This new book focuses on the important concern of sustainability in tourism and hospitality industry. As the world’s natural resource base is limited, the world is looking for solutions in the domains of energy, water, alternate building materials, resource redeployment, and sustainable livelihoods as well. The tourism and hospitality industry is a large deployer of natural and created resources.
Some of the themes the book addresses include:
- designing sustainable restaurants
- sustainable accommodation practices
- designing green hotels
- energy conservation in hotels- a Green Approach
- technology and sustainability
- marketing sustainability to consumers
- sustainable culinary practices
- sustainable employee practices
- sustainable equipment design for the hospitality industry
- sustainable tourism practices
- sustainable transport practices
- sustainable tourism destinations/cities
The book takes sustainability beyond the realms of external factors that matter to an organization. The authors look at various constituents of the hospitality sector and analyze each of those from a sustainability standpoint. The book includes case studies that are global in nature and that show how sustainable applications can be used and how concerns can be addressed. Environmental challenges are also discussed.
This book is futuristic with lot of practical insights for the students, faculty,. and practitioners. Since the contributors are from across the globe, it is fascinating to see the global benchmarks.
Table of Contents
Designing Sustainable Restaurants: Technical and Human Aspects; Vinnie Jauhari and Tanaya Verma
From Output to Input: The Road from Energy and Carbon Emissions to Principles of Sustainable Hotel Design; Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan, Clara Wagmann, and Larissa Rheindorf
Energy Conservation in Hotels: A Green Approach; Navdeep Kaur Kular
Sustainable Technology in Hospitality Industry: Some Future Directions; Parul Wasan
Marketing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry; Meghna Rishi
Destination Management and Sustainability; Kirti Dutta, Swati Singh, H. G. Parsa, and Vinnie Jauhari
Sustainable Tourist Destinations: Creation and Development; Sandeep Munjal and Parul G. Munjal
Heritage Communication and Sustainable Tourism; Gaurav Tripathi and Sandeep Munjal
Sustainable Culinary Practices; Sanjay Sharma
Sustainable Employee Practices; Moni Mishra
Efficient Equipments: Sources for Sustainability in the Hotel Industry; Subrata Kumar Nandi
Sustainable Restaurants: Current Perspectives and the Way Forward; Rumki Bandyopadhyay and Sandeep Munjal
Conception of Sustainable Accommodation Practices in Hotels for Tomorrow; Anjana Singh and Bandana Rai
Tourism Policy: A Comparative Study of Malaysia and Turkey; Nastaran Laleh and Banafsheh M. Farahani
Vinnie Jauhari, PhD, is a director at IIMT (Institute for International Management and Technology) (Oxford Brookes University), Gurgaon, in the National Capital Region (NCR Delhi), India. Dr. Jauhari was earlier region lead for HP Labs Open Innovation Office for India. She won the Innovator Award in the worldwide team in 2009. She also won the HP Empower grant for women during her tenure at HP Labs. She has over 17 years of experience in academics and the corporate world. She has authored eight books published from New York and Springer in Germany in the domain of services, hospitality, and technology. She has authored over 100 papers published in international and national journals of repute. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Services Research and the Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies. She has been a guest editor of numerous international journals and has been a recipient of various awards for research contributions in international journals.
"The vast range of contributions inevitably highlights many interesting case studies and best practice that can be used by tourism and hospitality students and practitioners for inspiration. . . . Its diversity and breath also constitute its main strength, and the book can be a useful addition to the libraries of tourism and hospitality educational institutions, particularly the ones of a more technical nature."
—Tourism Analysis, review by Fernando Correia, The University of Hull, Scarborough, UK