Category: sociocultural

More to attractions than meets the eye…

Mom at Atlantic City

Attractions have a lot of complicated parts, both intangible and tangible. They have a wider impact that many realize.  A whole mess of questions in a complicated world. Attractions evolve from the three environments:  socio-cultural, economic, and physical (natural and man-made).  They take many…

More on defining Organizational Culture…(PPC and more)

Core Values

We have a host of authors within our book by Kersten and La Venture  1 that exposes the various definitions of organizational culture. There is a theme that emerges based on shared core values, beliefs, and principles.  This hints at behavior and how that…

Location, Location, Location…

Visit to Walt Disney World, 1977

I have lived in a host of different cities, states and one country.  The depth of knowledge about those locations various with experience.  I love to get out and talk to people, and I’ve met some interesting people along the way.  I love to…

If you build it, will they come?

Visit to the North Pole, North Pole, NY

Yes and no, and if they do, not always will tourist return. Tourism, like any other industry, is a complex set of functions, processes, and activities. You can’t develop an attraction without some thought to why you want it in the first place.  A feasibility…

Daily Prompt: Border (s) mean so much in tourism

Conemaugh River

The Johnstown Flood Memorial/ St. Michael, PA #SouthForkFishingHuntingClub #SouthForkDam #JohnstownFloodof1889 Border (s) exist on a map, in different geographic markings, and man-made signs to denote a boundary.  In tourism, boundaries are blurred more today than 100 years ago.  As tourist we are constrained only…

“Heritage is a thoroughly modern concept” *…

Bonnie Prince Charlie and James Fraser

Heritage is a thoroughly modern concept ~ McCrone, Morris and Kiely (1995, p. 1) As McCrone, Morris and Kiely assert in their seminal work on Scotland – the Brand: The Making of Scottish Heritage (1995), heritage as we know it today is not the…

Sense of Belonging…

Outlander Season 2 EW photoshoot

So my tourism class has finished up for the most part motivation and I am sitting here reflecting on what we talked about.  I tried to convey to the students that they have to develop their own understanding of the functions of motivations for…

Place Attachment and more…

Place attachment, sense of place and more #tourism #place #senseofplace #Outlander #definitions

On the road again…

Jackson, Crocker and Bud the dog, in their 1903 Winton

On the road again…#tourism #tourismeducation #journey #historyoftourism