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Introduction: On Dragons And Elephants: Religion In Domestic And International Tourism In China And India, Michael Stausberg, Knut Aukland 2018 University of Bergen

Introduction: On Dragons And Elephants: Religion In Domestic And International Tourism In China And India, Michael Stausberg, Knut Aukland

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This introductory essay explores some of the commonalities and differences that emerge from reading this thematic issue on religion and tourism in China and India. Economic growth has led to an explosion in domestic tourism activity in both countries, and the respective states are deeply involved in this development. The Indian state sees tourism as a means to create jobs, revenue and regional development. While this is also true for the Chinese state, it further treats tourism as a means to control and manage religion. In both countries, official tourism development can lead to complete makeovers of particular sites as ...


Vol. 6(I) - Cover And Table Of Contents, Kevin Griffin 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Vol. 6(I) - Cover And Table Of Contents, Kevin Griffin

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


Consumer Perception Of Hotel Competitive Sets, Alexa Angelica Perrucci 2018 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Consumer Perception Of Hotel Competitive Sets, Alexa Angelica Perrucci

SHA Latin Honors Theses

This research explores consumer perception of hotel competitive sets by analyzing TripAdvisor data collected from 11 cities internationally. The study included running regressions, generating visual displays (scatter plots and histograms), and performing K-means clustering. The results were encouraging, as the outcomes demonstrated that there is an ability to generalize consumer preference when it comes to hotel competitive sets. The research identifies a strong need for industry executives to begin focusing their attention on consumer perception when conducting competitive analysis.


Progressive Commemoration: Public Statues Of Historical Women In Urban American Cities, Melanie D. Chin 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Progressive Commemoration: Public Statues Of Historical Women In Urban American Cities, Melanie D. Chin

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Women who made notable accomplishments are underrepresented in commemoration. Some American cities have brought women to the forefront of becoming visible through commemoration in statues. This thesis compares the commemoration of historical women in four different American cities. Stakeholders hold the key to implementing and changing public policy to increase the visibility of women and people of color in public monuments. Cities which lack representation of women and people of color may learn from and follow the efforts of a leading city to achieve lasting and effective change in representing those who historically been underrepresented.


An Overview And Analysis Of The Impacts Of Extreme Heat On The Aviation Industry, Brandon T. Carpenter 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

An Overview And Analysis Of The Impacts Of Extreme Heat On The Aviation Industry, Brandon T. Carpenter

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Elephant (Head) In The Room: A Critical Look At Trophy Hunting, Chelsea Batavia, Michael Paul Nelson, Chris T. Darimont, Paul C. Paquet, William J. Ripple, Arian D. Wallach 2018 Oregon State University

The Elephant (Head) In The Room: A Critical Look At Trophy Hunting, Chelsea Batavia, Michael Paul Nelson, Chris T. Darimont, Paul C. Paquet, William J. Ripple, Arian D. Wallach

Big-Game and Trophy Hunting

Trophy hunting has occupied a prominent position in recent scholarly literature and popular media. In the scientific conservation literature, researchers are generally supportive of or sympathetic to its usage as a source of monetary support for conservation. Although authors at times acknowledge that trophy hunting faces strong opposition from many members of the public, often for unspecified reasons associated with ethics, neither the nature nor the implications of these ethical concerns have been substantively addressed. We identify the central act of wildlife “trophy” taking as a potential source of ethical discomfort and public opposition. We highlight that trophy hunting entails ...


Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard 2018 Southern Methodist University

Comparative Study: Reducing Cost To Manage Accessibility With Existing Data, Claire Chu, Bill Kerneckel, Eric C. Larson, Nathan Mowat, Christopher Woodard

SMU Data Science Review

“Project Sidewalk” is an existing research effort that focuses on mapping accessibility issues for handicapped persons to efficiently plan wheelchair and mobile scooter friendly routes around Washington D.C. As supporters of this project, we utilized the data “Project Sidewalk” collected and used it to confirm predictions about where problem sidewalks exist based on real estate and crime data. We present a study that identifies correlations found between accessibility data and crime and housing statistics in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We identify the key reasons for increased accessibility and the issues with the current infrastructure management system. After ...


Travel Purposes And Preferences Of Albertan Tourists Visiting British Columbia, Flynn Saunderson 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Travel Purposes And Preferences Of Albertan Tourists Visiting British Columbia, Flynn Saunderson

TTRA Canada 2018 Conference

Travel Purposes and Preferences of Albertan Tourists Visiting British Columbia

Keywords: British Columbia, Travel Purposes, Travel Preferences, Albertan Tourists, Trip Spending, Travel Activities

In British Columbia tourism is one of the largest economic contributor injecting 7.9 billion dollars into BC’s economy (Destination BC, 2018). Looking across Canada to see which province travels the most to British Columbia it’s clear that Alberta outnumbers others with 65% of travelers coming from Alberta to BC with the exclusion of BC itself (Statistics Canada, 2017). This research examines the activities engaged in, purposes for travel to major metropolitan areas, and trip ...


Stylish Safety Worldwide, Kara Gottesman, Sabrinna M. Islam ms., Chuanlin Lin 2018 Kent State University

Stylish Safety Worldwide, Kara Gottesman, Sabrinna M. Islam Ms., Chuanlin Lin

Undergraduate Research Symposium

To be stylish and functional are two things that the modern day globetrotter put extreme value on. With this in mind we have created a designer jacket that will take you and everything you need to exciting destinations. Our jacket has room for the all of the essentials; passports, birth certificates, maps, a phone, a built in wallet and even a pocket where you can store medical supplies and/or snacks. In many countries pickpocketing and robbery are very real issues and a major concern for those who are traveling to or within them. Many young people desire the freedom ...


2018 Ohio Wine Competition Official Results, Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus 2018 Kent State University

2018 Ohio Wine Competition Official Results, Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus

Ohio Wine Competition

Held on May 8-9, 2018 at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake and sponsored by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, the competition received a total 285 entries with 219 receiving medals. Official results include a complete list of awarded wines, both by category and medals.

Best of Show Awards

Overall Best of Show: Maize Valley Winery, Riesling, Non-vintage, American

White Wine: Ferrante Winery, Signature Series Pinot Grigio, 2017, Grand River Valley

Red Wine: Fulton Grove Winery, Syrah, 2015, American

Blush/Rosé: Doughty Glen Winery, Laughing Blush, Non-Vintage, Holmes County

Fruit Wine: Vinoklet, "Sweet Jackie", Blackberry, Non-Vintage, American

Sparkling/Carbonated: Meier's Wine ...


17 Days: Cross-Country With Social Media, Zachary Alvarado 2018 University of South Carolina

17 Days: Cross-Country With Social Media, Zachary Alvarado

Senior Theses

"Austin Prescott and Zach Alvarado travel from South Carolina to California using social media to find and communicate with hosts throughout the country..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8k6EQnW5D4

Costs of investment were weighed against capital contributions throughout our campaign. While the film serves to inspire, entertain, and inform, the paper dives deeper into the brand-building, cost-savings, and logistics of the trip. In the end, we more than doubled our initial investment and had an awesome time while doing it.


Guidelines For Ecotourism Operations In The Great Plains, Larkin A. Powell, Kelly Powell, Katie Nieland 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Guidelines For Ecotourism Operations In The Great Plains, Larkin A. Powell, Kelly Powell, Katie Nieland

Papers in Natural Resources

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature defines ecotourism as: Environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and accompanying cultural features, both past and present) that promote conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide for beneficially active socioeconomic involvement of local peoples.

Ecotourism has the potential to support communities and conservation efforts from revenue streams to parks and reserves in the Great Plains, while also contributing to a culture shift towards a conservation ethic. Recent surges in ecotourism have contributed to growth in the tourism sectors in Great Plains states, because these ...


Glossary Of Business Evidence, Paul C. Boyd 2018 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Glossary Of Business Evidence, Paul C. Boyd

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Airline Customer Satisfaction 2015-2017 Results, Michelle M. Bennett, Brent D. Bowen, Erin E. Bowen, Z. Bowen, Dean Headley, Timothy B. Holt, Jacqueline R. Luedtke 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Airline Customer Satisfaction 2015-2017 Results, Michelle M. Bennett, Brent D. Bowen, Erin E. Bowen, Z. Bowen, Dean Headley, Timothy B. Holt, Jacqueline R. Luedtke

Publications

Previous research on perceptions, satisfaction, and attitudes regarding the major commercial air carriers in the United States has provided little more than an interesting descriptive representation of the average air traveler. This study moves beyond basic descriptive information of air travelers to identify attitudinal patterns and relationships in the way consumers at varying levels of travel frequency view the commercial air industry. The Airline Passenger Survey (APS) elements developed via the utilization of rigorous scientific methodology, with the intention of capturing the most important data from passengers while reducing confusion or variability in comprehension of questions. APS items are a ...


Can Students Studying Abroad Use Forward Exchange Rates As A Tool For Better Budgeting Their Semesters?, Emalee Dunbar 2018 Bryant University

Can Students Studying Abroad Use Forward Exchange Rates As A Tool For Better Budgeting Their Semesters?, Emalee Dunbar

Honors Projects in Finance

Traveling abroad requires an immense amount of planning and attention to detail. Budgeting is a difficult task in one’s own country, but when planning across borders, that task becomes even greater. Differences in exchange rates and buying power have the potential to adversely affect the budget set ahead of time, placing more stress on the traveler. Financial tools available in the foreign exchange market, if used strategically, may provide a reliable method to budgeting travel abroad as accurately as possible. There are many individuals, students especially, that plan on traveling or studying abroad yet are on tight budgets. Having ...


Airbnb's Effect On The Hospitality Industry, Eric A. Douglas 2018 Gettysburg College

Airbnb's Effect On The Hospitality Industry, Eric A. Douglas

Student Publications

I examined the effect that Airbnb’s entrance into and disruption of the hospitality market in 2011 had on hotel room rates across the world by 2017. Hotel room rates were taken from published data tables rather than my own analysis because of an unavailability of raw hotel pricing data. Price comparisons between current Airbnb and hotel room rates were researched to see if one method of accommodation would be better than the other. Twenty-seven cities’ hotel rate averages and Airbnb entire-home prices were averaged and compared. There was a significant difference in hotel room rates between 2011 and 2017 ...


Intercultural Competency Development: A Case Study With Sit Study Abroad In Morocco, From A Trainers Lens, Amy Leap Miller 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Intercultural Competency Development: A Case Study With Sit Study Abroad In Morocco, From A Trainers Lens, Amy Leap Miller

Capstone Collection

This Course-Linked Capstone in Training focuses on intercultural competency development, both of the practitioner’s own life journey and through the lens of study abroad, highlighting a Case Study with SIT Study Abroad in Morocco. This Capstone weaves together theory and practice of intercultural competence, experiential learning, social justice training, and study abroad. The practitioner’s self-analysis includes reflection of her Practicum time, as well as a timeline of her intercultural competency development, including growth areas in five categories: knowledge, skills, attitudes, awareness and language. This Capstone also reflects the journey of the practitioner’s growth as a social justice ...


House Bill 2 & The Backlash: A Story Of Frames, Kerry Schellenberger 2018 University of Pennsylvania

House Bill 2 & The Backlash: A Story Of Frames, Kerry Schellenberger

Honors Theses (PPE)

While over 20 states considered so-called bathroom bills between 2013-2016, only one state, North Carolina, passed one - in the form of House Bill 2. House Bill 2 modified North Carolina’s non-discrimination legislation, as well as restricting access to multi-user restrooms on the basis of sex designated on one’s birth certificate, which would require some transgender men to use the women’s restroom. The debate between those for and against HB2 raged in the press, the legal system, and finally at the ballot box. An analysis of the first two months of coverage indicates how frames were used by ...


Where's The Beef? 「肉」罷不能?, Tama Lung 2018 Vocational Training Council

Where's The Beef? 「肉」罷不能?, Tama Lung

AMBROSIA 客道 : The Magazine of The International Culinary Institute

Chefs, scientists and food engineers look to the past and to the future in the race to find viable, sustainable and enjoyable alternatives to conventional animal products.

不少廚師、科學家和食品工程師都回顧過去、放眼未來,為尋找取代傳統動物肉類的食材絞盡腦汁。


Efficiency Driver In Nigerian Airports: A Bootstrap Dea–Censored Quantile Regression Approach, Obioma Reuben Nwaogbe, Peter Wanke, Innocent Chukwuka Ogwude, Carlos Pestana Barros, Abul Kalam Azad 2018 Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Efficiency Driver In Nigerian Airports: A Bootstrap Dea–Censored Quantile Regression Approach, Obioma Reuben Nwaogbe, Peter Wanke, Innocent Chukwuka Ogwude, Carlos Pestana Barros, Abul Kalam Azad

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

This paper reports on the use of a novel two-stage approach for assessing the efficiency of 30 major Nigerian airports from 2003 to 2013 based on bootstrapped data envelopment analysis (DEA) and censored quantile regression. In the first stage, bootstrapped efficiency estimates are computed. They enable bias correction and testing for significant differences in efficiency levels among airports. Subsequently, bootstrapped DEA results are combined with censored quantile regression to assess the impact of contextual variables—related to the airports’ ownership, location, and network connectivity—on different efficiency percentiles. The results reveal that the intensity of significant impacts regarding airports’ contextual ...


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