A Review on Sustainable and Green Development in the Tourism and Hotel Industry in Malaysia

Hayder Saadoon Abdulaali, Ismar M.S. Usman and Mais R.K. Al-Ruwaishedi

Malaysia tourism and hotel industry has proven its socio-economic benefits by placing at the third highest in contributing towards the country’s foreign income contributor. However, the increase of tourism and the hotel industry pose an impact to nature if not properly managed. This review highlights the statistics of tourist arrival, the hotel and room supply in Malaysia, and the average occupancy rate specifically in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor hotels. Next, the paper focuses on the sustainability and green concept, including the development of existing environmental policy in Malaysia, followed by its development in the hotel industry. These include the drivers towards a green shift, green consumer demands, and green hoteliers and its environmental management system and operation. Lastly, the paper will also explore the barriers faced by hoteliers in the implementation of green operation. In conclusion, this paper reviews provide an extensive understanding on sustainable and green development into the tourism and hotel industry as a mechanism to environmentally managed nature deterioration. This paper will benefit environmentalists especially the hotel industry with an interest in moving towards a green shift.

Volume 11 | 10-Special Issue

Pages: 854-867

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP10/20192881