Questions related to Hospitality & Tourism
I am writing my BA thesis about the trend of "medical wellness" in the sector of health tourism.
Therefore, I am looking for literature in this field, specifically about health tourism and medical wellness tourism in general as well as the differentiation of target groups attracted to it.
I am very thankful for any literature recommendations.
Thank you in advance.
Is there any research out there which someone tried to identify potential similarities of the tourist behaviour by a country in terms of sustainability?
For example, the Russians respect this but not this, the scandinavians mostly do this when in holiday and goes on...
I did a quick search in Google scholar but researchers doesnt seem to divide the tourists for simplier subjects than this. I understand that some countries are too big to have similarities but am asking if this idea have ever implement in some way.
Should this lead to a potential research about sustainability educations in each country?
Labor Reforms in Saudi Arabia under Its Vision 2030 aims to address the problem, two of my research papers are based on the subject.
1) EXPLORING SAUDI REASONS FOR ECONOMIC REFORMS AND NEED TO STUDY THE SOCIAL IMPACT FOR ITS SUCCESS
2) 'Nitaqat' Law: Labor Market Reforms in KSA and its Impact
In continuation of it, I would like to discuss points that could address Gulf countries position and highlight future struggles for economic resources.
I am looking for the best possible source to get the data on unemployment specifically in Hospitality/Tourism Industry which is worse hit due to Covid-19.
it is for a project purpose. any researcher can please provide insight on source stat.
Hi, I need to segment a sample of local tourist (Huila, Colombia) according their tourism preferences (nature, cultural, health...). Which scale/questionnaire should I use?
Key words: tourism research, tourism consumption, tourism segmentation, consumer, Tourism Management
COVID-19 exposed many divisions among countries and prevented the formation of a united front to combat this pandemic. Even the very closely networked blocs such as ASEAN and EU failed to coordinate their efforts to combat COVID-19 because of national interest. Undermining the world organizations such as WHO, ICOJ, and the United nation various agencies are not painting a very good picture of what to come in the future. Can globalization survive?
Dear colleagues and friends, if you have been staying in local accommodation (hostels, apartments) in the city of Porto in the past 3 years, I would ask you 5 minutes to complete a questionnaire from a student who is doing a study on this topic: https://lnkd.in/eUmnxvD Thank you very much and feel free to share it with your contacts.
Hi, I am seeking your help in finding an applicable tourism research topic, I am super interested in the field and application for Tented / Temporary / Hybrid Structures.
And I am currently thinking about the question of " Do temporary room structures offer potential to harvest peak demand?"
I am very interested in your opinion if you think that semi-temporary structures like Tented Camp´s can make a difference in the industry and will continue to trend in a post COVID world?
I am looking forward to the discussion
Do you support the tourist openness announced by some countries, knowing that the world has not yet found an effective treatment or vaccine?
Most local hospitality and tourism enterprises hardly engage in corporate social responsibility programmes within their location. Is this entirely proper?
I'm looking for ways to measure or explore the effects of Covid-19 on countries where its economy is most reliant on travel and tourism.
A team of researchers at Southern Cross University in a study on the long-term benefits of developing rail trails. We are currently conducting a literature review of current and emerging approaches to visitor monitoring.
Dr Pascal Scherrer (SCU Lismore)
Dr Matthew Lamont (SCU Gold Coast)
Dr Kay Dimmock (SCU Lismore)
Dr Laura Ripoll (SCU Gold Coast)
We are conducting some research on the new rail trail being developed in our region, the Northern Rivers, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Northern Rivers Rail Trail involves the conversion of a disused railway corridor into a multi-use trail to cater for a variety of leisure activities. We want to ensure that we capture the triple-bottom-line impacts of this development and we can monitor it over time through a series of contextually appropriate indicators. This will allow us to evaluate positive, negative and neutral impacts and seeks to provide a rigorous evidence base for local and regional decision making with regards to planning and policy.
We are seeking any resources that may be of relevance to the development of a rigorous set of triple-bottom-line (social, environmental & economic) indicators to monitor and evaluate the impacts of a railtrail. This may include examples, documents (including strategic planning documents), references, contextual indicator systems/lists.
Many thanks for your time and attention.
Dr Laura Ripoll González
School of Business and Tourism
Southern Cross University
Going to one open buffet lunch I noticed how many food gets wasted as some will overfill their plates much more than their needs, and eventually a lot goes to the trash!
Have you seen any similar experience?
What can be done to preserve food from being wasted?
where are we heading when it comes to autoethnographic research? with ethnography being very well accepted in the academic circles and autoethnography slowly but surely picking up steam since the last two decades, what are your opinions of the future of autoethnographic research in social sciences.
Yesterday the severe weather affected many tourists in some European countries.
Do you think global warming would affect tourism?
What can be done to alleviate such consequences?
RQ 1: What teaching techniques are practiced in hospitality and tourism classes?
RQ 2: What are various evaluation activities for students are used in hospitality classes?
RQ 3: What type of research projects are generally pursued in Hospitality education by students?
More than two third of India resides in its villages. Rural India is often applauded for conserving its native tradition, culture and indigenous knowledge. However, rural tourism as a concept is not very popular in India. In this context, it requested to suggest new and potential rural tourism destinations in India along with their uniqueness.
explains social exchange theory is the most frequently used theory in HTM research and advances some reasons. In addiiton to the ones presented which other reasons you believe justify it''s "prolific" use comparing to other social psychology theories?
Call for Book Chapters: Tourism and Gender-Based Violence – Challenging Inequalities Publisher: CABI
Dr Paola Vizcaino-Suárez, Bournemouth University, UK
Dr Heather Jeffrey, Middlesex University Dubai
Dr Claudia Eger, Copenhagen Business School
- Deadline extension (abstracts of 500 words + author details): 21st January 2019 - Notification of acceptance by editors: 31st January 2019 - Deadline for full chapters (5,000 words): 1st July 2019
Contributions are welcomed (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Methodological approaches to examining gender-based violence in tourism
- Physical, sexual and psychological violence against women travellers
- Sexual harassment in the hospitality/tourism workplace (formal and informal work)
- Tourism/hospitality workers’ experiences of GBV in the family
- Trafficking, slavery and sexual exploitation of women, men and children in global tourism
- Tourism researcher reflections of GBV
- Activism within tourism (including but not limited to hashtag activism)
- Studies with a focus on men and/or masculinities and GBV
- The LGBT community, sexuality and GBV
We welcome a wide variety of methods and approaches to these chapters, such as qualitative methods including autoethnography, fictional ethnography, action research, participative research. Chapters may be research-based, case studies, exploratory or critical literature reviews and conceptual / theoretical analysis of GBV in contemporary tourism.
Please send your proposals to the Tourism and GBV edited collection account: TGBVcollection@gmail.com
The specific data I am finding is quite old and often concerns hotels only and I'm interested in finding out what current emissions are like, particularly in but not limited to Europe.
Domestic and Foreign tourists are important in contributing to the performance of tourism sector of a country. In Tourism Sector, normally DOMESTIC tourist or FOREIGN tourist contribute more to the sector's performnce?. Domestic VS Foreign tourist? What is the experience of your country?
Dear RG community,
Could you please suggest me with literature (latest as possible) and materials about housekeeping management for hotels?
I am looking into all sort of content, i.e. how to organise which rooms to clean first, average time of cleaning per room, how to improve efficiency, etc.
I'm doing a research about the impact of sensory factors on tourist experience in hotels (sensory branding of hotels and its impact on tourist experience).
Are there some scales that you can offer me about this topic?
Do I need to combine the sensory dimensions and tourist experience scales? or can I reach a combined one?
Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question.
This is a research question that we're raising in our Lebanese context, we would like to have some answers from different perspectives, in order later to compare them with our findings. Thank you for your contribution.
I am interested in measuring 'prior destination image'. That is to say, tourists visit a destination, that has previously weak or a negative image, and now after gaining first hand experience in that destination they now possess a 'current image'. I want to measure how far their 'current image' of a destination is from their 'prior image'.
Is there a scale to measure 'prior image'? Can regular scales of destination image be employed to measure prior image by certain adaptations like 'prior coming to this country, I believed..." etc.
Usually, interviews methodology is applied to measure prior image but is there an evidence of quantitative operationalization and measurement of prior image?
Can't put it into words yet, need help to formulate a good Master -level research question. Need to choose one destination for my Master thesis and conduct research involving local residents and tourists. Their perceptions?
I'm looking for information on best practices in tourism used in megacities that are broadly recognized tourist destinations. Any recent data (both qualitative& quntitative) on tourist services and products offered by the city; tourist ifrastructure; tourist attractions and routes; information support for tourism; city brand promotion; networking and stakeholder relationships (investors, public and non-profit organizations, volunteers, sponsors, commercial partners, experts); interaction between tourists and local communities; ensuring the safety of tourists; KPI used by city administrations, etc.
Is there any system of criteria for best practices in this field?
Please would you be so kind to assist me on one thing.
In my research I had hypothesis that predicted that tourist experience (scale set by me based on realms of experience economy by Pine and Gilmore, 1999) will lead to tourist satisfaction (scale based on Crosby and Stephens, 1987) and that experienced emotions (scale based on Mehrabian and Russell, 1974) will lead to tourist satisfaction.
I used mixed method where in quant. method I have employed CFA and SEM (hypothesis that tourist experience will lead to tourist satisfaction was not supported, however hypothesis that predicted how experienced emotions will lead to tourist satisfaction was supported ) and in qual. method I have employed focus group interview and there I gained valuable insights.
Now my dilemma is how to elaborate quant. results where hypothesis that predicted that tourist experience will lead to tourist satisfaction was not supported ? This result is paradoxical to accepted knowledge. What are philosophical strategies in explaining paradoxical results ?
This reserch was exploratory in nature.
I think my problem was with using maximum likelihood test in SEM, never the less I still need to find a way to explain in conclusion why generally accepted knowledge, hypothesis that tourist experience will lead to tourist satisfaction (although never tested with SEM in cruise tourism in a way that I did) was not supported.
Your expertise is always very much appreciated.
Involvement is a psychological construct that refers to the importance that a category of product have in the life of a consumer. As such it has been extensively studied and used as a predictor of shopping behavior. Recently I attended a very influential scientific conference in the area of business administration. There, some colleagues felt that this field of study had "cooled down" and went from being a hot area to a niche of study (i.e. specialized area of study, which is not (or is no longer) among those that attract more attention in a discipline). I would like to know your opinions.
It seems CSR has now turned on to tourism small enterprises such travel agents and tour operators due to both internal and external pressure. So, what are the critical travel responsibility issues which travel agents and tour operators are expected to provide in line with their role as travel intermediaries?
Why have travel agencies started growing again. Flight center made over $200 million profit last year, so is the case with Harvey Norman and Best & Less travels. They did not die down like music and video stores.
In the Philippines, as per government regulations, tourism and hospitality students have one term (5 months) to produce a thesis output. In our case we do it in groups of 5. Please share your best practices. Thanks in advance!
My research paper deals with use conflicts in tourism (such as conflicts over natural ressources, social conflicts due to tourism), and I'm trying to find some articles / books about the creation of these conflicts. I would like to focus on one part on the fact that maybe some conflicts existed before the development of tourism, and tourism made them worst. I am wondering if tourism is not more like the straw that broke the camels back, than the real reason that provoked the emergence of conflicts.
I conducted an intercept survey in a tasting room before. I did not share or inquire if the respondents had consumed wine and if so how much? I'm not excited about the idea of taking account for my participants' consumption as it is not a question that I'm trying to address.
In context of smart destinations, colleagues and myself are developing a research project on digital visitor management. We are searching for existing cases where digital media are already being used for visitor management.
I would appreciate any tips and information from research teams working on this topic.
I am looking for a textbook with recent concepts, up-to-date examples, and easy-to-follow text?. The textbook should facilitate the gradual knowledge building for undegrads?
Searching for studies,articles etc.. on the topic of competency needed by industry integrated with the needs of education in hospitality to differentiate
At some point I read a paper or two that stated that when local residents obtained economic benefits of tourism, they were much more accepting of this activity than in the case of those who did not received economic benefits. That is, if residents get a piece of the pie, they are more likely to qualify tourism as a overall positive activity. Can someone help me find articles that support this statement? Thank you!!!
Perhaps, you can suggest some improvements on their systems after conducting a study similar to the one provided in the link below.
Dear Madam / Sir,
I, Serge Dahdouh am pursuing my Bachelor of Business Administration from the renowned, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.
I am working on a dissertation with the topic being Big Data in (Hospitality Industry). The results that I gather would be part of a future course that Les Roches would add to their existing curriculum.
It is my humble request if anyone could kindly provide me some secondary data regarding the subject and this in turn would help facilitate my research.
Thank you so much.
I would like measure 7Ps (or 7Cs) in the hotel enterprises. How the guests perceive marketing mix effords of the hotel (management) such as price, promotion, place, product, person (people), psyhical evidences and process? So, I need a "customer based marketing mix scale". A discussion is needed...
I am searching for specific methodologies that have been applied to different territories in order to obtain information about the attractiveness of their resources (resources related to tourism potential, ie, churches, palaces, old buildings, festivals, natural parks, events,...)
In order to define if a destination is a successful one should I analyze the factors which influence the demand and the supply as: infrastructure, supra-structure, accessibility, amenities, available packages etc. I understood there are some models in theory which could help me to measure these factors.
Guided by the assumption that the tourist destination is competitive as much as it is included in the programs of international tour operators leads us to conclusion that tour operators also contribute tourist destination competitiveness.
Can someone confirm that, there is a data base of individuals which, for example, stays in accommodation related to special forms of tourism eg. eco-tourists, adventurers, backpackers?
I am doing research on how to develop the communities nearby the university through organisation identity.
Suan Dusit University - SDU is outstanding in terms of culinary, early childhood education, hospitality and tourism, and nursing. I am on the process of doing a research design, and I wonder whether I could do the mixed-methods to gain in-depth data.
Shall I ask only the experts in the fields or the community leaders and others too?
Accommodation is the single most essential part of any stay in a destination. Accordingly, accommodation is available everywhere and forms the foundation of the tourism industry. Regarding their travelling patterns and trip characteristics, travelers choose luxury hotels with a variety of services to budget hotels with limited facilities. During two main school holidays in Iran, New Year and summer, lots of families travel to different parts of the country. Due to the length of these two main school holidays and since during the school holiday, schools are not occupied with students; they may be available for domestic travelers to stay overnight.
Although the facilities and services are so limited, lots of travelers who want to decrease their travel expenses may stay in those prepared schools. The question here is how can we analyse the condition of these schools in order to put them in the list of tourism accommodation?
Is it the role of ICT, e.g. booking platforms, recommendation platforms; is it a change in players on the tourism market place, is it the transition towards sustainable or health tourism etc.?
Plenty of academic research work is carried out in tourism and E-Tourism research applying structural equation models to gain insights about relationships in the tourism domain.
However, I would be interested to what extend the tourism industry (tourism associations and intermediaries, destinations, accommodation facilities etc.) are exploiting the obtained academic results?
Particularly interested in the US market, but open to international markets, as well.
I have been studying the restaurant industry for quite a while and now I'm starting to focus on the process of internationalization for businesses. However, I don't know much about this subject and I need your help. What are the main motivations and ways for a business to start exporting their services on an international way? Are there any specific critical issues and effects on performance that restaurants should be aware of? Please discuss this as it will be a great starting point for a possible future paper that I would like to develop.
I would like to know if there are people working on tourism governance especially in relation to utilising tourism as a poverty reduction tool.