Turizam Volume 22, Issue 2-2
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SUPPLEMENTED WITH GREEN CASE STUDIES FROM THE SIDE OF THE TOURISM SERVICE PROVIDERS
Authors: Andrea Horváth, Mónika Jónás-Berki
Abstract: Te environmental and social responsibility is a less researched area of tourism operators in Hungary. Te tourism sector is one of the least regulated economic sectors in the global economy, but it can be seriously aﬀected by ecological and social systems. Te tourism supply requires a large amount of resources; therefore, a signifcant amount of waste is generated. By recognizing the eﬀects of tourism, it is crucial for every society and economy to move forward to a more sustainable approach. At the social level, it can generate core processes, contribute to the population decrease in the area, but it can also cause social conﬂicts. Te environmental and social sustainability requires a comprehensive approach and intervention to the sector as a whole. A wide range of stakeholders should be involved at all levels in order to create sustainability. Te aim of the research is to explore the issue of environmental sustainability among tour operators by using Hungarian case studies.
Keywords: sustainability, responsible tourism, hospitality, Hungary
Article info: 52-62
Received: January 2018 | Accepted: March 2018