Making hotels more energy efficient: the managerial perception

Cingoski, Vlatko and Petrevska, Biljana (2018) Making hotels more energy efficient: the managerial perception. Economic Research, 31 (1). pp. 87-101. ISSN 1848-9664

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The boom of tourism industry has brought a huge interest in investing largely in hotel lodgings. Tourists became aware and started considering new and far from ordinary tourist issues, like: environmental protection, waste treatment measures, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green-house gas emissions, etc. The aim of the study is three-folded: (i) To assess the application of energy efficiency practices in hotel industry; (ii) To explore the determinants of energy consumption; and (iii) To pose valuable recommendations for boosting development of eco-friendly hotels. The research was conducted in Macedonia for the purpose of identifying the impacts of several factors of managing environmental protection practices, in the first line by measuring their current level of influence. The data were obtained by an online survey conducted among managers of three, four and five-star hotels and processed by descriptive statistics. The results showed that managers have highly positive perception on the environmental protection issue and pose high awareness of the benefits produced by this concept, thus supporting the European environmental impact assessment regulation. The study recommends new approaches in challenging the hotel industry to decrease the operating costs and suggests that managers are in need for better understanding the importance of the energy efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Efficiency; Energy consumption; Environment; Hotel industry
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Biljana Petrevska
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 13:15
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 13:15

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