Understanding circularity in tourism

Kaszás, Nikoletta, Keller, Krisztina ORCID: and Birkner, Zoltán (2022) Understanding circularity in tourism. Society and Economy, 44 (1). pp. 65-82. DOI

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The spread of the idea of the circular economy has already appeared among service providers; therefore, a growing interest in tourism can be observed. Due to its seasonal nature and because tourism is primarily operated by for-profit actors, whose aspirations focus on economic benefits, tourism in in recent years has developed in the direction of mass tourism. By overriding the approach of sustainability, all this strengthens the damaging effects of tourism on nature and society. The aim of the study is to understand and interpret the circular economy model in the tourism industry; explore the relevant literature through a review analysis and based on the synthesis of principles found in the literature, show directions of how the circular economy can be interpreted in tourism. The main contribution of the study is that besides the contextual understanding of circular tourism, it aims to provide practical issues and examples about circular solutions. The study also highlights that in addition to physical parameters, some solutions could be achieved only by reorganizing processes and practices. Furthermore, based on industrial symbiosis, tourism can support sustainable development at the individual and the regional level.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:circularity, circular economy, circular tourism
JEL classification:Z30 - Tourism Economics: General
Subjects:Economic development
Commerce and tourism
Service management
ID Code:7269
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:16 Mar 2022 10:56
Last Modified:16 Mar 2022 10:56

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