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Title:Role of tourism in promoting geothermal energy : public interest and motivation for geothermal energy tourism in Slovenia
Authors:ID Pavlakovič Farrell, Barbara (Author)
ID Rančić Demir, Milica (Author)
ID Pozvek, Nejc (Author)
ID Turnšek, Maja (Author)
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MD5: 4BCDE06721417F6F9E49DA9D3E397463
URL https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810353
Work type:Scientific work
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FT - Faculty of Tourism
Abstract:From household geothermal heat pumps to industrial geothermal heating and electricity production, geothermal energy is one of the most promising future climate change mitigation areas. This paper aims to analyse the potential role that the tourism industry has in the promotion of geothermal energy. Although general knowledge and understanding of geothermal energy is often relatively low, geothermal energy tourism has the potential to encourage the public to use and learn about geothermal energy and its applications. The paper first provides a theoretical conceptualisation of geothermal energy tourism at the energy production level and energy usage level. Empirical results from an online survey amongst a sample of the Slovenian population show that there is a reasonably strong interest in geothermal energy tourism, correlating with the public image of geothermal energy. The study furthermore identified three main motivational factors for energy tourism: the first is "Knowledge," followed by "Having fun," with the lowest level on the motivational factor being "Self-recognition." The paper finally provides future recommendations on geothermal energy tourism as a tool for wider public acceptance but also knowledge on the potential risks of geothermal energy as a sustainable energy source.
Keywords:climate change mitigation, geothermal energy, industrial tourism, energy tourism, public interest, social acceptance
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Submitted for review:21.07.2021
Article acceptance date:13.09.2021
Publication date:16.09.2021
Year of publishing:2021
Number of pages:Str. 1-16
Numbering:Letn. 13, Št. 18, št. članka 10353
PID:20.500.12556/DKUM-86824 New window
ISSN on article:2071-1050
COBISS.SI-ID:78640899 New window
DOI:10.3390/su131810353 New window
Publication date in DKUM:23.01.2024
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Shortened title:Sustainability
COBISS.SI-ID:5324897 New window

Document is financed by a project

Funder:EC - European Commission
Funding programme:H2020
Project number:731117
Name:GEOTHERMICA - ERA NET Cofund Geothermal


License:CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Description:This is the standard Creative Commons license that gives others maximum freedom to do what they want with the work as long as they credit the author.
Licensing start date:16.09.2021

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Keywords:podnebne spremembe, geotermalna energija, industrijski turizem, energetski turizem, javni interes, družbeno sprejemanje


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