Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Ecotourism from both hotels and tourists’ perspective
Issue: Vol. 5, No 2, 2012
Published date: 20-11-2012 (print) / 20-11-2012 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Arminda do Paço
Helena Alves
Carolina Nunes
Keywords: ecotourism, sustainability, environmental concern
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2012/5-2/10
Index PUBMS: 20154dd3-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 132-142 (11)
JEL classification: Q56

This empirical research about ecotourism was elaborated having in mind two perspectives: the lodging and the consumer. It was possible to conclude that the hotels involved in the research need to improve its performance in terms of market research and of the environmental accreditation, but it is convenient to empathise that the environmental and social concerns are present in its activities. Regarding ecotourists, the findings indicate that they are concerned with the environmental issues when they are lodgin. Their great motivation is the possibility of having a contact with the nature, the environmental conservation and the sustainability.