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Theme Park Routing: A Decision Support System For Walt Disney World Trips, Danica Dvorachek 2018 Liberty University

Theme Park Routing: A Decision Support System For Walt Disney World Trips, Danica Dvorachek

The Kabod

With over 52 million visitors annually, the Walt Disney World theme park is one of the busiest places on earth (US City Traveler, 2015). While some of these visitors are regular attendees, most are creating new memories in unfamiliar territory. To assist these novice theme park visitors, a plethora of reference books, blogs, tour guides and other resources exist. These recommend which attractions to visit and their popularity. What these resources do not provide, however, is the optimal order that these attractions should be visited.


Living Without Otas—Goodbye Columbus: Putting The Jenie Back In The Bottle, Chris K. Anderson, Saram Han 2018 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Living Without Otas—Goodbye Columbus: Putting The Jenie Back In The Bottle, Chris K. Anderson, Saram Han

Articles and Chapters

A recent Cornell Hospitality Quarterly article highlighted a unique natural experiment where an entire city had all its hotel delisted from all online travel agents for more than 4 years. The article provides great background to the delisting and highlights the impacts on hotel revenue and accommodation taxes for the county. The article estimates that even though the hotels relisted at all online travel agents (OTAs), there was a substantial gain to both hotels and accommodation tax collectors during the OTA delisting period. The impact estimates are based solely on the loss of demand realized in neighboring Phenix City, AL ...


Assessment And Comparison Of Aviation Manufacturing Industries Throughout Mexico And Brazil, Omar E. Morsi, Kelly A. Whealan-George, Aaron D. Clevenger 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Assessment And Comparison Of Aviation Manufacturing Industries Throughout Mexico And Brazil, Omar E. Morsi, Kelly A. Whealan-George, Aaron D. Clevenger

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

This literature review serves to provide insight and understanding in regards to the evolving aviation manufacturing industry throughout the globe and more specifically, Mexico and Brazil. Increased demand for aircraft units both in the commercial and private sectors have led to unprecedented expansions in aircraft manufacturing across the industry. In order to illuminate certain potentials and current growth levels of such industries, this review will delve into an array of information and specifications in regards to economic, political, and cultural influences throughout both Mexican and Brazilian markets respectively. In conclusion, the review will identify the transformation of an aviation manufacturing ...


Best Practice Principles For Communicating Safety Messages In National Parks, Rob Saunders, Betty Weiler, Pascal Scherrer, Heather Zeppel 2018 Southern Cross University

Best Practice Principles For Communicating Safety Messages In National Parks, Rob Saunders, Betty Weiler, Pascal Scherrer, Heather Zeppel

School of Business and Tourism

Effective communication of safety information for visitors to national parks and other protected areas is essential, particularly where the potential consequences of incidents are severe. Signs are often the primary communication tool for safety messages in national parks. Compliance-based approaches to safety signs using standards drawn from occupational safety are common, though empirical research into the effectiveness of safety signs in national parks and protected areas generally remains limited. To encourage a more pro-active approach to visitor safety, this paper offers an alternative by proposing and field-testing best practice principles (BPPs) for safety signs in parks. It first presents a ...


School Of Culinary Arts & Food Technology - Winter Newsletter 2017, James Peter Murphy 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

School Of Culinary Arts & Food Technology - Winter Newsletter 2017, James Peter Murphy

Other resources

The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Winter Newsletter captured the many events, research, awards, significant contributions and special civic and community activities which the students and staff members of the school have successfully completed leading up to the Winter period of 2017. The successful completion of these activities would not be possible without the active and on-going support of the 'INSPIRED' Friends of Culinary Arts (sponsors).


What Does It Mean To Follow? An Exploration Of A Followership Profile In Hospitality And Tourism, Cynthia S. Deale, Donald G. Schoffstall, Eric Adam Brown 2017 East Carolina University

What Does It Mean To Follow? An Exploration Of A Followership Profile In Hospitality And Tourism, Cynthia S. Deale, Donald G. Schoffstall, Eric Adam Brown

Eric A. Brown

Although leadership has received considerable attention from many scholars, much less research has focused on those who follow leaders; yet, followers contribute much to the success of an organization. This study explored the followership profiles of stakeholders in hospitality and tourism education. The findings summarize the followership dimensions of a sample of hospitality students, educators, and industry professionals. For each of the five followership dimensions the mean scores for industry professionals were rated higher when compared with students and educators, with courage to participate in transformation being the highest rated among all three groups. Implications for hospitality education are presented.


Entrepreneurship Marketing In North Carolina’S Wine Industry, George D. Shows, Pia A. Albinsson, James E. Stoddard 2017 Appalachian State University

Entrepreneurship Marketing In North Carolina’S Wine Industry, George D. Shows, Pia A. Albinsson, James E. Stoddard

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Entrepreneurial marketing seeks to create, communicate and deliver value to customers and manage customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization. This paper explores whether increased entrepreneurial marketing practices at North Carolina wineries can lead to enhanced winery performance. A web survey was delivered to N.C. wineries by email. The results suggest that winery customer intensity and innovation was positively related to winery satisfaction of winery performance. Also, innovation and value creation were found to be positively related to percentage sales change at wineries.


2017-2027 Tourism: Synergizing People & Nature For A Better Tomorrow, The Caribbean's 1st Blue Destination, Robertico Croes, Manuel A. Rivera, Kelly J. Semrad, Valeriya Shapoval, Mathilda van Niekerk 2017 University of Central Florida

2017-2027 Tourism: Synergizing People & Nature For A Better Tomorrow, The Caribbean's 1st Blue Destination, Robertico Croes, Manuel A. Rivera, Kelly J. Semrad, Valeriya Shapoval, Mathilda Van Niekerk

Dick Pope Sr. Institute Publications

Impressively, since the 1970’s Bonaire has championed efforts to protect its natural environment and resources. There is no doubt that these efforts have interlaced themselves with the resident’s everyday life and are a fiber in the fabric of Bonaire’s culture. Bonaire is a global gem that has received recognition for its natural areas and enjoys an international reputation for some of the world’s best ocean activities thus leading to a potent economic sector for the island – the tourism industry.

Currently, the tourism industry underperforms for the economic welfare of the majority of Bonaire's residents. Although ...


Living In The World, David Penberg 2017 Bank Street College of Education

Living In The World, David Penberg

Occasional Paper Series

Penberg's essay highlights that through teaching abroad, he learned to respect the variety of human associations and multiple forms of intelligence. Travel has been an inextricable part of his education. It has enriched his teaching and contributed to his personal development.


There And Almost Back Again, Holley Adcock 2017 Bank Street School for Children

There And Almost Back Again, Holley Adcock

Occasional Paper Series

Adcock reflects on and asses her thirty years of experience living and teaching overseas in places all over the globe. This essay focuses on the changes to both individual and national identity that take place when immersing oneself in other cultures.


What We Bring With Us And What We Leave Behind: Six Months In Post-Apartheid South Africa, Virginia Casper, Donna Futterman, Evan Casper-Futterman 2017 Bank Street Graduate School of Education

What We Bring With Us And What We Leave Behind: Six Months In Post-Apartheid South Africa, Virginia Casper, Donna Futterman, Evan Casper-Futterman

Occasional Paper Series

The authors, a family, reflect on their experiences living, volunteering, and going to school in South Africa for six months. They sought to live in a society in which white people were not the majority and to experience the transformation of the new South Africa, not as tourists, but as participants.


Introduction: Letters From Abroad, Linda Levine 2017 Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Introduction: Letters From Abroad, Linda Levine

Occasional Paper Series

An introduction to a series of essays by educators who reflect on their choices to live and work in other parts of the world. They offer a provocative range of personal and professional explanations for seeking out the strange and unknown.


Millennials And The Experience-Driven Economy, 2017 DePaul University

Millennials And The Experience-Driven Economy

Business Exchange

Millennials expect brands to create authentic, customer-centric experiences for them, no matter whether they are looking for a place to live, eat, visit or shop. This article looks at how businesses are mining data and creating marketing plans and experiences to appeal to this younger demographic.


Event Planner Sensitivity To The Needs Of Individuals With Visual Disability At Meetings And Events, Gina Fe G. Causin Ph.D., Tessa McCarthy Ph.D. 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Event Planner Sensitivity To The Needs Of Individuals With Visual Disability At Meetings And Events, Gina Fe G. Causin Ph.D., Tessa Mccarthy Ph.D.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

Special events, such as fairs, conventions, ballgames, and concerts are typically activities people attend to participate in the festivities and enjoy with friends and family members. For individuals with disabilities, however, these types of events can create more challenges than enjoyment. Despite a thorough review of the literature, no studies were found which evaluated the experiences of individuals who are blind and have visual impairments at events and meetings. The aim of this study was to determine the current level of accessibility at meetings perceived by consumers who are blind and visually impaired. Respondents to the survey indicated many obstacles ...


School Of Culinary Arts & Food Technology - Autumn Newsletter 2017, James Peter Murphy 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

School Of Culinary Arts & Food Technology - Autumn Newsletter 2017, James Peter Murphy

Other resources

The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Autumn Newsletter captured the many events, research, awards, significant contributions and special civic and community activities which the students and staff members of the school have successfully completed leading up to the Autumn period of 2017. The successful completion of these activities would not be possible without the active and on-going support of the 'INSPIRED' friends of Culinary Arts (sponsors) and all the school's industry bodies and trade associations.


Sensory Perceptions Of Asian Destinations, Virginia M.C. Lau 2017 Institution for Tourism Studies

Sensory Perceptions Of Asian Destinations, Virginia M.C. Lau

Critical Tourism Studies Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Motivations For Staying In Vacation Rentals And Evaluation Of Experience, Patrick Tierney 2017 San Francisco State University

Motivations For Staying In Vacation Rentals And Evaluation Of Experience, Patrick Tierney

Journal of Tourism Insights

Persons attending the 2015 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco had a range of lodging options. One of relatively new lodging options available was staying at non-commercial residences with a fee, also known as “vacation rentals.” Vacation rentals (VR), where a tourist rents a room or entire house from a private individual for a short term stay, are booming, especially at online booking sites, such as Air BNB. There are over a million rentals listed on Air BNB and its growth has been stunning (Weed 2015). Mayock (2015) found that vacation rentals are ...


Creating Experiences For Study-Abroad Tourists, Gary D. Ellis, Patti Freeman, Jingxian Jiang 2017 Texas A&M University

Creating Experiences For Study-Abroad Tourists, Gary D. Ellis, Patti Freeman, Jingxian Jiang

Journal of Tourism Insights

Effects of tourist activity type and locus of activity structure on subjective experiences of study-abroad tourists were examined. Subjective experiences measured included perceived value, delight, and prevalence of deep structured experience. These subjective experiences (n = 208) were measured immediately following participation in tourist activities at 13 attractions and settings. Each tourist activity was coded according to (a) experience type, and (b) locus of activity structure. Experience type categories included activities emphasizing narratives (engagement), activities emphasizing sensory stimulation (absorption), activities requiring skill performance (immersion), and familiar activities. Locus of activity structure referred to the source of the primary determinants of the ...


Driving Rvpark/Campground Selection: A Grounded Theory Approach, AJ Templeton, Jill Fjelstul, Kimberly Severt, Yeon Ho Shin 2017 University of Central Florida

Driving Rvpark/Campground Selection: A Grounded Theory Approach, Aj Templeton, Jill Fjelstul, Kimberly Severt, Yeon Ho Shin

Journal of Tourism Insights

The ability to “provide almost unrestricted land travel” (Prideaux & Carson, 2003, p. 307) has made drive tourism popular for tourists. A considerable sub-sector of the drive tourism industry is that of the multi-billion-dollar recreational vehicle industry (RV). Minimal academic research has been conducted on this important sub-sector of the drive tourism industry. This study builds upon previous research towards a further understanding of the RV consumer. A grounded theory approach was used to drive the direction of the research for this study. Given the scope of the data and studies that have been done regarding RV industry, this study examines ...


Menus Of Merriment 快樂的饗宴, Steve Cray 2017 Vocational Training Council

Menus Of Merriment 快樂的饗宴, Steve Cray

AMBROSIA 客道 : The Magazine of The International Culinary Institute

There’s more to the modern theme park than hair-raising rides, vertigo-inducing cable cars and Lego, with many now serving up everything from gourmet burgers and truffle soup to artisan gelato and first-rate French favourites.

今天的主題樂園不僅以刺激的機動遊戲、令人暈眩的纜車和樂高積木等為賣點,許多更加入高級漢堡包、松露湯、手工意大利雪糕和一流法國菜等美食作招徠。


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