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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 713;

Environmental Practices. Motivations and Their Influence on the Level of Implementation

Business Organisation and Marketing Department, Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain
Financial Economy and Accounting Department, Faculty of Finance, Business and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
European University of the Canary Islands, 38300 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Received: 12 February 2018 / Revised: 28 February 2018 / Accepted: 1 March 2018 / Published: 6 March 2018
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The objective of this research is to identify and analyze good environmental practices followed by the Thermal sector in Spain. It is also to analyze if the motivations that lead thermal establishments to implement environmental practices influence their level of implementation. The methodology used is the performance of a descriptive and regression analysis of the data obtained through a structured questionnaire. The target population consists of 112 health resorts, obtaining a sample size of 62 valid surveys, which implies a response rate of 55.36%. The results obtained have enabled the performance of an environmental diagnosis of the Thermal sector in Spain, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of Environmental Management, as well as corroborating that motivations affect the level of implementation of environmental practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: health resorts; good environmental practices; environment; sustainable tourism health resorts; good environmental practices; environment; sustainable tourism

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del Río-Rama, M.C.; Álvarez-García, J.; Oliveira, C. Environmental Practices. Motivations and Their Influence on the Level of Implementation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 713.

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