Applying behavioural sciences to tourism sustainability: how does that work in practice?
Read about practical case studies where behavioural insights have been applied to a topic of public interest. Some of these can be directly associated to tourism, some others come from different areas of policy, but can be inspiring for tourism-related challenges.
Encouraging bike sharing
Choices in modes of transport have important implications for public health and air quality. In this context, cities around the world are investing in bike share systems. While the growth in bike share journeys is impressive, globally, lots more needs to be…Read more
Encouraging plant-based food choices
What we eat has important impacts on the environment. In particular, livestock production for meat and dairy products is a disproportionate contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and fresh water use. Shifting consumers’ diets to include more plant-based foods and…Read more
Optimising Environmental Footprint of Hotel Operations
One of the ways to optimise environmental footprint of hotel operations is to switch default options for choices such as towel changing and room cleaning. As part of its efforts to minimise unnecessary consumption of water, energy and detergents, Hotel…Read more
Reducing single use plastic in camping sites
Campofelice camping complex is one of the largest camping sites in Ticino Region, Switzerland. Despite the fact that Swiss tap water is perfectly clean and tasty, and widely available throughout the complex, most guests drink bottled water contributing to a…Read more
Strengthening demand for locally produced products
The best way to increase the local economic impact of a traveller trip is to increase the consumption of locally produced foods and respectively, the share of their spend that stays in the local economy. Hotel Internazionale wanted to pursue…Read more
Increasing food waste recycling
Despite food waste being recyclable, many people do not sort their food waste from non-recyclables being sent to landfill. As a result, food waste is one of the most common recyclable waste being still sent to landfill. In 2018, the…Read more