Category: core functions

Developing managers…

Leadership Concept

In my convention and meeting planning class, I have them do a lengthy scenario based project. They are broken into teams, and given a type of meeting or event. Over the course of the 16 weeks, they are given information, and curve balls to…

Guest Cycle in Tourism…

Guest Cycle in Tourism

If any of you have visited here before, there are several post devoted to the guest cycle. Most of these post have to deal with a hotel or lodging environment, but I wanted to devote some time to what it means in tourism. In…

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…

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…

Understanding Service Execution

Initial Mapping out of the Guest Cycle

We have been talking about the process of the guest cycle in Lodging.  Talking through what happens with the guest, the hotel, different departments, and managers. Initially, we mapped out what we talked about in class, and then I put it into a mind…

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…

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…

What does Service mean in Hospitality?

So I have been noodling around YouTube, Google and other materials to find out more about service.  There are a host of resources out there, both factual, and opinionated.  So I went to the source for an example of exemplary service.  There is perhaps…

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…