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Author : Joseph S. Chen, Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan & Josephine Zho
School/Work Place : International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Germany
Contact : j.chen@fh-bad-honnef.de
Year : 2004

Following a vigorous environmental protection movement trigging in Germany over thirty years ago, the German hotel industry is gradually moving in line with other sections of its society. This study attempts to present a snapshot of the assessment of German hoteliers' efforts on preventing environmental degradation. In particular, the practices of individual properties are then appraised in relation to the accreditation or certification scheme. Consequently, hotels are divided in two categories; accredited and non-accredited properties. It is argued that environmentally-certified properties, being the ones which might not only demonstrate a greater understanding of environmental impact but also have worked through the process of auditing and perhaps benchmarking, would be much more inclined to revise their daily operations to ensure environmentally sound practices. The non-accredited would consequently follow general environmental trends in the hospitality industry, often considered as end-of-pipe measures, (offering guests the choice or not to wash sheets and towels on a daily basis for example) without greater involvement in taking corrective action on other environmentally damaging operations. It is hoped that the research findings can provide further insights into issues and problems associated with current environmental practices within German hotels. Since the nature of the research is rather exploratory, the resultant data could only be considered as an overview on the environmental practices among German hotels.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
7 Think Tank XVIII Communication of Sustainability Efforts in the Hospita... file 688 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: green marketing, sustainability engagement, small / owner-managed hotels

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2018 

6 OPA award Environmental Training and Measures at Scandic Hotels,... file 6271 Dec 01, 2013

Hotels are traditionally geared towards providing a high-level of comfort and entertainment, as well as a broad spectrum of services, often without giving much concern to associated environmental or socio-economic impacts. Hotel companies ty...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Branko Simanic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

5 Think Tank IV Environmental Training and Measures at Scandic Hotels,... file 4278 Dec 01, 2013

Hotels are traditionally geared towards providing a high-level of comfort and entertainment, as well as a broad spectrum of services, often without giving much concern to associated environmental or socio-economic impacts. Hotel companies ty...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Branko Simanic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

4 Think Tank IV Possibilities for Sustainable Tourism Management in Ac... file 3443 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainability is an inevitable concept in tourism which heavily depends on natural resources and environment with its products and services. Here prevention and controlling water, air and noise pollution, habitat degradation is more importa...

Author: Meryem Atik, Türker Altan & A. Akin Aksu 

Year: 2004 

3 Think Tank IV Attitudes towards Environmental Responsibility among S... file 3415 Oct 13, 2013

The first step in creating a more environmentally sound hotel industry should be a performance analysis of the hotel sector from an environmental perspective. An assessment measuring the level of environmental awareness among hoteliers and t...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Vlasta Zanki-Alujevic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

» Think Tank IV Evaluating Environmental Initiatives of German Hotels file 2720 Oct 13, 2013

Following a vigorous environmental protection movement trigging in Germany over thirty years ago, the German hotel industry is gradually moving in line with other sections of its society. This study attempts to present a snapshot of the asse...

Author: Joseph S. Chen, Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan & Josephine Zho 

Year: 2004 

1 Think Tank IV Impediments to Sustainable Service Quality in Luxury H... file 15319 Oct 13, 2013

In order for tourism to be sustainable in the long term, there must be continued viability of tourism related entities (Tesone 2004), that is business operations must be sustainable. Hotels are major tourism entities and play an important ro...

Author: Rayka Presbury 

Year: 2004 

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