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Prioritization of the Eco-hotels Performance Criteria in Yemen using Fuzzy Delphi Method

Mohammed M. Said, Adel A. Nasser, Abdualmajed A. Alkhulaidi in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication:2021
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors:Mohammed M. Said, Adel A. Nasser, Abdualmajed A. Alkhulaidi
10.5120/ijais2020451900
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  1. Mohammed M Said, Adel A Nasser and Abdualmajed A Alkhulaidi. Prioritization of the Eco-hotels Performance Criteria in Yemen using Fuzzy Delphi Method. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 12(36):20-29, March 2021. URL, DOI BibTeX

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    	author = "Mohammed M. Said and Adel A. Nasser and Abdualmajed A. Alkhulaidi",
    	title = "Prioritization of the Eco-hotels Performance Criteria in Yemen using Fuzzy Delphi Method",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "March 2021",
    	volume = 12,
    	number = 36,
    	month = "March",
    	year = 2021,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "20-29",
    	url = "http://www.ijais.org/archives/volume12/number36/1111-2020451900",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2020451900",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"
    }
    

Abstract

The foremost step in planning and implementing sustainability practices in any sector is to select appropriate factors for application according to the conditions of that sector and the priorities for applying those factors in it. Keeping inappropriate and insignificant factors and removing the most important ones leads to unreliable and inaccurate results. This study aimed to obtain a consensus of experts on the most critical criteria for planning and implementing sustainability practices in the Yemeni hotel sector. To achieve this goal, a panel of 13 experts was formed to evaluate a set of 42 eco-hotel performance criteria using the Fuzzy Delphi method. The remarkable majority finding in this paper is the classification of these criteria according to their importance into three categories, the first category of which included the ten most essential measures and were as follows: " Sustainability management system'," Legal compliance," "Local employment," "Decent work," "Cultural interactions," "Protecting cultural heritage," Efficient purchasing," "Energy conservation," " Water conservation," "Wastewater" and "Solid waste." The results of this study will assist decision-makers in this sector in planning, implementing, and evaluating sustainability practices.

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Keywords

Green hotels, eco-hotel, sustainability, performance criteria, fuzzy Delphi, GSTC standards