Different Shades of Green: Environmental Management in Hotels in Accra

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  • Ishmael Mensah

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    1. Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
    • Correspondence to: Ishmael Mensah, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

      E-mail: ikmensah@ucc.edu.gh

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Abstract

This paper assesses the environmental management practices of different categories of hotels in Accra, Ghana. Managers of 200 hotels were surveyed, employing the stratified random sampling method. Results of the study indicate significant differences in the extent of environmental management of the hotels suggesting that the better the quality of a hotel, the better the environmental management performance. Suggestions are made towards improvement in waste management and voluntary environmental programmes in small and medium hotels that did not perform well in those areas of environmental management Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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