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Sustainable Tourism Practices in the Hospitality Sector: A Case Study of Scandic
Mid Sweden University. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Recently the interest in green environmentally friendly products and services increased dramatically. This trend does not stop at tourism related products. Therefore, this thesis aims to have a closer look at the sustainability issues in the hospitality industry. The theoretical background of this study defines associated terms like sustainability, sustainable tourism and development as well as eco tourism, because they are often used interchangeably. Moreover, sustainable practices including their benefits within the hotel industry are examined. Lastly, the role and importance of eco labels is analyzed. The second part of this thesis is dominated by a case study of the Swedish-based hotel chain Scandic. A qualitative research approach was chosen in order to explain and describe the case in detail. The findings show that Scandic implemented various sustainable practices in their daily operations. The business believes in the concept of sustainability, incorporates it in every possible area of action and profits from the benefits. Scandic is clearly a leader when it comes to sustainability efforts in the hotel industry. In this regard, the business acts as a role model and may motivate other businesses to follow. The thesis concludes by giving recommendations for further research.

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2010. , p. 46
Keywords [en]
Sustainability, Hotel Industry, Scandic
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-11581DiVA, id: diva2:322023
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Available from: 2010-07-02 Created: 2010-06-03 Last updated: 2010-07-02Bibliographically approved

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