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Hospitality And Destination Marketing's Role In Medical Tourism: A Call For Research, Daniel Cormany 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hospitality And Destination Marketing's Role In Medical Tourism: A Call For Research, Daniel Cormany

Faculty Publications

Like business travel, where the primary focus is on business and travel is the simply the conduit by which it is performed, medical tourism is a growing trend in which individuals journey to foreign countries primarily to secure specific medical procedures or health benefits. The medical tourist is a newly defined segment of the travel industry, and while still small in numbers, is growing rapidly. This paper seeks to identify research questions related to the hospitality elements that contribute to the medical tourism experience. The answers to these may aid hoteliers, tourism operations, and visitor bureaus better understand, service and ...


Strategies To Effectively Promote And Market On-Farm Retail Enterprises, Raymond S. Hansen, Marsha A. Laux 2010 Iowa State University

Strategies To Effectively Promote And Market On-Farm Retail Enterprises, Raymond S. Hansen, Marsha A. Laux

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Agritourism offers consumers the opportunity to purchase locally grown food on the farm along with the educational experience of learning about food production. This project was designed to help energize Iowa's agritourism industry.


Community Perceptions Of Tourism: Bruny And Magnetic Islands, Australia, Brent D. Moyle, W Glen Croy, Betty Weiler 2010 Monash University

Community Perceptions Of Tourism: Bruny And Magnetic Islands, Australia, Brent D. Moyle, W Glen Croy, Betty Weiler

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism is increasingly perceived as important for island sustainability, though it also has impacts. Impacts on host communities have negative consequences on desired interactions with visitors, an important visitor appeal of islands. This paper uses social exchange and social representation theories to investigate island community perceptions of tourism development and impacts. The investigations highlight a diversity of island community perspectives, the salient tourism consequences, and importantly the processes that lead to the perceived impacts. On Magnetic Island, the development of resorts, changes to the type of visitor and consequent changes to the social environment were uncovered reasons not to interact ...


A Review And Evaluation Of China's Quality Assurance System For Tour Guiding, Songshan Huang, Betty Weiler 2010 University of South Australia

A Review And Evaluation Of China's Quality Assurance System For Tour Guiding, Songshan Huang, Betty Weiler

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of China's tour guiding quality assurance system as an instrument for sustainable tourism. It notes the importance of China's 131,000 tour guides for inbound, outbound and domestic tourism. China's tour guiding quality assurance and regulatory mechanisms are then reviewed, including qualification examination, licensing, professional certification, training, awards for excellence, professional associations and codes of conduct. Structurally, China's comprehensive and comparatively regulated system may be recommendable to other countries, particularly its certification and licensing systems. However, the findings suggest that tour guide quality assurance in China may be constrained by an ...


Identifying Beliefs Underlying Visitor Behaviour: A Comparative Elicitation Study Based On The Theory Of Planned Behaviour, Jim Curtis, Betty Weiler, Sam H. Ham 2010 Monash University

Identifying Beliefs Underlying Visitor Behaviour: A Comparative Elicitation Study Based On The Theory Of Planned Behaviour, Jim Curtis, Betty Weiler, Sam H. Ham

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Applying Ajzen's (1991) theory of planned behaviour to inform a persuasive communication intervention involves a number of phases of field research. While the initial belief elicitation phase is theoretically necessary to inform all subsequent phases, it is often undervalued due to its formative nature. To assess the importance of the elicitation phase, research was undertaken at two national parks to identify the beliefs underlying visitor use of alternative transportations systems (ATS) that have been introduced to reduce the pressures created by growing vehicle numbers. Results indicate that although visitors at the two parks share some beliefs, others are site ...


Come-See-Me Festival Records - Accession 815, Come-See-Me Festival 2010 Winthrop University

Come-See-Me Festival Records - Accession 815, Come-See-Me Festival

Manuscript Collection

The Come-See-Me Festival Records consist of records and memorabilia from the Come-See-Me Festivals since its founding in 1962. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, financial reports and papers, promotional materials, and other records and material chronicling the development of the Come-See-Me Festival in Rock Hill, SC.


Consumer Show Visitors - A Follow-Up Survey Of Show Attendees: A Case Study , Kara Grau 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Consumer Show Visitors - A Follow-Up Survey Of Show Attendees: A Case Study , Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report highlights the results of a follow-up survey of visitors who attended the Washington Sportsmen's Show in Puyallup, WA in January, 2009. The survey was intended to gather information related to how many of the show attendees who visited a Montana Travel Region booth actually took a trip to Montana during 2009, what types of information they used in making decisions about the trip, and what they did while in Montana.


Exploring The Association Of The Attributes Of Self-Service Kiosks, Customer Check-In Satisfaction, And Customer Commitment In C, Gary Deel 2010 University of Central Florida

Exploring The Association Of The Attributes Of Self-Service Kiosks, Customer Check-In Satisfaction, And Customer Commitment In C, Gary Deel

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research regarding self-service technology and its integration into the traditional service environment is relatively limited as it applies to the lodging industry. The purpose of this study was to investigate the customer check-in satisfaction and customer commitment impacts of self-service hotel kiosks as implemented in convention hotels by examining perceptions of kiosk users. It has been theorized that customer perceptions of self-service technology attributes are positively related to satisfaction and subsequent commitment. A model was employed in this study that had been previously supported outside of the hospitality industry which demonstrated support for a universal standard of investigating self-service technology ...


If You Build It, They Will Come: The Scope And Impact Of Sports Tourism, Exhibit Brochure, Kerri Bottorff, Tim Bottorff 2010 University of Central Florida

If You Build It, They Will Come: The Scope And Impact Of Sports Tourism, Exhibit Brochure, Kerri Bottorff, Tim Bottorff

Rosen Library Exhibits

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Fall Food Festivals Around The World, Exhibit Brochure, Nicole LeBoeuf, Jamie Conklin 2010 University of Central Florida

Fall Food Festivals Around The World, Exhibit Brochure, Nicole Leboeuf, Jamie Conklin

Rosen Library Exhibits

No abstract provided.


Social Sustainability And Ecotourism: Rethinking Development For Social And Environmental Well-Being In The Caribbean, Veronica Dujon 2010 Portland State University

Social Sustainability And Ecotourism: Rethinking Development For Social And Environmental Well-Being In The Caribbean, Veronica Dujon

Sociology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Many countries in the Caribbean are exploring ecotourism, alongside mass tourism, as a development strategy in the period following the collapse of export crop industries. Ecotourism as a strategy for economic development has produced mixed, if not disappointing, outcomes for the lives of the majority of people where it has been attempted (Honey 1999; Sinclair 1998). This article makes the argument that successful pursuit of ecotourism to promote integrated economic and social development can be enhanced when there is potential for the adverse impacts of tourism to be mitigated by the presence of certain structural domestic conditions. Using evidence from ...


Contemporary Issues In Irish And Global Tourism And Hospitality, Geraldine Gorham, Ziene Mottiar 2010 Technological University Dublin

Contemporary Issues In Irish And Global Tourism And Hospitality, Geraldine Gorham, Ziene Mottiar

Books / Book chapters

This book contains an edited collection of papers presented at the Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference 2009 (THRIC). This annual conference provides an invaluable opportunity for Irish and international tourism and hospitality academics and practitioners to debate the key contemporary challenges facing the sector. Based on this selection of conference papers a broad range of issues are addressed in the following chapters. These are issues, which are pertinent not only for Irish tourism and hospitality academics, policy makers and industry, but also resonate with international counterparts. Contributions to this book are made by an eclectic mix of highly ...


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