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Sustainability in Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Fundamentals of Practical Approaches

Dimitri Lera

This textbook provides students with the theory and practical steps for actioning sustainable strategies in hospitality and events.

Sustainability in Tourism, Hospitality and Events offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to sustainability principles to help transform the industry. This book provides a guide on how to implement sustainable practices in hospitality and event venues, ranging from the eradication of plastic packaging and the minimization of food waste, to how to create low-carbon menus and local food sourcing strategies. It explores how embedding current trends such as the circular economy, regenerative hospitality, carbon neutrality strategies and social sustainability into your practice can contribute to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

This book looks at the challenges and opportunities that are unique to the hospitality and events industry, and includes real-world examples from Emerald Luxury Cruises, the Michelin Star Pig Restaurant and Hotel, Suffolk's Latitude Festival and the 100% Pure New Zealand campaign. With practical insights from the authors' experiences of working in sustainability and the hospitality and events industry, this book will empower a new generation of professionals to prioritize environmental and social responsibility in their decision-making processes.

Sustainability in Tourism, Hospitality and Events includes in-text learning features such as learning outcomes, best practice tips from industry leaders and reflective questions to help students apply sustainability theory to practice. It is supported by online resources of PowerPoint slides, videos, and additional reflective questions and real-world examples.

This textbook is ideal for students taking modules on Sustainability in Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kogan Page
  • Publish Date: Nov 25th, 2025
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781398620179
  • Categories: Industries - Hospitality, Travel & TourismDevelopment - Sustainable Development

About the Author

Dimitri Lera is Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, the Edge Hotel School, University of Essex, UK. He has over thirty years professional experience in hospitality including as a restaurant manager and hotel manager throughout Europe.

Michel Mason is the Sustainability Engagement Manager and Lecturer at the University of Essex, UK. She holds co-responsibility for the implementation of the university's sustainability sub-strategy and trains Hospitality and Events students at the Edge Hotel School on identifying sustainability challenges in line with sustainable development goals.