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Title: Socioeconomic profile of tourists with a greater circular attitude and behaviour in hotels of a sun and beach destination
Authors: Rodríguez Robaina, Carlos 
Jacob Escuriaza, Marta 
Florido de la Nuez, Carmen 
UNESCO Clasification: 531290 Economía sectorial: turismo
Keywords: Circular Economy
Hotel Industry
Tourist Attitude, et al
Issue Date: 2020
Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 
Abstract: This work aims to analyse the attitude towards circular economy (CE) and the environmental behaviour and circular practices among tourists of a well-known mature sun and beach destination. The study was conducted on a sample of tourists who visited Gran Canaria and stayed at a hotel establishment. Findings show that: (a) Older tourists have a higher pro-environmental or circular attitude in hotel establishments than younger ones; (b) most tourists are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly or green hotels and this is related to socio-demographic variables; (c) the majority of tourists believe that it is important for the hotel to have an energy-saving policy; (d) tourists’ attitude towards circular practices varies according to socio-economic profile; (e) the most common sustainable hotel practices carried out by tourists are the use of recycling bins and reusable towel and linen schemes; (f) women report a higher circular behaviour than men; and (g) 86.5% of tourists carry out the same CE practices on holidays as in their place of residence. Study findings could be useful to design the transition from a linear model to a circular model in the hotel industry of a destination as it identifies the areas that the industry must promote to reach this transition.
ISSN: 1661-7827
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17249392
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health [ISSN 1661-7827], v. 17 (24), 9392, (Diciembre 2020)
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