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The adoption of environmental practices in small hotels. Voluntary or mandatory? An empirical approach

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dc.contributor.author Bagur, Llorenç
dc.contributor.author Celmo, Dolors
dc.contributor.author Patau, Josep
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-04T08:22:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-04T08:22:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Bagur-Femenías L, Celmo D, Patau J. The adoption of environmental practices in small hotels. Voluntary or mandatory? An empirical approach. Sustainability. 2016 Jul 21;8(7):695. DOI: 10.3390/su8070695
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44902
dc.description.abstract This paper examines small hotels that have some type of environmental certification. A survey of 210 small (less than 50 employees) Catalonian hotels was conducted to investigate whether there are significant differences in the results of the implementation practices between hotels that adopt these certifications due to environmental pressure (from the government, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders) and hotels that voluntarily commit to green policies. Significant differences were identified in the results on the hotels when structural equation modelling (SEM) was undertaken. This investigation suggests that hotels that voluntarily commit to green policies obtain better results than other hotels. The conclusion is that governments must not only regulate, but also promote awareness actions in small and medium-sized (SME) tourism companies to improve the environment. SME tourism companies must understand that both the environment and they themselves will benefit.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability. 2016 Jul 21;8(7):695
dc.rights © 2016 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title The adoption of environmental practices in small hotels. Voluntary or mandatory? An empirical approach
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su8070695
dc.subject.keyword Sustainability
dc.subject.keyword Environmental practices
dc.subject.keyword Hotels
dc.subject.keyword Environmental certification
dc.subject.keyword SME
dc.subject.keyword Tourism
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