In line with the view of concretizing the objectives of CP within the Jordanian tourism industry, the Swiss Reference Center (SRC) and the CPU agreed to organize a study tour in Switzerland for Jordanian technicians and executives in the hospitality sector in March 2007.
The objective of this study tour was to introduce and to raise awareness among the Jordanian delegation (CP Unit/ RSS and the Jordan Hotel association and Jordan Applied University for hospitality and Tourism College) of current CP techniques in hotel management. The programme consisted of visits to higher end luxury hotels which implement CP techniques in their daily management strategies, meetings with CP experts, consultants and academia at Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne (EHL) as well as with Swiss hotel executives.
The tour was beneficial in learning the benchmark figures regarding to the water and electricity consumption rates belong to the hotels in European commission. Also, it is useful to introduce the options adopted by selected hotels in Switzerland to reduce the consumption of the electricity, water and raw materials.