Accommodations Weave in Foz do Iguaçu-Brazil and Ecosystemic Responsibility




Tourism, Hotel Business, Ecosystemic Responsibility, Guest Profile, Foz do Iguaçu-Brazil


This article aims to present aspects related to the weaves of accommodation options in Foz do Iguaçu-Brazil city, regarding ecosystemic responsibility’s actions. The text is a partial report of a study being carried out, at the Master’s level, in Tourism and Hospitality, in association with other broader studies which have been held at a Research Group, from the University of the South of Brazil. The Cartography of Knowledge (Baptista, 2014) was used as a procedural, complex and systemic methodological strategy, in which four investigative tracks are activated: Personal Knowledge Trail, Theoretical Knowledge Trail, Production Plant Trail, and Intuitive Research Dimension Trail. It is consistent with the orientation of qualitative and multi-methodological research, having been carried out from multiple investigative procedures: bibliographic survey, interviews via Google Meet and phone calls, seminars and rounds of conversation, as well as data collection from websites, blogs and social networks. The study demonstrates the importance of raising awareness among hosting companies regarding ecosystemic responsibility, that is, the set of actions related to the care and preservation of resources, aiming at the well-being of the entire ecosystem. It is noticed that there is a lot of work to be done in this sense, since, in general, guests choose the means of accommodation considering cost and benefits according to their economic possibilities. While hosts’ main concern is about offering the kind of hospitality that guarantees the guest’s return to the lodging, based on the disclosure of the benefits offered at the time of booking.



Bilingual Publication: The original version in Portugues is available in the PDF file.


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Author Biographies

Simone Maria SANDI, University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Hotel Technology degree at the University of Caxias do Sul - UCS. Master student at the Postgraduate Program in Tourism and Hospitality (UCS / Scholarship CAPES-PROSUC). MBA in Strategic Personnel Management - UCS. Researcher of Amorcomtur! Group of Studies in Communication, Tourism, Lovingness and Autopoiesis (CNPq-UCS). Brazil.

Maria Luiza Cardinale BAPTISTA, University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Post-doctor in Society and Culture of the Amazon (PPGSCA-UFAM). PhD in Communication Sciences, by School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP). Professor and researcher of the Postgraduate Program in Tourism and Hospitality of UCS (BRAZIL). Editor of the Scientific Journal Conexão – Comnicação e Cultura (Communication and Culture Connection) Coordinator of Amorcomtur! Group of Studies and Production in Communication, Tourism, Lovingness and Autopoiesis (CNPq-UCS).


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