Hotel Guests’ Environmental Concerns and their Green Hotel Consumption Behaviour

Authors

  • Stanley Cowther Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, P.O. Box E/R, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana.
  • Nina Adamu Halidu Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, P.O. Box E/R, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana.
  • Alberta Nana Adjoa Rockson Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, P.O. Box E/R, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana.

Keywords:

hotel guests’, environmental concerns, green, consumption, behaviour, Ghana

Abstract

The study was conducted to assess the environmental concerns of hotel guests and analyse how these concerns influence the behaviour towards green initiatives of hotels in Ghana. Four specific objectives were formulated to serve as a guide to the study. A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used for this research. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample the hotels and simple random sampling technique was used to sample the respondents. In all, 422 respondents were used as a sample size for the study. The study found that, 73.6% respondents agreed with the statement that, provision of recycle bin in guest rooms and lobbies were green practices and programmes of hotel staff in Ghana. Based on the findings, 73.1% respondents strongly agreed with the statement that, the installation of water control and conservation system were part of the green practices and programmes of hotel staff. Based on the findings, 72.6% respondents agreed with the statement that, environmental regulations and eco-friendly principles were part of environmental concerns. The findings showed that, 11.8% respondents strongly agreed with the statement that, hotel guests were approaching the limit of the number of people the earth could support. Based on the findings, hotel staff considered green practices in the hotel as important and hence developed environmental sustainability practices that would focus on water conservation, energy saving, and waste reduction. The study recommended that, hotel staff should improve on their attitude towards green practices of hotels.

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Published

2024-03-31

How to Cite

Cowther, S. ., Halidu, N. A., & Rockson, A. N. A. . (2024). Hotel Guests’ Environmental Concerns and their Green Hotel Consumption Behaviour. ADRRI Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 8(1 (7), January 2024-March,2024), 1-26. Retrieved from https://journals.adrri.org/index.php/adrrijafs/article/view/1093