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Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism Development in the Hotel Industry—A Case Study from Southern Europe

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Balkan Network of Tourism Experts, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
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Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, South Ural State University, 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Institute of Economics, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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College of Academic Studies “Dositej“, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Sustainability 2021, 13(10), 5563; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105563
Received: 18 April 2021 / Revised: 5 May 2021 / Accepted: 10 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
Sustainable development is in many ways the fundamental basis of tourism. The importance and role of sustainable tourism development in the 21st century is at the center of this paper on eco-certificates and green procurement in the hotel industry, within the field of the responsible or green economy. The green hotel economy implies the selection of accommodation in environmentally responsible hotels and other facilities, which are directing their business operations towards green procurement, eco-labeling, and the responsible economy. This paper includes quantitative research of the attitudes of 506 international tourists, who expressed their views on their needs regarding eco-hotels and the green economy in the hotel industry. This research also included the collection of data on green (responsible) businesses by surveying 100 hotels situated in the capitals of southern Europe. Comparing results from hotels with the needs of tourists in terms of the green economy in the hotel industry, significant results were obtained that contribute to sustainable tourism development. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable tourism development; environment protection; green hotels; eco-labeling sustainable tourism development; environment protection; green hotels; eco-labeling
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Trišić, I.; Štetić, S.; Privitera, D.; Petrović, M.D.; Maksin, M.; Vujović, S.; Jovanović, Z.; Kalinić, M. Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism Development in the Hotel Industry—A Case Study from Southern Europe. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5563. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105563

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Trišić I, Štetić S, Privitera D, Petrović MD, Maksin M, Vujović S, Jovanović Z, Kalinić M. Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism Development in the Hotel Industry—A Case Study from Southern Europe. Sustainability. 2021; 13(10):5563. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105563

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Trišić, Igor, Snežana Štetić, Donatella Privitera, Marko D. Petrović, Marija Maksin, Slavoljub Vujović, Zoran Jovanović, and Marija Kalinić. 2021. "Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism Development in the Hotel Industry—A Case Study from Southern Europe" Sustainability 13, no. 10: 5563. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105563

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