Tag: management

More to attractions than meets the eye…

Mom at Atlantic City

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…

On the road again…

Jackson, Crocker and Bud the dog, in their 1903 Winton

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

Welcome to the new school year…

Well another school year has started, and I always love meeting the new students and spying the upper class persons roaming around the halls.  I had a great summer, working, and spending time with family.  I hope my student’s summers were just as special. So to…

Looking inward, looking outward…Cultural Intelligence

As students and professional in tourism and hospitality, in every facet of our industry, we will be able to interact with a host of people from all parts of the world.  As I stipulate in class, we must remember that anyone can walk through…

Welcome back students…Spring, 2015

Google Doodle

This semester is energized with the opportunity for new thoughts, and new ideas.  We will be challenged, both in the classroom, and with external forces from local, regional, national and international factors. I am teaching four courses this semester, Principles of Food Service, Purchasing, Principles…

What does Service mean in Hospitality?

So I have been noodling around YouTube, Google and other materials to find out more about service.  There are a host of resources out there, both factual, and opinionated.  So I went to the source for an example of exemplary service.  There is perhaps…

Tourism and Culture….

The Travel Needs Ladder (©2012, Goeldner &Ritchie, p. 206)

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…

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

Tourism Business Environment

Sometimes, I feel like I’m constantly in the dental chair.  (Nothing against dentists, but it is not my favorite place to be, even with the sonic cleaning tools.) It is a challenge to engage the students in strategic thinking, to discuss the overall short…