Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry Term Paper by Nicky

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry
A brief literature review to determine whether sustainability in the hospitality industry is compatible with profitability.
# 145895 | 1,034 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 05, 2010 in Business (Industries) , Environmental Studies (General) , Tourism (General)

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The paper reviews the literature on sustainability in the hospitality industry that shows that sustainability practices do indeed result in greater profitability of the establishment. The paper identifies common sustainability practices that focus on the conservation of natural resources and waste reduction.

Importance of Sustainability Plan
Sustainability Requirements for Profitability
Public Interest Supports Sustainable Development in Hospitality Industry
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Sustainability has been shown in research and practical application to increase the profitability of establishments in the hospitality sector. In fact, as noted in the work of James Holleran (2006) entitled: 'Hospitality Sustainability: Moving the Agenda Forward? Or Not?" states "Tourism has a major impact on local communities in tourist destinations. It can be a significant source of income and employment for local people. It can also pose a threat to an area's social fabric and its natural and cultural heritage, upon which it ultimately depends, but it is well planned and managed, it can be a force for their conservation." (Holleran, 2006)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Tourism & Local Agenda 21, The Role of Local Authorities in Sustainable Tourism. UNEP & I-C-L-E-.I., 2003. p. 7. in Holleran, James (2006) Hospitality Sustainability Moving the Agenda Forward? Or Not?. 2006 online available at:
  • Weissman, Arthur B. (2008) Business Case for Sustainability in the Hospitality Sector. Business Review 2008. Online available at:
  • Hill, Roger (2008) Hospitality Procurement: Reaching fro Higher ROI. Hotels 2008. Online available at:
  • Houdre, Herve (2008) Sustainable Hospitality: Sustainable Development in the Hotel Industry. Cornell University - Center for Hospitality Research. Online available at:

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