Next Article in Journal
Policies and Measures for Sustainable Management of Solar Panel End-of-Life in Italy
Next Article in Special Issue
Rural Second Homes and Their Impacts on Rural Development: A Case Study in East Iran
Previous Article in Journal
Land Use Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity—Distribution Dynamic Evolution of Rural Living Space in Chongqing, China
Article Menu
Issue 4 (April) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 480; doi:10.3390/su9040480

Relationships between Tourism and Hospitality Sector Electricity Consumption in Spanish Provinces (1999–2013)

1
Department of Economic Analysis and Political Economy, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Seville, Ramon y Cajal 1, Seville 41018, Spain
2
Research Directorate, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Av Pedro de Valdivia 641, Santiago 7500138, Chile
3
Department of Financial Economy and Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Seville, Ramon y Cajal 1, Seville 41018, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 February 2017 / Revised: 13 March 2017 / Accepted: 21 March 2017 / Published: 23 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environment, Tourism and Sustainable Development)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [404 KB, uploaded 24 March 2017]   |  

Abstract

The EU is committed to a 40% reduction in their domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. In order to reach this ambitious target, new measures affecting all economic sectors would be needed. This paper focuses on the tourism sector. Using econometric panel data techniques, the relationships between tourist overnight stays and the hospitality sector electricity consumption is studied for the Spanish provinces during the period 1999–2013. With this aim, an Energy-Tourism Kuznets Curve hypothesis is tested. The results show that the Energy-Tourism Kuznets Curve hypothesis is not supported. An increasing positive relationship between the hospitality sector electricity consumption and overnight stays is observed. Results also show that the hospitality sector electricity consumption elasticity values, with respect to tourist overnight stays, differ among the provinces, the values being within a range of 0.1–0.5 during the period. The highest values are observed for the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Gerona, Tarragona and Malaga. Energy efficiency measures, the adoption of renewable energy systems and the development of energy management capabilities are recommended. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourism growth; electricity consumption; hospitality sector; Spain tourism growth; electricity consumption; hospitality sector; Spain
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

,,, M.-R.; Pozo-Barajas, R.; Sánchez-Rivas, J. Relationships between Tourism and Hospitality Sector Electricity Consumption in Spanish Provinces (1999–2013). Sustainability 2017, 9, 480.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top