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Differences in attitudes about climate change among managers in tourist accommodation facilities of different categories

Aleksandar Racz orcid id ; Zdravstveno veleučilište Zagreb, Hrvatska
Dora Smolčić Jurdana ; Fakultet za menadžment u turizmu i ugostiteljstvo, Sveučilište u Rijeci, Opatija, Hrvatska
Krešimir Rotim ; Zdravstveno veleučilište Zagreb, Hrvatska; Klinika za neurokirurgiju, KBC Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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In recent times, more than ever before, climate change has become global and it seriously determines the development and future of tourism in the wider range of tourist regions and the world as a whole. Climate change is not only a hypothetical academic challenge
for humanity but directly affects all aspects of human life, including tourism, which itself is becoming a global environmental problem. This paper focuses on exploring the existence of a correlation between the category of accommodation facility categorized by a star marking system with expressed beliefs and attitudes of managers about climate change and the interinfluence between climate change and tourism. The research hypothesized that there are significant differences in beliefs and attitudes about climate change and the interinfluence between climate change and tourist accommodation, as well as about climate changes as determinants in shaping the tourist offer, between managers in different categories (2-5 stars) of tourist accommodation facilities (hotels, apartholtels, resorts, camps or marinas). Therefore, the specific objective of the research was to determine whether the categories of different tourist accommodation capacities (hotels, aparthotels, resorts, camps or marinas) influence managers’ beliefs and attitudes towards climate change and the interinfluence between climate change and tourist accommodation, as well as climate change as determinant in shaping the tourist offers. The research encompassed the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia and all categorized tourist accommodation facilities, i.e., all 1084 facilities which were categorized in accordance with the categorization carried out by the Ministry of Tourism on the date of 7 March 2019. Data collection was carried out using the e survey method, whereby out of the total number of sent survey questionnaires, 283 questionnaires were duly completed, which represented a response of 26.1%. In accordance with the hypothesis and the goal of the research, the existence of significant differences in the attitudes of managers of tourist accommodation facilities with different categorization or different number of awarded stars has been proven in all three components of the attitude items. Beliefs and attitudes of managers in the accommodation tourism industry are a function of various characteristics of the accommodation facility, with stronger pro-environmental attitudes and a higher level of environmental awareness about climate change and interinfluence between climate change and tourism accommodation, as well as climate change as determinants of tourism offer, are expressed by managers of tourist accommodation facilities of a higher category or with a higher number of stars.

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climate change; attitudes; beliefs; tourism; management attitudes

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