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Sustainable Tourism Development and Climate Change: A Supply-Side Perspective


  • Del Chiappa, Giacomo
  • Usai, Stefano
  • Cocco, Antonio
  • Atzeni, Marcello


This paper presents and discusses findings of research carried out on a sample of 141 tourism stakeholders with two tourism destinations located in Sardinia, Italy. Specifically, it investigates: (1) the priorities that respondents consider essential to attain sustainability and competitiveness for their business and the destination as a whole, (2) the main barriers to tourism sustainability and (3) their attitude towards climate change and its influence on tourism. Our contribution to the literature, along with managerial implications, is discussed and suggestions for future research are given.

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  • Del Chiappa, Giacomo & Usai, Stefano & Cocco, Antonio & Atzeni, Marcello, 2018. "Sustainable Tourism Development and Climate Change: A Supply-Side Perspective," MPRA Paper 90099, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 11 Mar 2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:90099

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    Supply-side perspective; tourism sustainability; destination competitiveness; barriers; climate change;
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    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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