This book assessed the tourism consumption and activities of visitors to religious sites in South-western Nigeria, in order to achieve an effective and efficient strategy for the development of religious tourism in Nigeria.There is paucity of research on religious tourism segment in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Existing studies on tourism focused on ecological, cultural, heritage and historical sites. Religious tourism is a form of tourism whereby people of faith travel individually or in groups for pilgrimage, missionary, fellowship or leisure purposes. It is the most consumed and oldest form of tourism, yet the least researched.The book was born out of my desire for research exploration on religious tourism in developing countries. Data for this research were derived from primary and secondary sources. The survey identified a total number of seventeen religious sites consisting of sites of the three official religions in the study area.This book is an invaluable asset to students and consultants in the field of Tourism Studies
With the new concept of motion pictures a new form of tourism was born, film tourism. Faces and landscapes were slowly being recognized on the screen and so actors became movie stars and far away places came into the living rooms and theatres. With the huge impact film had on peoples' lives, tourism was shortly to follow. Travelling to countries were ones' favourite movie has been shot became just another way of spending free time. As well as visiting the houses of famous movie stars all the way up to visiting burial places of famous actors. This book does not only provides an in depth analysis on film tourism, how it came to be and how it is being perceived but also gives an in depth analysis of the impacts film has had on destinations in terms of tourism and development and the mindset of people. Not only does it show what film tourism has left behind till now but also provides a glimpse of what film tourism might do for us in the future. The analysis should help shed some light on the general concept of film tourism and should be especially useful to those interested in this young form of tourism and those interested in a broader sense of the film concept.
A study of the history of biblical interpretation will show that prevailing philosophies of knowledge have always played a critical role in the articulated or unarticulated principles that have governed biblical interpretation in various ages. The principles that govern the forms of biblical interpretation taught in most formal Christian theological institutions in Africa are those rooted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries' Modern Missionary Movement and its philosophical framework, the Enlightenment. Postmodern critique of Modernity has provided academic space for other epistemological frameworks to be the basis on which societies other than those in the West engage with the Bible. In this book, Bantu epistemology, in as far as it is possible to articulate it, forms the basis for engaging the Bible and biblical exegesis.
Present book entitled “STATUS OF HARYANA TOURISM” has discussed tourism status in Haryana. To achieve its objective, this book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 of the book described tourism in India as well as in Haryana with relevant data and suitable examples. It also includes status of world tourism and the estimation of its economic contribution. Chapter 2 includes research methodology that contains survey literature, objectives of study and chapter scheme. Chapter 3 discusses status of tourism in Haryana in details by providing detailed description of infrastructural and other inventories. Various tourism programs launched by state have been introduced in Chapter 4 to present the present status of tourism operations in Haryana. Chapter 5 highlights issues and constraints to the development of state tourism in Haryana. Suggestions and recommendations are also presented to promote the industry in Chapter 6. Bibliography has been given at last to refer for better understanding the issues highlighted in present work.
This book has been based upon Jorinda Ballering’s bachelor dissertation, commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism of Sarawak- nowadays Ministry of Tourism and Heritage,Sarawak (MinTH). This paper explores Lundu District,a relatively undeveloped region in Malaysian Borneo, upon its tourism potential. The research stresses that ‘understanding the interrelation and dependency among tourism elements is vital to achieve success’. The thesis has been presented for all actors involved in Lundu District at the MinTH. In 2010 the dissertation has beenawarded by the German Society for Research (DGT) with the Best Paper on Sustainability in Tourism Award. Mr. Bolhan Budeng – Head of Ecotourism and Community Participation "This thesis has enabled us to gain an insight intoLundu's tourism product-market combinations, theindepth stakeholder analysis and futurerecommendations have been of great use to theMinistry of Urban Development and Tourism in Sawarak for opening this area up for international tourism". Jorinda BalleringEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
English for Tourism and Hospitality in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Tourism and...
Nowadays, Europe represents about half of the global tourism exchange, it is assumed that it is more concerned about tourism industry than other continents; especially, those cities which are known to be among the most attractive touristic destinations. The main focus of this thesis is on a sample of 312 selected cities and their individual ways of shifting to a more sustainable tourism development. A study was created to examine and analyze the existence and the efficiency of particular strategies for sustainable tourism development. It investigated the three fundamental dimensions of sustainable tourism development, namely economic, environmental and social. It should also assess the efforts and actions to promote sustainable tourism which have been made by the municipal governments of the studied cities. For this reason, a grading system was developed in order to rank the investigated cities and to present the most successful one with regard to the establishment and promotion of sustainable tourism. Subsequently and on the basis of their desingned strategies and their realization of their set goals, the investigated European cities are categorised and evaluated according to the three aspects of sustainable tourism development.
The interrelation between tourism and development, especially urban tourism and urban development reflects on the relation between the emergence of Mawlana tourism (religious-spiritual tourism) and the rise of Konya as newly emerged developing city in Turkey, as many other cases. However, the case of Konya has unique parameters that tourism is a tool for the development of other sectors, for the building of an urban identity, and for the articulation of the city to the global markets rather than the development of the tourism sector itself. The parameters in whichthe marketing and commoditization of a religious-spiritual-cultural- historical value of Mawlana and his Order is used within the development process of Konya are the core arguements of this study. The relation between the emergence of Mawlana tourism and urban development of Konya was hypothetically and theoretically analyzed, and the usage of the Mawlana tourism as a tool for the urban development of Konya was studied.
Seaside leisure holidays are the most common form of tourism in the Mediterranean basin. All Mediterranean countries adopted and implemented more or less the same model of tourism development based on 4Ss (sea, sun, sand and sex). The main purpose of this study is to critically analyse the experience of this type of development of seaside leisure tourism in Greece in order to draw some useful lessons for other countries and tourism destinations. To address this aim, the study adopts the approach of strategic analysis. This approach illustrates the importance of tourism as an economic activity and analyses the current situation and structural problems of Greece as a tourism destination. Although Greece has a wonderful range of heritage and natural resources, the lack of differentiation of the tourism offering as well as competitive disadvantages in the fields of governance, planning and marketing caused an over-dependence on tour operators. The study therefore assesses the Greek experience with the aim to identify the crucial issues and challenges. This evaluation allows taking some lessons from the Greek experience in order to benefit other destinations willing to develop tourism
Tourism is the world’s largest commercial industry and has tremendous potential to contribute economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development in both developed countries and emerging nations. Kashmir which is known for Heaven on Earth offers rich opportunities for tourism and development of economy. Kashmir has beautiful tourist spots which can fascinate tourists all over the world. This book describes a detailed account of geographical personality of the Kashmir Valley and it discusses those aspects which have direct bearing on the tourism, the history of tourism during Ancient, Medieval, British and Post-Independence Period, the delineation of Kashmir valley into different ecological zones and highlights the impacts of tourist attractions of Kashmir Valley like, weather, scenic beauty, historical monuments and culture, snowfall, saffron cultivation and festivals on the tourist flow, and finally highlights the strategies, policies, programmes, problems and suggestions for sustainable development through tourism industry, new ideologies, and new concepts in tourism and social-economic development of society through tourism in Kashmir Valley.
The importance of tourism on enhancing socio economic development of the local community is widely recognized in Africa. This book is an inspirational focus on the main gender issues in the tourism industry. It addresses causes, effects, constraints and challenges encountered in the provision of tourism services. The book is premised on the assumption that albeit earnings from Tourism industry at the national levels are very impressive, yet, there is a paradox on the gendered contribution of tourism wealth to the local community. The book discusses gender issues, dynamics and pragmatic path on enhancing equity in Tourism industry. It goes further to analyse systemic challenges and behavioural approaches to strengthen the industrial provision of tourism services. Moreover, a critical analysis of the pragmatic path followed by the owners of tourist hotels and curio shops in the process of designing, developing and strengthening their knowledge on gender issues at their work places is given. Lastly, a book offers a call for designing a gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation tools for tracking gender issues in tourism industry.
Tourism represents an important support for economy of Kashmir. Keeping in mind the role that PR is playing for Tourism industry of Kashmir, which is a well-known tourist destination across the world, it emerged as an interesting area of study. This book is important because it will help to understand the communication strategy of tourism department as how they reach out to the tourists- both domestic and foreign. The study also shows how tourism department promotes the tourism or what the strategies of the department towards tourism are. The book also contains information on how many tourists destinations were identified or throng open for the tourists. Besides how much capable is tourism department of Kashmir to enhance the tourism. Talking of Kashmir,commonly known by paradise on earth, Switzerland of Asia and some call it Valley of saints. Set like a jeweled diadem on the map of India and cradled in the lap of the Olympian mountains of Himalayas, Kashmir a multifaceted diamond, is beyond a shadow of doubt the most beautiful place on the face of this earth. Some of them quoted the Jahangir’s famous line, “if there be paradise anywhere on earth;it is here,it is here,it is here"
The growing popularity of developing countries as tourist destinations in recent years has stimulated a considerable body of research on the developmental benefits inherent in tourism. Developing countries have been attracting tourists mainly due to their natural resource endowments, considered a vital determinant in this newly-found source of their comparative advantage. After accounting for all the explicit and hidden costs linked to this natural resource-based tourism, the sustainable expansion of the tourism sector is claimed to be contributing substantially to economic growth. Studies to date have investigated the rising share of tourism in macroeconomic output, but have paid limited attention to the economic mechanisms through which tourism supposedly leads to broader development. This study seeks to contribute to filling this gap in our knowledge of the economic dynamics associated with tourism. More specifically, the goal is to shed light on the channels through which tourism contributes to economic growth and to derive tourism income and employment multipliers to estimate its developmental benefits for Rwanda.
In recent years sport major events have gained popularity and have become a worldwide-growing industry. The high level of the impacts such events can have on a host region underline their importance. The major aim of this thesis is twofold: understanding in particular the tourism impacts of sport major events and discovering the hoteliers’ perceptions in the tourism region of Innsbruck. This thesis includes the analysis of secondary data as well as the analysis of data derived from an ad-hoc survey. Statistical data from the Tyrol Tourism Association regarding tourist arrivals and overnight stays back to the tourism year 1961 were analyzed. These data were used to evaluate increasing and/or decreasing numbers of incoming tourists before; during; and after a sport event has been hosted in the tourism region of Innsbruck. Primary data were collected in the form of an online survey (conducted in spring/summer 2012) among hoteliers in the tourism region of Innsbruck. Results show that most hoteliers and accommodation infrastructures support the region in hosting major sport events. They show a positive attitude towards impacts in the region. The tourism region should however concentrate more on recurring events such as the Four Hills Tournament. Furthermore Innsbruck should start planning summer sport events when tourism is lower anyway in the region.
Nigerian cultures, as diverse and rich as they are, are not adequately promoted and as such tourism is insignificant in various locations, communities and societies in Nigeria. Cultures, which embrace peoples’ ways of existence and co-existence, are sustained by knowledge, most of which are provided by public libraries, promoted and proliferated through tourism. Thus, this study was focused on how public libraries are promoters of cultures and tourism; bringing to the fore, public library services that are culture-related and those that are tourism-related. After much review by the author, practical recommendations on how public libraries could promote cultures and tourism were made. This monograph has Nigerian peoples as its major target, though the knowledge contained could also be improvised and made suitable for any society.