Title: Governance of sustainability in tourism

Authors: Marcos Antônio Bezerra Sereno; Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas; Sergio Luiz Braga França; Marcelo Jasmim Meiriño

Addresses: Fluminense Federal University, MSG/LATEC, Rua Passo da Pátria 156, Sala 329-A – Bloco E CEP 24210-240, Niterói – RJ, Brazil ' Fluminense Federal University, MSG/LATEC, Rua Passo da Pátria 156, Sala 329-A – Bloco E CEP 24210-240, Niterói – RJ, Brazil ' Fluminense Federal University, MSG/LATEC, Rua Passo da Pátria 156, sala 329-A, CEP 24210-240, Niterói – RJ, Brazil ' Fluminense Federal University, MSG/LATEC, Rua Passo da Pátria 156, sala 329-A, CEP 24210-240, Niterói – RJ, Brazil

Abstract: This article contextualises the activities related to the 'sustainable' tourism and presents a model of sustainable governance for the hotel industry, as one of the tourism industry's sectors. The applied research method is the deductive one, applied, and based on secondary data. It centralises its focus in the literature definitions for hotel industry and sustainable development and identifies predominant use of these mechanisms in environmental management. The proposed model considers measures on three levels, i.e., on the strategic, tactical and operational levels as well as the measures considered as 'cross-levels' measures.

Keywords: sustainability governance; sustainable tourism; hotel industry; environmental management systems; EMS; environmental responsibility; hotels; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2016.078901

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2016 Vol.24 No.2, pp.257 - 274

Available online: 04 Aug 2016 *

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