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…
Category: business, Business Environment, carrying capacity, definition, economic, environments, exchange, history, landscape, man-made, motivation, motivators, natural landscape, place, products, resources, service, services, sociocultural, stakeholders, stewardship, tourism, Tourism, tourism education, Tourism Goods, tourism life cycle, Tourism Services, travel, value, value, value chainTags: attractions, definitions, forms of travel, management, motivations, movement, multiplier effect, tourism clusters, tourism education
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…
Category: Business Environment, core functions, economic, environments, information, innovation, landscape, leadership, man-made, management, motivation, motivations, motivators, natural landscape, Organizational Behavior, People Process Culture, place, PPC, promises, resources, sociocultural, Tourism, tourism education, Tourism Goods, Tourism Services, travel, Walt Disney WorldTags: attractions, development of attractions, development of tourism, stakeholders
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…
Category: business, Business Environment, core functions, definition, Guest Cycle, management, marketing, Moment of Truth, motivation, motivations, motivators, quality of service, resources, service, terminology, tourism, tourism education, travel, value, valueTags: action-reaction-result loop, defintion, dynamic, guest, mantra, operations, proactive, tourism definition, tourist
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…
Category: acculturation, border, carrying capacity, cultural homogenization, Cultural Intelligence, culture, definition, economic, environments, landscape, man-made, management, motivations, natural landscape, quality of life, resources, sense of self, sociocultural, spatial segregation, Tourism, tourism education, tourism life cycleTags: borders, definitions, development, economic environment, impacts, migration, movement, natural/man-made environment, socio-cultural environment, tourism, travel
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….
Category: Business Environment, definition, information, landscape, management, mutually beneficial partnerships, quality of service, resources, service, technology, tourism, tourism education, travel, value, valueTags: definitions, promises, Scotland, tourism education, tourism industry, tourism system
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…
Category: conventions, core functions, environments, eTourism, event management, Events, events, hotels, information, innovation, JW Marriott, man-made, management, meeting planning, Minneapolis's JW Marriott Mall of America, quality of service, resources, service, service product, tourism educationTags: JW Marriott Minneapolis, lodging, luxury, Mall of America, technology
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 &…
Category: authenticity, Crompton's Push Pull Factors, economic, environments, forms of travel, historical tourism, history, information, literary tourism, literary tourism, man-made, marketing, motivation, motivators, natural landscape, Pull Factors, resources, segments, sociocultural, terminology, tourism, Tourism, tourism education, travel, value, VisitScotland, writingTags: "Crompton's Push Pull Factors", Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, landscapes, motivations, Outlander, Scotland, STARZ Outlander, storytelling, tourism education, tourism system, tourist, tourist experience, travel motivations, VisitSctoand
Stewardship is not a new concept. It has been around as long as people understood that resources are used, and consumed. That the landscape can alter, and change with time, and use. The dictionary definition of the word (dictionary.come): the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving Tourism is about…
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