Accommodation Consumers and Providers? Attitudes, Behaviours and Practices for Sustainability: A Systematic Review (2016)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
Accommodation and lodging are an integral component of the tourism and hospitality industry. Given the sectors? growing contribution to resource consumption and waste, there is a growing body of literature on the attitudes, behaviours and practices of consumers, managers, staff and owners of lodging with respect to sustainability. This paper presents the results of a systematic analysis of articles on attitudes, behaviours and practices of consumers and the provision of accommodation with respect to sustainability. The results indicate that there is a dearth of longitudinal studies on the sustainability of practices and behaviours. There are limitations in geographical coverage as well as methods, with research dominated by convenience sampling approaches. It is concluded that while there appear to be improvements in the potential sustainability of lodging with respect to technological approaches, the lack of systematic long-term studies on behavioural interventions represents a significant challenge to reducing the absolute emissions of the sector as well as reductions in energy and water use and waste production. Given the lack of longitudinal studies, it is not known whether observed behavioural changes are sustained over time.
CitationHall, C.M., Dayal, N., Majstorovi?, D., Mills, H., Paul-Andrews, L., Wallace, C., Truong, V.D. (2016) Accommodation Consumers and Providers? Attitudes, Behaviours and Practices for Sustainability: A Systematic Review. Sustainability, 8(625).
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Keywordsaccommodation; behavioural change; hospitality; behavioural intervention; lodging; social marketing; sustainable behaviour; sustainable consumption; sustainable practices; tourism
ANZSRC Fields of Research35 - Commerce, management, tourism and services::3508 - Tourism::350806 - Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
35 - Commerce, management, tourism and services::3508 - Tourism::350801 - Impacts of tourism
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