Document Type : Original Article
Hotels Studies Department, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Suez Canal University
The study aims at developing green hotels in Egypt to overcome environmental, economic and social problems of conventional hotels. Studied also were the drivers, obstacles, benefits of green hotels, the factors that have helped their owners in the process of going to green, the most important green programs applied, as well as the most important procedures necessary for hotels to go green and how to market them.
The practical study was conducted through personal interviews with officials of environmental management in five-star hotels in Sharm El Sheikh. The study recommended hotels to assign a special department for environmental affairs, and to act in accordance to environmental written policies, and to start with the goals that are easily applicable and of quick return. Governmental financial, technical and legislative supports are needed