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Money Speaks: Education, Awareness And Facing Development In Rasuwa, Ariel Murray 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Money Speaks: Education, Awareness And Facing Development In Rasuwa, Ariel Murray

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In the Rasuwa district of Nepal, an area affected profoundly by the 2015 earthquake, development and infrastructure have been fast growing both since the natural disaster and the opening of Rasuwa Gadhi as the more formal trade route to and from China. For those in the district, a race has commenced building as much as possible in anticipation of an influx of tourism and business opportunities from both the border and new trekking in the area, though at varying expectations for both. With all this change on the rise, a big question is how are local efforts – like local schools ...


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 ...


The Impact Of A Short-Term Fashion Study Abroad Trip On Undergraduates' Cultural Intelligence And Career Perceptions As Future Global Fashion Change Agents, Virginia Rolling, Ann Beth Presley, Mary Katherine Thornton 2018 Auburn University

The Impact Of A Short-Term Fashion Study Abroad Trip On Undergraduates' Cultural Intelligence And Career Perceptions As Future Global Fashion Change Agents, Virginia Rolling, Ann Beth Presley, Mary Katherine Thornton

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Students had positive perceptions of the fashion industry after studying abroad. These positive perceptions may promote an increased ease during interaction in a diverse global industry due to increased cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence is important to fashion students’ future careers by helping them to gain better communication and leadership skills. Therefore, this study examines undergraduate students’ cultural intelligence and career perceptions after a short-term fashion study abroad trip. A total of 15 undergraduate students were given a pretest and post-test survey to describe how their travels impacted their perceptions of the fashion industry, future career goals, and cultural awareness. The ...


[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 Rise Of Eco-Tourism In Costa Rica And Its Effects, Jessa Schultis 2018 University of Nebraska at Kearney

The Rise Of Eco-Tourism In Costa Rica And Its Effects, Jessa Schultis

Undergraduate Research Journal

The Costa Rica Tourism Board’s website is covered with pictures of the beautiful landscapes Costa Rica is known for. It advertises activities such as horseback riding, hiking in forests, and guided bird watching tours under the impressive “eco-tourism” section of its website (“Essential Costa Rica”). Costa Rica is often considered a “successful” Latin American country, with relatively low levels of poverty and violence, a high GDP, and one of the highest Human Development Indexes (HDI) in Latin America. Costa Rica currently has a booming eco-tourism industry important to the Costa Rican economy. The environment in Costa Rica is not ...


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 Technological University Dublin

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.


Eventization Of Religious Heritage: Case Studies And Practical Considerations, Ruth Dowson 2017 UK Centre for Events Management

Eventization Of Religious Heritage: Case Studies And Practical Considerations, Ruth Dowson

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


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