There is a great need to focus on the prosperity of our hospitality and tourism and tourism industries. This is to ensure that they do not lag behind and they support the economy of the nation. The different factors affecting the society, environment, and the economy usually have a great adverse impact on this industry.
The deteriorating trends made in tourism and hospitality industry is alarming which requires clear strategies to be put on the ground to curb this problem. The research findings were gotten from analyzing the different research articles from different scholars. This paper gives a solution to the problems that were originally caused by traditional management practices in the tourism and hospitality industry by incorporating the environmentally sustainable management system to this industry.
Also, a critical analysis of the sustainable development strategies gives a clear view of how these principles can be useful when incorporated in the different field any of the principles’ that we have in the operation of tourism and hospitality industry. The application of these principles is clearly stated by the use of different examples that capture the interests of any of the principles. Therefore, if sustainable management is adopted in this industry, we will experience a desirable change in these industries and with time, this industry will become the backbone of the economy.
Traditional management practices are the forms of management styles in which the manager does not really care about their employee’s well being rather they are driven by the results they are intending to get. This style of management will normally push the employees to their limits until they achieve t...
he desired results or even goes further to force them to obey without regards to anyone.
The management practice does not apply mostly in the current organizations rather it is used in government institutions such as military and the hospitality and tourism sectors. It is not normally encouraged to use this type of management style as it broods fear among the employees an aspect that discourages development in the organization. In this paper, we will explain the philosophy of environmentally sustainable management in regard to hospitality and tourism industry, the sustainable development principles and their application in the hospitality and tourism industry and finally look at the critique about sustainable development.
Sustainable management in the hospitality and tourism industries referrers to the concept of tourists visiting a place and then trying to make only a positive impact on the industry, environment, society and to the economy. Hospitality and tourism can include primary transportation to the general location, accommodations, recreation, entertainment, local transportation, and getting nourishments. These two can be related to traveling for leisure as well as business. Tourism mainly relates to traveling and without traveling it cannot be referred to as tourism (Lockyer, T., 2013).
First, the philosophy of sustainable management in these industries can be based on the social and economic aspects, whereby the global economics normally forecasts a continuing growth to the tourism and hospitality industries internationally. This amount of growth is normally based on the location of the industries. These two industries are ranked among the largest as well as world’s fastest growin
In order to reduce the impact of tourism, sustainable tourists can do this in many ways such as showing some respect to the local cultures, giving support to the integrity of local cultures through the process of showing favor to businesses that conserve cultural heritage, trying to inform themselves about the culture, economy as well as the politics of communities they visit. And finally, they can also do this by conserving resources through the process of seeking out businesses that are environmentally conscious (Waligo, V. M et al, 2013).
Secondly, for sustainable management in the industry of hospitality and tourism to be noticed, we incorporate the stakeholders. Stakeholders are the people who play an important role in impacting the development of the industries both positively and negatively (Mock, C. et al, 2013). They may include the organizations and individuals who latter involved in the shaping way in which the hospitality and tourism industries develop.
For this case, a body has been developed internationally known as Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) in which it fosters to increase knowledge and understanding of the sustainable tourism practices, as well as promoting the adoption of universal sustainable principles of tourism and hospitality (Mock C.et al, 2013).
Thirdly, the government makes a foundation for sustainable management in the hospitality and tourism industries in which it ensures that its values and motive are taken into account when assessing the motives in a sustainable hospitality and tourism. It regulates the capacity of tourists and visitors an area can sustainably to relate taking into account that the environment and culture around is not damaged. Additionally, the local community which directly benefits from a sustainable hospitality and tourism through job creation, economic development as well as improvement of infrastructure also contributes to the sustainable management.
The problem with this sustainable management in the hospitality and tourism industries is that there are issues of displacement, resettlement, environmental impacts and as well erosion of cultures around the industries (Edgell Sr, D. L., 2016).
Sustainable development refers to development which be used can meet the current present needs with no compromise to the ability of future generations as they try to meet their own needs.
This approach looks at balancing different competing needs against the awareness of environmental, social and economic problems that we face as a whole society. Sustainability is the main important issue currently facing the world and this has made the hospitality and tourism sectors to turn their focus to the impotence that sustainability brings in (Elliott, J. 2012).
Sustainable development principles refer to the accepted rules of performance that institutions should follow as the carry out different organizational activities. It is usually a requirement for every organization before it puts a project on the ground to analyze whether the project is in line with these principles. Usually, there are many different principles of sustainable development which are usually used in different grounds depending on the requirement. It is the role of the person or the organization to make sure that the project lies in line with the principle and failure to that he/she is held accountable and the consequences follow (Ciegis, R. et al