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Tourism in an LEDC Is Likely To Generate As Many Costs as Benefits - Tourism in an LEDC Is Likely To Generate As Many Costs as Benefits Tourists flock to destinations for two main reasons, to see either primary or secondary resources. Primary resources are sites and places that where not built for the sole use of tourism, this also includes natural features such as beaches and places of outstanding natural beauty. Secondary resources are any features that pull tourists into a country and where built with that aim, for instance theme parks and attractions (these are more common in Developed Countries due to the large capital required to build them)....   [tags: Papers] 1862 words
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The Impact of Tourism on North York Moors National Park - The Impact of Tourism on North York Moors National Park In this study I will investigate the impact of tourism on two honeypot sites in the North York Moors National Park. I will also investigate whether or not tourism in the area is sustainable. Background Information National Parks are areas of beautiful and relatively wild countryside. In 1949 ten national parks were set up by an act of parliament. They were chosen because of their beauty and popularity. There are currently 12 National Parks in England and Wales....   [tags: Papers] 1876 words
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Globalization, Tourism, and Terrorism: The Formation of a Global Community - Globalization, Tourism, and Terrorism: The Formation of a Global Community Throughout the past thirty years traveling tourists have had the opportunity to travel all over the world and discover a variety of different cultures. This incredible opportunity has been facilitated by the developments of tourist friendly locales all over the world in remote areas of the globe such, Madagascar, Easter Island (off the coast of Chile), Bali, and more recently the Mentawai Islands off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Guidelines for Recovering Thailand’s Tourism Image After Political Crisis - 6. Scope of the Study This research is a study of the diverse strategic plan to recover Thailand’s tourism image that will ensure the come back and the repeat travel for first time international travelers. The illustration is to reduce the negative image after the unrest and welcome back the tourists by increasing the confidence and positive image of the country. The study will cover topics as follows:  Scope of Areas This research will carry out the survey of the current Thailand tourism image among the international travelers during travel in Bangkok after the political unrest....   [tags: International Politics ]
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Tourists of the Caribbean: Analysis on Environmental and Economic Effects - Beautiful white sand beaches, comfortable weather, and constant sunshine are but a few reasons which make the Caribbean islands a pristine travel destination. Improvements in technology and travel have made reaching the Caribbean relatively easy and cheap. Barbados to Jamaica, all these island nations have seen an influx of tourists seeking a relaxing vacation. Both negative and positive repercussions have been identified. Research scholars on both sides of the issue have debated whether or not this drastic, and relatively quick rising industry of tourism, is indeed a benefit or a detriment to the host country....   [tags: Tourism]
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Human Resource Training Influence on Customer Satisfaction in Travel Agencies in Klang Valley Malaysia - ... Thus, customer satisfaction may be considered as a base line standard of performance and a possible standard of excellence for any service organization. Customer Satisfaction explains that when the customers compare their perceptions of actual services performance with the expectations, then the feelings of satisfaction have arisen, actually it is a collective outcome of perception, evaluation, and psychological reaction to the consumption expectation with a product or services. Finally Customer satisfaction is defined as a customer’s overall evaluation of the performance of an offering to date....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Human Resource Training Influence on Customer Satisfaction in Travel Agencies in Klang Valley Malaysia - ... (2004) Undergraduate Research Projects and Dissertations: issues of topic selection, access and data collection amongst tourism management students, Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 3(1), p.1473-8376. Available at: <http:// www.sciencedirect.com/> [Accessed: 2 Sep 2011]. Ayub , A. (2011) Importance of Training, Online Published article, Available at: <http:// EzineArticles.com/6271781> [Accessed: 21 Sep 2011]. Azmanali, N., Zairi, M. and Mahat, F. (2006) QUALITY HR-TQM MODEL IN SERVICE CONTEX, ECTQM, University Putra Malaysia....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Social marketing: building brand value and influence in the UK tourism industry to sustain brand consumption in the current economic recession - Social marketing: building brand value and influence in the UK tourism industry to sustain brand consumption in the current economic recession 1.0 Chapter one: introduction 1.1 Background The current economic recession that began in June 2008 and intensified in 2009 had an effect of decreasing international tourism which was also augmented by outbreak of AH1N1 flu virus in 2009 which resulted into restriction of international travel. The tourism sector suffered economic downturn due to decrease in international tourism receipts hence decreased opportunities for sustained employment....   [tags: Marketing] 943 words
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Tourism in Hawai’i and Charleston, South Carolina: Helping the Economy or Putting Strain on Residents and the Environment? - ... Fast forward to 2010, the city began to experience a sudden influx of passengers aboard cruise ships (the mode of travel of which constitutes for the bulk of tourists whom arrive in Charleston), who are choosing to remain in the city for a few nights, thus contributing to an eight-percent hike in hotel room occupancy rates in the past two years (Frampton 2010). Based on these findings alone, it is rather obvious to see how much of a vital role the tourism industry plays in regards to helping the economies of the state of Hawai’i and Charleston, South Carolina stay afloat....   [tags: Economics ]
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Traveling in the Amazon - Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Traveling in the Amazon is the dream of millions of people from around the world, and the book you hold in your hands will help you accomplish the easier, happier and more affordable trip than you had taken in your life. Obviously, there are still many people when referring to the Amazons; they immediately relate it with nightmares and wild adventure full of adrenaline with piranhas, anacondas and other species unknown to us. However, modern advances on technology have brought the Amazons closer to you, and the days connecting the Amazons trips to horror movies were left behind....   [tags: Travel] 2372 words
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The Great State of Utah - Utah is the 45th state in the USA. It became a state on January 4, 1896. The abbreviation of the state Utah is UT. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah. Salt Lake City is also the largest city in Utah. Utah is the 13th largest state in the USA. Utah’s total population is 2,223,169. Utah is the 34th most populated state in the US. Utah’s major industries are oil, natural gases, mining coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold, steelmaking, farming cattle, sheep, dairy products, and tourism. Utah’s major rivers are Colorado River and the Green River....   [tags: Travel ]
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Global Warming and Its Impact on Tourism and Why It's the Government's Job to Halt a Perfectly Natural Phenomenon - ... Chemical fertilizers have nitrogen in them and therefore too much use of them leads too much heat storage of cropland and when it rains the excess fertilizers are taken in the water bodies such as oceans hence creating a dead zone in our water bodies which is dangerous to our water species. Deforestation is yet another exacerbating factor on global warming. Most people cut down trees which they use as fuel, fire wood, and pulp as well as farmlands not knowing that forests are the ones that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and this deforestation release large amounts of carbon to the atmosphere and also reduces the amount of carbon capture on the planet....   [tags: Environmentalism] 1595 words
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Ecotourism - Ecotourism The phrase ecotourism seems to be on the lips of many travel agents and corporations looking for new ideas in executive or "yuppie" getaways. But many "civilians" are wondering what ecotourism is and what is expected of them if they do go on a so-called ecotour. Ecotourism is defined in different ways, by different groups of people with different agendas. Many tourists are attracted to the adventure that is associated with many remote, natural areas. Others wish to encourage conservation practices in environmentally sensitive areas, using profits to restore habitat, change public perception through education, and develop community....   [tags: Travel Vacations Tourism Environmental Essays]
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Boracay Island History, Culture and Origin - Panay Island is an island in Asia situated in the Philippines famous for constituting the beach capital of the world - Boracay Island. Boracay Island is located off the northwest corner of Panay in Region VI of the Philippines. The island is approximately seven kilometers long, looking like a stretched dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide. It has been written that its history prior to its discovery by the outside world remained well kept and well guarded. The Native Islanders and Atis lived together privately and in harmony in the island....   [tags: tourism, phillipines, travel] 724 words
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ESM - ... A megaevent is a one-time international level event of a large scale for example, the FIFA World Cup or the Olympic Events. Events such as these can have a monumental impact on the hosting city in a number of different ways. Winning Through Hosting As I mentioned previously, sport tourism is segmented into themes, which are all the essential characteristics of sport tourism. When assessing sport tourism on a more narrow spectrum like my article did, we can evaluate sport tourism in different ways, while still incorporating the themes and foundation of sport tourism....   [tags: Sports, Tourism, Informative] 1955 words
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Ecotourism in South American Countries - Ecotourism in South American Countries Synopsis: We are living in a world that tends to put developed nations against indigenous peoples. Foreign developers seeking cheap labor and natural resources on untouched lands are exploiting cultures that have survived for centuries on their own. South America is a continent that possesses rich indigenous culture that is still relatively untouched by outsiders. Americans have the ability to preserve that heritage through organized efforts to encourage certain types of visitors to indigenous areas to create an economy that will take the place of potential mining, logging, and ranching enterprises....   [tags: Economy Tourism Essays]
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Culture: The West's Biggest Export? - Culture The West's Biggest Export. I spent a month over the summer of 2002 trekking in Borneo with a team of 15 other boys from my school. This was the first time that I had traveled outside England, my home, to a destination that was not geared towards hosting tourists. The expedition provided me with a very interesting perspective on the march of developed culture across the globe. The tourism industry is simply one example of this expansion, but it is an interesting example because it is the industry that takes the public to these “exotic” lands....   [tags: Tourism Tourist Papers] 1731 words
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Arizona Is Awe-Inspiring - ... Formed by the ever-changing Colorado River, this enormous chasm stretches over 277 miles in length and over 18 miles in width. With a depth of over a mile in some places, the Grand Canyon is truly a natural wonder full of magnificence and beauty that will impress any visitor. Besides the Grand Canyon, Arizona boasts one of the world's largest natural city parks. The South Mountain City Park in Phoenix was set aside to protect this majestic mountain from over-development at the hands of real-estate tycoons that were looking to create another subdivision to house Phoenix's burgeoning population....   [tags: Tourism]
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A Visit to the Bristol Caverns in Tennessee - A Visit to the Bristol Caverns in Tennessee The Bristol Caverns are over 200,000,000 years old and were used as a secret way of travel for the Cherokee Indians (http://www.tenntrips.com). Being located in Bristol, Tennessee, the caverns are a part of the Appalachian Mountain Region. The Bristol Caverns are underground and considered a historical monument. During your visit to the caverns you can learn about history, while getting your exercise, at an affordable price. The Bristol Caverns are open all year around, except for on holidays, and the time that you are able to visit is subject to change during different seasons....   [tags: Tourism] 667 words
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The Culture and Traditions of Bali - ... Tommyschultz.com. Web. 15 March 2011). I was entertained with Jatiluwih’s breathtaking rice terrace and green scenery. The steps that crawl up the sides of the hills make the green scenery was more stunning. I enjoyed seeing people working in the rice field, and my minds took me to a thought of what a hard work of these people to plant and crop them every three months. Rice, it has some meanings for me: the basal aliment for Indonesia people – we eat rice almost three times a day - and which my parents do for a living for almost thirty years....   [tags: Tourism ]
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Come Experience Heart-Warming Hospitality in Mississippi - ... Built with an octagonal design, this home is said by many to be one of the most impressive historic houses in the world. Surviving intact since 1861, this home truly is one of Mississippi's finest historical treasures. Commemorating one of the bloodiest episodes in Mississippi's history, the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS is another of Mississippi's fine historical attractions. With exhibits that tell the story of the Union siege that happened during the Civil War, the Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the history of Mississippi in a way that allows visitors to understand just how important the state has been in the history of the United States....   [tags: Tourism]
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Denali National Park - ... In addition, they offer special areas for backpackers, large groups, and even a bus specifically for campers(Denali). Many of those camping in the park will have the opportunity to experience Denali through its hiking trails. According to Denali, June is the best time of year to experience Denali hiking. There are numerous trails where wildflowers and beautiful colored mushrooms are visible. Hiking maps are available in the Visitor’s Center for those wishing to experience this(Denali). According to What to Do, Denali has trails for both the experienced and inexperienced hikers....   [tags: Tourism ]
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The City Shimla, The Most Beautiful in the World - India is a county of diversity, religions, and languages and in that large nation, a city named Shimla, located in northeast where Himalaya is located, holds the beauty of the world in it. It shows the series of white and bright snowy hills covered with pine trees, cold freezing air which gives goose bumps. Its key attraction is deep valleys where even echoes take time to come out. The “ Queen of Hill Stations” is my city, where air talks, hills drag, and trees dance. City shows its attraction, tradition, and affection to people....   [tags: India, Travel, Tourism] 761 words
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Family Outdoor Activities in Winter Park Resort, Colorado - Getting ready for a summer vacation at the Winter Park Resort. You’re on the right track. We’ll provide some tips and advises too; regarding all the family outdoor activities you can do there. Colorado has breathtaking sceneries which are truly amazing. It can mesmerize your heart. In fact, the sceneries are so surreal that they actually look like paintings. These are maybe the reasons why people are flocking to Colorado for an extraordinary vacation. The mountains are so inviting. It feels like a magnet attracting you to taste its natural beauty....   [tags: Travel, Tourism, Marketing] 1469 words
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Exploring Phuket - FEATURE Go for a walk around Phuket. Phuket is well known as a Pearl of Andaman because of its beautiful beach and many tourist places such as Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Lam Promathep. Actually there are additional factors such as its culture, architect, historic and much more that is enough to make this city became a paradise. City of Tin. In the past, Phuket was the resource of tin exported to many countries in Ayutthaya. The tin industry was the most prosperous reign of King Rama 3 that was an important role in economic growth the trade along with Chinese and Westerner....   [tags: Travel ] 896 words
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Top 5 Most Famous Landmarks of Singapore - Most globetrotters would agree that Singapore is one of the best Asian countries especially when it comes to tourist destinations. To complete your Singapore getaway, peak into our list of Singapore's most famous landmarks. Singapore is a first world country thus placing itself as the fourth wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita, according to Wikipedia. Likewise, Singapore also ranks as having the best quality of life in Asia. Yup, isn't a total wow?. But wait till you arrive in their blessed land and be awed personally....   [tags: Travel] 845 words
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Preserve Hawaii's Charm - ... According to Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, one of their missions is to employ conventional mist-netting. Thus, this action should be reduced because it is dangerous to the birds. This organization has various missions that people in the area should be part of. Another way to increase the protection of Maui forests is to have a community work day which includes everyone who in planting, collecting trash left in the forests, and preventing any non-native species entering the forest area....   [tags: Travel]
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Knowing Macau with Butler's Life Cycle Model - Knowing Macau with Butler's Life Cycle Model The following literature is suggesting that how a tourist destination can be analyzed with the help of Butler's Tourism Life Cycle Model. Butler (1980) introduced the concept of the model which clarifies and extends earlier work by, for example, Cristaller (1963), Noronha (1976) and Stansfield (1978). In doing so, Butler clearly links the development cycle of tourism destinations to that of products in the product life cycle model. This is one the best used management framework to know the evolution in a tourism destination as described by Baum (1998), the original Butler's model included: • Recognition of dynamism within the tourism environment — at the time of its inception, constant change was not as widely recognized in tourism as it is today; • A focus on a common process of development within tourism destinations, permitting description and modeling....   [tags: Tourism Industry Macau Life Cycle Model Butler] 1686 words
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Rucksack Rendezvous - Rucksack Rendezvous Introduction "Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lie, Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise." -The Beatles For many people this is the image that is conjured up when one speaks of third world travel and many times it is this way because of lack of knowledge or lack of resources about the country in question. It is also possible that the person may not have had the chance to study the country and therefore does not clearly understand what goes on there....   [tags: Traveling Travel World Vacation Essays]
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Steveston Village and Deep Cove- Canadian Tourist Attractions - Nowadays, lower mainland tourist attractions are one of the most attractive tourist destinations for people to go travel. They always locate just beside the big cities, but you can get many special things you can’t get in the big cities, such as the natural environment, local building, fresh air and peaceful feeling. Many people like to relax in the lower mainland tourist attractions at weekend. Vancouver is a city full of good lower mainland tourist attractions. Steveston Village and Deep Cove are two of the most famous lower mainland tourist attractions in Vancouver....   [tags: Canada, tourism] 1062 words
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The Diversity of Louisiana Welcomes Visitors - ... Another fantastic historical attraction that visitors are certain to enjoy is the Acadian Village in Lafayette. Showcasing authentic homes that were built by refugees from Acadia and their descendants, this restored village shows what early life in Louisiana was like during the 1800s. With exhibits on Cajun and French history and art, the Acadian Village is one of the finest historical sites in the entire state. In general, visitors to this site are sure to leave with a greater appreciation for the unique culture of the Cajun people that settled in Louisiana....   [tags: Travel, Culture]
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Convenience or Adventure on Vacation - Convenience or Adventure on Vacation Why packaged tour travel may not give you the best deal for your money . Traveling through Europe was always one of those seemingly unreachable dreams lying far off in my imagination. The desire built up since my first longings to see London, the home of all my favorite rock bands, through all of my Spanish classes and tales of bullfights and flamenco dancers. This dream ebbed in and out of my educational plans until my junior year of college when I saw posters scattered around my university's billboards for an all-inclusive, 17-day excursion along the Mediterranean....   [tags: Traveling Tourism Essays] 1935 words
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Red Lodge, Montana - Red Lodge, Montana It is an American tradition to travel about the country on vacations spanning from a few days to a few months. A few examples of popular locations traveled by millions of tourists each year include major cities, national monuments, ski resorts, theme parks, and national parks. These popular travel destinations are constantly flourishing with new and returning visitors looking to take a break and relax. In particular, the tourists traveling to national monuments, ski resorts, and national parks are most likely to encounter tourist towns....   [tags: Tourism Traveling Vacation Essays]
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Italia - Italia This trip started out in the usual frantic last minute preparation that is customary to me. I ran around Wal-Mart buying travel shampoo and extra film before rushing home to pack less than twelve hours before leaving. However, not all the planning for this trip was last minute. In fact, this was a trip that had been planned out for a good six months before leaving. After finishing my last final for the spring semester, I am heading out on a plane with my parents and three of their best friends to take on Italy for two weeks....   [tags: Italy Vacation Tourism Papers] 2409 words
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Harley davidson - Why are cities like Singapore an important issue to study within the tourism context. Studying Singapore as a Urban Tourist destination Introduction: Urbanization is a global process, described by Johnston (1981:363) as a ‘process by which: first, an increasing proportion of an area’s population become concentrated in its statistically defined urban spaces’. (Hall, 2003: 1) From the past we can see that a number of towns and cities have evolved as important locations for tourism activity. During the renaissance period, a number of educational institutions, health spas and religious centers in Europe attracted a large number of people to urban destinations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1987 words
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Effects Terrorism has on our Nation - Effects Terrorism has on our Nation Purpose: To inform readers of the effects the recent terrorist attacks have on society today. Audience: General Thesis: The terrorist attack on America has affected the economy, tourism and the foreign society tremendously. The Effects Terrorism has on Society From the lips of the FBI, “Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objective.” On September 11, 2001 the United States of America experienced such actions, it was the largest terror attack experienced by any country....   [tags: essays research papers] 608 words
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Business Report: Sunrise Resorts - Sunrise Resorts is a nationwide chain of resorts, with 35 branches all over India. They provide a whole gamut of hospitality services including Weekend Getaways, Spiritual Retreats, Long Holidays, Group Outings and Adventure Trips to customers. The company aspires to reach out to a whole new segment of potential customers by marketing itself effectively over the internet. With the shift in the demography of the country, there is also a significant change in the company's clientele. Rising levels of disposable income with the Indian middle class, increased penetration of the internet throughout India, easy availability of credit cards and the low cost airlines boom are factors which are contributing to making the tourism industry one of the most promising sectors in India....   [tags: Hotel, Industry, Economics, Case Study, solution] 1059 words
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Marketing Plan - Marketing Plan Current Market Situation An opportunity for Western Slopes's success exists because the national tourism and travel industry is growing 4% and adventure travel 10% annually. According to the Department of Commerce, the US travel and tourism industry is the nation's third largest retail industry and will be number one by the year 2000. Revenues from travel have increased approximately 100% in the last decade with US travel agencies producing over $100 billion in revenues each year....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing BTEC Coursework] 727 words
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Key Features of a Range of Commercial and Non-Commercial and Commercial Organizations - Key Features of a Range of Commercial and Non-Commercial and Commercial Organizations An evaluation of the key features of a range of commercial and non- commercial organisations to illustrate differences in their funding and their business objectives PRIVATE SECTOR (Commercial) Private sector are companies owned by a particular group of people they mainly not government companies, the owners are individuals and can range from small one-person businesses to large multinational corporations who they main mission of the organisation is to generate profit and providing excellent service to their customers....   [tags: Papers] 699 words
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Bangkok's Effot to Build a Positive Image of the Nation's Culture - INTRODUCTION In Bangkok, there have been a number of well managed cultural activities to preserve particularly a forever focus on the historic and religious heritage, for example, make a merit with nine temple tour of Bangkok or one day trip in Grand Palace and the temple of Emerald Buddha. Those are presented and treated as treasures of the nation’s artistic and cultural richness of the country and the people since 1965, a first year of emergence of TAT’s oversea office to promote Thailand through western eyes....   [tags: Culture]
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Impact Of 2012 Olympics On Hospitality - 2012 Olympics and its impact on the hospitality industry of London. Research Background / Context On 6th July’ 2005 London was selected as the host city for the 2012 summer Olympic and Paralympics Games. The games is often labelled as the “greatest show on earth” which involves thousands of sports persons both men and women from around the globe aiming to reach the ultimate in sporting achievement. The Olympic Games will take place entirely in London, but the bid team had stressed throughout their campaign that the games would benefit the whole of Britain....   [tags: Cause Effect Olympics London] 1719 words
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The Changes in Politics and Business Since September 11th Attacks - The Changes in Politics and Business Since September 11th Attacks The September 11th attacks on the world trade organisation left the world in shock, changing the lives many individuals, organisations, countries and economies. It has affected the world of business and politics in many ways and these effects are still continuing to occur. Following the attack, it was difficult for New York to derive the specific economic costs, hence making it harder for the American government to introduce plans aiming to resolve the situation....   [tags: Papers] 1752 words
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Measuring Performance at Trade Show - ... In view of the fact that, MATTA have a strong relationship with the Motour (Ministry of Tourism) as well as MTPB (Malaysian Tourism Promotional Board) they will helps in terms of organizing tourism fairs, seminars, trade show, convention and workshop. All of these activities able to generate awareness on the tourism industry and at the same time benefits it’s member (MATTA Portal, 2011). PROBLEMS OF STATEMENT Small numbers of research was made on investigative the role of trade show in marketing especially on tourism exhibitions....   [tags: Business, Food Shows] 1547 words
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Lacoste - Introduction Andaman Tourism Recovery Plan 2005 was developed by Tourism Authority of Thailand in order to manage the Crisis of “Tsunami” Tidal Wave, which mainly caused tremendous damages to 6 southern provinces of Thailand, which are Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Satun and Trang. This tidal wave not only affected to local people and thousands of tourists, who lost some of their family members and property in this natural disaster, but also many of tourism investors and service providers such as Hotels and accommodations, restaurants and travel agents lost their property and incomes as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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Romania - Ecotourism in Romania - Fascinating Romania At the eastern edge of Europe, Romania is perhaps best known for its Black Sea resorts, such as Mamaia and the Greco-Byzantine port of Constanta, and the Danube delta, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its rich wetlands and abundant bird-life. The Transylvanian Alps occupy much of the northern half of the country, the waters of their many spa resorts having been appreciated for their healing properties since Roman times. Romania offers a rich tapestry tourist attractions and vacation experiences unique in Central-Eastern Europe: medieval towns in Transylvania, the world-famous Painted Monasteries in Bucovina, traditional villages in Maramures, the magnificent architecture of Bucharest, the romantic Danube Delta, fairy-tale castles, the Black Sea resorts, the majestic Carpathian Mountains, spas and much more....   [tags: essays research papers] 1959 words
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Women - ... Eastern Caribbean women have developed their own family model, which include non-marital relationships and freedom to travel for work. According to eastern Caribbean social norms poor women are expected to have children and support them financially. This results in women leaving their children with extended family and supporting them by working in distant places (99). During the Pre-1960s women migrant workers found employment as seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and maids at labor camps located in the Panama Canal Zone, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic (100)....   [tags: History, Caribbean Women] 484 words
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Information Relevancy for Online Consumer Decision-making - ... Once the consumer decides to continue to input his or her needs for certain product, the search continues to the next level where the consumer will be confronted with options of choices. At this level, the information the consumer needs may vary from his or her homepage visit as obviously the consumer is engaged in one or a set of different decisions to make different from that of the homepage visit. This leads to the importance of understanding consumer information needs in relation to their decision making....   [tags: The Internet, Traveling] 1576 words
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Taiwan - ... 1, the inbound tourist arrivals prior to SARS from 2001-2002 ranged from high 50 000 to 80 000 in numbers. This in turn led to a stable tourist inflow. Economically, the Taiwanese market has struggled due to a number of other disaster occurrences. Four years prior to the SARS outbreak, Taiwan was struck by an earthquake considered to be one of the largest damaging in the 20th century (Min, 2008, para.1). The country’s inbound tourist visits were affected dramatically due to the event and led to a decline in their economic status....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2025 words
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Best Western History - Best Western international is the largest hotel company operating under a single company brand name with 4,200 independently owned and operated hotels. Western employed over 1,076 people and offers more than 316,095 quality guest rooms located in 80 countries and territories throughout the world. The Western founded in 1946 by M.K. Guertin, a California-based hotelier with 23 years of experience in the lodging industry. By 1963, Best Western was the largest chain in the industry with 699 member hotels and 35,201 rooms....   [tags: Business Hotel Industry] 1892 words
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Tour Operators Overcoming Of Intangibility And Perishability By Using The Internet - How can tour operators use the internet to overcome the problems of intangibility and perishability in selling holiday packages. Use examples of good practice. A famous person once said and I quote, "Follow your dreams". Holidays are dreams which people perceive and Tourism is all about selling those "far-fetched dreams" and bridging the gap between ‘fantasy and reality’. Tour operators use the internet to portray a "picturesque description" of a "dream destination" which we as tourists are lured to follow....   [tags: Business Technology] 1790 words
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