Current situation and greening issues in Russian tourist accommodation sector

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Amid significant environmental abuses, the growth of systemic challenges to environmental safety, social needs ecological transformation, and growth of aggregate green demand, increasing pressure from national and international regulations, hotel business ecologization or greening is no longer a tendency but transforms into a crucial condition for survival and success-ful functioning in a highly competitive market. The article provides analysis for the Russian tourist accommodation sector development processes, as well as the place and role of the ecological component within these processes. The correlation of applied local and international accommo-dation classification and certification systems to dynamic changes of tourists, destinations and the local community ecological values and needs, their influence on environmental safety of tour-ist product manufacture and consumption are under research. It is concluded that there are no objective conditions for the green transformation of the domestic tourist industry and accommo-dation sector as its part. The necessity to include the goals of greening into business and tourist destination development strategies is justified. The problems, factors, and conditions of green principles entrenchment in accommodation establishments everyday activities are defined. The article aims at researching the domestic tourist industry accommodation sector development dynamics, the specification of the green accommodation sector characteristics, their transfor-mation trends, factors, and conditions ensuring ecological requirements priorities in current and planned activities of the tourist industry accommodation sectors. The research perspectivity is determined by the necessity to extend the subject and particularities of ecological processes for a tourist product creation and consumption to develop sustainable management mechanisms for the domestic tourist industry innovative ecological modernization processes, raising its com-petitiveness and ensuring sustainable development of recreational and tourist regions, resorts and tourist centers.


Green economy, tourism industry, accommodation sector, greening

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IDR: 140253780   |   DOI: 10.24411/1995-042X-2020-10511

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