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Derby Cathedral As A Beacon: The Role Of The Church Of England In Tourism Management, Peter Wiltshier 2016 P.Wiltshier@derby.ac.uk

Derby Cathedral As A Beacon: The Role Of The Church Of England In Tourism Management, Peter Wiltshier

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

In this research, the role of the Cathedral is as a beacon inspiring and guiding community development. Good practice case studies in community collaboration, like the Cathedral's, are perceived as central and critical to the success of regeneration and development.

The philosophical approach used engages the paradigms of community development (Moscardo, 2014; Ness, 2014; Goodson and Phillimore, 2012; Gilchrist and Taylor, 2011). A bottom-up, endogenous approach to development is perceived to deliver unique selling points to the community. An exogenous and centralist approach is perceived to deliver standardised outcomes that may not encourage actors to develop distinctive and special ...


Analysing Accessible Tourism In Religious Destinations: The Case Of Lourdes, France, Ariadna Gassiot, Lluís Prats, Lluís Coromina 2016 University of Girona

Analysing Accessible Tourism In Religious Destinations: The Case Of Lourdes, France, Ariadna Gassiot, Lluís Prats, Lluís Coromina

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Accessible tourism and religious tourism are normally treated separately. Even so, curative shrines can be defined as places where these two types of tourism are especially co-habitual. Behaviour of both religious tourists (Battour, Battor, & Bhatti, 2013; Nolan & Nolan, 1992; Rinschede, 1992) and of people with special access needs (Burnett & Baker, 2001; Figueiredo, Eusébio, & Kastenholz, 2012) has been analysed before. However, the behaviour of visitors with special access needs in religious sites has not been analysed yet. This study aims at exploring whether there are differences in motivations and perceived value of tourists with special access needs and those without at these destinations. Findings suggest: (1) there is significant difference in the perception of religious sites and hospitality services between the two groups of the sample; (2) the dimensions of the perceived value are structured differently; (3) there are significant differences in motivations, mostly related to the self, between the two groups; (4) the dimensions of the motivations have different structures between the two groups. Both managerial and theoretical implications are discussed.


International Voluntourism As Secular Pilgrimage: A Case Study Of Hosts And Guests In A Small Panamanian Town, Laura Desfor Edles 2016 California State University, Northridge

International Voluntourism As Secular Pilgrimage: A Case Study Of Hosts And Guests In A Small Panamanian Town, Laura Desfor Edles

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

In this paper, I discuss the social dynamics of international ‘voluntourism’ in Santa Catalina, a small town on the Pacific coast of Panama that has become a tourist mecca in the last two decades. Through my collection of documentary, interview, and ethnographic data, I contribute to on-going debates about the appropriateness and impact of volunteer tourism in developing countries (McGehee 2009, 2012; Palacios 2010; Tomazos and Butler 2012). While existing research tends to focus on the volunteers, here I focus on the complex relations between the volunteers and the ‘voluntoured’ (local Panamanians). My preliminary research shows significant parallels between secular ...


Pilgrimage, Spiritual Tourism And The Shaping Of Transnational ‘Imagined Communities’: The Case Of The Tidjani Ziyara To Fez, Johara Berriane 2016 University Mohammed VI Polytechnique

Pilgrimage, Spiritual Tourism And The Shaping Of Transnational ‘Imagined Communities’: The Case Of The Tidjani Ziyara To Fez, Johara Berriane

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This paper aims at analysing the role of the transnational Tidjani pilgrimage to Fez in shaping a sense of belonging among West African adepts and their identification with Morocco. It is based on the assumption that the Tidjani pilgrimage has contributed to the shaping of a religious ‘imagined community’ (Anderson, 1996) encompassing West Africa and Morocco and to the reinforcement of the position of Fez as its ‘socio-cultural centre’ (Cohen, 1992). This paper explores the different historical and political factors that contributed to the evolution and maintaining of the Tidjani pilgrimage practice and to giving sense to it, and analyses ...


Religion, Local Produce And Sustainability At Religious Sites In Hungary, Alan Clarke Professor, Ágnes Raffay 2016 Univeristy of Pannonia Veszprém, Hungary

Religion, Local Produce And Sustainability At Religious Sites In Hungary, Alan Clarke Professor, Ágnes Raffay

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

There is a growing awareness of sustainable practices at religious tourism sites and we have observed this in Hungary, with the focus shifting from one aspect of sustainability to incorporating all three major aspects, the environmental, the economic and the socio-cultural (Rees and Wackernagel, 1996). Although the economic aspect used to be predominant (Shackley, 2001; Mangeloja, 2003) now we can find more examples of practices that aim to promote socio-cultural sustainability, while taking the natural environment also into account (Tanguay et al, 2010).

Several religious tourism sites have started to offer local produce in their souvenir shops and to incorporate ...


Conceptualizing Mosque Tourism: A Central Feature Of Islamic And Religious Tourism., Kristel Kessler 2016 Leeds Beckett University

Conceptualizing Mosque Tourism: A Central Feature Of Islamic And Religious Tourism., Kristel Kessler

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The increasing size of the worldwide Muslim population and the modernization of Arab countries on the international scene reinforce the rising trend of Islamic Tourism. Indeed, Islamic Tourism has gained much interest in recent years and is considered to be a very promising niche in the near future. This fairly new concept can simply be defined as intra-Muslim and intra-Arab tourism and considering Muslim countries are an emerging tourism market, this is a product with significant economic potential. It is also viewed as tourism that respects Islamic religious principles and is consequently referred to as “Halal Tourism”. In addition, it ...


Volume 3(Ii) Table Of Contents And Introduction, Kevin Griffin, Razaq Raj 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Volume 3(Ii) Table Of Contents And Introduction, Kevin Griffin, Razaq Raj

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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Past And Present Perspectives On Indigenous Tourism In The Pastaza Province Of Ecuador: The Case Of Kapawi, Bernardo Peredo, Andres Ordóñez, Viola Belohrad 2015 Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Past And Present Perspectives On Indigenous Tourism In The Pastaza Province Of Ecuador: The Case Of Kapawi, Bernardo Peredo, Andres Ordóñez, Viola Belohrad

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Ecuador has a wide range of ecotourism initiatives throughout the country. Since the 1990s, many Indigenous communities have started to organize themselves in order to run their own ecotourism programs. As a result, scholars have suggested that Indigenous ecotourism in Latin America started in Ecuador with the advent of community-owned projects, particularly in the Amazon. One of the first initiatives was Kapawi, located in the Achuar territory of Pastaza Province. The project was initiated by a private tour operator through a joint venture with the Achuar Indigenous organization. A transfer process started in 2008 and Kapawi is now managed by ...


Indigenous Tourism And Social Entrepreneurship In The Bolivian Amazon: Lessons From San Miguel Del Bala, Bernardo Peredo, Samuel Wurzelmann 2015 Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Indigenous Tourism And Social Entrepreneurship In The Bolivian Amazon: Lessons From San Miguel Del Bala, Bernardo Peredo, Samuel Wurzelmann

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Abstract

The impact of community-based ecotourism is contingent upon the community’s involvement in the development and management of activities, as well as their access to and the comprehensiveness of benefits. The ecotourism business owned by the Tacana Indigenous community of San Miguel in the Bolivian Amazon provides a model as to how Indigenous communities can harness social entrepreneurship to address economic, social, and environmental challenges. This article reviews the origins and development of this business, and draws on participant observation research, interviews, surveys, and economic analysis to illustrate the lessons learned and challenges faced. The findings are presented to ...


Disney Takes On Mainland China, Megan E. Pepi, Sijun Wang 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Disney Takes On Mainland China, Megan E. Pepi, Sijun Wang

Research & Exhibition

Abstract:

Since 2005, Disney has tried to establish brand loyalty, or choosing to buy goods or services from one particular brand over competing brands, in mainland Chinese consumers through its Hong Kong Disneyland. Studies have shown that Disney has failed in achieving this goal, as park guests tend to not make repeat visits to the park and do not show any affinity to Disney's characters and stories. Disney is going to retry achieving this goal through Shanghai Disney Resort, which is a theme park that will open in 2016. Facing the failures to achieve its goal through Hong Kong ...


Marketing Alaskan Seafood: Strategies With Brand Identification, Differentiation, And Promotions, Anna Jacobson 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Marketing Alaskan Seafood: Strategies With Brand Identification, Differentiation, And Promotions, Anna Jacobson

Journalism

Everyday the globe experiences changes with food. New methods in growing and harvesting are becoming approved, while others are frowned upon. People care more about where their food comes from than ever before. This research is to explore how Alaska seafood can successfully market their products in an ever-changing world. As challenges present themselves in the industry, opportunities are there as well.

This study sets out to explore marketing strategies for promoting a seafood brand. Through exploring current literature and interviewing experts to obtain data, conclusions will be drawn and analyzed. These findings will help to understand the best practices ...


Safe Operations Above Fl600, Lt. Col. Stephen Hunter 2015 Air Force Space Command

Safe Operations Above Fl600, Lt. Col. Stephen Hunter

Space Traffic Management Conference

Safe Operations Above FL600

Abstract

With the increase in likelihood of near-term development of revenue-generating point-to-point suborbital flights and the increase in high-altitude-long-endurance commercial operations above FL600, the criticality of addressing operations above class A airspace has never been more pressing. While the Federal Aviation Administration describes the National Airspace System, it doesn’t offer a description that includes a top. Technological, physiological, physical and administrative limitations have relegated most air operations to FL600 and below. As that changes, previous work on Space Traffic Management (STM) concepts begin to take on new life and add to sincere considerations for adaptation ...


The Half-Life & After-Life Of New Media, Nancy Austin 2015 Studio Austin Alchemy

The Half-Life & After-Life Of New Media, Nancy Austin

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

It is fitting to think of the half-life of new media using the time-based metaphor of radioactive decay. As a metaphor, an object’s half-life can be a useful way to talk about the potent technological modernity of new media and, like Walter Benjamin’s well-known notion of the aura, call attention to an object’s performativity. However, Benjamin’s aura remains a constant reminder of irrevocable originality whereas remarking on half-life references a quality that changes over time. But what happens after the rhetorical impact of being new has run its course? What is the life expectancy of once-new ...


Are Travel Purchases More Satisfactory Than Nontravel Experiential Purchases And Material Purchases? An Exploratory Study, Galia Fuchs, Po-Ju Chen, Abraham Pizam 2015 University of Central Florida

Are Travel Purchases More Satisfactory Than Nontravel Experiential Purchases And Material Purchases? An Exploratory Study, Galia Fuchs, Po-Ju Chen, Abraham Pizam

Rosen Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Satisfaction derived from purchases can affect one's happiness and quality of life. Previous studies illustrated that this effect is not equal across purchase categories. Specifically, experiential purchases were found to bring more satisfaction and happiness to consumers than material purchases. However, these comparison studies treated a variety of experiential purchases as one homogeneous category regardless of their nature of consumption. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to bridge this gap and to assess the difference in the level of satisfaction among the three purchase categories: material, travel (composite event experiential purchases), and nontravel experiential purchases (single event experiential ...


Winners And Losers During The Great Recession: The Positive Impact Of Marketing Expenditures, Amrik Singh, Chekitan S. Dev 2015 University of Denver

Winners And Losers During The Great Recession: The Positive Impact Of Marketing Expenditures, Amrik Singh, Chekitan S. Dev

Articles and Chapters

One of the factors that separated winning hotels from losers in the recession was the hotels’ management of marketing expenses. By matching a group of 100 winners to 106 losers, based on high or low financial performance during the nadir of the recent recession, the study highlights the effects of marketing expenses as one primary driver of revenue and profit. The study compares the two groups’ revenue and profitability metrics to determine the two groups’ financial performance as the recession wore on. The results of this study show significant differences between winners and losers when measured by top-line indicators (Average ...


Winners And Losers During The Great Recession: The Positive Impact Of Marketing Expenditures, , 2015 University of Denver

Winners And Losers During The Great Recession: The Positive Impact Of Marketing Expenditures, ,

Chekitan Dev

One of the factors that separated winning hotels from losers in the recession was the hotels’ management of marketing expenses. By matching a group of 100 winners to 106 losers, based on high or low financial performance during the nadir of the recent recession, the study highlights the effects of marketing expenses as one primary driver of revenue and profit. The study compares the two groups’ revenue and profitability metrics to determine the two groups’ financial performance as the recession wore on. The results of this study show significant differences between winners and losers when measured by top-line indicators (Average ...


Europe 1992: Neglecting The Tourism Opportunity, , , 2015 Present Resor

Europe 1992: Neglecting The Tourism Opportunity, , ,

Chekitan Dev

Tourism has largely been overlooked in the effort to combine the 12 members of the European Community into a single market. But the further development of European tourism is too important to leave to individual efforts.


New Delhi's Luxury Hotels, , 2015 Cornell University

New Delhi's Luxury Hotels, ,

Chekitan Dev

Eight hotels in New Delhi offer five-star deluxe service at a three-star price, thanks to a relatively favorable operating environment. Here is an analysis of the operations at the top of the New Delhi market.


Developing A Tourism Opportunity Spectrum Scale, Joshua Carroll, Kelsey Hession 2015 Radford University

Developing A Tourism Opportunity Spectrum Scale, Joshua Carroll, Kelsey Hession

Journal of Tourism Insights

The Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) has been used in a multitude of recreation planning and management applications, and has led the way for the development of the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WROS) – its water based counterpart. More recently the Tourism Opportunity Spectrum (TOS) has been identified as a valuable tool for assessing nature-based tourism viability and host community-visitor relationships (Butler and Waldbrook, 2003). This tool relies on important tourism conditions of site access, compatibility of other uses, regimentation, tourism impacts, onsite management, and social perceptions of visitors and hosts.

This tool however, has its merits for application, but sometimes suffers ...


Festival Attendees’ Perceptions Of Green Hotel Practices, Jason D. Oliver, Alex Naar, Erin Harris 2015 East Carolina University

Festival Attendees’ Perceptions Of Green Hotel Practices, Jason D. Oliver, Alex Naar, Erin Harris

Journal of Tourism Insights

Lodging managers and festival organizers have an incentive to understand how festival attendees perceive hotels with green practices in place. Lodging managers that understand how to segment, target, and position their offerings to festival attendees, including sustainable practices, can maximize financial gains from festivals. Festival organizers have related interests: they want to minimize negative impacts on the physical environment and maximize positive customer experiences on- and off-site. To provide insights into festival attendees’ perceptions of green hotel practices that may assist both sets of stakeholders, the manuscript presents the results of a survey of convenience samples from two food festivals ...


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