Sustainable development practices for the hotel industry in Nigeria: Implications for the Ilaro area of Ogun State

Published in: Research in Hospitality Management
Volume 8, issue 2, 2018 , pages: 125–131
DOI: 10.1080/22243534.2018.1553383
Author(s): Edwin Chigozie NwokorieDepartment of Hospitality Management, Nigeria, Judipat Nkiru ObioraDepartment of Hospitality Management & Tourism, Nigeria


Sustainable development practices of 15 hotels were investigated in this study in which a 41 point questionnaire, prepared in 10 sub-scales, was administered to 350 respondents selected from employees of the hotels and residents of the host community to ascertain the level of involvement of hotels in the enforcement of sustainable development practices in the Ilaro community of Ogun State, Nigeria. Data were analysed in inferential statistics, and Z-test statistics was utilised to test hypotheses. Results show that hotels in the area have not embraced sustainable development practices in the host community. The study recommends that corporate social responsibility and sustainable development practices should be enforced by these hotels in the community through a systematic approach, which includes creating a synergy between hotels and the host community with a view to improving the well-being of the local people.

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