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Customer Preferences And Opaque Intermediaries, Xiaoqing (Kristine) Xie, Chris K. Anderson, Rohit Verma 2017 China Europe International Business School

Customer Preferences And Opaque Intermediaries, Xiaoqing (Kristine) Xie, Chris K. Anderson, Rohit Verma

Rohit Verma

Using two choice-based experiments, we evaluate consumer preferences hotel attributes for firms selling hotel rooms across three online distribution channel formats: full information, semi-opaque, and opaque online travel agents. A multinomial logit model is used to analyze the experimental data and measure consumer trade-offs between price and other product attributes. We then use these preferences to determine optimal channel selling strategies. Our optimal channel strategies illustrate under what conditions firms should add opaque distribution channels and the resulting incremental revenue obtained with the setting of optimal channel specific prices. We deploy two choice-based experiments, traditional and menu-based, in an effort ...


Customer Preferences And Opaque Intermediaries, Xiaoqing (Kristine) Xie, Chris K. Anderson, Rohit Verma 2017 China Europe International Business School

Customer Preferences And Opaque Intermediaries, Xiaoqing (Kristine) Xie, Chris K. Anderson, Rohit Verma

Chris K. Anderson

Using two choice-based experiments, we evaluate consumer preferences hotel attributes for firms selling hotel rooms across three online distribution channel formats: full information, semi-opaque, and opaque online travel agents. A multinomial logit model is used to analyze the experimental data and measure consumer trade-offs between price and other product attributes. We then use these preferences to determine optimal channel selling strategies. Our optimal channel strategies illustrate under what conditions firms should add opaque distribution channels and the resulting incremental revenue obtained with the setting of optimal channel specific prices. We deploy two choice-based experiments, traditional and menu-based, in an effort ...


Freedom Camping Politics And Policy: A Case Study Of Four Australian Local Communities, Rodney W. Caldicott 2017 Southern Cross University

Freedom Camping Politics And Policy: A Case Study Of Four Australian Local Communities, Rodney W. Caldicott

Dr Rod Caldicott

Freedom camping is a practice whereby domestic or international travellers occupy by deliberate choice a recreational vehicle (RV) as a mode of accommodation in an open space that is not bound by market-based commercial norms and camping and/or caravan park-based regulations. This thesis describes, critically analyses and explains the public-policy process concerning freedom camping in four Australian local government communities. Pragmatic and reflexive knowledge-making underpin this grounded multi-methods research. Perspectives of 41 local, state, national and international-level informants are critiqued. Their voices are interrogated against discipline specific literature including planning and policy, tourism, recreation and leisure, additional to threads ...


Multi-Click Attribution In Sponsored Search Advertising: An Empirical Study In Hospitality Industry, Chris K. Anderson, Ming Cheng 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Multi-Click Attribution In Sponsored Search Advertising: An Empirical Study In Hospitality Industry, Chris K. Anderson, Ming Cheng

Chris K. Anderson

Sponsored search advertising has become a dominant form of advertising for many firms in the hospitality vertical, with Priceline and Expedia each spending in excess of US$2 billion in online advertising in 2015. Given the competition in online advertising, it has become essential for advertisers to know how effectively to allocate financial resources to keywords. Central to budget allocation for keywords is an attribution of revenue (from converted ads) to the keywords generating consumer interest. Conventional wisdom suggests several ways to attribute revenues in the sponsored search advertising domain (e.g., last-click, first & last-click, or evenly distributed approach). We ...


Multi-Click Attribution In Sponsored Search Advertising: An Empirical Study In Hospitality Industry, Chris K. Anderson, Ming Cheng 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Multi-Click Attribution In Sponsored Search Advertising: An Empirical Study In Hospitality Industry, Chris K. Anderson, Ming Cheng

Articles and Chapters

Sponsored search advertising has become a dominant form of advertising for many firms in the hospitality vertical, with Priceline and Expedia each spending in excess of US$2 billion in online advertising in 2015. Given the competition in online advertising, it has become essential for advertisers to know how effectively to allocate financial resources to keywords. Central to budget allocation for keywords is an attribution of revenue (from converted ads) to the keywords generating consumer interest. Conventional wisdom suggests several ways to attribute revenues in the sponsored search advertising domain (e.g., last-click, first & last-click, or evenly distributed approach). We ...


Book Review - Dixie Highway: Road Building And The Making Of The Modern South, 1900-1930, Rebecca Rose 2017 University of North Georgia

Book Review - Dixie Highway: Road Building And The Making Of The Modern South, 1900-1930, Rebecca Rose

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Examining The Craft Brew Industry: Identifying Research Needs, Sylvia Smith, John Farrish, Matthew McCarroll, Elizabeth Huseman 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Examining The Craft Brew Industry: Identifying Research Needs, Sylvia Smith, John Farrish, Matthew Mccarroll, Elizabeth Huseman

International Journal of Hospitality Beverage Management

This article identifies gaps in current research and subsequent opportunities for further exploration into the various areas surrounding the craft brew industry. We begin with an overview of the craft brew industry and economic impacts as a result of the growing market. Next, a review of current research describing craft beer tourism activities is presented, followed by a few research articles describing sensory analysis activities. Lastly, based on the examination of the state of the industry and the extant literature, the authors suggest a number of areas for future research that would be of benefit for both craft brewers and ...


#Reviewbowlinggreen: Food And Attractions Guide For International Students, Kanyawee Skulsillapakorn 2017 Western Kentucky University

#Reviewbowlinggreen: Food And Attractions Guide For International Students, Kanyawee Skulsillapakorn

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Being in a different country, far away from home, surrounded by strangers that speak a different language than your mother tongue is daunting. Most international students often feel out of place when they arrive in America for the first time. What can we do to change international students’ perspective of Bowling Green from one of being a “boring, small town” to a vibrant growing community? This project will use social media platform like Facebook to promote restaurants and other attractions. Users can write reviews of restaurants, shops, and places to visit in Bowling Green. By including the hashtag #ReviewBowlingGreen on ...


Marketing The Mountain State: A Large N Study Of User Engagement On Twitter, Kirk Richardson 2017 Illinois State University

Marketing The Mountain State: A Large N Study Of User Engagement On Twitter, Kirk Richardson

Capstone Projects – Politics and Government

Much of the evolving research on the use of social media in destination marketing emphasizes how information diffusion influences the reputational image of place. The present study uses Twitter data to focus on the relative differences in user engagement across discrete account types. Specifically, this is done to examine how the official destination marketing organization of Montana—the Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT)—performs relative to other account types. Several regression analyses conducted on Twitter data associated with an ongoing MTOT place branding campaign reveal that tweets sent from ‘official’ accounts are more likely to be retweeted, and are estimated ...


Las Mejores Playas De Barcelona 2017, Claudia Plana Castillo 2017 Selected Works

Las Mejores Playas De Barcelona 2017, Claudia Plana Castillo

Claudia Plana Castillo

¿Qué mejor que disfrutar del sol y de las mejores playas de Barcelona para este verano? La ciudad condal ofrece muchísimas alternativas de ocio y gastronomía. Después de la playa prueba algunas tapas en un restaurante con encanto y finalmente termina con un baño refrescante y relajante en la piscina de la terraza de tu hotel con spa en Barcelona.


Time Warp: Cinematic Pilgrimage To Lourdes And Santiago, Alison T. Smith 2017 Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina

Time Warp: Cinematic Pilgrimage To Lourdes And Santiago, Alison T. Smith

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Pilgrims experience time in ways that deviate from the norm. The pilgrim’s encounter with time can be disorienting due to environmental changes, physical hardships, and unexpected occurrences. Pilgrims may also feel an intense connection with the historical or personal past. This chapter will examine two films in which pilgrims experience dramatic shifts in the perception of time. Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a cinematic interpretation of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoires by the same name. Bauby, the editor of Elle magazine, suffers a sudden stroke at the height of his career. Subsequent to the stroke ...


Pilgrimage In Leadership, Jane Cruz 2017 Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California

Pilgrimage In Leadership, Jane Cruz

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Humans are universally drawn to the act of pilgrimage and current research informs us that the call to pilgrimage is increasing globally. In many cases pilgrimage is associated with religious ritual or a healing process. However, when pilgrimage is understood as archetypal behaviour, it becomes clear that an inner or outer pilgrimage can serve as a powerful metaphor for the development of transformational leaders. Exploring the works of important writers and researchers in pilgrimage, mythology, religion, history, psychology, philosophy, art and leadership development, this paper will demonstrate how the act of pilgrimage is a foundational symbol for leadership development. When ...


Pilgrimage Upside-Down: Kabir Ulatbansi Pilgrim, Vinod Verma 2017 University of Delhi

Pilgrimage Upside-Down: Kabir Ulatbansi Pilgrim, Vinod Verma

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Cultures in India, like cultures in other parts of the world, continue to surprise by their topsy-turvey existence in time, space and practices. The Nijamuddin Dargah in Delhi is one such example of composite cultures. To illustrate it further the Bhakti movements, a wave of the Nirgun/Sagun saint traditions in Indian medieval histories of literary cultures, is an appropriate example which represents a strong case of pilgrimages, alternative pilgrimages and pilgrims without pilgrimages. The poetry of the Alvars, Kabir, Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Tulsidas, Nanak, Raidas, Surdas, Mirabai, Dadu Dayal, Malukdas, Kamal, Sunderdas, Raskhan, Dhruvdas, Namdev, Lal Ded, Avvayyar and ...


Unlikely Pilgrim: The English Journey Of Zilpha Elaw, Margaret Cullen 2017 Ohio Northern University, USA

Unlikely Pilgrim: The English Journey Of Zilpha Elaw, Margaret Cullen

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Unlike Frederick Douglass and other abolitionists, African American Methodist preacher and fellow abolitionist Zilpha Elaw initiated her Atlantic crossing to England not as part of the anti-slavery initiative, but as a mission to bring authentic wisdom to English Christians whose pride, she asserted, corrupted real spirituality. When she met in London with the religious leaders who later lionised Douglass, they rejected her immediately. She, in turn, rebuked them for their arrogant assumptions of spiritual superiority. Like Douglass, though, Elaw’s wayfaring to England marked a turning point in her life. On her sacred venture, she became a critic of the ...


Journeying Home: Toward A Feminist Perspective On Pilgrimage, Lesley D. Harman 2017 King’s University College, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Journeying Home: Toward A Feminist Perspective On Pilgrimage, Lesley D. Harman

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The archetypal feminine has earthy, creative, visceral, emotional and spiritual connotations suggestive of women’s quest for home. I wish to explore the meaning of home within the landscapes of the sacred geography of the soul, invoking the sacredness of place, the meaning of place, and the emotion of place. Findings from a seven-year autoethnographical study of women journeying home to islands in the Thousand Islands, a border region located on the St. Lawrence River between Ontario Canada and upstate New York, demonstrate that these themes figure deeply in the life decisions made by the women studied. ‘The River’ is ...


Ritual Identity, Suzanne van der Beek 2017 Tilburg University, Netherlands

Ritual Identity, Suzanne Van Der Beek

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Rituals are often used as opportunities for self-reflection and identity construction. The Camino to Santiago de Compostela, which has become a singularly popular pilgrimage since the late 1980s, is an example of a ritual that is explicitly used to gain a deeper understanding of one’s identity through distancing oneself from daily life and creating a space of contemplation. Implicit in this function of rituals in general, and the pilgrimage to Santiago in particular, is the assumption that one is more authentic and closer to one’s true identity during the pilgrimage than one is in daily life. The ritual ...


Historical Perspectives Of Shifting Motives For Faith-Based Travel, Dane Munro 2017 Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC), University of Malta

Historical Perspectives Of Shifting Motives For Faith-Based Travel, Dane Munro

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Throughout pre-history and history, millions of people of many religions and faiths have undertaken pilgrimages. Although ‘the quintessential form of religiously motivated travel is pilgrimage’, the meaning of the practice of pilgrimage has changed over the centuries (Dietz, 2005:27). There are also some consistent Leitmotifs and principles in religious travel. Participants of the New Religious Movements (NRM) travel to Neolithic and other prehistoric sites (such as Malta) for a spiritual experience at such sites, seeking to fulfil needs which the historic churches cannot or no longer can fulfil. (Rountree, 2002:475-496). Many NRMs are based on historical values, past ...


When Is A Journey Sacred? Exploring Twelve Properties Of The Sacred, Jasmine Goodnow, Kelly S. Bloom 2017 Western Washington University, USA

When Is A Journey Sacred? Exploring Twelve Properties Of The Sacred, Jasmine Goodnow, Kelly S. Bloom

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

One of the first definitive works on the concept of the sacred was Emile Durkheim’s 1912 work The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. In it, he defined the sacred in opposition to the profane. The next major work on the sacred was not until Mircea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane, in 1959. A review of the literature since that time reveals that the thinking on the sacred/profane dichotomy has changed little since these seminal writings. A useful tool for examining the sacred was created in 1989 when Belk, Wallendorf and Sherry explored the dichotomy as ...


Grit Or Grace: Packing For The Camino De Santiago, Megan Havard 2017 Augustana College in Rock Island, IL

Grit Or Grace: Packing For The Camino De Santiago, Megan Havard

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

As the director of a new collegiate study-abroad program that will invite students to complete a segment of a Christian pilgrimage across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), I am tasked with setting the expectations of students, parents and administrators, and with addressing the needs of student travellers. The present chapter analyses several genres of cultural artefacts that novice pilgrims, such as my students, are likely to encounter prior to departure: travel guidebooks and manuals, publications more generally about sacred journeys, pilgrimage memoirs and films. These texts help to frame the journey ahead as a pilgrimage ...


Introduction: Walking The World, Dane Munro, Lucinda Mary Carspecken, Ian S. McIntosh 2017 Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC), University of Malta

Introduction: Walking The World, Dane Munro, Lucinda Mary Carspecken, Ian S. Mcintosh

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


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