Sustainable Tourism Practices of Accommodation Establishments in Bulgaria: An Exploratory Study

Tourismos (Forthcoming)

29 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2012 Last revised: 2 Oct 2014

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Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd.; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Katia Iankova

University of Greenwich

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The goal of current paper is to identify whether property’s category, location and size influence the degree of application of various sustainable practices by Bulgarian accommodation establishments. Results from the Kruskal-Wallis χ2 tests show that all three factors (category, location and size) cause statistically significant differences among the accommodation establishments in Bulgaria regarding the degree of application of the sustainable tourism practices. The paper concludes that Bulgarian accommodation establishments are still in the beginning of sustainable practices adoption. Managerial implications, limitations and directions for future research are also discussed.

Keywords: sustainable tourism; sustainable tourism practices; hotels; Bulgaria; certification; sustainability dimensions

Suggested Citation

Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Ivanova, Maya G. and Iankova, Katia, Sustainable Tourism Practices of Accommodation Establishments in Bulgaria: An Exploratory Study (2014). Tourismos (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2161586 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2161586

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

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Zangador ( email )

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Maya G. Ivanova

Zangador Ltd. ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13A Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria

Katia Iankova

University of Greenwich ( email )

30 Park Row
Greenwich
London, SE10 9LS
United Kingdom

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