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OECD Tourism Papers, 2013/01 “Green Innovation in Tourism Services” (OECD Publishing, Paris 2013).

The OECD emphasizes the importance of green growth, which promotes economic development while preserving natural resources. Investment and innovation are crucial for sustainable growth and a green economy, which prioritizes
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World Economic Forum (WEF) White Paper, “Digital Transformation Initiative: Aviation, Travel, and Tourism Industry” (January 2017).

The Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) is a project launched by the World Economic Forum in 2015 as part of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and
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Report by World Travel and Tourism Council-WTTC, “A Net Zero Roadmap for Travel and Tourism: proposing a new target framework for the travel and tourism sector” (November 2021).

The urgency of addressing climate change, emphasized by the 2021 IPCC report, highlights the significant impact on the Travel & Tourism sector, a notable emitter of greenhouse gases. Transitioning to
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International Finance Corporation (IFC) Report, “How firms are responding and adapting during Covid-19 and recovery: opportunities for accelerated inclusion in emerging markets” (March 2021).

Originating as a health crisis in early 2020, COVID-19 has rapidly transformed into an unparalleled economic crisis impacting global, national, and regional economies, as well as the lives of billions
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“Building back better”: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the resilience of the hospitality and tourism industries” by Nazan Colmekcioglu, Denitsa Dineva, and Xiaoming Lu (article in “International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management”, June 2022

This article presents a comprehensive overview of research conducted in the hospitality and tourism sectors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. It identifies crucial viewpoints and themes related to
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“Circular Economy in travel and tourism: A conceptual framework for a sustainable, resilient, and future-proof industry transition” by Stefan Einarsson and Fabrice Sorin (CE360 Alliance, 2020).

This report introduces and explores the potential of Circular Economy inspired ideas and practices to guide a more sustainable, resilient, and future-proof development of the travel and tourism industry. The
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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-OECD, “SME Digitalisation to ‘Build Back Better’”, Digital for SMEs (D4SME) Policy Paper, December 2021).

The digitalization of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for inclusive and resilient economies. Despite progress, SMEs face challenges such as lack of information, digital skills gaps, and financial
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“The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Business Models in SMEs” by Iva Gregurec, Martina Tomicic Furjan, and Katarina Tomicic-Pupek (article in “Sustainability” journal, January 2021).

Businesses have been exposed to various challenges during the global pandemic, and their response to this disruption has impacted their resilience as well as their chances to overcome this crisis.
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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-OECD, Fourth High-Level Roundtable on the “Digital for SMEs” Global Initiative (D4SME), Paris (November 23rd, 2022).

The fourth D4SME High-Level Roundtable at OECD headquarters in November 2022 discussed SME resilience amid digital transformation. Accelerated by the pandemic, SMEs embraced digital tools, aided by public-private cooperation. Yet,
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“Pandemics, tourism, and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19” by Stefan Goessling, Daniel Scott, and C. Michael Hart (article in “Journal of Sustainable Tourism”, published online: April 2020).

Tourism is especially susceptible to measures to counteract pandemics because of restricted mobility and social distancing. The paper compares the impacts of COVID-19 to previous epidemic/pandemics and other types of
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