In 2008, I posted on this blog: "Tourism is Not the World’s Largest Industry" — which actually came from my book: Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach (with C.Michael Hall, 2009, Routledge, UK). That post has been one of the most visited on my blog. I see today that the World Travel and Tourism Council […]
Archive | April, 2012
I fully agree that tourism is a huge global economic activity that just continues to grow despite economic upheavals across the globe. However, I caution everyone to be careful in accepting the illusion of hard number results from any study that tries to compare tourism economic activities with other industries at a global or even regional scale.
I just finished writing a book chapter on the World Geography of Scuba Diving for a book that a friend is putting together on recreation dive tourism. One of the things that I did for that chapter was to look at 15 online lists of “the top ten dive sites in the world”. Here is […]
I just finished writing a book chapter on the World Geography of Scuba Diving for a book that a friend is putting together on recreation dive tourism. One of the things that I did for that chapter was to look at 15 online lists of "the top ten dive sites in the world". Taken at Pulau […]
No one can guarantee your hotel will show up on the first page of a Google search for hotels in your destination, but that’s the goal every hotel must strive for. Why? Because research shows that if your hotel doesn’t appear on page 1 or 2, it is practically invisible. Few people look beyond the first two pages when doing a search.
I was in three special events last Thursday (03/29) and Friday (03/30). Thursday morning, I invited a senior human resource (HR) manager working in one of the biggest soft drink companies to speak in my HR class. In the evening, I presented in the Etiquette Dinner hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at […]