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Featured paper: Economic analysis of water demand in hotels and restaurants

High on the criteria for many people's holiday destinations is that they should offer warm, dry weather. A high proportion of places where tourism...

Date
October 2014
Abstract

Assessing public perception of beach quality for ecotourism development: a case study in kokrobite beach in the greater Accra region, Ghana.

Tourism has become a major economic force in the world in recent times and seen as one of the fastest growing sectors of the 21st century. Over the years, tourism sector in Ghana has seen a drastic growth and ranked as the fourth foreign exchange earner for the country with a contribution of 6.2%...

Authors
Mensah, M.; Fosu-Mensah, B. Y.; Yirenya-Tawiah, D.
Publisher
International Institute for Science, Technology & Education (IISTE)
Publication
Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 2014, 4, 11, pp 58-66
Abstract

Identify the factors in creating entrepreneurial opportunities in the tourism sector in rural areas using structural equation model (SME).

Delphi technique was used to identify effective factors in creating entrepreneurial opportunities in the rural tourism sector of Iran. Socioeconomic, cultural and educational factors were considered. Structural equation modelling showed that the political factor has the highest influence on rural...

Authors
Karimzadeh, H.; Nikjoo, M.; Sadrmosavi, M. S.; Kohestani, H.
Publisher
University of Isfahan
Publication
Geography and Environmental Planning, 2014, 25, 2, pp 269-290
Abstract

An study on the effects of the political stability and security in tourism development, case study: Middle East.

This study examines whether the political and security situation in the Middle East has had a negative impact on the growth of the tourism industry in the countries of the region. Results show that the capabilities of the tourism industry in the Middle East have been affected by issues such as...

Authors
Heydari, C. R.; Soltani, N.
Publisher
University of Isfahan
Publication
Geography and Environmental Planning, 2014, 25, 2, pp 209-228
AbstractFull Text

Hybrid structures in tourism industry: innovative models, sociological insights and multilevel approaches.

The aim of this study is to examine the new trends in the hybridity research area and clarify the convergence of interests of state actors, private actors and civil society actors. Hybridity is perceived as a 'multidimensional phenomenon' and 'new paradigm' in tourism industry. The effective...

Authors
Aliu, A.; Parlak, B.; Aliu, D.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos
Publication
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2014, 23, 4, pp 834-851
AbstractFull Text

Decision makers' perception evaluation of a hotel regarding the implementation of the integrated management by processes. A case study of Hotel Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort, Holguín, Cuba.

The perception of a group of decision makers' processes of the Hotel Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort of Holguín Province is examined, regarding the implementation of the integrated management by processes in integrated systems contexts. The variable advantages and barriers were evaluated. The results...

Authors
Llanes Font, M.; Moreno Pino, M.; Infante Besil, M.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos
Publication
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2014, 23, 4, pp 820-833
AbstractFull Text

Sociology of tourism in Spanish. An exploratory revision of papers published in journals of Spain, Portugal and Latina America during 2003-2013.

In order to focus on the academic production about sociology of tourism written in Spanish a review of papers published in academic journals during the period of 2003-2013 was analyzed. The study was conducted with a content analysis methodology in two phases. The first one was a descriptive...

Authors
González Damián, A.; Palafox Muñoz, A.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos
Publication
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2014, 23, 4, pp 805-819

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