Circular Economy in the Tourism Sector

In order to survive the changing landscape of the tourism sector, firms will have to adapt to new trends and consumers’ desires caused by the emergence of sharing economy companies

In order to survive the changing landscape of the tourism sector, firms will have to adapt to new trends and consumers’ desires caused by the emergence of sharing economy companies

The economy was pictured until recently as linear, with a strong tendency to satisfy the consumers’ needs with brand new products, somehow to give them a feeling of exclusivity. However, a full range of environmental, socio-demographic and economic indicators, mostly alarming, rose the need to change our consumption and production habits. One of the main and current issues discussed in the media is climate change, of which principal source is, according to studies, households’ consumption, thus including consumption of tourism. To tackle this problem, new ways of thinking the economy appeared since few years, in particular in developed countries, and circular economy embodies most of them.