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Stakeholders' involvement in sustainability planning and implementation: the case of Cyprus

Iordanis Katemliadis (City Unity College Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Georgios Markatos (City Unity College Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 14 September 2021

Issue publication date: 26 October 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Tourism planning and development has revolved around sustainability concepts and issues, and this paper aims to provide an analysis of stakeholder involvement in sustainability planning and implementation in Cyprus.

Design/methodology/approach

The article provides a comprehensive perspective on stakeholder involvement in sustainability planning and implementation based on a systematic literature review.

Findings

Study findings indicate that the active involvement of stakeholders is a prerequisite in order to address the complex issues of sustainable tourism development.

Originality/value

The authors examined the role of stakeholders at individual, local and international levels, and how they can make a difference in transitioning to a more sustainable future for tourism in Cyprus.

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Acknowledgements

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Citation

Katemliadis, I. and Markatos, G. (2021), "Stakeholders' involvement in sustainability planning and implementation: the case of Cyprus", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 13 No. 6, pp. 709-718. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-07-2021-0095

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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