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Sand, Surf, Spa And Spirituality? Examination Of A Scoping Study Of Medical And Wellness Tourism In Australia, Jennifer H. Laing, Cornelia Voight, Meredith Wray, Graham Brown, Betty Weiler, Gary Howat, Richard Tremath 2010 Monash University

Sand, Surf, Spa And Spirituality? Examination Of A Scoping Study Of Medical And Wellness Tourism In Australia, Jennifer H. Laing, Cornelia Voight, Meredith Wray, Graham Brown, Betty Weiler, Gary Howat, Richard Tremath

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

The strong growth of medical and wellness tourism around the globe is the result of a number of factors, such as the desire of many travellers to try new experiences and escape from increasingly busy lives, the rising health costs in the developed world and the number and diversity of medical and wellness tourism products now available. Australia is no exception to this trend, with the realisation that there is great potential for promoting the destination around the medical and wellness tourist experience or as a supplement to the traditional attractions of the Outback, the Reef and food and wine ...


From Domestic Violence To Sustainable Employment, Mary Crawford, Kerry A. Brown, Karyn Walsh, Donna Pullar 2010 Southern Cross University

From Domestic Violence To Sustainable Employment, Mary Crawford, Kerry A. Brown, Karyn Walsh, Donna Pullar

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

International research has found that domestic violence is a significant barrier to accessing and sustaining work (Lloyd and Taluc 1999, 385; Browne et al. 1999, 398). In the Australian context, the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research reports that between 6 and 9 per cent of Australian women aged 18 and over are physically assaulted each year and that more than half of all women in Australia experience sexual or physical violence across their adult lifetime. Such behaviour has been estimated to cost $8.1 billion, of which $4.4 billion is estimated to be borne by the victims themselves ...


Impact Of Mode Of Display And Message Content Of Responsible Gambling Signs For Electronic Gaming Machines On Regular Gamblers, Sally M. Monaghan, Alex Blaszczynski 2010 University of Sydney

Impact Of Mode Of Display And Message Content Of Responsible Gambling Signs For Electronic Gaming Machines On Regular Gamblers, Sally M. Monaghan, Alex Blaszczynski

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Harm-minimization strategies aim to reduce gambling-related risks; however, minimal evidence supports the effectiveness of current strategies involving the placement of warning signs in gambling venues and on electronic gaming machines (EGMs). This qualitative replication study evaluated the differential effect of pop-up messages compared to static signs and the content of messages on EGMs on recall, thoughts, and behaviors assessed during the session and at 2-week follow-up. In Study 1, 127 regular EGM gamblers (male = 97, mean age = 20. 3) recruited from a university student population attended a laboratory where they were randomly assigned to play a computer-based simulated EGM analogue ...


Book Review: Ecotourism And Environmental Sustainability: Principles And Practice, Pascal Scherrer 2010 Edith Cowan University

Book Review: Ecotourism And Environmental Sustainability: Principles And Practice, Pascal Scherrer

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

No abstract provided.


Epistemología Del Turismo: Estudios Críticos, Arianne Carvalhedo Reis 2010 Centre for Recreation Research, Department of Tourism, University of Otago

Epistemología Del Turismo: Estudios Críticos, Arianne Carvalhedo Reis

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

No abstract provided.


Killarney Visitor Survey 2010, Kevin Griffin, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke, Sheila Flanagan, Maeve Morrissey 2010 Technological University Dublin

Killarney Visitor Survey 2010, Kevin Griffin, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke, Sheila Flanagan, Maeve Morrissey

Reports / Surveys

The DIT-ACHIEV Model for the Sustainable Management of Tourism has been developed by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Technological University Dublin and is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Fáilte Ireland. It explores six areas of investigation - Administration, Community, Heritage, Infrastructure, Enterprise and Visitor. The purpose of piloting this DITACHIEV model in Killarney is to test its use with the objective to refine and adjust its methodology, so that it can be applied in any Irish tourism destination. Early indications are that The Model will provide the Irish tourism industry with a valuable tool for making its ...


Killarney Resident Survey 2010, Sheila Flanagan, Kevin Griffin, Maeve Morrissey, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke 2010 Technological University Dublin

Killarney Resident Survey 2010, Sheila Flanagan, Kevin Griffin, Maeve Morrissey, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke

Reports / Surveys

The DIT-ACHIEV Model for the Sustainable Management of Tourism has been developed by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Technological University Dublin and is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Fáilte Ireland. It explores six areas of interest - Administration, Community, Heritage, Infrastructure, Enterprise and Visitor. The purpose of piloting this DIT- ACHIEV model in Killarney is to test its use in an Irish tourism destination, with the objective to refine and adjust its methodology, so that it can be applied in any Irish tourism destination. Early indications are that the Model will provide the Irish Tourism Industry with ...


2010 Killarney Business Survey, Kevin Griffin, Sheila Flanagan, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke, Maeve Morrissey 2010 Technological University Dublin

2010 Killarney Business Survey, Kevin Griffin, Sheila Flanagan, Elizabeth Kennedy-Burke, Maeve Morrissey

Reports / Surveys

The DIT-ACHIEV Model for the Sustainable Management of Tourism has been developed by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Technological University Dublin and is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Fáilte Ireland. It explores six areas of investigation - Administration, Community, Heritage, Infrastructure, Enterprise and Visitor. The purpose of piloting this DIT- ACHIEV model in Killarney is to test its use with the objective to refine and adjust its methodology, so that it can be applied in any Irish tourism destination. Early indications are that The Model will provide the Irish tourism Industry with a valuable tool for making ...


Salient Factors Influencing Medical Tourism Destination Choice, Nuttapong Jotikasthira 2010 Southern Cross University

Salient Factors Influencing Medical Tourism Destination Choice, Nuttapong Jotikasthira

Theses

The aim of this research is to analyse the factors that determine the motivation and behaviour of potential medical tourists in choosing a destination, with particular emphasis on the role played by destination image in the case of Thailand. In pursuit of this objective, the study examines the motivation of individuals to engage in medical tourism, their information search behaviour, their reliance on various information sources, and the salient criteria they use in evaluating alternative medical-tourism destinations. These issues are worthy of detailed study for several reasons. First, medical tourism has the potential to be an important factor in sustaining ...


From Pumpkins To Property Management Plans: Developing The Organisational Capacity Of The Jubal Aboriginal Corporation, Gabrielle Sarah Russell-Mundine 2010 Southern Cross University

From Pumpkins To Property Management Plans: Developing The Organisational Capacity Of The Jubal Aboriginal Corporation, Gabrielle Sarah Russell-Mundine

Theses

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are increasingly encouraged to develop enterprises, including tourism, as a means to address the chronic disadvantage experienced in many communities. While Governments have instigated programs and policies to assist the entry of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into the tourism industry, there still remains a deficit of sustainable Indigenous owned and operated ventures. By examining the experiences and activities at one Aboriginal Corporation, this study sought to better understand some of the factors necessary to support the development of such ventures in the Bundjalung Nation, North Eastern NSW. A further objective of ...


Domestic Travel By International Students In New Zealand, Kathryn Ann Payne 2010 Southern Cross University

Domestic Travel By International Students In New Zealand, Kathryn Ann Payne

Theses

The global tourism industry has become a major export industry, ranking fourth after fuels, chemicals and automotive products. The overall export income generated by international tourism including passenger transport reached US$ 1.1 trillion in 2008, or US$ 3 billion a day (World Tourism Organisation, (n.d).

Another emerging but significant export industry is the education export industry, where students and, in particular, tertiary-aged students study outside their country of birth. The direct contributions to a country by these students is significant - for example, the net contribution to the United States economy by international students and their families for the ...


Implementation Of The Dit-Achiev Model For Sustainable Tourism Destination Management: Killarney, Ireland, A Case Study, Kevin Griffin, Maeve Morrissey, Sheila Flanagan 2010 Technological University Dublin

Implementation Of The Dit-Achiev Model For Sustainable Tourism Destination Management: Killarney, Ireland, A Case Study, Kevin Griffin, Maeve Morrissey, Sheila Flanagan

Conference papers

The DIT-ACHIEV Model is a model of sustainable tourism indicators developed in a previous research project undertaken by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology. The indicators represent six fields of interest – Administration, Community, Heritage, Infrastructure, Enterprise and Visitor (Flanagan et al, 2007). This current research addresses the implementation of the DIT- ACHIEV model in an Irish tourism destination, with the objective to assess whether it can be implemented by the local community in any tourism destination.


The methodology used to implement the model is based on recommendations by Goodey (1995) and Denman (2006). Goodey suggests ...


Is A Self Catering Holiday Really A Holiday For Women?, Ziene Mottiar, Deirdre Quinn 2010 Technological University Dublin

Is A Self Catering Holiday Really A Holiday For Women?, Ziene Mottiar, Deirdre Quinn

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


Social Entrepreneurs As Drivers Of Destinations, Ziene Mottiar 2010 Technological University Dublin

Social Entrepreneurs As Drivers Of Destinations, Ziene Mottiar

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Satisfaction Level Of Hong Kong Tourists With Hot Springs Hotels And Resorts In Guangdong, China, Rob Law, Ruby Yip 2010 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A Study Of Satisfaction Level Of Hong Kong Tourists With Hot Springs Hotels And Resorts In Guangdong, China, Rob Law, Ruby Yip

Hospitality Review

The research reported here aimed at examining Hong Kong tourists’ level of satisfaction with hot springs hotels and resorts in Guangdong, China. Primary data were collected and service quality and tourist satisfaction levels were measured using the SERVQUAL model. The empirical findings indicate that most tourists are satisfied with the service quality of these hotels and resorts. Among the different dimensions of service quality, empathy receives the highest score. Overall satisfaction receives a score only slightly better than average. The results also reveal significant relationships among customer satisfaction level, loyalty, and recommendation.


In The Line Of Fire: The Challenges Of Managing Tourism Operations In The Victorian Alps, Dale Sanders, Jennifer Laing 2010 Edith Cowan University

In The Line Of Fire: The Challenges Of Managing Tourism Operations In The Victorian Alps, Dale Sanders, Jennifer Laing

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Understanding the impact of bushfires on tourism operations in Australian national parks and regional communities is of growing importance, with evidence of their increased frequency and severity linked, in part, to climate change. This is particularly critical for Australian alpine regions, given their greater emphasis on the summer season in the wake of lighter winter snowfalls. This article focuses on management issues and challenges of maintaining tourist operations within the Victorian Alps post-bushfire, including operator reactions to the bushfires and their subsequent implementation (or not) of crisis management and disaster recovery strategies. It is based on a qualitative study involving ...


An Exploration Of American And Canadian Tourist Destination Images Of Cuba, Culum Richard Canally 2010 Wilfrid Laurier University

An Exploration Of American And Canadian Tourist Destination Images Of Cuba, Culum Richard Canally

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Tourism in Cuba is thriving. Since 1991 the island has quickly become one of the top Caribbean tourist destinations. As a result tourism researchers have recently turned their attention towards investigating many facets of tourism on the island. However one omission in this growing corpus of research is the effect that politics has had on Cuba’s tourist destination image (TDI). In this study I explore how politics influences the evolution of tourist destination image. I also demonstrate that a critical constructivist paradigm can be used as an alternative to traditional positivist/postpositivist ways of researching tourist destination image. Finally ...


An Econometric Analysis Of Australian Domestic Tourism Demand, Ghialy C. Yap 2010 Edith Cowan University

An Econometric Analysis Of Australian Domestic Tourism Demand, Ghialy C. Yap

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

In 2007, the total spending by domestic visitors was AUD 43 billion, which was 1.5 times higher than the aggregate expenditure by international tourists in Australia. Moreover, domestic visitors consumed 73.7% of the Australian produced tourism goods and services whereas international tourists consumed 26.3%. Hence, this shows that domestic tourism is an important sector for the overall tourism industry in Australia. This present research determines the factors that influence domestic tourism demand in Australia and examines how changes in the economic environment in Australia could influence this demand. The main aim of this research is to achieve ...


Contract Services Management, Wanda Costen 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Contract Services Management, Wanda Costen

Wanda M. Costen

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Quality Managers In The Hospitality Industry: Do Employee Development Programs Make Cents?, Wanda Costen, Misty Johanson, Donetta Poisson 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Development Of Quality Managers In The Hospitality Industry: Do Employee Development Programs Make Cents?, Wanda Costen, Misty Johanson, Donetta Poisson

Wanda M. Costen

Employee development is the process of providing employees with opportunities to grow within an organization. While there is much research conducted on the value of training, there is little scholarship conducted on developing employees to prepare them for positions of greater responsibility. Given the high turnover prevalent in the hospitality industry, and the cost of this turnover, it is imperative that we understand this construct, as well as how employee development might impact key human resources measures such as employee job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intent to stay. This report presents a review of the existing literature and examples of ...


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