Tourists Perceptions And Assessments

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783506172
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Tourists Perceptions And Assessments from the Author: . The volume examines unconscious and conscious cognitions occurring before, during and following virtual and actual leisure-related planned and unplanned travel. It includes a global review of the literature on tourists' perceptions and assessments by Woodside and Metin.

Authenticating Ethnic Tourism

Author: Dr. Philip Feifan Xie
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845412052
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Authenticating Ethnic Tourism from the Author: Dr. Philip Feifan Xie. This book represents a shifting of emphasis away from the discourse of authenticity to the process of authenticating ethnic tourism. It focuses upon what authentication is, how it works, who is involved, and what the problems are in the process. By using the study of folk villages on Hainan Island, China, the book suggests that authenticity evolves from a static into a more dynamic concept, which can be formulated according to the different stages of development relating to all the stakeholders involved. Authentication is an interactive process in which a balance of forces defines a state of equilibrium. The book uncovers some interesting findings that will significantly contribute to the literature on ethnic tourism in developing areas.

Planning For Ethnic Tourism

Author: Professor Geoffrey Wall
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754673847
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Planning For Ethnic Tourism from the Author: Professor Geoffrey Wall. There is growing concern in many places about how to balance the use of ethnicity as a tourist attraction with the protection of minority cultures and the promotion of ethnic pride. Despite the fact that a substantial literature is devoted to the impacts of ethnic tourism, little research has been done on how to plan ethnic tourism attractions or to manage community impacts of tourism. This book addresses the need for more research on planning for ethnic tourism by exploring the status and enhancement of planning strategies for ethnic tourism development.

Tourism Development

Author: P. Burns
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845934261
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Tourism Development from the Author: P. Burns. A collection of essays from scholars evaluating tourism as a means of simulating economic growth and fighting economic inequalities in poor countries. It takes a look at the successes and failures of tourism in this role, and considers why tourism as a catalyst for economic development can be a controversial device.

Strategic Management For Tourism Communities

Author: Prof. Peter E. Murphy
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413229
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Strategic Management For Tourism Communities from the Author: Prof. Peter E. Murphy. Tourism, with its wide-ranging impact, needs to be managed effectively – but how? This book advocates taking a business approach to tourism that encourages greater collaboration between stakeholders in the practical assessment of tourism options. The approach places key business management functions and stakeholders at the forefront of tourism initiatives. The business management functions of planning, organising, leadership and control are the filters through which tourism opportunities are viewed, while the stakeholder groups of customers, residents, industry and government set the agenda for appropriate tourism development. Tourist destinations must engage in realistic assessments of their abilities to meet the needs and expectations of tourism stakeholders and then act on these assessments so their goals and objectives can be achieved. A new model for bridging stakeholder gaps is presented as a template for how communities can understand and make the most of their tourism resources. The Bridging Tourism Gaps Model is a practical tool to help destinations focus on the important factors in developing and maintaining tourism as a beneficial and vital part of their communities. This book builds on the success of Tourism: A Community Approach and the subsequent tourism planning experiences of both authors to advance strategic planning in tourism.

Tourism And Hospitality

Author: Jaime Seba
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1926692918
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Tourism And Hospitality from the Author: Jaime Seba. Tourism has become a key global economic activity as expectations with regard to our use of leisure time have evolved, attributing greater meaning to our free time. Tourism is one of the world s largest industries, and in many regions it is the single largest source of investment and employment. This new book provides a look at many important issues in the field of tourism and hospitality, including understanding tourist preference, satisfaction, and motivation; tourism and hospitality education; rural tourism and its impact on local residents; the increasing popularity of cultural and heritage tourism; strategies for sustainable tourism; and more.

Climate Change Adaptation In Practice

Author: Philipp Schmidt-Thome
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118474678
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Climate Change Adaptation In Practice from the Author: Philipp Schmidt-Thome. Climate change adaptation is increasingly recognized as complementary part to climate change mitigation. Climate change affects sea level, the extent of flood prone areas and precipitation patterns among many others. To adapt to these changes, the tasks of municipalities and cities are to implement policies and strategies for changes in land use and coastal management as part of their future development. It is of vital importance to address the uncertainties of climate change scenarios when proposing adaptation measures that are socially viable and economically reasonable. The decision making process, promoted here, is based on scientific excellence as well on an integrated communication process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of key elements required for effective analysis and assessment of climate change impacts, economic cost-benefit analysis, communication processes and creation and transfer of knowledge, governance issues and implementation of related policies. It describes the results achieved by the BaltCICA (www.baltcica.org) project whose contributors come from the scientific and public administration communities. The regional cooperation has led to the implementation of climate change adaptation in several case studies. The BaltCICA project developed concepts, methodologies and tools for climate change adaptation that can be translated across other global regions. Scientists and students working on the development of climate change and adaptation strategies; public administrators in the related fields on local, regional and state level including environment, water management, civil defense; as well as professionals working with adaptation technologies, including engineering, technological solutions, urban planning agencies and construction, will value this innovative book.

Cross Cultural Destination Image Assessment Cultural Segmentation Versus The Global Tourist

Author: Wassim El Kadhi
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 3836672235
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Cross Cultural Destination Image Assessment Cultural Segmentation Versus The Global Tourist from the Author: Wassim El Kadhi. Various scholars consider destination image - a vital part in tourism marketing- as the key in attracting tourists. It is often regarded, as the most important element in a destination's management and may induce success or failure. Within this research project, destination image is being assessed in cross-cultural terms. It scrutinises the extent to which destination image is culture specific. In other words, does a destination's image vary across people from different cultural backgrounds? This question evolves and is vindicated in an era that is subjected to globalisation and increasingly refers to the global tourist. Many academics are convinced that the world tourism market may be treated as a homogenous one due to globalisation. However, the literature also provides some opposing bearings and discusses them. Hence, the author of this book intended to investigate this issue in more depth in order to find a probable answer to the contradicting sources by conducting an exploratory study of Arab-Islamic and Protestant European youth's pre-visitation image on Berlin. In response to the objectives of this study, primary research was carried out. It involved both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. Field and online surveys enabled the researcher to collect 239 completed questionnaires. Besides semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were carried out. Obtained data was entered into SPSS and frequencies and means were calculated and several ANOVA tests and cross-tabulations conducted in order to stress destination image's specificity in terms of cultural background. This book further gives information on Berlin as a tourist destination, addresses destination image concerning influential cultural factors and the implications of globalisation on consumer behaviour. Finally, it studies the Arab-Islamic and Protestant European youth cultures in the light of globalisation and potential modifying effects. It also provides recommendations

Competitiveness In The Tourism Sector

Author: Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790820423
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Competitiveness In The Tourism Sector from the Author: Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong. International tourism is expected to be a major vehicle of economic development in industrializing countries in the 21st century, especially for Asia. To generate long-term growth, countries with tourism-based economies must develop strategies for employing their comparative advantages to achieve competitive advantages. However, competitiveness in the tourist industry is multi-dimensional and complex. This study evaluates the competitiveness of the Taiwanese tourism sector by a multi-dimensional framework. The theoretical model proposes that the competitiveness of tourist destinations should be composed of Ricardian comparative advantages (like the conditions of natural endowments and the degree of technological change); Porterian competitive advantages; tourism management, i.e., providing high quality education and job training, public goods, support services and reduced transaction costs to enhance comparative and competitive advantages; and environmental conditions.

Nature Based Tourism In Peripheral Areas

Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413202
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Nature Based Tourism In Peripheral Areas from the Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall. This book provides one of the first detailed examinations of the problems of nature-based tourism development in peripheral areas. A diverse range of environments is used to illustrate the challenges and difficulties of managing nature-based tourism resources. A central theme throughout the book is the degree of opportunity that nature-based tourism provides as the basis for peripheral region development.