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Tourism Tidbits Archive

The Anaheim Study

March 2004

The Southern California Tourism Safety & Security Association, in conjunction with the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, recently completed a major field survey on the topic of visitor attitudes on tourism surety (safety and security).

The many aspects of tourism surety

February 2004

There is a common feeling among tourism and travel professionals that terms like tourism security and tourism safety will frighten customers and that the less said the better. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

Doing and Teaching Travel and Tourism Courtesies

January 2004

Travel and tourism professionals often are so busy that they forget that theirs is a business built around all sorts of common courtesies.

Making your tourism business secure

December 2003

While most people are honest, unfortunately travel and tourism is a business like any other business. As such, there are always some people who seek to take advantage of other people’s goodwill and graciousness.

Some Suggestions in Preparing an Overall Tourism Strategy

November 2003

All too often tourism seems to develop in an almost sui generis manner. That is, rather than being a planned industry, tourism simply seems to come to a place and entrepreneurs then take advantage of the situation.

Reviewing What You Do and What You Need To Do

October 2003

In much of the world, the month of October is a “shoulder” month in the travel and visitor industry. The summer’s crowds have left and the winter season is yet to begin. This month then is a good time to analyze your part of the industry’s successes and challenges. Where might you have improved? What [...]

Promoting Your Locale as a Meeting Site: Being the Right Meeting Site

September 2003

Each year an ever-growing number of executives are faced with the dilemma of choosing a site for their annual meeting or convention.

Dealing with some tourism legal issues

August 2003

The Tourism/Visitor industry is a one of the world’s great industries. Large industries mean that there is large cash flows and large amounts of cash often mean multiple law suits and other legal problems.

Ecology and tourism

July 2003

While it would seem logical that tourism and ecology would be natural allies, often these two industries have been anything but allies. Environmentalists have argued that the tourism/travel industry has all too often failed to take into account the impact that thousands of people have on a particular locale.

Crisis recovery

June 2003

There can be no doubt that the last years have not been easy ones for many people in the tourism industry. From the travel to the hotel components of tourism, profits have for many decreased and the word “bankruptcy” is heard with ever more frequency.

The Family Vacation

May 2003

Assuming that there is an improvement in the economy and that there peace is on the horizon, May is the month when family vacations are planned. The family vacation market is a huge part of the travel industry. For example, in the US during 2001 (the last summer prior to September 11th) over 86 million [...]

Tourism, Threats, Terror, and War

April 2003

As much as the travel industry dislikes discussing the issue of threats, threat assessments, the terror attacks and war, the current climate forces travel professionals to take the time to look at threats to its component industries and be prepared to deal with such threats such they happen.

Things We Often Do Wrong

March 2003

All too often we blame business failures on others or outside factors.

Travel, Tourism, and Food Safety

February 2003

The recent scare that is still impacting the cruse industry, is another example of how important health is to the travel industry.

Developing good tourism hospitality courses

January 2003

Tourism hospitality courses are an essential part of any tourism program.

Generating Solutions: Tourism’s Gift to the Business Community

December 2002

The end of a year is often a good time to reflect and to think about not only what we have received as an industry but also what we as an industry have given the world.

Turning your marketing into an art form

November 2002

Travel and tourism professionals spend a great amount of time, money and effort in an attempt to develop good marketing.

What we learned of failed to learn from September 11, 2001

October 2002

There ought to be little doubt that September of 2001 was a watershed year for much of the tourism industry around the world.

Risk Identity and Management

September 2002

As the world becomes a more dangerous place, there is an ever-greater need to identify risk and manage the risk.

Thinking about “tourism security”

August 2002

Tourism security constantly seems to be in the news. Often the term is used so much that we forget what we mean by security and what we are hoping to achieve with it.