What is it about?

This study explored tertiary hospitality students’ attitudes and overall perceptions about green and sustainable practices; and how these may impact their future career paths in the hotel industry. Results revealed positive attitudes among Generation Y hospitality students towards working in a green and sustainable hotel environment. The results also suggest possible impacts of sustainability practices in recruiting and hiring in the hospitality industry and how this may affect future hospitality employees and leaders.

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Why is it important?

Implications highlight the need for sustainability education in the curriculum of tertiary education providers and strong emphasis on sustainability practices in employee training programs.

Perspectives

The attitudes of students' towards career path decisions may be influenced by practices in the workplace that students' have encountered.

Dr Adrian Heng Tsai Tan
Amity Global Institute

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This page is a summary of: The nexus between sustainable practices in hotels and future Gen Y hospitality students’ career path decisions, Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, August 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2017.1362971.
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