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The purpose of the research was to explore the barriers to the implementation of sustainable event management (SEM) practices faced by 5–star hotel venues in Bangkok. Five semi–structured interviews were conducted to collect data from four hotels located in the business district in Bangkok, Thailand. The results indicated that two different types of barriers between hotels that adopted sustainability as their core value and those that did not have much sustainable experience. The findings suggested that these barriers could be alleviated through education and stakeholder involvement.
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