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A comprehensive framework for comparing water use intensity across different tourist types

Hadjikakou, M, Hadjikakou, M, Miller, G, Chenoweth, J, Druckman, A and Zoumides, C (2015) A comprehensive framework for comparing water use intensity across different tourist types Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

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Abstract

© 2015 Taylor & Francis Tourism products vary in their direct and indirect (supply chain) water use, as well as in their economic contribution. Hence, water-scarce destinations require a method to estimate and compare water use intensity (water use in relation to economic output) for different kinds of tourist products in order to optimise their tourism offering. The present study develops an original framework that integrates segmentation with an environmentally extended input–output (EEIO) framework based on detailed tourism expenditure data and tourism satellite accounts (TSAs) in order to quantify the total (direct and indirect) economic impact and water use for multiple tourism segments. To demonstrate the rigour of the methodology, it is applied to the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The results show that cheaper forms of tourism tend to have a significantly lower total water use and, depending on the economic impact indicator of interest, may have above-average economic contribution per unit of expenditure. The proposed framework provides a significant step towards achieving sustainable water use through destination-specific estimates of water use intensity which take into consideration segment-specific attributes. It is envisaged that this could eventually lead to customised interventions for diverse tourism market segments.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Hadjikakou, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hadjikakou, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Miller, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chenoweth, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Druckman, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zoumides, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 July 2015
Identification Number : 10.1080/09669582.2015.1044753
Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sustainable Tourism on 1 July 2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09669582.2015.1044753
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Oct 2015 14:51
Last Modified : 06 Oct 2015 14:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808687

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