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Environmental Sustainability Analysis as a Competitive Strategy in the Hotel Industry of Sinaloa, Mexico

López-Illán Beatriz () and Ibarra-Michel Juan Pedro ()
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Ibarra-Michel Juan Pedro: Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad de Occidente, Sinaloa, Mexico

Czech Journal of Tourism, 2017, vol. 6, issue 2, 171-186

Abstract: This case study analyses characteristics of the implementation of environmental strategies in hotels. Results were found to be highly variable between hotels. They also highlight the need for greater momentum for this new type of business model. For the development of this research, a multi-method study approach was adopted, with a mixed methodology to the hotel industry of the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. This was done through executive interviews in addition to the application of a compliance guide to 11 companies selected from the sector. Relevant aspects are considered through a review of the hotel sector and sustainability, consumer trends, sustainability in the tourism market and development phases for corporate sustainability.

Keywords: sustainability; competitiveness; hotel management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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