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Marketing Tourism And Hotel Management Schools In The Context Of Higher Education Globalization And Student Mobility Through Improved Curriculum And Industrial Training Offerings, Ayse Bas Collins, Aysegul Gunduz Songur, Seden Dogan 2021 Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University

Marketing Tourism And Hotel Management Schools In The Context Of Higher Education Globalization And Student Mobility Through Improved Curriculum And Industrial Training Offerings, Ayse Bas Collins, Aysegul Gunduz Songur, Seden Dogan

Journal of Global Education and Research

Recent research from international statistics indicate an important flow of student mobility all over the world, creating a need to provide comprehensive information regarding educational institutions involved in the process. This study examines and compares tourism and hotel management (THM) programs at different levels, including the nature of programs offered, their curriculum, and internship components. A particular focus was given to the industrial training requirement as a core component of THM programs. Results showed both similarities and differences worldwide within the framework of the institutions compared. The findings may help all stakeholders in the education systems, including professionals, educators, students ...


Improving Pre-Departure Training For English Teacher Volunteers In Costa Rica: An Examination Of Aliarse And Recommendations, Derek Schwartz 2021 SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad

Improving Pre-Departure Training For English Teacher Volunteers In Costa Rica: An Examination Of Aliarse And Recommendations, Derek Schwartz

Capstone Collection

Volunteering outside of one’s country and culture is a challenging endeavor. While abroad, international volunteers generally encounter a new language, culture, and lifestyle which can create challenges for volunteers. Pre-departure training can buffer and lend nuance to the difficulties that volunteers face. In Costa Rica, the organization Aliarse manages a volunteer project that experiences high volunteer attrition and incorporates minimal pre-departure training. This case study draws on quantitative and qualitative data collected from questionnaires and semi-structured interviews of former Aliarse volunteers over two months. Results from the data found that ninety-four percent of the interviewees said interacting either directly ...


A Study On The Impact Of Social Media Marketing In The Event Industry: Executing A Marketing Plan, Adrian N. Bradley 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Study On The Impact Of Social Media Marketing In The Event Industry: Executing A Marketing Plan, Adrian N. Bradley

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

Marketing is a large part of growing one’s business or event. The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of how social media marketing increases brand loyalty, attendance, and engagement within current and potential guests over traditional event marketing methods. Through this study a data collection survey for the University of Arkansas’ Hospitality Management annual event Students Mastering the Art of Hospitality (SMASH) to gather information on the effectiveness of e social media marketing’s influence on their attendees. Unfortunately, due to a global pandemic SMASH was canceled and the researcher and honor’s committee thought it ...


Analyzing The Consumer’S Decision-Making Process To Visit Walt Disney World During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Corinne Kincade Williams 2021 University of Mississippi

Analyzing The Consumer’S Decision-Making Process To Visit Walt Disney World During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Corinne Kincade Williams

Honors Theses

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people have had differing opinions about traveling and visiting popular destinations. This study analyzes why people decide to visit or not visit Disney World during the pandemic. To understand motivational factors affecting customers’ visit intention, a Qualtrics survey was administered through GroupMe, Disney Facebook fan pages, and MTurk. Questions applied the theory of planned behavior and additional constructs of perceived severity and perceived vulnerability to understand the reasons behind participants’ decision-making process to visit or not visit Disney World.

From the 553 responses analyzed, it was found that the most influential factors on Disney World visit ...


Walt Disney World As A Model For Brand Marketing: An Imc Approach To Build Brand Loyalty, Sarah Camille Blankenship 2021 University of Mississippi

Walt Disney World As A Model For Brand Marketing: An Imc Approach To Build Brand Loyalty, Sarah Camille Blankenship

Honors Theses

The Walt Disney Company has an estimated brand value of $61.3 billion and a brand revenue of $38.7 billion according to Forbes’ 2020 World’s Most Valuable Brands (Swant, n.d.). As number seven in the world’s most valuable brands and the only leisure brand in the top fifty, the Disney brand is often used as a business model and inspiration for many companies (Swant, n.d.). Its success can be attributable to the high degree of brand loyalty they create among their customers. Among its approximately 157 million visitors who visited Disney Parks globally, there was ...


Muslim Tourist Behaviour And Intention To Revisit Non- Muslim Countries: The Role Of Muslim-Friendly Tourism (Mft) Attributes, Mohd Hafiz Hanafiah, Ambok Abd Azhim Ambok Maek, Mohd Salehuddin Mohd Zahari 2021 Universiti Teknologi MARA

Muslim Tourist Behaviour And Intention To Revisit Non- Muslim Countries: The Role Of Muslim-Friendly Tourism (Mft) Attributes, Mohd Hafiz Hanafiah, Ambok Abd Azhim Ambok Maek, Mohd Salehuddin Mohd Zahari

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study examines the Muslim traveller’s perception of Muslim-Friendly Tourism (MFT) attributes in non-Muslim countries and how these MFT attributes affect their revisit intention. This study utilises purposive sampling, where only Malaysian Muslims who have been to non-Muslim countries were selected as the respondents. A cross-sectional study which includes a self-reported and self-administered survey questionnaire is used. Two hundred and fifty-three (253) respondents participated in the survey. Partial-least Square-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) is used to confirm the research hypotheses. The structural model assessment demonstrates that out of the five MFT attributes, only the social environments and Halal food and ...


Islamic Hotel Indicators: A Bibliometric Study, Aam Slamet Rusydiana Mr, Fatin Fadhilah Hasib, Solihah Sari Rahayu 2021 SMART Indonesia

Islamic Hotel Indicators: A Bibliometric Study, Aam Slamet Rusydiana Mr, Fatin Fadhilah Hasib, Solihah Sari Rahayu

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study reviews research on the theme of Islamic-based hotels in reputable journals. It uses bibliometric analysis of a selected 67 articles related to Islamic hotels published by national and international journals. The entire sample of journal publications have been published in the ten years from 2011 to 2020. The results show that in researching Islamic hotels, case studies are dominated by Malaysia, following by Indonesia. Network visualisation shows that the development of Islamic hotel research is divided into 4 clusters. Furthermore, based on the concept of Imam Shatibi’s higher objective (Raysuni, 2005), the indicators for Islamic-based hotels can ...


Hajj Investment Fund: A Bibliographic Study Of The Hajj Economy, Aam Rusydiana, Muhammad Syafii Antonio, Aisyah Assalafiyah, Akhmad Yusup 2021 Tazkia Islamic University College

Hajj Investment Fund: A Bibliographic Study Of The Hajj Economy, Aam Rusydiana, Muhammad Syafii Antonio, Aisyah Assalafiyah, Akhmad Yusup

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study explores the development of research on the hajj’s economy (pilgrimage) published in reputable journal papers. The data analysed included more than 66 indexed research publications. The entire sample of journal publications has been published during the 18 years from 2003 to 2020. The export data is then processed and analysed using the VOSviewer application to determine a bibliometric map of the research’s development. The results show that the number of publications on the development of hajj’s economic research from 2003-2020 experienced a fluctuating increase, and most papers were published in 2019 with 15 articles (22 ...


Exploring Muslim Tourist Needs At Halal Spa Facilities To Support Indonesia’S Sharia Tourism, Mutimmatul Faidah, Hery Rusmanto, Lilik Rahmawati, Nia Kusstianti, Fifi Putri Wijayanti 2021 Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Exploring Muslim Tourist Needs At Halal Spa Facilities To Support Indonesia’S Sharia Tourism, Mutimmatul Faidah, Hery Rusmanto, Lilik Rahmawati, Nia Kusstianti, Fifi Putri Wijayanti

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study reviews Islamic laws related to body spa services and describes the spa facilities which Muslim tourists need. This descriptive qualitative study involved spa consumers, owners, therapists, and religious leaders. The data were collected using interviews, focus group discussions, and observation. This study was analysed via Maqasid al-Shariah (the objectives of Islamic law) and the Classification of Benefits based on Shariah theory. The results show that the process and purpose of spas should be for the sake of maslahah (public interest). Based on Maqasid al-Shariah (the objectives of Islamic law), spa services benefit the Hifd al-‘Aql (preservation of ...


The Satisfaction Of Bangladeshi Pilgrims: Service Gaps In Spiritual Tourism Based On Gender And Expenditure, Mohammad Mominul Islam 2021 EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh

The Satisfaction Of Bangladeshi Pilgrims: Service Gaps In Spiritual Tourism Based On Gender And Expenditure, Mohammad Mominul Islam

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study sheds light on the satisfaction of pilgrims and service gaps of tour operators. Data were gathered from 236 Bangladeshi pilgrims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Mecca and Madina and in Bangladesh in 2019. The results reveal that 94.9% of the tourists were satisfied with air services, followed by food, accommodation, Hajj- training, sightseeing, stone-throwing, Arafa, Mujdalifa, Meena and transportation services (75.8%, 61.9%, 56.8%, 54.3%, 54.3%, 53.4%, 52.5%, 51.3%, and 43.2% respectively. Under the Mann-Whitney U test, pilgrims’ perceptions of tour operators’ services significantly differed based on ...


Potential Of Kudus As A New International Pilgrimage Destination In Indonesia: Halal Tourism Optimising Local Wisdom, Abdurrohman Kasdi, Muh. Nashirudin, Umma Farida, Nanang Dwi Praatmana 2021 State Islamic Institute (IAIN Kudus), Indonesia

Potential Of Kudus As A New International Pilgrimage Destination In Indonesia: Halal Tourism Optimising Local Wisdom, Abdurrohman Kasdi, Muh. Nashirudin, Umma Farida, Nanang Dwi Praatmana

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This article examines the potential for pilgrimage destinations in Kudus Regency, as well as the potential for halal tourism by optimising local wisdom. All data were examined using a descriptive analysis approach. The results show that the potential pilgrimage destinations and halal tourism in Kudus Regency can be seen from several aspects. First, several tourist destinations in Kudus Regency have been equipped with religious facilities and infrastructure. Second, there are some typically processed products from Kudus regency that have received halal certification such as Jenang Mubarok, Alammu Parijoto, and several other products. Third, personele involved in tourism activities behave politely ...


The Antecedents Of Customer Satisfaction And Customer- Company Identification In Enhancing Halal Restaurant Loyalty: Halal Company Identity Perspective, Ali Mursid, Cedric Hsi-Jui Wu 2021 Bank BPD Jateng School of Economics and Business

The Antecedents Of Customer Satisfaction And Customer- Company Identification In Enhancing Halal Restaurant Loyalty: Halal Company Identity Perspective, Ali Mursid, Cedric Hsi-Jui Wu

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study elucidates Halal company identity to predict both customer satisfaction and customer-company identification and the resultant impact on Halal restaurant loyalty. The data analysis used CFA and SEM with a total sample of 347 Halal favourite restaurant customers in Indonesia. The results show that Halal identity similarity insignificantly affects customer satisfaction, while Halal identity distinctiveness and Halal identity prestige positively influence customer satisfaction. Halal identity similarity and Halal identity distinctiveness positively affect customer-company identification, whereas Halal identity prestige does not. Only Halal identity distinctiveness strongly impacts both customer satisfaction and customer-company identification. Customer-company identification positively impacts customer satisfaction and ...


Developing A Strategic Model For Halal Tourism In Aceh, Nurul Huda, Nova Rini, Muslikh Muslikh, Slamet Hidayat 2021 University of YARSI

Developing A Strategic Model For Halal Tourism In Aceh, Nurul Huda, Nova Rini, Muslikh Muslikh, Slamet Hidayat

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This article clearly establishes identifiers of halal tourism in Aceh, emphasising the three aspects of evaluation: government, local community and enterprise (hotel, travel, and halal food entrepreneurs). It explores and expands on various issues that emerge in the field related to halal tourism in Aceh from different perspectives, focusing on identifying the main problems and providing solutions to those problems. The article also determines and proposes a halal tourism development strategy based on expert insight. The article opted for a comprehensive study using qualitative and quantitative approaches, including in-depth interviews and expert group discussions with the local tourism board, academics ...


Preparing Halal Tourism Regulations In Indonesia, Deden Effendi, Aden Rosadi, Yoyok Prasetyo, Cucu Susilawati, Mohamad Anton Athoillah 2021 Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Gunung Djati, Bandung

Preparing Halal Tourism Regulations In Indonesia, Deden Effendi, Aden Rosadi, Yoyok Prasetyo, Cucu Susilawati, Mohamad Anton Athoillah

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The study discusses the preparation of halal tourism regulations in Indonesia. The aim is to illustrate the importance of halal tourism regulations and how this may strengthen the Indonesian economy. This study is a qualitative one, using academic books and articles in addition to a review of law and regulations as the analysis method. It demonstrates that halal tourism requires principal regulations to be used as guidelines for halal tourism implementation. These can be used both by halal tourism business operators and tourists as halal tourism consumers. Law Number 33 of 2014 concerning Halal Product Guarantee and Government Regulation Number ...


Towards Green Pilgrimage: A Framework For Action In Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Islam Elgammal, Ghada Talat Alhothali 2021 University of Jeddah

Towards Green Pilgrimage: A Framework For Action In Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Islam Elgammal, Ghada Talat Alhothali

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The great Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj) to the Holy places in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, is considered one of the largest annual mass confluences of people in the world. Hajj takes at least four-days and attracts more than three million pilgrims who perform specific steps to fulfil the requirements of this unique journey. However, Hajj presents an extraordinary challenge to the Saudi government for ensuring safety during such a large-scale mass gathering, and stakeholders are overwhelmed by managing the logistics of this event. Despite prior studies’ efforts to explore attitudes towards pilgrimage safety, and to investigate ways to minimise carbon footprints on ...


Proposing A Model For Religious Tourism Development: Evidence From Iran, Fatemeh Shekari, Zahra Moaven, Ali Asghar Mobasheri, Moslem Bagheri, Mehrdad Kiani, Ardeshir Bagheri 2021 Shiraz university,Shiraz,Iran

Proposing A Model For Religious Tourism Development: Evidence From Iran, Fatemeh Shekari, Zahra Moaven, Ali Asghar Mobasheri, Moslem Bagheri, Mehrdad Kiani, Ardeshir Bagheri

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study proposes a model for religious tourism as one of the most promising types of tourism worldwide, by focusing on the conditions of Iran as a potentially popular destination for religious tourism. The study relies on a mixed (qualitative and quantitative) method. The qualitative phase identifies the model dimensions and strategies. To do this, practitioners and experts were interviewed and the data collected were investigated through the thematic analysis method. This process revealed four main dimensions and 18 subsidiary strategies. In the quantitative phase, the dimensions and strategies identified were arranged in a questionnaire and through the survey method ...


Religious Travel To Sheikh Quro’S Tomb, Karawang, West Java, Diah Sri Rejeki, M. Sapari Dwi Hadian, Evi Novianti, Herlina Agustin 2021 University of Padjadjaran

Religious Travel To Sheikh Quro’S Tomb, Karawang, West Java, Diah Sri Rejeki, M. Sapari Dwi Hadian, Evi Novianti, Herlina Agustin

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The tomb of Sheikh Quro Karawang attracts many visitors for religious tourism. The visitors, called pilgrims in the context of this study, have different motivations or purposes and reasons. This study aims to determine the motivation of the pilgrims to conduct religious tourism to the Tomb of Sheikh Quro. To do this, descriptive survey research is undertaken in association with quantitative methods. The data were collected using questionnaires and observation in addition to the study of documentation, and expert interviews. The study results reveal that various motives encourage pilgrims to come to this region, this includes both religious and traditional ...


The Impact Of A Sustainable Muslim Model On Community Development With Special Reference To Religious Tourism, Tariq H. M. Elhadary 2021 Istanbul Gelisim University

The Impact Of A Sustainable Muslim Model On Community Development With Special Reference To Religious Tourism, Tariq H. M. Elhadary

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This paper uses the descriptive qualitative approach to answer questions about how a Sustainable Muslim Model (SMM) could work as a new approach to developing and sustaining communities. This study embraces the textual analysis method to examine the prevailing published research in the context of sustainability and community development. A number of scholars have approved this textual analysis method as a tool to study religious texts.

The purpose of this paper is to give an overview and discuss the status, issues and challenge of community development in tourism. As religious tourism is gaining more ground over time, the need to ...


Volume 9(I) Table Of Contents, Kevin A. Griffin, Razaq Raj, Carlos Fernandes 2021 Technological University Dublin

Volume 9(I) Table Of Contents, Kevin A. Griffin, Razaq Raj, Carlos Fernandes

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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St. Cloud Metro Area Visitor Profile & Economic Impact Final Report Summer 2019-Winter 2020, Kristy Modrow, Brigid Tuck, Pengyu Qian, HungChih Yu, Andrea Haataja 2021 St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Metro Area Visitor Profile & Economic Impact Final Report Summer 2019-Winter 2020, Kristy Modrow, Brigid Tuck, Pengyu Qian, Hungchih Yu, Andrea Haataja

St. Cloud Metro Area Visitor Profile Study

This report is a summation of results from fall summer 2019, fall 2019, and winter 2020 St. Cloud Metro Area Visitor Profile Surveys.

In 2019, the St. Cloud City Hall, St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitor Bureau, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) contracted with St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs, Geography & Planning Department, and the Hospitality and Tourism Program to conduct a visitor profile survey from summer 2019 to spring 2020. Spring 2020 area events and airport travel were suspended due to COVID-19, thus concluding the study. Therefore, the fourth seasonal report could not be issued ...


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