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If not now, when…

Johnstown, PA

If not now, when…words I contemplate every single day.  I want to get real about motivations.  To this day, I still don’t think we truly understand why people do what they do. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Performer on The Mound at the Edinburgh Festival…

Tourism and geography: Understanding the Landscape

Powerpoint Presentation Scotland's Landscape: The Making of Scottish Tourism

Last year I was granted the privilege of speaking in a geography class on my favorite subject, Scotland and its’ landscape.  I wanted to talk about the making of the tourism landscape, and I knew some of my own students would be in the class….

Weekend fun…

Front Desk JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

Visited Mall of America this weekend to shop and to see the new JW Marriott hotel attached to the Mall of America. Awesome property, and employees so welcoming. The design of the front desk caught my eye because I have been saying for years…

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

Veterans Day

Outlander STARZ

Today is Veterans Day (thank you to all that serve, or have served our Country), and another opportunity to dive into different market segments, and motivations for tourism.  Over the last few weeks we have been studying travel motivations, the tourist, and social &…

Identity in tourism

Sense of Identity

In my Intro class, we have been doing presentations about cities, given a particular scenario, a particular tourist, and understanding the tourism system; the big umbrella of variables that comprise the tourism offerings of a destination.  We are now shifting to tourism motivation, and…

Tourism and Crisis Management

BBC Report on Turkey Attack

The Turkey Bombings this past weekend demonstrated the worst of our society.  In my lodging class this week, we are weaving the elements of communication, security, and safety.  We are examining the effects of current events such as the Boston Marathon Bombings, 9/11, and other crises…

We’ve come a long way…baby…

Fairey Gannet XT752

 We’ve come a long way …baby.  That is in tourism.  No conversation in tourism can escape the history and development of the industry.  It is one of the oldest industries in the world, and will survive even in the hardest times. If you map…