Managing sustainable tourism and hotel industry in Macedonia: energy resources strategic approach

Petrevska, Biljana and Serafimova, Mimoza and Cingoski, Vlatko (2018) Managing sustainable tourism and hotel industry in Macedonia: energy resources strategic approach. In: 26th International Conference Ecological Truth & Environmental Research, 12-15 June 2018, Bor, Serbia.

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Abstract

The study is focused on presenting some insights into the use of energy in the hotel industry in Macedonia. It aims at providing an assessment of managerial perception of energy resources and discussed more environmentally compatible and sustainable alternatives. The data were collected by means of an online survey conducted among hotel managers and department supervisors. The summarized results point that the problem is a substantial gap that exists between managerial awareness for the benefits of the renewable energy, and the daily practice of hotels. The study recommends that hotels should create specific strategies that will have a significant impact on reducing energy consumption. Some aspect of these strategies may include increasing the level of awareness among hoteliers through a direct and well-designed environmental protection campaign. Furthermore, to develop and introduce a wide range of energy efficient practices in the first line by introducing some renewable sources of energy. Finally, the paper argues that extraordinary luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive by presenting some sustainability best practices of worldwide applied standout environmental programs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Hotel management; Strategic development; Energy; Tourism
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Biljana Petrevska
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 13:10
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/20156

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