Authors:  
  • Antonio Rico (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Jorge Olcina (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Carlos Baños (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Xavier Garcia Acosta (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
  • David Saurí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Year: 2019

The paper presents data showing the decrease of water consumption in the mass tourism resort of Benidorm, Spain, between 2005 and 2014, estimates the influence of factors such as hotel size and hotel category in this reduction, and attempts to discern to what extent this decline reflects conscious conservation actions taken by the hotel industry through a questionnaire for all the 129 hotels of Benidorm.

Rico, A., Olcina, J., Baños, C., Garcia Acosta, X., & Saurí, D. (2019). Declining water consumption in the hotel industry of mass tourism resorts: contrasting evidence for Benidorm, Spain. Current Issues in Tourism, On line: 15 March 2019, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2019.1589431