Circular economy tourist practices

Flemming Sørensen*, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Kim Andreas Gjetting Møller Greve

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This research letter presents the findings of a Delphi study on the possible future development of circular economy (CE) principles in tourism. In contrast to the few existing CE studies in tourism research, which focuses on how companies may apply CE production principles, the Delphi study presented here suggests how tourists’ practices may support the development of a CE in tourism. Further, the findings indicate drivers, complexities, paradoxes and barriers for such practices’ future development.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Issue number22
Pages (from-to)2762-2765
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

Important note from the Publisher regarding the attached version of the article: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Current Issues in Tourism on 24 Dec 2019, available online:”


  • Circular economy
  • tourists
  • practice theory
  • Delphi study
  • Sustainabililty

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