Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part D (2015)
Environment sustainability of ‘Tourist recommended hotels’ in Gondar city, Ethiopia: A perspective of septic tank management
Leul Yohannes Hailemariam, Yechale Mehiret Geremew
These days, assuring environment sustainability through managing the very root causes of global warming, ozone depletion and natural resource degradation is becoming an urgent issue across the world. In this regard, emitting hazardous gasses, generating huge wastes and consuming excessive scarce resources such as water and energy, the hospitality and tourism industry could be responsible for global warming, ozone depletion and natural resource degradation unless properly managed. Hence, the objective of this research was to assess environment sustainability of ‘Tourist Recommended Hotels’ in Gondar City, Ethiopia, from the perspective of septic management. The research employed a cross sectional survey approach sourced from key informant interview, document consultation and observation check list. The Environmental Health Inspectors, Health Extension Workers, Sanitation Agent Experts, and Culture and Tourism Officers in Gondar city were purposely interviewed based on data saturation. The interpretation of data collected used a descriptive approach accompanied with descriptive statistics and theme based analysis. The research disclosed that ‘Tourist Recommended Hotels’ in Gondar City have poor septic tank management culture. Their septic tanks are poorly constructed, less frequently emptied, and irregularly maintained. Most of the hotels have the intention of discharging their septic tank to the storm water runoff ditches while some of them have practically connected their septic tanks to these ditches. So, attention should be towards awareness creation and law enforcement in order to protect further contamination and sanitation related community health problems.
How to cite this article:
Leul Yohannes Hailemariam, Yechale Mehiret Geremew. Environment sustainability of ‘Tourist recommended hotels’ in Gondar city, Ethiopia: A perspective of septic tank management. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 251-253.