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I graduated with a PhD in Tourism Management. I would like to join a group of researchers in the same area and other Tourism researches at Post-Doctoral level.
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Now I am working on one of my research papers related to cross-border tourism development cooperation. I am looking for a suitable method and model for it.
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The same methods used in social science research, both qualitative and quantitative, depending on the objective of the research.
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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
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What exactly you want to find out in tented or camp Tourism. you may work on trying to find out the perception of people about Tented or camp tourism, satisfaction of tourist with regards to specific tented destination. or can do the complete case study of specific tented destination
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Is anyone conducting research on ex-students’ motivation for re-visiting places of study? Previous research (e.g. by Jing Bill Xu and Songshan Sam Huang, 2018) has focused on current non-local students’ intentions of visiting places of study in the future.
What about non-local ex-students (including international degree and exchange students) returning to places of study for visits several years later? Visiting familiar places and previous homes is a fascinating research topic, imo. If anyone is interested, I’ve got a piece of qualitative data (own autoethnographic account) to share.
Xu, J. B., & Huang, S. S. (2018). Exploring Mainland Chinese students’ motivations of re-visiting Hong Kong as a familiar place and their links to student life experiences. Journal of destination marketing & management, 7, 50-57.
Pearce, P.L. (2012). The experience of visiting home and familiar places. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2), 1024–1047.
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Very interesting issue for study, Evgenia Amey ! Congratulations!
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Dear Tourism Researchers,
I am currently writing a book on Sustainable Tourism and if you have case studies or papers that you would like to share, I would love to provide citation to your work kindly send me a link to your abstract, article, that will be sufficient incase you have mini case studies with permission to use the case to mttmdempo@gmail.com. I would require your citiation to appear in Chicago Style (16th Edition).
Looking forward to collaborate with you.
Regards,
Asst. Prof. Cheryl Venan Dias
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Interesting question!
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my project is a recommendation system for tourism and I need a dataset by which I will find out the similarities between users and recommend some places to them... 
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Pavlos i need complete dataset of tourist including tourist personal information and their revies about their complete tour?@ Pavlos_Kefalas
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I am setting up a database on a random sample of french tour operators/travel agencies, with the goal to see how they adapted to challenges like new forms of tourism and social media, and would benefit from a co-author, especially for the mathematical analysis. The informations I am compiling are quite diverse so the goal is not set in stone if it looks like something else would be more appropriate. You don't have to know French as this independent study would preferably be in English. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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I would be interested to help you and I have published researches on tourism with modern technology (mobile app, social media)
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To what extent the content analysis is appropriate for tourism research?
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According to the push-pull model, “people travel because they are pushed into making travel decisions by internal forces, and pulled by external forces of the destination attributes” (Walker & Walker, 2010). In other words, push factors create a desire within an individual to go on a trip, while pull factors help that individual select an appropriate destination (Goossens, 2000). Using the push-pull model as a foundation, Fetscherin and Stephano (2016) developed a “medical tourism index.” The index is comprised of four factors: country environment, tourism destination, medical tourism costs, and medical facilities and services.
Also S. P. John and R. Larke (2016) published an article to analyse medical tourism researches which are focused on pull and push motivators
What is your opinion for pull & push motivators in medical tourism?
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I think push factors are based on a need which is getting well after all, but this need usually affects by other factors such as budget, language, and being familiar with the medical system. In the other side pull factors work as appealing elements that are attractive to the person who wants to go to a destination for this purpose. The important pull factor among them is the destination. At first, destination might be attractive with good hospitality and its beauties but politics, specially, makes an important role in this magnetism. Democratic countries are more encouraging. The other features are medical facilities, physician's experience and skill, and finally the price that the person has to pay. In fact I am totally agree with Munei's opinion " When tourists select a destination they also aim for an alignment between they intrinsic motivations and the pull factors."
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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?
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Thanks Rachel. Very interesting and aligned with my recent research interests in Power Laws and Pareto principles to explain social phenomena under the corolary of complexity and complexity science. I think this reflects too the predictability search and matematizaton of the scientific thought at a time we saw in American in the pre and post WWI and WWII believing there was a mathematical equation for a therory of everything. Gracias Raquel Huete
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Aero show is organized in every 2 yrs to scientifically demonstrate the capabilities of Indian aircrafts and their strengths.
Are there any impact in hotels because of the gatherings in terms of hotel occupancy, other services in hotels etc
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Considering the wide geographical and biological diversity, the scope of Eco-tourism in Sikkim is very high. If the resources are tapped successfully we can transform the face of Eco-tourism industry in Sikkim. What actually needed is careful planning and a target oriented approach. Eco-tourism in Sikkim has flourished because of the immense bio-diversity that exists no where else in the world. It must, however, be realized that there is immense potential still to be tapped in terms of making optimum use of the valuable natural resources. Well- managed Eco-tourism can be hugely beneficial for biodiversity. There are some factors that have promoted Eco-tourism in Sikkim to a great extent. However, Sikkim’s full potential is yet to be realized and in the future years the country can expect to reap some great rewards. Looking at the tremendous potential the Eco-tourism industry offers in the field of its employment generation and foreign exchange earnings capacity, it is the time that government pays urgent attention to the needs of the Eco-tourism industry. It is believed that by 2020, tourism industry would be a single biggest industry in the world. In this way, the Eco-tourism in Sikkim requires to be developed by amending laws for attaining the objectives of sustainability.
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I'd say you should state the purpose of the survey and rephrase some questions.
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I am hoping to conduct research on residents` perception of tourism develoment.
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Yes, you can ask, but a faculty member from 27 years ago may be retired or dead not.  Be aware that many researchers from this era may be hard to find, or may no longer have their records.
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The two variables influence the travel cost for visitors to a recreational site.
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Thank you all for your responses, they are helpful
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Monthly inbound tourists data.
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Hi Rana,
contact the State Administration of Statistics. They must have data..
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This is not conventional forensic science; it is about forensic-type methods used in the social sciences, including geography, with special reference to cultural heritage.
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Hi Michael, 
I even wrote the paper in this area, but I'm very interested in this topic. If something you write a paper, please inform me.
Sincerely,
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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. 
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Dear Rose.
I use the following principle. I type the keyword in Google and put the journal and pdf. So get similar papers.
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In my recent study i realized that ecotourism resources are scattered in my study area, and with that, am suspected that economic growth, ecological and environmental pressure in these locations might be affected either positive or negative. Therefore, i need literature in relation to tourism and ecotourism and the implications of their spatial distributions.
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"Challenges to Implementing Community Based Ecotourism (CBET) as a Bottom up Development Approach in the Sinharaja Rain Forest (Sri Lanka)" this is my PhD thesis . I will send it's link to download. as i think it will be use full for ur work  
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How calculate the income from tourism.
who knows the income multiplier?
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In the United States, the rule of thumb for Heritage Tourism, is that for every $1 spent in a local economy, that dollar will change hands from eight to 15 times.  To be on the safe side, I usually round it to $10 for every dollar spent by a tourist.  The talk I give to local leaders is if a visitor spends $5 on a sandwich and cup of coffee, that $5 has a $50 impact in the local economy. That does not sound like much but when one multiplies it by 1,000 visitors, that's a $50,000 impact and by 100,000 visitors, a $5 million impact.  Further, tourism may not create many jobs (depending on the site) but will help preserve existing jobs which is just as important to the local tax base.  This is just a ballpark estimate.  The Virginia Tourism Corporation helps estimate tourism reveneus for the state: http://www.vatc.org/research/.  (We're very big on heritage/history tourism. Our estimate is American Civil War tourism is a 2 billion dollar industry.)   Hope this helps.
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In the religious country like India where the, majority of tourist travel across the country with intention of worshipping, rituals and  other religious activities. The project is intended to explore whether food quality matters under such situations.
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Dear colleague, here are some references for you:
1. Lin, L., & Mao, P. C. (2015). Food for memories and culture - A content analysis study
of food specialties and souvenirs. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
22, 19-29.
2. Augusto Voltes-Dorta, Hector Rodríguez-Deniz, Pere Suau-Sanchez. Passenger recovery after an airport closure at tourist destinations: A case study of Palma de Mallorca airport. Tourism Management 59 (2017) 449-466
3. Ali, F., Rezaei, S., Hussain, K., Ragavan, N.A., 2014. International business travellers’ experience with luxury hotel restaurants: the impact of foodservice experience and customer satisfaction on dining frequency and expenditure.Int. J. Hosp. Event Manag. 1 (2), 164–186.
4. Norman Peng, Annie Chenb, Kuang-Peng Hung. The effects of teppanyaki restaurant stimuli on diners’ emotions and loyalty. International Journal of Hospitality Management 60 (2017) 1–12.
Best wishes!
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I have been looking for many kind of journal but its not appropriate. Our project about how to build one index names sustainability tourism index, but to create that index,we use ATSI ( Amoeba Tourism Sustainability index) or Radar chart. We used to compare different indicator and dimension also different calculation into one radar chart.But, until this time its difficult to find references (books) and we dont know the appropriate software to create radar chart?
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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.
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Jan
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How to assess tourism potential of an unexplored region, had unique cultural practices, tradition & heritage in ancient time. At present, most of the reference for the region available in ancient text only along with few cultural practices and attractions.
Please help me to understand investigation procedure and way to assess potential for the region. 
Thank you very much!
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Dear Abinash,
In this instance explore natural and anthropogenic resources. The methodology for assessing the potential of the destination through cultural and historical tourism resources selected it is assessed on the following criteria:
• capacity (potential power) development, consistent with the factors and conditions for the development of resources;
• stage of impact / influence - unique experiences to assess the level of attractiveness and appeal;
• temp of change (as a result of tourism) - evaluation of usefulness / value / importance of the tourist attraction;
Necessary criteria to take into account the position (viewpoint) of concrete character/form, specificity tourist destination and opportunities for practical application of the research results. These criteria should make a reply to expected trends and dynamics in the behavior of tourists, namely:
1. The trend in consumer demand last in time;
2. Increasing demand from tourists to quality, authenticity, attractiveness and variety / range of tourist services;
3. Increasing demands of tourists to the quality of technical infrastructure, tourist site and the material base of tourism, offering specific services, example: architecturally-minded visitors and needs of tourists;
4. Directing preferences of tourists in the country to destinations and places that offer security, safety and secondly to specialized forms of tourism - cultural, eco- and rural, adventure, etc .;
5. Increase the proportion of children and young people, especially students in cultural and educational tourism, travel to explore other countries, communities and people;
6. Increasing role of information and communication systems in hotels and tourism businesses in relation to demand, planning and implementation of tourism trips;
7. Increasing the share of the adult population in tourism or participation of people from the "third age" in tourist trips.
Best Regards,
Snezhinka
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i want to do the study of destinations for the ecotourism development and planning in this regard  in need some literature 
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I have carried out some work on coastal tourism. May be the attached file could help you.
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That is considering a success of an attraction different from a destination success . 
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Dear Chaima, touristic attraction is successful when tourists' demand are satisfied with high quality services and each country positively promotes itself with its culture and heritage.
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I am interested in craft beer production and its tourism potential.
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Ciao Marcello, 
in passato (molto passato) avevo lavorato sulle vie enogastronomiche ma è da un p o' che non ci lavoro più e quindi non conosco la bibliografia in modo adeguato specialmente sulla birra. se trovo qualcosa pero' ti informo. a presto.
Filippo 
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Tourism is believed to have various impact but are their specific impact from religious tourist? If yes how can the be measured or got from the destination given the fact that some religious sites are periodic (not always open)
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please refer to my papers. all the best
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I am conducting research at a concentration camp memorial and it would be ethically difficult to ask direct questions about visitor's attitude towards death.
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Any work of Tanaś would be helpful.I cannot think of other than a questionnaire research tool to measure the issue.
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i have time series data regarding tourists i want to anyalise it please suggest me quantitative technique
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Dear Dr. Potdar,
There are lot many articles on the subject. You may find the following articles useful: 
Burger, C. J. S. C., Dohnal, M., Kathrada, M., & Law, R. (2001). A practitioners guide to time-series methods for tourism demand forecasting—a case study of Durban, South Africa. Tourism management, 22(4), 403-409.
Papatheodorou, A., & Song, H. (2005). International tourism forecasts: time-series analysis of world and regional data. Tourism Economics, 11(1), 11-23.
Cho, V. (2003). A comparison of three different approaches to tourist arrival forecasting. Tourism Management, 24(3), 323-330.
Aslanargun, A., Mammadov, M., Yazici, B., & Yolacan, S. (2007). Comparison of ARIMA, neural networks and hybrid models in time series: tourist arrival forecasting. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 77(1), 29-53.
Song, H., Li, G., Witt, S. F., & Athanasopoulos, G. (2011). Forecasting tourist arrivals using time-varying parameter structural time series models. International Journal of Forecasting, 27(3), 855-869.
Jackman, M., & Greenidge, K. (2010). Modelling and forecasting tourist flows to Barbados using structural time series models. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 10(1), 1-13.
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I am looking for case studies where while determining tourism carrying capacity for any PA, trekking trails have been taken into consideration and not only the jeep safaris (more common).
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Thank you sir, I am following it and trying to explore it through the Indian context. 
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I'm interest in the study of the growth of tourism in the city of Lisbon and it's impacts. Can someone recommend some projects/articles related to this?
Thanks.
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A more direct link to such publication can be the site of the Portuguese journal "Tourism & Management Studies" ( http://tmstudies.net/index.php/ectms ), as well as the sites of the TMS INternational Conferences - Algarve 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. You simply have to write them in Google and the confences site will apear. As I remember on this conferences there were several papers on this topic an I myself reviewed a paper on literature torusim in Lisbon (tourism related to novels in which the action take place in Lisbon.
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From my research results based on more than 140 hotels in Slovakia I see, that branded hotels are better valuated, they are at the top of the lists in many aspects, but there are many independent hotels companies with better economic performance than companies that own hotels with a global brand. There are also some of branded hotels, that went through re-branding process from one brand to another or from branded to independent.
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Dear Anna, please take a look at my paper: "Assessment of the Lodging Industry Profitability Performance: Invest in Independent or Chain Ownership?" downloadable from RG.
Best wishes!
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I am interested on UHI's studies, especially in tourist cities to observe if touristic activities could cause modifications on the UHI's features. So I am looking for studies about this. 
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Dear colleagues, I would like to measure the luxury restaurant hospitality.
Can anyone suggest any scale of hospitality?
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Dear Leila, if I understand your question correctly, the hospitality offered by a luxurious restaurant has no difference compared to the high class accommodation hospitality. The scales could be: excellent-very good-good-average-poor. In order to measure the level of hospitality in a specific restaurant, questionnaires should be addressed to the guests after their meal.
All the best!
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The sustainability has gained acceptance recently but tourism is like a fire that cook a meal and burn it at the same time. Therefore, what are the impact of religious tourism? Is the activities of pilgrims in there destination sustainable, if not what are the best ways to ensure sustainability in religious designations? 
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Tourism is one of the most important components of the global economy. Religiously motivated tourism is probably as old as religion itself and is consequently the oldest type of tourism. Tourism brings together people from different backgrounds, cultures and traditions and promotes peace. But at the same time, due to globalization, many communities have lost their cultural identity and gave way to a Densification of their village or town. Environmental impacts of tourism development revealed that there are harsh problems in terms of overcrowding, air/noise/water pollution, water shortage crisis, and litter and waste management which caused by development of religious tourism
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I'm doing a preliminary research on previous works in
this field. In particular I'm searching for papers related to tourism
gamification case studies or an analysis\comparison of more works from
a political geography point of view including more experiences
worldwide.
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http://www.academia.edu/7239622/Gamification_in_Tourism as well as previous and more recent papers by Dimitrios :-)
We've just listened to the presentation of yet another Buhalis' paper on the relevant topic in Bilbao, at the http://www.enter2016.org/ congress.
Let's keep in touch, Daniela, for anything I might be of help.
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their management style differences in hotel
scale, method or model over the these generation.
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I need to examine Tourism Led Growth hypothesis for Uzbekistan, CIS country. Can I use GDP growth rates instead of GDP  to check whether cointegration relationship exists between economic growth and tourism development in Uzbekistan?  Because GDP (real, nominal, per capita) in any forms is I(2), GDP growth rates and tourism variables are I(1).
P.S. When I performed different Cointegration and causality tests with economic growth rates, international tourism arrivals and tourism receipts TLGH holds for Uzbekistan. These tests show reciprocal cointegration relationship between variables.
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Thank you very much for such a helpful suggestions, I shall try to use them in my research
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Has anyone carried out in rural entrepreneurship and religious tourism research, using a methodology of cluster, or know of anyone who has carried it?
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Not a perfect match to your query but worthwhile looking at the following articles on a Christian Festival in Australia by Tkaczynski et al :
A Stakeholder Approach to Attendee Segmentation: A Case Study of an Australian Christian Music Festival
Understanding What Really Motivates Attendance: A Music Festival Segmentation Study
In terms of rural entrepreneurship there are a number of small studies available in the literature for example from Denmark Freire-Gibb et al:
A platform for local entrepreneurship: The case of the lighting festival of Frederikshavn
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Dear colleague,
I am studying topic “Factors impact to Community Tourism”. But I find it is difficult to determine the factors related to the relevant model. And how to measure the performance of the Community Tourism Model.
Please recommend me some references about this topic and suggestions about the performance.
Thank you so much.
Your sincerely,
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Laverack, G. and Thangphet, S. (2009) Building community capacity for locally managed ecotourism in Northern Thailand. Community Development Journal. 44 (2): 172-185.
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Hi every body,
I am working on Two-stage Heckman method as an economic model to estimate WTP of tourists for visiting a heritage site. I am wondering in the Probit model (first stage) marginal effect or Weighted Aggregate Elasticity should be interpreted? Which one is more common and what is the difference between them?
Thanks you all for your time to answer me
HoDa
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Mounir,
Thanks for your answer. So, how about the elasticity? Should I interpret it as well?
How it could be interpreted?
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The Aysén Region of Chile is bordered to the west, by an intricate ecosystem of Pacific fjords and channels, which are fed by the freshwater rivers and ice flows of the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Fields. Two important productive sectors for the Region are Salmonculture and Nature-Based Tourism.  Next week an important vote takes place to decide over a proposal from the Salmon Industry, which proposes to move into one of the last pristine areas of the fjords, bringing significant infrastructure and operations.  This would create impacts in the viewshed for tourism, placing salmon incubators in and around the glaciers and inlets, large vessel traffic, industrial ports, etc. It would also insert aquaculture (antibiotics, concentrations of fish, etc.) into an ecosystem that, until now, has not been impacted by industry. There are three protected areas in the sector, but, their scope does not extend to the sea. There are no tourism studies for this area evaluating the potential impacts, from a tourism aspect. I have been asked to inform decision makers of best-practices in tourism research relating to evaluation of potential impacts and multi-use conflict resolution.  I would appreciate your insights.
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Dear Trace, carrying capacity is probably top on everyone's list. Mine too. But I think its time to look at the concept of stereotyping, In general, when a tourism project becomes successful, there is a tendency to duplicate it elsewhere down to the minute details. This creates "stereotyped" images or representation that would eventually impact carrying capacity studies. Of course, such studies are merely continuation of studies relating to ecosystem services. Hence, best practices tourism research need to look at image/icon/representation formation. Cheers.
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role of Air transport 
Role of Land transport
role of sea transport
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Dear Mere,
In addition to the pertinent comments of our friend Napoleon, I would like to add that the way we approach transportation in a tourist destination dictates most of its futures characteristics. With that in mind I think we should ask not what's the role of transportation in Fiji but what is the role we would like it to have. Therefore the question could as well be what kind of tourism do "we" want for Fiji?
Some means of transportation have the power to change the landscape and environment of a destination besides providing access to locations. Roads can have a devastating influence in certain spots. They may flood a certain location with an amount of visitors larger than its "load capacity".
In the case of Fiji air and sea transportation are, in my opinion, the main means of getting around. Its impacts should be analyzed before deciding what format to follow. Their role on Fiji is other than just development, it could be also a way of maintaining the environment and sustaining the local cultural image, providing the visitor not only transportation from point A to B, but a cultural experience when getting around.
Fiji is a such unique, beautiful and fragile place on our earth that transportation can be decisive in the shape of its tourism and its landscape in the years to come. I believe opting for smaller, greener (with less environmental impact) and more personal (attached to cultural values of the island, even if it means longer trips) means of transportation, rather than the mass, larger, polluting and impersonal ones, is the way for Fiji.
Hope I made any sense.
I'll be around if you want to discuss it any further.
All the best, Álvaro Bahls.
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I am undertaking some research on the connection between glamping (luxury camping) and landscape (production, consumption and appreciation), but can only find limited published research on glamping. Can anyone help with suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Thanks for this case study, Rebeca.
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Please suggest.
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Both approaches can be used. Approaches are different. But I suggest you to use travel cost method but again this depends on the objective of the study and literature can guide you better
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I am carrying out research on the territorial network that tourism workers produce from their daily commutes between their homes, their workplaces, leisure and study sites.
Delivery of the thesis that the space produced by tourism is larger than the space produced by tourists and seek to prove this from the mapping of the territorial network produced by other social tourism agents: workers, businesses, government and resident population in tourist destinations .
At this early stage of research, I am conducting a literature review on the commuting of tourism workers, especially those related to lodging facilities in general.
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Olá Aguinaldo,
Talvez o texto abaixo te ajude em algo. Sds,
ZHANG, Jie; MADSEN, B.; JENSEN-BUTLER, C. Regional economic impact of tourism: the case of Denmark.  Regional Studies, Cambridge, v. 41, n. 6, p.839-854, Aug. 2007.
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Doing a research on the contribution of educational tourism to domestic tourism.
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I am looking for papers about mining sites converted into a tourist destination.
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If you want to do some research on any topic in the countries where there is more terrorism, decrease in the arrivals is mainly due to terrorism, due to which other variables results are biased. How to control it?
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I agree with Paul:
1. Use time-series data preferably over a sufficiently long period of time (prior to the terrorism threat/incidences). Preferably built around the tourism cycle most relevant to your research problem (i.e. 1 year)
2.Note the volatility (e.g.in arrival) due to seasonality effects, and "discount"/adjust  it for the time-series data. This should provide the baseline series for comparison with the time-series after the terrorism threat.
3.Consider  time-series over the same duration as in point 1 that is after the terrorism threat). Note the seasonality volatility. And assuming that your targeted tourism cycle is 1 year it would also be good to consider that particular year when the terrorism occur and how it affected the arrival/other variables
4. Compare and contrast the seasonality effects from the time-series discussed in point 2. with that of point 3.
5.You should be able to isolate/control for the "terrorism effect"
6. This is still a very rough and dirty approach, to fine-tune it perhaps consider Granger causality and co-integration tests.  This is partly to control for "percolating factors".   Do a Google search with the following query search string: "granger causality and cointegration tourism terrorism filetype:pdf" 
7. Other considerations: example when post-terrorism policies design to mitigate the threat that actually augmented the arrivals, and other similar positive/negative feedback loops in the system. You may need to consider a systems approach to this.
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I am working on impact of tourism on locals, study area is forest and the villages that are involved in tourism are not exploiting forest much as compared to the villages that are not touristic. So, I am planning to collect data from locals through some tricky question in order to get data of forest exploitation. It is expected that people who are involved in tourism directly or indirectly are not exploiting forest. Can anybody help me?
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ISSUE: Impact measurement
FACTS: There are 2 communities: (i) tourism oriented community that exploits more of forest resources and (ii) non-tourism oriented that exploits less of forest resources. The target of measurement is: "what is the level of forest exploitation by each community?"
DATA SOUGHT: There are three types of data: (i) quantitative, (ii) ordinal, and (iii) nominal. If you use written survey to collect data, try to collect all three types of data so that you analysis would involve multiple tests, thus, the result (final report) would be data rich and methodologically interesting. If use survey questionnaires, avoid this type of Likert scale: 1, 2,3,4,5. Try to use scale that includes zero: (0, 1, 2, 3) where 0 = none, 1 = low, 2 = medium, and 3 = high. As for intensity level measurement, leave that to statistical test on parameters.
DESIGN: Let Y = dependent variable (effect or effect level of forest exploitation). Let Xi = independent variables, i.e. x1, x2, .., xn. You may run simple regression between Y and X, thus:
(1)   Y = B0 + B1X1
The test statistic is a simple t-test given by:
(2)   tr = r[sqrt(n-2) / sqrt(1 - r2)]
... where r = Sx / Sy.
If using multiple independent variable, multiple regressions is given by:
(3)   Y = B0 + B1X1 + B2B2 + ...+BmXm
The test statistic to verify statistical significance is:
(4)   F = MSR / MSE
(4.1)   MSR = SSR / p     where p = number of Xi
(4.2)   MSE = SSE / n - p - 1
(4.3)   MST = SST / n -1
(4.4)   SST = Σ(Yi - Y*)     where Y* = mean of Yi
(4.5)   SSE = Σ(Yi - Y^)     where Y^ = Y-hat
(4.6)   SSR = Σ(Yi^ -Y*)
LATENT EFFECT MEASUREMENT: With the multiple regression, try to confirm whether there are "interaction effect" among the independent variables: X1, X2, ... by employing the latent effect model thus:
(5) Y = B0 + B1X1 + B2X2 + B3X1X2 + e
... where B0 = intercept; and X1X2 the interaction effect between X1 and X2 to produce Y---which is generally not measurable in conventional multiple regression equation. The parameter for the latent effect is determined by:
(6)   B3 = B^ -B1 - B2 - B0
(7)   B^ = Y* - (B2 - B0) - B1
The test statistic to verify the significance of the interaction is given by:
(8)   TLatent = (B1 - B2) / sqrt(C / D)
(8.1)   C = n1SE12 + n2SE22
(8.2)   D = n1 + n2 - 2
The designed thus described is for structural modeling using continuous data. You may also want to measure the effect level of forest exploitation in a dichotomous form: discrete data type. That would involve different statistical test.
EXPLOITATION DEFINED AND MEASURED: If the answer sought for exploitation of forest issue is Yes = exploit and No = not exploit, then the response may be coded as Yes = 1 and n = 2. The probability of exploitation follows:
(9) p = (s + 1) / n + 2
... where s = number of Yes = 1. The probability of no exploitation is simply q = 1 - p. The test statistic, assuming that the data tends towards normal distribution, is given by:
(10)   Z = [(x / n) - p] / sqrt(pq / n)
... where x = target number of observation to be tested, i.e. exploitation counts where the probability of x is given as:
(11)   P(X) = ABC
(11.1)   A = (n! / (n - X)!X!
(11.2)   B = pX
(11.3)   C = qn-X
IMPACT MEASUREMENT: In order to measure impact, you need to allow the time to run from a starting period to a specified period subsequent to the starting time, then measure the significance of the changes. There are two ways of testing the impact where the data is dichotomous: (i) Two counts Poisson and (ii) Z-test for correlation proportion.
(i) Two Counts Poisson Test: Assume there there are two time period of the measurement t1 and t2. The target measurement is forest exploitation. Let the quantity or frequency or the count of exploitation be N and for the two time periods then the counts are N1 and N2. The average frequencies are: R1 = N1 / t1 and R2 = N2 / t2. The test statistic is given by
(12)   Z = (R1 - R2) / sqrt((R1 / t1) + (R2 / t2)
The null hypothesis is R1 = R2, meaning there is no impact or no different between the two communities.
(ii) Z-Test for Correlation Proportion: A second test is based on the chi-square distribution. It involves polling the answers among the targeted respondents in two time periods. Construct 2 X 2 table. Let the column be first poll and the row be the second poll for the answer Yes & no exploitation of forest.
                    YEScolumn          NOcolumn
YESrow      a                             b
NOrow       c                              d
Total counts: N = (c + c) + (b+d) + (a + b) + (c + d). The test statistic is given by:
(13)   Z = (b - c) / Nσ
(13.1)   σ = sqrt[((b+c) - (b - c)2 / N) / N(N - 1)]
I hope this could give you some helpful pointers to get your project started. Cheers.
REFERENCES: See link below.
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I need to understand if the local food influences the tourism on its territory of origin.
Is there any model to use and/or any study to refer to? How can I measure this influence? Thank you.
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Dear All,
thank you for your precious advices. I hope to use your indications for a next article.
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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?
Thanks. 
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Dear colleagues, 
thank you all for answers and suggestions. I followed them and also reviewed some different sources. First, a short conclusion would be that at this moment there is no such a data collected at one place or source (including world reports and by country). So there is no global facts about alternative, niche or special interest tourism, only accounts and approximations. Second, instead of previous, I found many papers and resources with own statistics gathered by regions or by tourism themes (eg eco-turism, adventure forms, backpacking, wine, geo-tourism...). 
In time to time I will share those facts here, so it can be reachable to everyone interested. 
Best regards. 
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In general, I know that it is always a challenge to operationalize creativity. Moreover, some pose a question as to whether this phenomenon can be captured at all. But I am curious about your ideas and I will appreciate any comments.
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Perhaps the Social Validation method would work.  It involves two phases. In the first you talk to people (tourists?) and obtain their ideas with open-ended survey questions. Then you find commonalities, probably concerning both good and bad experiences, and then you put those onto a new SV measure, with Likert response options, and administer it to new groups. Thus you have quantitative and reliable data but are focused on concepts and concerns that are meaningful to the actual "consumers." This method has been used for year with, for example, parents who are asked to judge the efficacy of behavior therapy with their children, or teachers judging students. I have used it several times with creativity as well.
I can send references if you like. My own are on my web site (www . markrunco . com).
I did not develop the method, however, but those who did are of course cited in my papers.
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1.What are the dimensions of the tourist food satisfaction in culinary tourism?
2..What are the attributes of the above dimensions?
Requsted by Dr.Suranga Silva's Student
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I find this article to be interesting, perhaps relevant?
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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.?
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"Most influential" depends on how you define influence and whom the influence will affect. However, a rough guide to answer your question can be to check the most cited articles of tourism journals. For example the currently most cited articles in Tourism Management are:
Role of social media in online travel information search by Zheng Xiang | Ulrike Gretzel
Tried and tested: The impact of online hotel reviews on consumer consideration by Ivar E. Vermeulen | Daphne Seegers
A review of innovation research in tourism by Anne Mette Hjalager
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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?
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As a former government person I agree that SEM findings need to be "translated" into readable documents for businesses. There is also a need for engagement with tourism businesses to ensure research has an end, a meaningful end, rather than just being research for research sake! It needs to be driven towards a usable outcome.
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I am having challenges finding theories upon which to anchor my study. Currently I have considered stakeholder theory and Participatory theory.
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I've not come across much theory applied to domestic tourism (an under researched field in general). Agree that stakeholder and participation theory are useful; albeit incomplete. I think sociological perspectives are interesting also; looking at resident attitudes for instance. Yet again is frustrating how little theory there is. A massive literature gap for a brain bigger than mine I suspect!
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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.
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I completely agree with Krishnan that to get more guests and more facilities, apply the principle of affordability.
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I am currently working on a research project on tourism in Uttarakhand. I want to know how I should proceed with measuring medical tourism in the state, such as specifying sectors, linking the sectors, and recognition and marketing?
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It is not possible to say the one is better than the other. You may find that there are a variety of ways to get the information you want depending upon the questions the research is attempting to answer. Quantitative research, if conducted well, can provide results that allow comparisons with population characteristics usually in a numerical way, such as the proportion of patients who are medical tourists in a given area or for a given disease. Qualitative research does not usually allow this but provides a depth of insight that quantitative research cannot provide. For example, why patents are medical tourists. Your research would probably benefit from both See the book by John Creswell, 'Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research' or many of his other books on research design. I hope this helps.
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It will be appreciated that the data refers to the biggest markets (UK, Germany, China, USA, etc.)
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