Environmental tactics used by hotel companies in Mexico

Guadalupe Revilla, Tim H. Dodd, Linda C. Hoover

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Abstract

Summary: The impact which environmental law and management has had in the hospitality industry is substantial. Hotels have begun conservation and recycling programs as a means of reducing energy cost and solid waste. A significant number of environmentally related regulatory and consumer pressures are being imposed upon the hospitality industry. The purpose of this study is to begin to explore the environmental programs that hotel corporations in Mexico are adopting. Eight managers at eight hotel corporations in Mexico were included in the study. The corporation hotels located in Mexico started to implement environmental strategies in 1995, and the most common reason was because of the legal pressures they faced. Efficient use of lighting and eliminating use of diesel in the boiler were the most frequently sited strategies. Seven hotel managers benefitted from the application of these strategies, while one indicated he did not benefit. The hotel managers feel social, legal, and political pressure in Mexico to implement environmental strategies but consider consumer pressure unimportant. They believe these strategies are not very important when facing competitors, and only one manager mentioned that in the future the competitive threat will be important in developing environmental consciousness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-127
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Volume1
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Consumer pressure
  • Energy saving
  • Environmental strategies
  • Hazardous waste reduction
  • Legal pressure
  • Water saving

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