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Afternoon Keynote, Alpana Singh 2017 University of Central Florida

Afternoon Keynote, Alpana Singh

Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum

Alpana Singh is a Master Sommelier, a restaurant owner, and the host of the Emmy Award-winning restaurant review television show, Check Please!, which airs weekly in Chicago. Nationally, she has appeared on The Today Show and Food Network's Iron Chef America as well as numerous publications including Newsweek, Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit and The New York Times. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast magazine honored Singh with their Sommelier of the Year 2013 Wine Star award for her inspiring leadership and engaging, good-humored approach to wine.


Morning Keynote Address, Mary Lynn Clark 2017 University of Central Florida

Morning Keynote Address, Mary Lynn Clark

Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum

Mary Lynn Clark is the president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. She oversees the overall operations, strategy and financial reporting for Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America. Prior to joining Wyndham, ML held a 26-year tenure with Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Marriott International. ML began her career in finance and has held various business executive roles in the areas of strategic planning, business and product development, brand and change management, e-Commerce, sales, and marketing. She has had global responsibility in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for multiple brands, Marriott Vacation Club International and ...


Opening Keynote Address, Salli Setta 2017 University of Central Florida

Opening Keynote Address, Salli Setta

Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum

Salli Setta was named President of Red Lobster in July 2013. In this role, Salli leads all of Restaurant Operations, Marketing, and Culinary and Beverage for the iconic brand, which operates more than 700 restaurants in North America and has more than 58,000 employees.

As President, Salli developed and aligned the company to a simple strategy -- Great Seafood, Great People and Great Results – that seeks to play to Red Lobster’s strengths, helps the company build on its strong foundation and ultimately grow the company long-term. Under Salli’s leadership, Red Lobster introduced a new, simpler, seafood and lobster-centric ...


#Tourism: The Influence Of Social Media On Visitor Experiences In Churchill, Manitoba, Katherine Ann Fowler 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

#Tourism: The Influence Of Social Media On Visitor Experiences In Churchill, Manitoba, Katherine Ann Fowler

2016-Conference

No abstract provided.


Commercialization Strategy October 2013.Pptx, Deogratias Harorimana Sr 2016 The University of the South Pacific

Commercialization Strategy October 2013.Pptx, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This is a summary copy of the findings from a regional study on South Pacific Vessels and Cruise Analysis, Port Landscape and Competitiveness. Further inquiries for in-depths understanding of the report can be forwarded to info@aipfgroup.com


The Camino De Santiago De Compostela (Spain) And The Via Francigena (Italy): A Comparison Between Two Important Historic Pilgrimage Routes In Europe, Guido Lucarno 2016 Catholic University of Milan, Italy

The Camino De Santiago De Compostela (Spain) And The Via Francigena (Italy): A Comparison Between Two Important Historic Pilgrimage Routes In Europe, Guido Lucarno

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The Italian section of the Via Francigena, a Medieval pilgrimage route to Rome, has not yet been commercialised to its full potential when compared to the Camino de Santiago in Spain. There are many reasons for this under development. First, there is an absence of a specialised organisation focused on utilising the resources available; a difficulty that could be overcome by the forming a tourism body with the specific charter for developing these resources and attracting tourism. Second, the weight of the cultural heritage of Rome in the contest for religious tourism takes away from the valorisation of other pilgrimage ...


Ignatius Of Loyola’S Traces In Manresa. A New Incentive For Religious Tourism?, Joan Carles Llurdés, Francesc Romagosa 2016 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Ignatius Of Loyola’S Traces In Manresa. A New Incentive For Religious Tourism?, Joan Carles Llurdés, Francesc Romagosa

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The city of Manresa, located in the heart of Catalonia, has spent years trying to make profitable its cultural and urban heritage as a strategy for a better tourism positioning among other mid-sized cities that are competing for attracting tourists in an increasingly competitive global context. However, for various reasons the city has not been able to earn a place in Catalonia’s tourism scene, and it still remains in a preliminary tourism development stage. In this sense, the latest initiative taken by the city council has to do with its religious heritage, through the project ‘Manresa 2022’, which consists ...


Streets Of Orthodoxy: Developing Religious Tourism In The Mount Paiko Area, Central Macedonia, Greece, Fotis E. Kilipiris, Athanasios Dermetzopoulos 2016 Alexander TEI Thessaloniki

Streets Of Orthodoxy: Developing Religious Tourism In The Mount Paiko Area, Central Macedonia, Greece, Fotis E. Kilipiris, Athanasios Dermetzopoulos

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Religion and faith have always been strong motivations affecting society's evolution and people's actions. Additionally, religion and pilgrimage in contemporary societies have, among others, considerable economic implications. Religious tourism, an emerging form of tourism activity for many destinations, plays an important role for local economies. Rural economies can rely upon religious tourism as a supplementary source of income in many environments, to supplement agricultural income.

This paper, addresses issues regarding religious tourism development in a mountainous area in Greece, rich in religious as well as cultural and natural tourist attractions. The paper also highlights the role of the ...


The Role Of Religious Tourism In Creating Destination Image: The Case Of Konya Museum, Murat KOCYİGİT 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Role Of Religious Tourism In Creating Destination Image: The Case Of Konya Museum, Murat Kocyigit

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The image of a destination comprises perceptions acquired by individuals, oriented to the specifications of a destination. Touristic destinations are, in order to be able to attract more tourists in the competition environment, in charge of developing marketing efforts, making the best of positioning their products and services together with their economic, cultural and social dimensions in the intelligence of tourists. In this direction, the aim of this study is to determine the destination image perceived by tourists who travel with the purpose of religious tourism when they visit to Konya Museum (Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi). The data for the study ...


The Destination Marketing Development Of Religious Tourism In Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Navruz-Zoda, Zebiniso Navruz-zoda 2016 Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan

The Destination Marketing Development Of Religious Tourism In Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Navruz-Zoda, Zebiniso Navruz-Zoda

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Uzbekistan has great potential to develop pilgrimage tourism based on the spiritual culture of the Islamic religion. Destination marketing development of religious tourism, based on Sufism is an innovative direction for the organisation of pilgrimage tourism. In this paper, the dual nature of this kind of religious tourism is revealed to comprise: first a pilgrimage nature, that consists of the Sufi pilgrimage to Sufi shrines to perform ritual and; secondly a religious-cognitive nature, whereby, a major segment of travellers can be Muslim, non-Sufis and scientists, researchers, teachers, tutors and other categories of tourists who are interested in the learning of ...


Management Practices For The Development Of Religious Tourism Sacred Sites: Managing Expectations Through Sacred And Secular Aims In Site Development; Report, Store And Access, Peter Wiltshier, Maureen Griffiths 2016 P.Wiltshier@derby.ac.uk

Management Practices For The Development Of Religious Tourism Sacred Sites: Managing Expectations Through Sacred And Secular Aims In Site Development; Report, Store And Access, Peter Wiltshier, Maureen Griffiths

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Through a distillation of practices reflective of the extant literature and socio-economic approaches to inclusive development of sites of religious experiences and worship, we posit that there are seven core conceptual approaches to support evolving site management needs. Therefore, developing sites of special significance necessarily requires the dissemination and sharing of both intellectual and practical contributions to meet those needs in a planned and stakeholder-driven approach. Traditional approaches to development emerged half a century ago with a focus on core competencies and the agreed understanding that open and fair competition would raise quality and assure reasonable profit margins. Creating awareness ...


Vol. 4(Vi) - Cover And Table Of Contents, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Vol. 4(Vi) - Cover And Table Of Contents

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


Applying The Holistic Conceptual Conservation Framework For Sustainable Tourism, George Alexakis, Larry Rice 2016 Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying The Holistic Conceptual Conservation Framework For Sustainable Tourism, George Alexakis, Larry Rice

Journal of Tourism Insights

The tourism and hospitality industry has not always followed sound environmental stewardship. Increased awareness among tourists worldwide has prompted sustainabilit­y discourse encouraging long-term systemic approaches to planning and development. The research article proposes a holistic conceptual conservation framework that shows how a united tourism and hospitality industry can curtail the processes of environmental destruction and collectively offer authentic touristic experiences. Visitors can fully experience tourist destinations through integrated ecotourism, ethnotourism, and other related tangential offerings alongside those of larger tourism and hospitality providers. The conservation framework hypothetically strengthens the customer loyalty of tourists towards all industry operators and related ...


Exploring Motivational Factors For Dude Ranch Vacations, AJ Templeton, Ji-Eun Lee 2016 University of Central Florida, Rosen College

Exploring Motivational Factors For Dude Ranch Vacations, Aj Templeton, Ji-Eun Lee

Journal of Tourism Insights

Dude-ranch vacations have been popular for a segment of travelers. Research in purchase motivation spans various sectors of the hospitality industry; however issues surrounding the dude-ranch industry remain unexplored. The objectives of the study were: (1) to examine the impact of push and pull factors of motivations on customer purchase intention in dude-ranch vacations, (2) to survey the sources of information behind purchase decision for dude ranch vacations. Factor analysis and regression analysis were used for data analysis. The results of the study indicated that pull factors significantly influenced purchase intention of dude ranch vacations more strongly than push factors ...


You Look Like You’Ve Seen A Ghost: A Preliminary Exploration In Price And Customer Satisfaction Differences At Haunted Hotel Properties, Kimberly Mathe-Soulek, Grant C. Aguirre, Ioana Dallinger 2016 Texas Tech University

You Look Like You’Ve Seen A Ghost: A Preliminary Exploration In Price And Customer Satisfaction Differences At Haunted Hotel Properties, Kimberly Mathe-Soulek, Grant C. Aguirre, Ioana Dallinger

Journal of Tourism Insights

With the increasing popularity of paranormal ghost hunting shows in mainstream television and popular culture, research in haunted lodging establishments is warranted. The purpose of this study is to explore differences in price and customer satisfaction between haunted vs. non-haunted properties; while also considering inn vs. hotels and chain vs. independent properties. Using TripAdvisor customer satisfaction scores and average daily rates, results of this study are opposite of what is hypothesized such that overall, haunted properties have lower customer satisfaction; while haunted, chain properties have higher prices. An exploration of interactions among variables is explored and practical implications are discussed. .


Mulberry Garden : Seasonal Dinner Menu, Mulberry Garden 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Mulberry Garden : Seasonal Dinner Menu, Mulberry Garden

Menus of the 21st Century

Mulberry Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.


Animating Places: Making Destinations Come Alive Through Research, Kailee Penner 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Animating Places: Making Destinations Come Alive Through Research, Kailee Penner

2016-Conference

Submission Type

  • Presentation (concurrent session preferred)
  • 30 minute PowerPoint presentation
    • Relevance to the conference theme: Performance measurement: ROI – implementating a new approach to measure the economic impact of BC’s nature-based sector.

Measuring economic value using administrative data

The need for credible estimates of the economic impacts of commercial nature-based tourism (CNBT) is important for Crown land decision making and nature-based tourism product development. Measuring the economic value of any sector can be cumbersome.

In 2001, to measure the overall value of CNBT involved using traditional methodologies took a significant amount of time and effort of conducting phone calls to ...


From Cuba With Love, Jenny Chen 2016 Colby College

From Cuba With Love, Jenny Chen

Colby Magazine

It’s the city that Carey Powers ’14 fell in love with when she was just 9 years old, when she was visiting the city with her family while her dad studied the Cuban medical system. Thirteen years later Powers is back, working with Cuba Educational Travel at one of the most exciting moments in Cuban history.


Teaching An Old Dataset New Tricks, Jason Dunkel 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Teaching An Old Dataset New Tricks, Jason Dunkel

2016-Conference

No abstract provided.


Xuanzang And Bodhidharma: Pilgrimage And Peace-Building In Buddhist China And India, Ian S. McIntosh 2016 IUPUI

Xuanzang And Bodhidharma: Pilgrimage And Peace-Building In Buddhist China And India, Ian S. Mcintosh

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

In the study of pilgrimage and peace-building, case studies deemed to be influential in initiating positive change in the world are in the spotlight. A novel example in which people with different ethnicities, cultures and walks of life have come together with a common purpose is associated with the spread of Buddhism from India to China beginning in the early centuries of the Common Era. Unlike other instances of the expansion of a world religion beyond its homeland, the spread of Buddhism along the maritime and overland ‘silk roads’ was not linked to domination or conquest. Rather, it was linked ...


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