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This paper reports on a new survey on the use of Tourism Information Systems by WTO member countries and reports on the tourism technology conference ENTER '95 held by the Tyrolean Tourist Board in January 1995. Effective use of computer technology is fundamental to the tourism sector, computer...

Author(s)
Wayne, S.
Publisher
World Travel Organization, Madrid, Spain
Citation
WTO News, 1995, No. 2, pp 7-10
Abstract

Detailed case studies from five continents are presented to highlight the delicate interactions between fragile environments and human activities, especially tourism, which has grown rapidly in such environments over recent years. While tourism can provide new sources of revenue and help stem...

Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
People and tourism in fragile environments., 1996, pp xiv + 238 pp.
Abstract

The hypothesis on which the book is based is that the medieval pilgrim industry was the start of modern tourism. Although triggered by religious motivation, it is argued that pilgrims were equally driven by a desire for adventure, discovery and cultural enrichment. It is argued that much can be...

Publisher
Donhead Publishing Ltd, Shaftesbury, UK
Citation
In search of heritage: as pilgrim or tourist?, 1998, pp xviii + 493 pp.
Abstract

This study examines the prospects for leisure time in a sample of 18 important tourism generating countries, to establish what changes in the pattern of leisure time are taking place, how these are reshaping holiday taking, and how governments and the tourism industry should respond. The countries...

Publisher
World Tourism Organization (WTO), Madrid, Spain
Citation
Changes in leisure time: the impact on tourism., 1999, pp 151 pp.
Abstract

A retrospective study of all imported malaria cases in patients above 60 years old admitted from 1990 to 1999 in the Department of Infectious Diseases, State University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen, Denmark was conducted. Of 14 patients included in the study, nine were men (aged 64-86...

Author(s)
Gjørup, I. E.; Rønn, A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2002, 9, 2, pp 91-93
Abstract

From laboratory records, information was collected on all 77 cases of rickettsioses diagnosed in Sweden during 1997-2001, 14 of which were diagnosed as belonging to the typhus group and 63 to the spotted fever group. Signs of hepatic involvement occurred more frequently in the typhus group....

Author(s)
Rahman, A.; Tegnell, A.; Vene, S.; Giesecke, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2003, 35, 4, pp 247-250
Abstract

Background: The risk of malaria infection in travellers is seldom known in detail and neither is the efficacy of different prophylactic regimens, due to a lack of controlled trials. Surveillance of malaria diagnosed after return can provide data on risk and efficacy. Methods: An open case-control...

Author(s)
Kofoed, K.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 3, pp 150-154
Abstract

One negotiation site of heavily mediated, indirect, and usually inadvertent communication between hosts and tourists is the picture postcard rack. As "hegemonically scripted discourses," postcards make important assumptions about the tourist's touristic experience, as well as the image of that...

Author(s)
Thurlow, C.; Jaworski, A.; Ylänne-McEwen, V.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2004, 5, 2, pp 93-104
Abstract

This special issue, through a comparison of rural tourism in different countries/regions (Australia, Spain, USA, southeastern Europe, Denmark, and South Africa), identifies common themes and highlights the multifaceted and interdisciplinary nature of rural tourism across continents, and illustrates ...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Roberts, L.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2004, 6, 3, pp 119-124
Abstract

This book with 19 chapters provides a varied collection of recent research relating to small businesses in tourism in some regions, viz., South Africa, Ghana, Israel, New Zealand, Finland, Australia, the UK, and Switzerland. Topics range from the potential contribution of small firms to achieving...

Author(s)
Thomas, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Small firms in tourism: international perspectives, 2004, pp ix + 325 pp.

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