Low-Carbon Accommodation in Island Tourism Destination: Data on Hotel’s Scrutiny in Implementation of Green Communication Action in Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

Published: 18 January 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/bftm8g926x.2


This dataset presented a low-carbon approach examination and commitment of hotel operators towards green communication action in order to mitigate climate change. The data set provides useful information about the survey on current practices of low-carbon approach among hotels, managers, and hotel staff. The data is useful as a referral among hotel operators in reducing carbon emissions with green communication action. For example, low-carbon behavior in hotel management can be promoted, and the use of electricity, water, and waste consumption can be reduced. In fact, the data can be tested for hotel operators entirely in order to transform conventional hotels into low-carbon hotels.


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The data was collected from 19 hotels in Langkawi Island via the survey questionnaire method. The survey questionnaire was administered to top management officers and staff. The questionnaire survey was conducted for 2 weeks and a total valid dataset includes 160 samples. This survey included four hotel departments which are i. Front Office, ii. Sales and Administration, iii. Food, Beverage, and Kitchen, and iv. Logistics, Maintenance, Safety, and Housekeeping. There are two analyses performed such as descriptive analysis and inferential analysis (non-parametric analysis). The descriptive analysis involved descriptive results of respondents' responses towards practicing green communication action in accommodation sectors. Meanwhile, two non-parametric analyses were performed such as the Mann-Whitney U test, to evaluate the differences in low-carbon practices among the manager and staff in the accommodation department and the Kruskal-Wallis H test, to see the differences in low-carbon practices for four hotel departments. Data were analyzed using IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 26.


Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan


Accommodation, Sustainable Tourism, Climate Change Mitigation, Hotel Management, Tourism Industry


Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia