Green building rating systems provide an effective framework for evaluating the sustainability of the building by using different criteria. Specific rating tool is used for assessing each different type of building while fulfilling their special requirements. There is an emerging research gap in Sri Lanka to develop green building rating tools for specific nature buildings. This research is established on development of a green building rating tool for hotel sector in Sri Lanka to preserve the sustainability. Eight main criteria such as, energy efficiency, water efficiency, occupant health and comfort, material and resource selection, sustainable site planning and management, waste management, innovation and cost effectiveness and social and cultural identity were identified together with seventy indicators by considering local conditions and special requirements of the building type. Data was analysed by considering their relative importance and points were assigned according to the analysis. Highest points were allocated to energy efficiency category.
It is prospected that the study findings will not only be of academic concern, but will also be beneficial for industry leaders and practitioners in practical application. The research is of special value to those businesses within the hotel industry and concerns managers of hotels, as well as investors to hotels, students from hospitality related fields, and governmental authorities. The results of the study would: Help improve the understanding of crisis management practices and their effectiveness in the hotel industry. Improve hotels' ability to identify, analyze, control and manage a broad spectrum of potential crises. Enable hotel managers to determine which practices should focus their efforts on achieving competiveness and effectiveness as a significant way for preparing for the hotel crises. Help hotels prevent some crises from occurring and will minimize the impact of those that do occur by enabling the hotel to implement a quick and effective crisis response. It can help hotel managers and practitioners to set the appropriate crisis management plans suitable for hotels. The present study can serves as a good for hotels when they face crises in future
The Curriculum assessment has been an important tool in measuring the effectiveness of the curriculum to evaluate graduate learning perception. This study was to evaluate how the curriculum of Hotel and Catering Management Program at the Sultan Idris Shah Polytechnic, Malaysia contributes to the graduates future career. The data was gathered by conducting a survey questionnaire that was distributed to the graduates and by conducting an interview session, this study examines the skills that are contributed to graduates in facing the hospitality industry. Findings of this study maybe useful as a value added for Hotel and Catering Program provider and hospitality industry.
The advent of the Internet era changed the way business is conducted, especially in the hotel industry. The existent literature argues that the online booking revolution diminishes the effectiveness of traditional revenue management systems (Schwartz, 2008). The present paper shows that, on the contrary, online booking and revenue management perfectly complement each other. In particular, light algorithms are used to construct a pricing policy which can and should be used by managers of small size hotels. The price engineering endeavor is based on both simulated demand following a Poisson distribution and on the pricing policy of competing 2-star hotels in the vicinity of the Vrijthof Square, Maastricht. Regression analysis is used to determine the relation between the competitors' prices and the quantitative and qualitative independent variables chosen for this model. The light algorithm presented in this paper uses easily accessible software packages such as Microsoft Excel, simulation tools and online booking sites. The chosen approach adds a new dimension to asset management, thus enriching and improving the managerial decision process.