We don’t live or work in a box…

We don’t live or work in a box…

We don't live in a "box". Life Moves at a pretty fast pace around us. Life is about movement and change. Organizations are organic, living and breathing entities.  Therefore, change is inevitable. Constant is never guaranteed, even with steadfast core values and behaviors.  Just as nothing in life is guaranteed.  Core values are a foundation, [...]

Daily Prompt: Promises in tourism

Daily Prompt: Promises in tourism

When I begin classes, I have to revisit the tourism business environment.  I explain that the drivers of that system are information, money and promises.  Promises are paramount in meeting the expectations and wants of the consumer. A destination's marketing organization as well as individuals within the infrastructure, can paint this rosy picture, and beautifully [...]

Tourism and geography: Understanding the Landscape

Tourism and geography:  Understanding the Landscape

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.  And had to put a different twist on it to keep [...]

On the road again…

On the road again…

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

We’ve come a long way…baby…

We’ve come a long way…baby…

 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 out a historic timeline, especially innovations in transport, or the use [...]

Tourism and Culture….

Tourism and Culture….

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 aren't aware of? I remember my 20s & 30s were marked [...]

The Tourism Business Environment, part 2

The Tourism Business Environment, part 2

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 different departments that comprise operations.  In a hotel for instance, we [...]