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Technological Mediated Applications At Sacred Heritages: Usefulness And Challenges- A Managerial Perspective, Vreny Enongene 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Technological Mediated Applications At Sacred Heritages: Usefulness And Challenges- A Managerial Perspective, Vreny Enongene

Conference papers

The rapid development of technologies introduces smartness to all organisations and communities (Buhalis, & Amaranggana, 2014. P. 553), for which sacred heritages are no exception, as evident in their increasing use of technological mediated applications towards enhancing the visitors experience and data generation. This development in the use of technological applications, has in part been triggered by the identified changing needs and expectations of contemporary sacred site visitors, as well as their importance and role in changing the nature of the consumers expectations and the nature of the visitor’s experience.

Thus, applying these smart tourism concept in addressing the changing needs and expectations of their diverse market segment, inevitably presents operational challenges for these missionaries, who might not be conversant with the operational complexities of new technologies. Consequently, the lack of necessary capabilities in dealing with this presents a set of new challenges for the custodians of these ecclesiastical resources.

Therefore, although within the religious and pilgrimage tourism scholarship, extant literature acknowledges the use of technological mediated applications as an emerging sacred site visitor experience marketing and management tool (Enongene & Griffin, 2016; Prats, Aulet, & Vidal, 2015). Yet, there is no scholarly exploration or empirical analysis into its usefulness, as well as the challenges in utilising these technological applications towards enriching the visitors experience at sacred sites, and in the religious and pilgrimage tourism scholarship from both the consumer and managerial perspectives respectively. This therefore, represents a significant gap in literature the study seeks to fill, through an exploration of the phenomenon specifically from a managerial point of view. Crucial given the huge investments going into the use of different ...


Stakeholder Involvement: An Identified Invaluable Resource In The Management And Conservation Of Ireland's Natural Religious Heritage Croagh Patrick: Insights And Challenges, Vreny Enongene, Kevin Griffin 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Stakeholder Involvement: An Identified Invaluable Resource In The Management And Conservation Of Ireland's Natural Religious Heritage Croagh Patrick: Insights And Challenges, Vreny Enongene, Kevin Griffin

Conference papers

This paper seeks to explore how the concept of stakeholder involvement has been applied for the very first time in the management and conservation of the 800 years old Ireland's Holy mountain Croagh Patrick. In doing so, it explores factors that facilitate and hinder the effectiveness of this new-found partnership towards the sustainable management of this sacred natural site, which simultaneously serves as a place of pilgrimage and tourism. Crucial given scholarly demand for greater understanding of the opportunities and barriers that stakeholder involvement may entail, Woodland & Acott (2007), and even more crucial given that routes and directions for ...


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.


Jd Power/Site Foundation Incentive Travel Survey 2016, Stephani Robson, Rick Garlick, Kevin Hinton 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Jd Power/Site Foundation Incentive Travel Survey 2016, Stephani Robson, Rick Garlick, Kevin Hinton

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

Incentive travel is a multi-billion dollar segment of the travel industry that continues to grow. This white paper outlines the findings from the 2016 JD Power/SITE Foundation survey on incentive travel buyers and sellers, bringing particular focus to the considerations and concerns facing incentive travel professionals. Controlling program costs is a major focus as travel planners turn to less expensive destinations, accommodations and amenities while still seeking innovative and engaging experiences for participants. North American, Caribbean and European destinations are increasingly popular for incentive travel. Buyers and sellers of incentive travel services report growing concerns regarding economic volatility, regulatory ...


The Impact Of Casino Revenue-Sharing On Tourism Efforts In Niagara Falls Usa: 2006-2016, Anthony L. Astran 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

The Impact Of Casino Revenue-Sharing On Tourism Efforts In Niagara Falls Usa: 2006-2016, Anthony L. Astran

Public Administration Master’s Projects

This qualitative case study examines the intersection of a Native-owned casino, revenue-sharing with its host community, and the impact of tourism marketing efforts vis-à-vis funds provided to the community’s tourism agency. Specifically, this report studies downtown Niagara Falls USA from the time period between 2006 and 2016, and seeks to determine whether and how funds from Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino boosted tourism marketing efforts by Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC). Background research and a series of elite interviews with city officials and tourism agency leaders uncovered overall positivity in terms of growth in Niagara Falls USA’s tourism efforts ...


Growing Up In A Tourist Destination: Negotiating Space, Identity And Belonging, Antonia Canosa, Anne Graham, Erica Wilson 2017 Southern Cross University

Growing Up In A Tourist Destination: Negotiating Space, Identity And Belonging, Antonia Canosa, Anne Graham, Erica Wilson

Dr Antonia Canosa

There is little research on children’s experiences of growing up in a popular tourist destination, where place and space are contested with visitors, migrants and temporary residents. Existing literature on young people’s experiences of their socio-spatial surroundings has focused predominantly on the rural/urban dichotomy, often neglecting to explore how identity and belonging are negotiated in complex community contexts such as tourist destinations. This paper reports on recent research that suggests that young people’s experiences of growing up in such an environment are nuanced and diverse, with their rich narratives disrupting socially constructed distinctions between the rural ...


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 ...


Growing Up In A Tourist Destination: Negotiating Space, Identity And Belonging, Antonia Canosa, Anne Graham, Erica Wilson 2017 Southern Cross University

Growing Up In A Tourist Destination: Negotiating Space, Identity And Belonging, Antonia Canosa, Anne Graham, Erica Wilson

Professor Anne Graham

There is little research on children’s experiences of growing up in a popular tourist destination, where place and space are contested with visitors, migrants and temporary residents. Existing literature on young people’s experiences of their socio-spatial surroundings has focused predominantly on the rural/urban dichotomy, often neglecting to explore how identity and belonging are negotiated in complex community contexts such as tourist destinations. This paper reports on recent research that suggests that young people’s experiences of growing up in such an environment are nuanced and diverse, with their rich narratives disrupting socially constructed distinctions between the rural ...


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.


Predicting A Behavioral Profile For Pleasure Travelers On The Basis Of Internet Use Segmentation, Mark A. Bonn, H. Leslie Furr, Alex M. Susskind 2017 Florida State University

Predicting A Behavioral Profile For Pleasure Travelers On The Basis Of Internet Use Segmentation, Mark A. Bonn, H. Leslie Furr, Alex M. Susskind

Alex M. Susskind

In an attempt to create a behavioral profile of pleasure travelers segmented based on Internet use, 5,319 pleasure travelers were interviewed. Initially, the respondents were classified as an Internet user or Internet nonuser based on whether or not they would use the Internet to seek travel related information. Using discriminant analysis, chi square, and analysis of variance statistical techniques, a profile of demographic and behavioral characteristics was created. The results of this study suggest that people who use the Internet to search for travel-related information are likely to be people who are (a) college-educated owners of computers, (b) less ...


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 ...


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