Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism
Dr. Elena Cavagnaro; Professor (of Applied Sciences)
The professorship Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism carries out applied research with the objective of improving sustainability in the tourism and hospitality industry. The central question is how hospitality and tourism can be sustained in the future, and can deliver on the promise to improve people’s quality of life.
The main objective of the professorship is to support the hospitality and tourism industry’s commitment to sustainability by designing, deploying, and evaluating behavioural interventions aimed at nudging hosts and guests towards sustainable choices.
The professorship operates as part of a wider network that includes businesses, non-profit organisations, government institutions, and students. This has for example led to the research project ‘Plastic in Hospitality & Tourism: a global problem with local solutions’.