A new white paper on Circular Economy and Tourism from the CE360 Alliance
The publication outlines a conceptual framework based on circular thinking to inspire a more resilient, sustainable and future proof industry transition
Travel & tourism was the first industry to be heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and restarting this industry will have an important role in the post COVID-19 global economic recovery.
Tourism activities are associated with significant positive global economic impacts as well as jobs and revenue creation in local destinations. However, it is also an industry with substantial and increasing negative environmental and social impacts.
The notion of a Circular Economy has been rapidly gaining momentum in recent years due to its potential to align commercial interests and environmental protection. Consequently, Circular Economy practices are becoming integral in key public policies as well as corporate strategies across society.
The travel & tourism industry has touchpoints with most if not all key value chains and material flows in society and is therefore very relevant to consider for the Circular Economy transition.
To guide a sustainable recovery and development of the industry post COVID-19, this publication (co-authored by Stefan Einarsson and Fabrice Sorin) introduces Circular Economy key principles and concepts in the context of travel & tourism. The report suggests using the Circular Economy as a conceptual framework to inspire a more resilient, sustainable and future proof industry transition. This publication provides private tourism operators with a robust introduction to Circular Economy concepts and how these can be applied to their operations and business transformation. It also offers guidance to policymakers, regulators, and trade bodies on possible Circular Economy inspired policy and business development directions
Download the report here: Circular Economy in Travel and Tourism