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Tourism Tidbits Archive

Protecting Events

February 2011

Because major events attract a great deal of publicity any negative security occurrence can have long-term consequences for the destination. Major events have sparked a philosophical debate among both security professionals and tourism professionals.

Producing Great Events

January 2011

Major events are an important part of tourism. Be these events conferences or conventions, sporting events or religious rallies, major events impact almost every area of a tourism industry.

Encouraging people to give the gift of travel

December 2010

One of the great gifts that a person can give to another is the gift of travel. Travel serves as a perfect gift in that it allows the receiver to use it at a time that works for him/her.

Expressing Gratitude to our Guests

November 2010

On an ever-increasing basis the careful observer of tourism and travel hears phrases such as: “remember when travel used to be fun?” or “I used to love to travel and now I dread it!”

To Photograph or not to Photograph

October 2010

One of the major controversies within tourism centers is the use of CCTV (Closed Circuit Television Cameras). Traditionally the debate has centered around the need for security versus the need for privacy and how to balance both needs.

The World of Timeshares

September 2010

One of the more interesting forms of tourism is what is often called the Timeshare. Timeshares are a form of tourism that fits in midway between a hotel/motel and outright ownership.

Seeking Greater Convention Business

August 2010

Conventions, in the guise of trade shows, may be one of the earliest forms of capitalism. Ever since people have started to trade with each other there has been the need to gather together, exchange ideas and find new ways to present products, services or ideas.

Summer Tourism Ideas

July 2010

Many tourism locales see the summer months as high season. Prices rise, at times the service is a bit less, and many tourism attractions, hotels, restaurants or transportation systems know that the summer’s receipts will determine the success or failure of the entire year.

Tourism is Export

June 2010

The recent Icelandic volcanic eruption that closed down much of the world’s transportation system and the fighting in Greece should serve once again as a reminder not only of the importance of tourism as an economic generating tool but also that tourism is a major export commodity.

Educational Tourism

May 2010

For many in the world of education, the months of May and June represent the end of the academic year and the start of tourism’s high season. Thus, from the perspective of the tourism industry as the academic year wanes, new tourism educational opportunities begin to wax.

Sports Tourism

April 2010

There is little doubt that Sports and Athletics play a major role in tourism.

Health and Wellness Tourism

March 2010

The graying of populations in many of the more advanced parts of the world, along with shorter hospital stays have created multiple new tourism health, wellness and recovery opportunities around the world.

Reassessing Tourism Security

February 2010

The recent tourism near travel tragedy and terrorism attacks against hotels around the world serve to underline once again the importance of tourism security.

The Gay and Lesbian Tourism Market

January 2010

In this down market the gay and lesbian travel market has been one area of growth in the tourism and travel industry. Mexico City’s recent decision to become a center for gay marriages exemplifies this trend.

Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism

December 2009

The month of December is on of the times of the year when much of the world is faith oriented. Faith based industries, however, are not a one-month a year phenomenon.

Dealing with the midweek and off-season blues

November 2009

Many smaller tourism oriented cities are able to attract relatively large crowds on weekends and holidays and at festival times.

The Role of Tourism Security In Economically Challenging Times

October 2009

Despite some of the optimistic talk of global economic recovery, the highest likelihood is that the tourism industry still has several challenging months or even years ahead of it.

Green and Clean Tourism

September 2009

The recent major fires in California and Greece along with other natural disasters around the world ought to remind us that green tourism is essential if tourism is both to survive and prosper in the twenty-first century.

Business Travel Safety

August 2009

Business travel comprises a major component of the travel and tourism industry. In a down economy business travel is even more important than in past years.

The Graceful Exit

July 2009

Although no one wants to see a tourism business go under, the extraordinary times through which we are living may cause some businesses, state attractions, and other tourism venues to close their doors.