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Circular Economy and Tourism: A Bibliometric Journey Through Scholarly Discourse

Moaaz Kabil, Al Fauzi Rahmat, Mihály Hegedűs, Bernadett Galovics and Lóránt Dénes Dávid

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This study conducts a bibliometric analysis of the integration of circular economy principles into the tourism industry, utilizing 181 articles. Employing Scientific Production Performance Analysis and Network and Cluster Analysis, this research explores key dimensions such as authorship, sources, countries, institutions, and keywords. The findings revealed a growing body of literature focusing on the link between circular economy and tourism, although this connection is in its early stages. From circular economy perspective, waste management and recycling dimensions emerge as the most prominent aspects contributing to the discourse in tourism studies. Conversely, from the tourism perspective, nearly all facets of tourism concepts appear receptive to a circular economy, regardless of whether the studies pertain to tourism development or management. In conclusion, this study enriches our scholarly understanding of how circular economy principles intersect with tourism. It guides researchers toward key areas of interest, shaping future exploration for this dynamic scientific relationship.


Literature review, Circularity, Tourism, Sustainability, Bibliometric.


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