Environmental quality of a destination is a prevailing issue in making travel-related decisions; it is a competitiveness factor among different tourist destinations with diverging environmental quality.
Critically discuss and examine the different attributes of environmental management required at a destination to ensure its sustainable growth and maintain its competitiveness on tourist market.
The hotel industry, due to the nature of its functions, services and characteristics, consumes substantial quantities of energy, non-durable products, and water resulting in environmental impacts.
Critically discuss and examine suitable resource management and waste minimization techniques which hotel operators must adopt to mitigate the pressure on the environment from the consumption of resources and disposal of waste.
Ortolano and Shepherd (1995) argued that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a planning tool employed to mitigate the likely negative impacts of developmental projects on the surrounding environment of the proposed development site.
Using instances to demonstrate your arguments, critically examine the principles and methodology of the EIA procedure and discuss how far such a tool can be reliable in the Mauritian context.