Why we need to study the history of tourist attractions to understand their success.
Numbers...yesterday I saw a post on Facebook from a few fellow researchers about research methods, and design. It was an old debate about experimentation, utilizing either quantitative or qualitative methods. It brought back memories of grad school in the 1990s when I was working on my Masters. Friday afternoons were devoted to seminar, and discussion. [...]
Understanding Sense of Belonging
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 their own career aspirations. To apply what we learn to their own passions, and how this will aid in becoming a better overall manager. Yet, I continue to ponder the questions in my own life as a tourism researcher, as a tourism educator.
Why do people travel? Why do we feel a kindred spirit with certain destinations? Why are we tugged towards something that we have never really been before, and feel at home? Why do we have a physiological, psychological, and cognitive response to a destination? Finding out those answers is gold for a destination marketing organization. If…
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