Differences in sustainable management between four- and five-star hotels regarding the perceptions of three-pillar sustainability

Nikolaos Stylos, Chris A. Vassiliadis

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Abstract

Although there is a wealth of publications about sustainability in tourism destinations management literature, the concept has only recently started coming under examination within the area of hospitality management. This paper’s main focus is on capturing the perceptions and practices of hotel management in respect to the concept of three-dimensional sustainability. A literature based self-administered questionnaire was used and 423 hotels participated in the study. Logistic Regression was employed in order to examine four research hypotheses and extract useful findings. The findings suggest that hotel star ratings play a significant role in the perceived importance of financial measures of economic viability, as well as in the application of socially-responsible practices by hotel management; the same conclusion does not apply to environmental practices. Furthermore, it was found that hotel location does not play a significant role in shaping perceptions of sustainability dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-825
JournalJournal of Hospitality Marketing & Management
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2015

Structured keywords

  • Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures

Keywords

  • Triple-bottom-line sustainability
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainable management
  • hospitality
  • hotel rating
  • green practices

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