“Web communication of sustainability of italian hotels: results of an exploratory survey” di Fontana Francesco e Migliaccio Diletta

FONTANA, F., & MIGLIACCIO, D. (2021). Web communication of sustainability of italian hotels: results of an exploratory survey. In Tourism and the global crises (pp. 89-98). I and B.

Abstract. The goals of 2030 agenda include sustainable tourism. Italy has been a tourist destination for its artistic wealth, for its historical results and for its natural beauty concentrated in a small territory. This study verified the assimilation of the sustainability principles of Italian hoteliers through an initial exploratory research on the dissemination of ethical codes and social reports published on websites. The results were disappointing. Few ethical codes have been traced and an even lower number of social reports proposed above all by large hotels located in northern Italy, the richest area of the nation. However, the structure of the documents is adequate and demonstrates a significant effort tending to respect stakeholders and the environment, through numerous energies, water and paper saving policies, as well as the development of local communities. Presumably, the pandemic crisis has assumed greater importance than sustainability issues that will hopefully regain due relevance with the overcoming of the lockdown. The large number of small family-run hotels may also be the cause of the described modest outcome. The search was limited to using only a few Internet engines and a relatively small number of keywords. In the future, in addition to more detailed analysis on the Web, it is also desirable to launch similar analysis in other countries. However, the results are of interest to entrepreneurs and public institutions, which should take action to encourage the adoption of sustainable company policies, perhaps with grants or subsidized credit operations.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1flA60TOwhZZM3obmmPLF_TbIBOJz0T84/view

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“Italian Hotels and Sustainability: some Experiences” di Migliaccio Guido

Migliaccio, G. (2021). Italian Hotels and Sustainability: some Experiences. In Tourism and the global crises (pp. 125-134). I and B.

Abstract. Hospitality is a noble feeling which requires a place to receive people: the hotel. Hoteliers must create a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere, in which the human relationship can freely be transparent and satisfying, inspired by the ethical values of sustainability. The Italian tourism industry has been adapting its offer, establishing principles, and spreading the typical rules of “green hotels” for almost 30 years. Over time, voluntarily ethical codes and non-financial statements are spreading and demonstrating an increasing focus on sustainability. This paper describes some remarkable and emblematic Italian experiences concerning ethical codes and sustainability reports of a phenomenon that is expanding everywhere, also thanks to the UN 2030 Agenda.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1flA60TOwhZZM3obmmPLF_TbIBOJz0T84/view

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“Performance of Italian Hotel Companies in the Digital Economy: Application of Anova Method.” di Pavone Pietro, Migliaccio Guido e Simonetti Biagio.

Pavone, P., Migliaccio, G., & Simonetti, B. (2020). Performance of Italian Hotel Companies in the Digital Economy: Application of Anova Method. New frontiers in the tourism and hospitality industry: digital, social and economic transformations, 3, 90-107.

Abstract This paper offers a study of the economic and financial performance of a sample of hotel companies in the three geographical macro-areas that characterize Italy. Results show that the economic crisis reduced profitability. Than, Italian hotels have a modest capitalization. The values of the current ratio are satisfactory. The profitability indicators record similar trends in the three areas, while financial independence index, current ratio and coverage index show significantly different values. In the digital era, the Italian hotel industry has all the potential to restructure. However, high and growing profitability must favor adequate self-financing processes to improve the capital structure.

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“Tourism for people with disabilities in Italy: an overview.”

Migliaccio Guido, Tourism for people with disabilities in Italy: an overview, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (ISSN: 2223-814X – Codice Ance: E227964), 2019, Vol. 8 No. 5, article No 8, pp. 1-19 (pp. 19), Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85074405822.

Open source: https://www.ajhtl.com/uploads/7/1/6/3/7163688/article_8_vol_8_5__2019_italy.pdf

Abstract. The population with disabilities is constantly growing in the world and in Italy and poses ethical, social and economic problems. The need for greater involvement of people with disabilities in the economy emerges, as a crucial point for a truly inclusive society. The tourism sector must also play its role in a wider reception project. This paper illustrates the evolution and current situation of accessible tourism in Italy, presenting some valuable experiences to propose useful benchmarking to public offices, associations and private companies. Introduction of an adequate review of international literature, a rapid summary of the evolution of the sector and a focus on the main laws is presented. Then it critically described the initiatives implemented in Italy for transport, hotels, restaurants and destinations typical of tourists such as museums, places of worship, natural and archaeological parks, sports facilities and bathing establishments. Despite some limitations, Italy, is a privileged international tourist destination, and can be a valid reference for many other nations that want to develop tourism and accessible tourism, in particular.

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