Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Book

Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation


  • Author : da Silva, Jorge Tavares
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799850540

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Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Excerpt :

Though conflict is normal and can never fully be prevented in the international arena, such conflicts should not lead to loss of innocent life. Tourism can offer a bottom-up approach in the mediation process and contribute to the transformation of conflicts by allowing a way to contradict official barriers motivated by religious, political, or ethnic division. Tourism has both the means and the motivation to ensure the long-term success of prevention efforts. Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation is an essential reference source that provides an approach to peace through tourism by presenting a theoretical framework of tourism dynamics in international relations, as well as a set of peacebuilding case studies that illustrate the role of tourism in violent or critical scenarios of conflict. Featuring research on topics such as cultural diversity, multicultural interaction, and international relations, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, government officials, international relations experts, academicians, students, and researchers.

Handbook of Tourism Impacts Book

Handbook of Tourism Impacts


  • Author : Stoffelen, Arie
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800377684

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Handbook of Tourism Impacts Excerpt :

This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current developments, issues and good practices regarding assessment in social science research. It pays particular attention to the challenges in evaluation policies in the social sciences, as well as to the specificities of publishing in the area.

Impact of New Media in Tourism Book

Impact of New Media in Tourism


  • Author : Dinis, Maria Gorete
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-02-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799870975

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Impact of New Media in Tourism Excerpt :

Tourism consumers are increasingly demanding and seek to base their travel decision-making process on relevant and credible tourism information. In recent years, user-generated content on social media, the opinion of travel bloggers, and entertainment programs in the media have influenced the public's travel purchasing behavior and acted as a driving force for the development of tourism products, such as film tourism. It also has played a role in the evolution and development of marketing, giving rise to new applications, as in the case of digital and influence marketing. On the other hand, tourism organizations and destination management organizations face major challenges in communicating the attributes of a tourism product, since this cannot be experienced before consumption. Thus, they need to know how and in which means or platforms of communication they can inform potential consumers. Impact of New Media in Tourism provides theoretical and practical contributions in tourism and communication including current research on the influence of new media and the active role of consumers in tourism. With a focus on decision making and increasing the visibility of products and destinations, the book provides support for tourism agencies and organizations around the world. Covering themes that include digital marketing, social media, and online branding, this book is essential for professionals, academicians, researchers, and students working or studying in the field of tourism and hospitality management, marketing, advertising, and media and communications.

Growth of the Medical Tourism Industry and Its Impact on Society  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

Growth of the Medical Tourism Industry and Its Impact on Society Emerging Research and Opportunities


  • Author : Singh, Manjeet
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-12-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799834298

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Growth of the Medical Tourism Industry and Its Impact on Society Emerging Research and Opportunities Excerpt :

Healthcare and medical services have seen rapid development in various areas of the world, including Asia and Eastern Europe. These territories are now becoming a medical hub for many surrounding countries. Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to international regions for treatment that isn’t available locally. This subject has gained significant attention throughout the tourism industry, as researchers and professionals are searching for specific advancements of medical care and hospital development in numerous countries. Growth of the Medical Tourism Industry and Its Impact on Society: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research on the methods and advancement of medical travel for treatment in various global regions and provides insights for the growth prospects of the medical tourism business. While highlighting topics including destination branding, community impact, and hospital management, this book is ideally designed for medical executives, hospital directors, researchers, policymakers, academicians, practitioners, scholars, and students seeking current research on tourism practices within the medical field.

Handbook of Research on the Role of Tourism in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Book

Handbook of Research on the Role of Tourism in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals


  • Author : Brandão, Filipa
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799856931

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Handbook of Research on the Role of Tourism in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Excerpt :

Tourism, one of the world’s leading industries, has propelled countries into recovery from economic recession. As a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, holistic, and systemic industry, tourism also uniquely placed to address the concerns of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the relationships between tourism, sustainability, and sustainable development are the subjects of deep study, the direct positive effects of tourism on SDGs remain underdiscussed. The Handbook of Research on the Role of Tourism in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals is a collection of innovative research that explores sustainable practices within the tourism industry. While highlighting a broad range of topics including economic growth, education, and production patterns, this book is ideally designed for engineers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, executives, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

Peace through Tourism Book

Peace through Tourism


  • Author : Lynda-ann Blanchard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135939663

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Peace through Tourism Excerpt :

Peace through tourism refers to a body of analysis which suggests tourism may contribute to cross-cultural understanding, tolerance and even peace between communities and nations. What has been largely missing to date is a sustained critique of the potential and capacities of tourism to foster global peace. This timely volume fills this void, by providing a critical look at tourism in order to ascertain its potential as a social force to promote human rights, justice and peace. It presents an alternative characterisation of the possibilities for peace through tourism: embedding an understanding of the phenomenon in a deep grounding in multi-disciplinary perspectives and envisioning tourism in the context of human rights, social justice and ecological integrity. Such an approach engages the ambivalence and dichotomy of views held on peace tourism by relying on a pedagogy of peace. It integrates a range of perspectives from scholars from many disciplinary backgrounds, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), tourism industry operators and community, all united by an interest in critical approaches to understanding peace through tourism. Additionally diverse geo-political contexts are represented in this book from the USA, India, Japan, Israel, Palestine, Kenya, the Koreas, Indonesia, East Timor and Indigenous Australia. Written by leading academics, this groundbreaking book will provide students, researchers and academics a sustained critique of the potential and capacities of tourism to foster global peace.

Mobile Computing and Technology Applications in Tourism and Hospitality Book

Mobile Computing and Technology Applications in Tourism and Hospitality


  • Author : Waluyo, Agustinus Borgy
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799869061

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Mobile Computing and Technology Applications in Tourism and Hospitality Excerpt :

Mobile computing and wireless technology have grown at a phenomenal rate in recent years, and so has artificial intelligence. The most advanced software applications that the world ever witnessed can be realized through a combined aspect of these disciplines, capable of delivering high level support to various industry sectors and to people’s quality of life in general. Currently, many countries are facing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most impacted industries by the pandemic is that of tourism and hospitality. It is time to explore and leverage the power of mobile and wireless intelligence to assist with the recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector during and after the pandemic, which constitutes a need for relevant research in the field. Mobile Computing and Technology Applications in Tourism and Hospitality presents the latest research and development in mobile and intelligent computing with a focus on tourism and hospitality sectors. The chapters discuss the role of research on innovative technologies and applications for resilience to return the tourism and hospitality industry back to its normal state. This includes research on topics such as sensor-based technology, smart tourism, virtual and augmented reality, mobile travel applications, and more. This book is ideal for managers, executives, museum and cultural heritage specialists, app developers, IT consultants, tourism and hospitality professionals, researchers, academicians, and students.

Handbook of Research on Human Capital and People Management in the Tourism Industry Book

Handbook of Research on Human Capital and People Management in the Tourism Industry


  • Author : Costa, Vânia Gonçalves
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799843191

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Handbook of Research on Human Capital and People Management in the Tourism Industry Excerpt :

The tourism industry is an industry of people and is directly dependent on the performance of activities, skills, professionalism, quality, and competitiveness. Approaching the perspective of people management stresses the need to humanize companies, making empowerment and commitment easier. These are key to setting “talents” and, more importantly, to encouraging these individuals to put their creative capacities to the service of the companies for which they work. Only by being collaborative internally does business gain competitive capacity in the global marketplace. This aspect is crucial in tourism in the face of strong and growing competition in the sector. Human Capital and People Management in the Tourism Industry is a crucial reference source that reveals groundbreaking human resource policies for tourism destinations, revolutionary human capital managerial business approaches in tourism, innovative tourism training perspectives, and new tourism qualification prospects. Featuring research on topics such as intellectual capital, human resource management, and financial performance, this book is ideally designed for business managers, entrepreneurs, human resource officers, industry professionals, academicians, students, and researchers.

Global Development of Religious Tourism Book

Global Development of Religious Tourism


  • Author : Alaverdov, Emilia
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799857945

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Global Development of Religious Tourism Excerpt :

Modern religious tourism is a main segment of the tourism business. The main goal of religious tourism is aimed at developing human spirituality, spiritual healing, and culture, where a person receives the experience of cooperation, or involvement with the place in which he resides, his people, culture, and religion. This type of tourism is able to play a significant role in the overall goals of society and to promote the establishment of trusting relationships between people of all cultures and religions. Global Development of Religious Tourism is a crucial reference book that contains research on the current religious situation as well as the tourism industry and provides insights on their joint development. It is not possible to study any religious field without understanding the religion itself and its impact on any country’s political and social system. Therefore, the work also examines the impact of religion and tourism on economic and social developments across the world. Highlighting topics that include sanctuary cities, religious tourism management, and religious tourism in regions that span Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more, this book is targeted to managers, executives, planners, and other professionals in the tourism and hospitality industry; government officials; religious leaders; and researchers, academicians, and students working in the fields of tourism management, business management, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, and social and political sciences.

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Community Tourism Book

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Community Tourism


  • Author : Soares, Jakson Renner Rodrigues
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-10-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799848561

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Innovation and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Community Tourism Excerpt :

Innovation is essential to remaining competitive in the tourism industry, especially for new enterprises. Community-based tourism is not only innovative but also a responsible tourism initiative that lessens the negative impacts of economic activity and increases the positive impacts of the sector. This type of tourism works with respect for the environment and generates innovations in products, services, and processes. Moreover, from a social innovation perspective, it explores businesses, initiatives, and ideas that can add value to tourism. Entrepreneurs looking to remain successful need to improve their knowledge of this valuable industry. Innovation and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Community Tourism is a critical reference source that examines the latest empirical research findings in innovation in the community tourism network and its contribution to the development of the territory. The book also investigates the dynamic capacities related to small tourism entrepreneurs in the coastal space. Highlighting themes that include female entrepreneurship, marketing, and marine tourism, this book is ideal for entrepreneurs, small business owners, tourism and hospitality professionals, academicians, researchers, and students who are looking to improve their understanding of community tourism development.

Navigating the New Normal of Business With Enhanced Human Resource Management Strategies Book

Navigating the New Normal of Business With Enhanced Human Resource Management Strategies


  • Author : Aquino Jr., Perfecto Gatbonton
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-02-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799884538

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Navigating the New Normal of Business With Enhanced Human Resource Management Strategies Excerpt :

Despite the ill effects of COVID-19 and the temporary closure of business operations worldwide, some organizations, such as the food and pharmaceutical industries, are still functioning, and their need to resume operations is dire. Managing the workforce and performing other functions of human resource management, such as recruitment and hiring, is a continuous process, and today’s organizations must be adaptive and careful in employing the practices of human resource management for any unforeseen events that trigger uncertainty and threats to the company’s workforce performance and hinder organizational effectiveness. Navigating the New Normal of Business With Enhanced Human Resource Management Strategies shares effective strategies in human resource management from organizations worldwide to shed light and ideas on how existing organizations have managed to continue their operations in a post-COVID-19 world, as well as how they have enhanced their strategies and prospects for the future. Covering a range of topics such as employee rights, labor markets, and talent management, it is an ideal resource for instructors, administrators, managers, industry professionals, academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students.

Examining and Solving Health Disparities in the United States  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

Examining and Solving Health Disparities in the United States Emerging Research and Opportunities


  • Author : Green, Cheryl
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-05-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799838753

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Examining and Solving Health Disparities in the United States Emerging Research and Opportunities Excerpt :

Disparities in healthcare arise when there is an imbalance between opportunities to achieve optimal healthcare with access, education, and financial means. However, the difficult subject of health disparities in healthcare and its historical origins demonstrate that culture and race may contribute to health crises of minority groups within the United States. Educating vulnerable populations on making lifestyle modifications and reducing stress without educating healthcare professionals about increasing their awareness of hidden biases, prejudgment, and discrimination, will allow health disparities to remain. Examining and Solving Health Disparities in the United States: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical reference book that provides discussion on the topic of inequities in healthcare that impact health disparities and serves to increase awareness on these issues. The author particularly explores health disparities from a unifying perspective that supports the understanding of why health disparities occur and how an increase in the awareness, education, and confrontation of discriminatory acts can help make changes at the organizational and societal levels. Covering topics that include cultural clashes, equity, healthcare delivery, and healthcare accessibility, this book is essential for government officials, policymakers, medical administrators, medical professionals, medical boards and directors, researchers, academicians, and students involved in gender studies, cultural studies, social justice, socioeconomics, ethics and law, government, medicine, public health, psychology, sociology, and more.

Peer to peer Accommodation and Community Resilience Book

Peer to peer Accommodation and Community Resilience


  • Author : Anna Farmaki
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2022-03-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789246605

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Peer to peer Accommodation and Community Resilience Excerpt :

The growth of peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodation has been remarkable. However, the rapid expansion of the phenomenon has yielded several concerns over its potentially negative economic, social and environmental impacts. These impacts are highlighted in policy agendas as an emerging problem encountered by many local communities in destinations experiencing a boom in P2P accommodation. Specifically, concerns have been raised over the impact of the growth of P2P accommodation on local housing markets, residents' well-being and the environment as a result of the touristification of residential areas. In fact, many observers accuse P2P accommodation of fuelling the 'overtourism' problem that several destinations face. This edited book addresses the need to examine the P2P accommodation phenomenon from a community resilience lens. In particular, through a collection of chapters presenting a range of empirical and conceptual perspectives from urban and rural communities, the book considers the implications of P2P accommodation growth on the resilience of local communities and the sustainable development of places.

Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications Emerging Research and Opportunities


  • Author : Yeromin, Mykola Borysovych
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-11-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799838098

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Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications Emerging Research and Opportunities Excerpt :

Much like different lenses will give a camera a different view, different forms of media portray different aspects of political relations. Without conveyed messages through audiovisual media, individuals would lose those conveyed messages through sub-textual means. Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of audiovisual media and applications within political science. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as media representation, political studies, and international communications, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, administrators, and government officials.

Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing Book

Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing


  • Author : Dimitrios Buhalis
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-07-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 3904
  • ISBN 10 : 1800377479

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Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing Excerpt :

The Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing is, quite simply, the definitive reference work in the field. This is the largest tourism management and marketing ontology that has ever been put together and offers a holistic examination of this interdisciplinary field. Bringing together a wealth of expertise, a team of international authors from all parts of the world shed light on the current state of tourism research and practice around the globe and provide unique insights into the field. Carefully curated by leading tourism scholar Dimitrios Buhalis, the Encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for academics, students and practitioners and provides the ideal starting point for any research journey. The concise entries present an accessible and condensed overview of each topic and the selected references that follow each entry suggest directions for further detailed exploration. Key Features: - Over 1000 entries - Entries organized alphabetically for ease of navigation - Fully cross-referenced - Concise, structured entries by the world's foremost scholars in tourism - Selected references for further study - Inclusive global authorship team. Contact us for a quote.