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Elena Cavagnaro

Professor of Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism at Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Elena Cavagnaro

Dr. Elena Cavagnaro is Professor of Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Derby (UK) and the University of Macerata and Bergamo (Italy). Elena has consulted several organizations in sectors such as hospitality, retail, and health care on sustainability strategy and implementation. In line with her understanding of sustainability as a multi-dimensional and multi-layered concept, her research focuses on issues that run across and connect the social, organizational and individual layers of sustainability. The book “Three Levels of Sustainability” which she co-authored with G. Curiel is a bestseller.

Insights by Elena Cavagnaro (3)

Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

In reflecting on your question about how to tackle both resilience and sustainability in 2021, my thoughts went to a recent announcement by Airbnb. The strong growth of Airbnb and its inability to stick to its avowed original business model has been one of the causes of unsustainable tourism growth at many destinations.

The (Green) Recovery Imperative: Hospitality Re-Set Or Bouncing Forward?

Crises have been often saluted as an opportunity for frog-jumping towards sustainability. 2008 will be still in the memory of most of us; also then the idea of a green-recovery was launched but it failed to materialize.

Changing the role of host: From pampering guests to truly engaging with them

Over the last years, the hotel industry has massively reaped the low hanging fruit of eco-efficiency. Several sustainability champions have surely gone further, but the majority of hotels still approach sustainability as a cost reduction opportunity.
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