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Food Waste and Rural Tourism – a Romanian Perspective

Ramona Cantaragiu (), Shahrazad Hadad () and Elena Condrea ()
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Ramona Cantaragiu: The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Shahrazad Hadad: The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Elena Condrea: “Ovidius†University of Constanta

Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, 2019, vol. XIX, issue 1, 152-160

Abstract: The present paper shades light into two very hot topics: food waste and rural tourism. in this very fast-paced and consumerist society the issue of food waste becomes of crucial importance in the context of a sustainable bioeconomy conducted under the context of rural tourism. Therefore, the hereby research. The current paper addresses the problem of food waste in rural touristic accommodation from the perspective of the behavior of the guests towards food consumed while traveling/vacationing. through a comprehensive review of the studies currently available, it is established that there are indications that individuals change their food habits while traveling and that these changes can have a negative impact on the amount of food wasted (i.e., by increasing the amount of food that goes unconsumed). The paper concludes with a discussion of the findings and a series of recommendations both for policy makers and for the managers of rural touristic accommodations.

Keywords: food waste; rural tourism; sustainable economy; natural resources; accommodation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L66 L83 O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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