Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 22, Issue 1, 2016; Page No.(93-101)

AN EXPLORATION OF THE ECO–LABEL PRACTICES IN HOTELS IN JORDAN

Akram A. Rawashdeh and Mukhles M. Al-Ababneh

Abstract

This study aims to explore the eco-label practices in Jordanian hotels. Respondents included (all) four- and five-star hotels in Jordan, which were chain and independent properties. Data were collected from 48 hotels via questionnaires, were analysed by using SPSS. The findings showed that all the five- and four– star hotels in Jordan are moderately eco-label hotels. The most eco-label criteria were implemented in hotels are employee training; community support; water management; organisation, reporting and management and energy management, while, customer education; waste management and purchasing management were less implemented. And the best Jordanian eco-label hotels were five-star global chain managed by franchising and mostly located in Dead Sea.

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