Category: information

Read…read…read…read…

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Key to understanding the industry, and all that is happening is to search out and read as much as you can.  Find the authors of your book.  Find the authors mentioned in their references.  Look for trade publications.  Bookmark web pages.  Research your interests….

Looking inward, looking outward…Cultural Intelligence

As students and professional in tourism and hospitality, in every facet of our industry, we will be able to interact with a host of people from all parts of the world.  As I stipulate in class, we must remember that anyone can walk through…

Tourism and Culture….

The Travel Needs Ladder (©2012, Goeldner &Ritchie, p. 206)

Why do we travel?  Is it just because we need to escape, and get away from our mundane lives?  Or is it more?  Is it to spend frivolously on souvenirs?  What are our motivations to travel?  Is there some underlying cause?  Perhaps one we…

Looking for that dream job….

Ranger Doug, giving us a tour of the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Cllubhouse

How often have I talked about capitalizing on your passions to find that dream job?  Today, as I skimmed Yahoo for news, as I hoped my students do as well, I came across two articles that rang true.  One was about the oldest workers in…

The Tourism Business Environment, part 2

Functions of Management

The Functions of Managment So as we tumble into the first areas of hospitality, understanding careers and the different opportunities, I want to expand on the business environment (part 1). In hospitality sector, if we are talking about any business entity there are several…

What is value?…

Trouble with the Curve

What is value to our stakeholders?  How do we define it?  How does this relate to mutually beneficial partnerships?  Who is more important the customer or seller? We think life is black and white. It isn’t. It has many shades of gray, and colors,…

Studying tourism…

Dragonfly effect

I am frequently asked, “Dr. B…what are you looking for on a test?  What should I study?”  Sometimes these questions are hard to answer.  But from experience, I know you need to understand the inter-relationship this information has with the information gleamed from your…

The Tourism Business Environment, part 1

Tourism-Business-Environment

The first day of class, I alluded to the dynamic nature of our tourism industry.  This involves the interaction and exchange between key players.  The goal of each is to develop and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships that meet or exceed the expectations of the…