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International Journal of Tourism Policy


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International Journal of Tourism Policy (3 papers in press)


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  • Economic aspects of cyclical implementation in Greek sustainable hospitality   Order a copy of this article
    by Angeliki N. Menegaki 
    Abstract: The circular economy has appeared at the forefront of the agendas of global economic, environmental and social institutions. While the European Commission has stressed the emphasis on zero waste, the circular economy implies more than that. This paper uses a sample of twenty five 4* and 5* hotels in Greece with published sustainability reports and explains how and up to what degree, they can be regarded as circular economies. This paper will aid hotel management to understand the loops present in the hospitality industry and can be used for benchmarking as well as the education of their green teams and the set-up of a green marketing tool. Foremost, the paper can enable targeted policy implementation by central, regional and municipal governments as well as systemized information on the state-of-the art of the Greek hotels, through the first sustainability databank the paper compiles, which otherwise would remain fragmented without much use.
    Keywords: Circular economy; hotel business; resources; smart sustainable technologies;.

  • An analysis of the impact of the micro environment on airline performances in South Africa using Porters Five forces model   Order a copy of this article
    by Osward Mhlanga 
    Abstract: The reliability and dependability of carriers to perform consistently is of critical importance to the tourism industry. This article focuses on the impacts of the micro environment on airline performances in South Africa. A mixed-methods research design was followed. Purposive sampling was used to collect data from 154 respondents from eight different airlines. From the study it is clear that two forces, namely rivalry amongst existing competitors and the bargaining power of suppliers significantly (p<0.05) and negatively impacted on the performances of all airlines whilst the threat of substitute products significantly (p<0.05) and negatively impacted on the performances of state carriers. The bargaining power of customers significantly (p<0.05) and negatively impacted on the performances of Comair, Mango, SAX and SAA. To improve airline performances, the South African government must create a level playing field for airline operators and stop overprotecting national carriers.
    Keywords: Tourism; state-carriers; mixed-methods; threats; airline performances; micro environment; competitors; suppliers; customers; substitute products.

    by Christian Stipanovic, Diana Grguric, Natasa Jurina 
    Abstract: The paper studies music as an essential element of both the tourism offering and promotion in branding the destination and making it distinctive. Theoretical determinants are based on a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the research subject and build upon the recent literature. To analyse the current state and actively create the future of the audio offering and promotion of Krk Island, applied research was conducted based on a survey of stakeholders and destination managers, a study of the acoustic quality of a music concert and the proposals of the authors based on the scientific literature. An audio management model that incorporates the valorization of sound and music within a soundscape approach, as well business operations within the framework of a tourism product club as a new collaborative way of doing business, is put forward to facilitate the development of audio products aimed at ensuring a one-of-a-kind tourist experience as well as profit multiplication.
    Keywords: music; soundscape; audio management; acoustic quality; acoustic design; Krk Island; development concept; development; branding; tourism product club; innovation.