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How to Carry out the Transition towards a More Circular Tourist Activity in the Hotel Sector. The Role of Innovation

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Department of Applied Economic Analysis, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas, Spain
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Department of Applied Economics, University of the Balearic Islands, E-07122 Palma, Spain
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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020047
Received: 8 April 2019 / Revised: 12 June 2019 / Accepted: 20 June 2019 / Published: 25 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tourism Destination Management)
Tourism causes important environmental impacts and can generate great pressure on local resources, such as land, water, energy and food, generating large amounts of waste, as well as problems of congestion, noise and air pollution. The circular economy is presented as an alternative model to the linear model, which recognizes the fundamental role of the environment, its functions and the interaction between the environment and the economic system. The hotel sector and the tourism sector in general, have been criticized for not adequately addressing environmental problems and global warming. In order to carry out the transition to a circular economy (CE), it is essential to innovate in business models, designing a circular business model. The objective of this work is to design guidelines on possible actions and opportunities that allow us to carry out a successful transition towards a circular model in hotel companies, as well as to design a model for this transition in a tourism destination, analyzing the roles of the different agents in this transition. Findings identified the main opportunities and benefits of this transition in the hotel sector and describes a three-axis model to carry out this transition in a tourism destination, identifying the roles of public administrations and DMOs, resident population and the tourism sector. Future research implications are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable tourism; circular economy; innovation; hotel sector’s competitiveness sustainable tourism; circular economy; innovation; hotel sector’s competitiveness
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Florido, C.; Jacob, M.; Payeras, M. How to Carry out the Transition towards a More Circular Tourist Activity in the Hotel Sector. The Role of Innovation. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020047

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Florido C, Jacob M, Payeras M. How to Carry out the Transition towards a More Circular Tourist Activity in the Hotel Sector. The Role of Innovation. Administrative Sciences. 2019; 9(2):47. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020047

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Florido, Carmen; Jacob, Marta; Payeras, Margarita. 2019. "How to Carry out the Transition towards a More Circular Tourist Activity in the Hotel Sector. The Role of Innovation" Adm. Sci. 9, no. 2: 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020047

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