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Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties

Tihana Škrinjarić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9310-6853 ; Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Škrinjarić, T. (2018). Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties. Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 66 (3), 254-268. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320
MLA 8th Edition
Škrinjarić, Tihana. "Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties." Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 66, no. 3, 2018, pp. 254-268. https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Škrinjarić, Tihana. "Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties." Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal 66, no. 3 (2018): 254-268. https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320
Harvard
Škrinjarić, T. (2018). 'Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties', Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 66(3), pp. 254-268. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320 (Accessed 24 September 2021)
Vancouver
Škrinjarić T. Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties. Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2021 September 24];66(3):254-268. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320
IEEE
T. Škrinjarić, "Evaluation of environmentally conscious tourism industry: Case of Croatian counties", Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, vol.66, no. 3, pp. 254-268, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320. [Accessed: 24 September 2021]

Abstracts
Tourism industry is very important in Croatia, due to its contribution to employment and GDP. In the last couple of years, there is an ongoing debate on how to further develop this sector of the economy, its supply and opportunities in order to fully utilize its potential. On the other side, discussions on sustainable business in general and sustainable tourism are getting louder every year. The purpose of this study was empirically evaluate the efficiency of environmentally conscious tourism industry of 21 Croatian counties over the period 2011-2015 by using Data Envelopment Analysis methodology. This is the first research of this kind in Croatia, and Balkan region as well; where environmental and economic features are observed in evaluating tourism industry. Static models, as well as window analysis were employed in order to evaluate economic and environmental features of tourism. On average, the majority of the counties had an increase of efficiency scores over time. This means that combination of waste management with growth of tourist arrivals has, on average, improved over the observed period. Finally, some recommendations of improvements are given based upon the results for the most inefficient counties, which had problems with waste management in the past.

Keywords
sustainable tourism; Data Envelopment Analysis; efficiency evaluation; tourism industry; environment and tourism; Croatia

Hrčak ID: 206320

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/206320

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