Category: tourism education

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…

Landscapes….

Sense of Place

We have been talking attractions in Tourism (HT100), and in hospitality, will be delving into singular entities of the industry (like hotels, resorts) that make up a part of the man-made or physical landscape.  What is landscape?  How does it define us as tourist?…

Stewardship

Stewardship

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…

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…

The Journey

journey

What is tourism, but a journey of the mind, body and spirit. In the actions that we accomplish to set out upon that path, whatever that might be, physical or spiritually, it is about choice. Our motivations are uniquely our own. Why we choose…

Welcome to Lost in Tourism!

The purpose of this site is to enhance the delivery of material for my HTRM students, here at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  So, sit back and let’s get lost in the material.