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Issue 3 | Volume 4 | 2021


Title: Perceptions of Hotel Employees on the Reduction of Disposable Toiletries: The Case of Guangzhou Hotels in China

Author(S): Ding Ran 

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines

Abstract:

Nowadays, the world has placed great importance to environmental problems and China has become increasingly concerned about environmental protection. Since September 1, 2019, all the star-rated hotels in Guangzhou had imposed restrictions on the use of disposable items. This paper sought to find out whether hotel employees’ profile can affect their perceptions on the implementation of the reduced supply of toiletries and disposables among selected five-star hotels in Guangzhou, China. With the new regulations issued by the Guangzhou government, moreover, the concept of a green hotel, has led the researcher to investigate a range of issues as a result of these new regulations and related environmental awareness among hotel employees. The study employed descriptive-quantitative research using questionnaires answered by the 108 hotel employees. The results showed the profile of respondents did affect their perceptions, the researcher aimed to improve the attitude, awareness and readiness of the hotel employees on the reduction of disposable toiletries and gave suggestions on how to promote the green hotel in Guangzhou.

Keywords: Green Hotel, Domestic Waste Management, Star-Rated Hotels, Guangzhou, China

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37227/ITHJ-2021-02-98

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