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Why Do They Do That? Understanding Factors Influencing Visitor Spatial Behavior In Parks And Protected Areas, Abigail M. Sisneros-Kidd 2018 Utah State University

Why Do They Do That? Understanding Factors Influencing Visitor Spatial Behavior In Parks And Protected Areas, Abigail M. Sisneros-Kidd

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Visitors to parks and protected areas within the United States and worldwide often visit these areas with a particular destination in mind, such as seeing Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park or standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park. These visitor use destinations, and the pathways leading to them, such as trails and roadways, see high levels of use, and as a result, impacts to soil, vegetation, air, water, soundscapes, and night skies that result from this use. The field of recreation ecology studies these impacts to park and protected area resources resulting ...


Women's Words About Pilgrims To Santiago De Compostela, 1890 - 1920, Maryjane Dunn 2018 Henderson State University

Women's Words About Pilgrims To Santiago De Compostela, 1890 - 1920, Maryjane Dunn

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Many scholarly articles claim that the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela was moribund at the turn of the last century based on statistical surveys of the Cathedral and Hospital Real registers, but these numbers only represent a fraction of the persons who devoutly visited Santiago Cathedral. In reality, the late nineteenth and early twentieth century pilgrimage as described by five turn-of-the-nineteenth-century female authors.- Emilia Pardo Bazán, Katherine Lee Bates, Georgiana Goddard King, Annette Meakin, and Catherine Gasquoine Hartley - is itself in a liminal state, between the traditional pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela and the newer tourist-pilgrim. The writings by these ...


Constraints Of Haunted Heritage Tourism In Logan, Utah, Kylie Schroeder 2018 Utah State University

Constraints Of Haunted Heritage Tourism In Logan, Utah, Kylie Schroeder

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

It has become common in Salem, Savannah, New Orleans, Edinburg, or Gettysburg, to witness groups of people being led through the darkened streets as part of a ghost tour or haunted history walk. An altered form of commercialized legend tripping, these companies offer guided tours, feature spooky stories, and often showcase local history. However, the trend of haunted heritage tourism, especially in the form of ghost walks and haunted history tours, has spread beyond places with national or international reputations for hauntings and is now growing in small towns whose stories are rarely shared beyond the local populace.

This thesis ...


The Effects Of Crystal Bridges In Downtown Revitalization Of Bentonville, Arkansas In The Last Decade, Korab Vranovci 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Effects Of Crystal Bridges In Downtown Revitalization Of Bentonville, Arkansas In The Last Decade, Korab Vranovci

Theses and Dissertations

Bentonville started the process of downtown revitalization in 2007 after they passed a bond measure. However, research on the impacts of the revitalization and the factors associated with it is limited or focused for the private sector. This study identified Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as a catalyst for the process of downtown revitalization and aimed to fill the gap in urban development and economic opportunities that arose due to the museum.

Using the “Monitoring annual urban changes in a rapidly growing portion of Northwest Arkansas with a 20-year Landsat records” (Reynolds, Liang, Li, & Dennis, 2017) it is evident ...


Bonding And Bridging Forms Of Social Capital In Wildlife Tourism Microentrepreneurship: An Application Of Social Network Analysis, K. C. Birendra, Duarte B. Morals, Erin Seekamp, Jordan W. Smith, M. Nils Peterson 2018 University of North Texas

Bonding And Bridging Forms Of Social Capital In Wildlife Tourism Microentrepreneurship: An Application Of Social Network Analysis, K. C. Birendra, Duarte B. Morals, Erin Seekamp, Jordan W. Smith, M. Nils Peterson

Environment and Society Faculty Publications

Tourism has been recognized as an important economic sector, requiring a high degree of involvement from the entrepreneurial sector to diversify tourism products and services to meet increasing demand. Tourism is often considered a tool for economic development and a strategy to improve the livelihoods of rural citizens. Specifically, nature-based tourism, such as wildlife tourism, is growing faster than tourism in general, providing a myriad of opportunities for small-scale entrepreneurial engagement. However, several obstacles exist for these small-scale tourism enterprises, such as a lack of social capital. This study examined a network of wildlife tourism microentrepreneurs for bonding and bridging ...


[2018 Honorable Mention] Euro-American Sex Tourism In The Caribbean, Bianca Figueroa 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

[2018 Honorable Mention] Euro-American Sex Tourism In The Caribbean, Bianca Figueroa

Ethnic Studies Award

The focus of this paper is sex tourism in the Caribbean, more specifically on Euro-American white women traveling for sexual relationships with Caribbean men. I will be analyzing these relationships through an intersectional approach by race, gender, and socioeconomic perspectives. The key point of my paper is to gain insight into the complicated sex for money 'relationships' and how they exist in places such as the Caribbean.


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 ...


Twenty-­‐First Century Deindustrialization And Uneven Development In Appalachia, Katherine Custis Gerlaugh 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Twenty-­‐First Century Deindustrialization And Uneven Development In Appalachia, Katherine Custis Gerlaugh

Doctoral Dissertations

The causes and consequences of deindustrialization in the United States are myriad and have created a dire situation for millions of working class people as blue-­collar jobs have mostly vanished. This reality has been particularly hard in places like Appalachia, where manufacturing and extraction were the largest, and often only, employers for most of the 20th Century. Especially for rural areas with little appeal for new markets, tourism often appears to be one way to attract people to the area to spend money, but it is unclear whether or not this strategy is helpful to local economies. In this ...


The Correlation Between Catholicism And Roman Tourism, Madeline Handler 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland

The Correlation Between Catholicism And Roman Tourism, Madeline Handler

Selected Honors Theses

Religious pilgrimage is one of the oldest forms of tourism, and following the death of Jesus Christ, Rome became a central hub for visitation from Christ followers. Because of this phenomenon, the subsequent thesis is a study regarding the potential correlation between Catholicism and the Roman tourism industry based on previous published literature, as well as a survey presented at the time of visit to Rome during a trip made in May 2017. The literature includes in-depth analysis of European tourism, marketing, Roman tourism, and Catholicism history and pilgrimages. Survey development was established from the studies made. Fifty international travelers ...


Malta's Prehistoric Sacred Landscapes: Towards A Framework For Sustainable Enjoyment, Reuben Grima 2017 University of Malta

Malta's Prehistoric Sacred Landscapes: Towards A Framework For Sustainable Enjoyment, Reuben Grima

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


How Religious Tourism And Pilgrimages Can Be Beneficial To Communities, Julian Zarb 2017 University of Malta

How Religious Tourism And Pilgrimages Can Be Beneficial To Communities, Julian Zarb

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Reflections On Tourism To Living Religious Sites In Malta, Maria Grazia Cassar 2017 The National Trust of Malta

Reflections On Tourism To Living Religious Sites In Malta, Maria Grazia Cassar

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Focus And Not Locus: Investigating The Island Trope In Faith-Based Tourism, Godfrey Baldacchino 2017 University of Malta

Focus And Not Locus: Investigating The Island Trope In Faith-Based Tourism, Godfrey Baldacchino

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Local Religious Tourism And The Volunteers Within Related Entities, Oliver Cassar 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Local Religious Tourism And The Volunteers Within Related Entities, Oliver Cassar

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Transforming A Dark Heritage Building Into A Sensitive Site: The Faith-Based Message Of The Inquisitor's Palace In Malta, George Cassar, Noel Buttigieg 2017 University of Malta

Transforming A Dark Heritage Building Into A Sensitive Site: The Faith-Based Message Of The Inquisitor's Palace In Malta, George Cassar, Noel Buttigieg

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Anglican Experiences Of Mary: An English Perspective, Ruth Dowson 2017 UK Centre for Events Management

Anglican Experiences Of Mary: An English Perspective, Ruth Dowson

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Seeking Spirituality In Malta's Prehistoric Past: Reflections On Visits To The Megalithic Temples, Maria Elena Zammit 2017 Prehistoric Sites Department at Heritage M

Seeking Spirituality In Malta's Prehistoric Past: Reflections On Visits To The Megalithic Temples, Maria Elena Zammit

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


New Religious Movements As Target Audience At Malta Temples: A Challenge For Interpreters, Marie Avellino-Stewart, Dane Munro 2017 University of Malta

New Religious Movements As Target Audience At Malta Temples: A Challenge For Interpreters, Marie Avellino-Stewart, Dane Munro

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Cemeteries As A Pilgrimage Destination, Darius Liutikas 2017 Lithuanian Social Research Centre

Cemeteries As A Pilgrimage Destination, Darius Liutikas

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


Hearing Voices: Strategies For Empowering Stakeholders In Religious Tourism, Alan Clarke 2017 University of Pannonia

Hearing Voices: Strategies For Empowering Stakeholders In Religious Tourism, Alan Clarke

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


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