Household Food Waste, Tourism and Social Media: A Research Agenda

Jamie Murphy, Ulrike Gretzel, Juho Pesonen, Anne-Liise Elorinne, Kirsi Silvennoinen
  • December 2017, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72923-7_18

How social media could help reduce household food waste when tourists prepare meals

Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash

Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash

What is it about?

This paper outlines a research agenda that focuses on reducing household food waste in tourist households.

Why is it important?

A lot of sustainable tourism research focuses on traditional hospitality contexts. With the growing importance of peer-to-peer accommodation and other self-catering accommodation options, it is necessary to conduct research on how to best influence tourist behaviors outside of the realm of professional tourism providers.


Dr. Ulrike Gretzel
University of Southern California

I had no idea how much of a problem household food waste was before working on this paper. We can't achieve sustainable tourism without tackling this problem.

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