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Tourists' attitudes for selecting accommodation with investments in renewable energy and energy saving systems

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  • Tsagarakis, Konstantinos P.
  • Bounialetou, Fanouria
  • Gillas, Konstantinos
  • Profylienou, Maroulitsa
  • Pollaki, Antrianna
  • Zografakis, Nikolaos

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This paper aims at providing useful insights into tourists' preferences for choosing to stay in hotels equipped with Energy Saving Installations (ESI) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Factors related to these decisions were studied through 2308 face to face interviews taken at the departure terminals of the two international airports of Crete, Greece. Results show that 86% of the respondents would prefer to stay in hotels equipped with ESI, and 87% in hotels with RES, rather than staying in hotels of identical quality which do not have either ESI or RES. Furthermore, the percentages of respondents who would be willing to pay fee surcharges for a hotel equipped with ESI or RES are 75 and 77%, respectively, as compared to hotels of identical quality which do not have either ESI or RES. Tourists from countries with high energy awareness, prove to be more willing to choose to stay at and pay for hotels with ESI and RES.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Volume (Year): 15 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 1335-1342

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Keywords: Energy saving Hotels Climatic change Public attitudes Renewable energy Sustainable tourism Willingness to pay Willingness to use;

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  1. Shi, Yan & Du, Yuanyuan & Yang, Guofu & Tang, Yuli & Fan, Likun & Zhang, Jun & Lu, Yijun & Ge, Ying & Chang, Jie, 2013. "The use of green waste from tourist attractions for renewable energy production: The potential and policy implications," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 410-418.
  2. Katircioglu, Salih Turan & Feridun, Mete & Kilinc, Ceyhun, 2014. "Estimating tourism-induced energy consumption and CO2 emissions: The case of Cyprus," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 634-640.

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