Journal of Hospitality and Tourism <p>Journal of Hospitality and Tourism (ISSN 2789-7052), is an open-access journal hosted by AJPO Journals USA LLC. Publications under this journal enjoy the benefits of the Universal Copyright Convention. As bodies of knowledge, tourism studies and hospitality studies share that uneasy location between functional, vocational training for particular industries, and social science inquiry that draws on the conceptual and methodological resources of cognate disciplines (and the emerging traditions of hospitality and tourism studies themselves). Thus, the journal is dedicated to a vast and wide range of topics ranging from tourism and travel management, leisure and recreation studies and the emerging field of event management both locally and internationally based. It contains both theoretical and applied research papers, and encourages the submission of the results of collaborative research undertaken between academia and industry.</p> <p>The journal ensures that publications are done after an in-depth peer review process (usually two high profile peer reviewers) in order to ensure quality of research publication. The process through to publication, additionally, is cost-effective, fast and convenient, thus authors get to achieve the most out of their academic research articles completely peer reviewed comments as early as up to 2 weeks. The peer review process maintains a double blind peer review technique that ensures that the authors’ as well as the reviewers’ identities are secret. This leads to high impact peer review and refereed research publications. Publication is indexed in Google scholar among other journal indexes such as the SCOPUS, Science Direct, EBSCO and Sage journals among others. It also encourages the publishing of open access academic journals on a regular basis. The journal, likewise, has a variety of special issues that include any unpublished articles in a different format like original research articles, critical reviews, mini reviews, short communications, case reports related to the specific theme. These formats enable the articles be archived for future referencing given special instances that may arise in future which mean that quality is a constant developing aspect in the course of time. Its indexed in google scholar, Crossref (DOI), Ebscohost, Research Gate among others.</p> AJPO en-US Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2789-7052 <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> Adoption of Energy Conservation Practices and their Effects on the Performance of Kenyan Lodges and Camps <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; margin: 5.0pt 0in 5.0pt 0in;"><strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Purpose: </span></strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">The objective of this study was to assess energy conservation practices implemented by lodges and camps in Kenya and to determine their effect on performance of Kenyan lodges and camps. </span></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; margin: 5.0pt 0in 5.0pt 0in;"><strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Methodology: </span></strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">The study adopted a descriptive correlation research design where data was collected from 294 lodge and camp managers in Kenya using self-administered questionnaires. Sample selection was through multistage sampling technique consisting of stratification, proportionate and simple random sampling. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics and linear regression analysis in SPSS. </span></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; margin: 5.0pt 0in 5.0pt 0in;"><strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Findings: </span></strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Lodges and camps in Kenya mainly implemented energy conservation practices related to daylighting (<em>M = 4.06, SD =.88</em>) and use of renewable sources of energy (<em>M = 4.02, SD =.87</em>). Further results indicate that energy conservation practices (F [1, 292] = 124.76, p &lt; .001, R<sup>2</sup> = .30) significantly effected performance of Kenyan lodges and camps (β = .55, t = 11.17, p &lt; .01). the findings imply that energy conservation practices accounts for 30% of the variation in performance of Kenyan lodges and camps.</span></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify; margin: 5.0pt 0in 5.0pt 0in;"><strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Recommendations: </span></strong><span lang="en-AE" style="font-size: 11.0pt;">The current study makes theoretical and empirical contributions to eco-friendly practices and the performance of lodging facilities by providing insights into implementation of energy conservation practices, which seems to be lacking in the Kenyan context. As a result, the study recommends that lodging facilities should focus on implementing energy conservation practices, such as use of renewable sources of energy and installation of energy efficient systems in order to achieve positive performance ratings by stakeholders in the industry.</span></p> Dr. George Otieno Obonyo (Ph.D) Phyllis A. Walaba Dr Oscar Ouma Kambona (Ph.D) Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. George Otieno Obonyo (Ph.D), Phyllis A. Walaba, Dr Oscar Ouma Kambona (Ph.D) 2023-11-01 2023-11-01 3 3 1 19 10.47672/jht.1636 Innovation and Creativity in Hospitality Management <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This paper explored the role of innovation and creativity in hospitality management. The purpose was to examine how innovation and creativity can enhance customer experiences, operational efficiency, and financial performance in the hospitality industry. The objectives were to define innovation and creativity, identify different forms of innovation, discuss the drivers and barriers to innovation and creativity, examine the role of technology in enabling innovation and creativity, explore strategies for fostering innovation and creativity, and highlight potential future trends and challenges. The research questions addressed the significance of innovation and creativity, the impact of different forms of innovation, the factors influencing innovation and creativity, the role of technology, and strategies for fostering innovation and creativity.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> The methodology involved a literature review and analysis of existing research and case studies.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The findings revealed that innovation and creativity play a crucial role in the success of hospitality organizations. Technological advancements, service design, and process improvements were identified as key forms of innovation. Leadership support, organizational culture, and resistance to change were found to be important drivers and barriers. Technology was recognized as a significant enabler, with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality offering new possibilities. Strategies for fostering innovation and creativity included collaboration, cross-functional teams, and continuous learning.</p> <p><strong>Implications to Theory, Practice and Policy:</strong> The study recommended that hospitality organizations prioritize innovation and creativity, invest in technology, cultivate a supportive organizational culture, and promote collaboration and continuous learning to stay competitive in the industry.</p> Julius Kabangire Prof. Jacqueline Korir Copyright (c) 2023 Julius Kabangire, Prof. Jacqueline Korir 2023-11-27 2023-11-27 3 3 20 41 10.47672/jht.1666