Green Marketing: Hotel Customers’ Perspective

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Green marketing should appeal to the needs and desires of environmentally concerned customers. The aim of this study was to investigate hotel customers’ perceptions of hotels’ green marketing strategies. A questionnaire containing 30 statements was used to gauge respondents’ perceptions of different hotel green marketing strategies. Using exploratory factor analysis to identify interpretable orthogonal factors, five factors were identified and interpreted: (1) Green Partnership; (2) Development of Green Products and Services; (3) Genuine Green Products and Services; (4) Higher Price for Green Products and Services; and (5) Credibility of Green Promotion. Independent t-tests and one-way analysis of variance were conducted to examine significant differences between hotel customers’ ratings of the importance of the identified factors according to demographic variables. This is one of the first research studies to examine green marketing in the hotel industry. The discussion of the findings includes some practical implications to help hotel marketers implement more effective green marketing strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-936
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • customers’ perceptions
  • factor analysis
  • Green marketing
  • hotel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing


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