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 [...]

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 consumption, about people shifting from their normal every day existence into [...]

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 [...]

What is value?…

What is value?…

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, we really can't decipher. It's all about curve balls, and how [...]

Studying tourism…

Studying tourism…

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 other studies.  Everything you take for credit in school, and your [...]

The Tourism Business Environment, part 1

The Tourism Business Environment, part 1

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 participant.  On both sides of the aisle.  We want to create [...]

This history of tourism…

This history of tourism…

Tourism and hospitality, travel has been around since man has emerged from the ethos and could walk on two legs.  We traveled for the basic necessities to survive in those early days, scavengers for food, fuel and shelter, companionship.   Those basic needs (physiological and safety, to an extent social)  have been ascribed by Maslow [...]