 1262.
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