To date, however, no systematically collated review of the literature dealing with the topic has appeared, and so this study attempts to fill this gap in the literature by means of a content analysis of the research publications focusing on the use of renewable energy in the tourism industry. Through a comprehensive review of the literature, our study identifies what is known about renewable energy in the service sector in general and in the tourism industry in particular, although it is clear from this that research into renewable energy in tourism is still at an early stage. Wind turbine utilization for water pumping in Jordan. Document Analysis as a Qualitative Research Method.
This, in turn, should support the basic principle of sustainability.
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The aim of our study, therefore, is a better insight into the role of renewable energy in tourism, mainly by examining accommodation and focusing on destinations. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 91(10): 1203–1214.
We hope that the system-based approach of our study will open more doors to renewable energy. Feasibility of utilizing renewable energy systems for a small hotel in Ajloun city, Jordan. doi:10.1016/S0167-6105(03)00073-4  Balaras, Constantinos A., Mat Santamouris, D.
Energy practices among small and medium sized tourism enterprises: A case of misdirected effort? Available at: 10.1016/j.jclepro.20  D’Amore, L., Kalifungwa, P. Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Tourism.
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Need and options for a regenerative energy supply in holiday facilities. doi:10.1016/S0261-5177(02)00067-5  Bohdanowicz, P., Churie-Kallhauge, A., and Ivo Martinac, I. Energy-Efficiency and Conservation in Hotels – Towards Sustainable Tourism.
The roles of cleaner production in the sustainable development of modern societies: an introduction to this special issue.
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