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Religious tourism: devotion or business opportunity?

Carvalho, Aida
Fonte: European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Publicador: European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
ENG
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Religious tourism can be understood as an activity in which people travel either for worshipping purposes or to participate in events of religious significance. It can be seen as an alternative to mass tourism activities, aiming for specific targets. Portugal has a significant and rich religious heritage which can help to revitalize traditionally neglected rural areas. The active participation of the Church is of utmost importance as far as the visitors are concerned. On one hand it should assure the maintenance of the places´ main functions and religious features. On the other it should prevent this type of activity to become related to mass tourism loosing therefore its essence. This case study focuses on the analysis of the individual’s profile who visits religious places, having in mind the national statistics. It is complemented by a practical study with individuals who participate in Nossa Senhora dos Remédios festivity, in Lamego on September 8th. 196 questionnaires were elaborated and completed in order to understand the motivations that lie behind religious tourism. This analysis can add some valuable information to the people or institutions in charge of religious policies, when it comes to develop the most suitable strategies to the local context...

An evaluation of official Government Tourism Websites as a knowledge-based platform to improve the development of sustainable tourism

Borges, Maria do Rosário; Eusébio, Celeste; Carvalho, Nuno
Fonte: International Association for Tourism Policy Publicador: International Association for Tourism Policy
Tipo: Aula
POR
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The development of sustainable tourism is a very extensive domain of work and characterized by many complex challenges that increase with the global market pursuit to become more competitive. A knowledge-based platform is essential for policy makers and managers in order to support responsible decision making at different levels. Tourism is an area of increasingly intensive production and consumption of information. The main purpose of this study is to analyze if Portuguese public organizations, operating in the tourism destination of the Alentejo, use official tourism websites to transfer knowledge with a view to sharing data and information about the overall scope of sustainable development issues. It was used the content analysis research technique to evaluate the set of characteristics of information content within official websites. The results indicate these organizations are not very committed to using official websites as a knowledgebased platform to share information.

Knowledge transfer for the development of sustainable tourism: focus on offi cial Portuguese tourism websites

Borges, Maria do Rosário; Eusébio, Celeste; Carvalho, Nuno
Fonte: International Journal of Tourism Policy Publicador: International Journal of Tourism Policy
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
POR
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To achieve development of sustainable tourism, policy makers and managers need up-to-date, accurate and relevant knowledge. Therefore, a tourism knowledge platform is essential for all stakeholders. Additionally, the internet is part of the day-to-day life of people and organisations, with all its inherent advantages. In this context, the present article features how the internet has been used by Portuguese public organisations operating in the tourism destination of the Alentejo to disseminate information about sustainable tourism. The content analysis research technique was used to evaluate information content within offi cial tourism websites with a view to sharing data and information about the overall scope of sustainable development issues. The outcomes demonstrate that these websites are not used as platforms for knowledge transfer concerning sustainable tourism.

The impacts of tourism experiences in the destination impact. The case of the Algarve

Matos, Nelson; Mendes, Júlio; Valle, Patrícia Oom do
Fonte: Tourism & Management Studies Publicador: Tourism & Management Studies
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
Publicado em //2011 ENG
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To succeed nowadays, tourism destinations must differentiate and create a competitive positioning, and this can only be done by addressing and adapting to the needs of their visitors. A value-attainment construct based on tourism experiences is proposed for the product development and promotion strategy of the destination Algarve.

Zambia : Economic and Poverty Impact of Nature-based Tourism

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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This study estimates the contribution of nature-based tourism in Zambia to economic growth and poverty reduction as well as to the sustainability of the management of the wildlife estate. The Zambian Government has identified tourism along with agriculture, mining and manufacturing as the most important sectors for economic development in its various planning documents, including the 2007 Fifth National Development Plan (FNDP). This report is organized into three sections: chapters two and three characterize the tourism industry and the economic impact of nature tourists. Using a variety of sources of information, the two chapters profile the tourism industry in Zambia and analyze the barriers to growth. The chapter four investigates the welfare of communities living in game management area (GMAs) around national parks. These communities are the most likely to suffer from wildlife conflicts and/or benefit from economic activities in and around the parks. A household survey compares the welfare of communities living in GMAs with ordinary rural communities. The chapter five analyzes the performance of Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) during its first five year of existence...

Comoros Tourism Sector Review : Discovering the Tourism Potential of Natural Wonders

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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The Union of Comoros has struggled through political unrest for over thirty years. As a result, its tourism sector is still in the exploration phase of its life cycle. There have been initiatives by both the public and private sectors in the tourism industry, but to date, a lack of commitment from both sectors and external circumstances have prevented further growth. Comoros needs a tourism development plan that will provide a framework for all tourism stakeholders to the next phase of development. Strong institutional leadership from both the public and private sectors is one of the most important requirements to be addressed in order to support tourism in Comoros. The objective of this review is to conduct an analysis of the tourism sector performance and policies in the Union of Comoros. It presents policy options and recommendations at a country and sub-regional level. This review has been constructed as part of a larger Indian ocean regional tourism integration study including similar reports on the tourism sectors of Seychelles...

Tourism in Africa : Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods

Christie, Iain; Fernandes, Eneida; Messerli, Hannah; Twining-Ward, Louise
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank and Agence Française de Développement Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank and Agence Française de Développement
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This report is the first to examine tourism in Africa comprehensively and regionally and the first to recommend practical, evidence-based measures enabling the sector s economic and development power. This gives new impetus to the continent s development progress by leveraging tourism in pursuit of lasting poverty alleviation and the creation of significantly more jobs and opportunities for all Africans.

Global Investment Promotion Best Practices : Winning Tourism Investment

World Bank Group
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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Global investment promotion best practices (GIPB) assess how well national investment promotion intermediaries (IPIs) from 189 countries attract investment. The assessment is carried out by a review of IPI websites and mystery shopper inquiries that mirror the process in which foreign investors decide the location of the next projects. GIPB 2012 assessment results revealed poor performance of a staggering majority of IPIs in providing information and assistance to prospective investors in the tourism sector (investment facilitation) - a core function of IPIs worldwide. It should also be noted that less than half of the IPIs that listed tourism as a priority sector responded to the inquiry, which even then was often with incomplete information. Based on international best practices, this report recommends that IPIs adopt five key steps in order to position their agencies and locations more competitively for new tourism investment: (1) develop more strategic, focused, and relevant approaches to tourism investment promotion; (2) improve overall capacity and skills to deliver effective investment promotion with an emphasis on developing better tourism-specific knowledge in-house...

Tanzania’s Tourism Futures

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Relatório
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Tourism provides a robust stream of revenues for the country, with benefits that reverberate widely through the economy. The sector generates the bulk of exports for the country. As a relatively labor-intensive sector, tourism serves as a robust source of good quality jobs in the country, with the potential to alleviate poverty. This report explores the contribution, the potential, and the challenges that confront the sector. It briefly describes the structure of the sector in Tanzania and compares it to some of its closest competitors in Sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies the limits and opportunities of current policy priorities through a series of integrated economic-biological models and suggests alternative strategies for growth and development of the industry. It begins with a brief overview of the sector and then explores alternative development paths for the sector - one which focuses on the established northern circuit and the other which explores the opportunities and constraints of diversifying tourism into the southern circuit...

National tourism policy study : final report

United States -- Congress. -- Senate. -- Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. -- Subcommittee on Merchant Marine and Tourism; United States -- Congress. -- Senate. -- National Tourism Policy Study; United States -- Congress. -- Senate. -- C
Fonte: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.; U.S. Govt. Print. Off. ( Washington ) Publicador: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.; U.S. Govt. Print. Off. ( Washington )
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: xii, 361 p. : diagrs. ; 24 cm.
Publicado em //1978 ENGLISH
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(Bibliography) Includes bibliographical references.; (Additional Physical Form) Also available in electronic format.; Based on information provided by Arthur D. Little, inc.; Issued Apr. 1978.; Reuse of record except for individual research requires license from LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions.; At head of title: 95th Congress, 2d session. Committee print.; CIS Microfiche Accession Numbers: CIS 78 S262-7; (Statement of Responsibility) prepared at the request of Howard W. Cannon, chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Daniel K. Inouye, chairman, National Tourism Policy Study for the use of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and National Tourism Policy Study.

Africa Region Tourism Strategy : Transformation through Tourism - Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy; Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This paper presents the strategy vision for Africa of promoting tourism. The strategy relies on four pillars: policy reforms, capacity building, private sector linkages, and product competitiveness. Working closely with client countries, implementation of the Africa Region Tourism Strategy, will focus interventions in these four areas in order to address the persistent constraints to the growth of tourism in Africa. Combined, these interventions will enable high-demand tourism products to compete in the global marketplace. The approach is region-wide; it engages staff across the Bank's Africa Region. Implementation will be led by Africa Region s Finance and Private Sector Development Department (AFTFP). The World Bank Group support to the Africa tourism sector is currently 120 million US dollars. It could reach 500 US dollars million by 2015, generating as many as 300,000 direct formal jobs. The report examines the social, environmental, and economic risks associated with poorly managed tourism, and offers recommendations based on years of experience with tourism projects.This review has provided a snapshot of what Bank has been doing to support tourism development...

Ethiopia - In Makeda's Footsteps : Towards a Strategy for Pro-Poor Tourism Development

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Other Urban Study; Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) has set in train an initiative to develop the tourism sector in Ethiopia. This study supports this objective through in depth analysis of the supply and demand sides of the sector and by proposing a focused and viable strategy to grow tourist visitation and revenues whilst supporting the GOE poverty reduction goals. The study identified that tourism generated approximately US$ 132 million in in country expenditure revenue from a base of about 150,000 foreign visitors who came to Ethiopia for various purposes such as leisure, business and conferences and to visit friends and relatives. The study established that each of these categories of visitor have different expenditure and length of stay characteristics and based on this suggests a strategy of focusing on the development of leisure tourism, identifying this as the segment with the most potential to deliver growth. A final theme focuses on the need to improve demand for tourism and to work on the image of Ethiopia. Several strategies are suggested including marketing and business development support for Ethiopian tour operators and accommodation owners. A major issue identified is that Ethiopia has little defined product being sold in the market place. It is expected that a strategy that defines product...

Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project : Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategic Overview

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note; Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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In June 2006, the Guizhou Tourism Administration's Guizhou Provincial Rural Tourism Development Plan was approved by the National Tourism Administration of The People's Republic of China (CNTA). This plan provides official strategic guidance for the development of the rural tourism sector and identifies around 160 villages for development. The proposals for Bank finance are primarily located within rural villages. Based on an assessment of their tourism appeal and location, 60 of the 160 sites identified in the Guizhou Provincial Rural Tourism Development Plan have been prioritized for development over the next five years under the loan being sought from the World Bank. The proposal provides a conceptual development plan for 60 sites, including development and financial models, products to be marketed, and involvement of a range of stakeholders including private investors, NGOs and rural tourism associations. The consultants are encouraged by the proposals that provide for participation of local communities...

Kenya's Tourism : Polishing the Jewel

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, Dc Publicador: Washington, Dc
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy; Economic & Sector Work
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Kenya's tourism product lines and its source markets function in a cross-sectoral context, which leads to cross-cutting public and private sector issues. Tourism has played a major role in Kenya's development despite economic jolts from time-to-time by internal and external shocks. In 2006 and 2007 the economy grew rapidly and tourism, after a jolt in early 2008, rebounded thanks to market conditions and some solid marketing. The global recession, of course, has since intervened, and Kenya will have to continue with bold and committed actions if it is to regain its iconic position in world tourism. Value chain analysis of safari, coastal, and business and conference tourism highlights constraints and opportunities. Current tourism enterprises are hampered by significant taxation and regulation. Peaks and valleys in tourism flows have exacerbated already limited access to capital necessary for the sector to be competitive. The key to sustainability lies in Kenya's ability to provide a mix of tourism products -safari...

Madagascar Tourism Sector Review : Unlocking the Tourism Potential of an Unpolished Gem

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Investment Climate Assessment (ICA); Economic & Sector Work
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The island nation of Madagascar has a treasure trove of tourism assets, ranging from wildlife viewing to beach tourism to cultural encounters. Yet despite its undeniable tourism potential, its growth has been severely stunted by years of political instability and lack of action on necessary policy reforms and initiatives. While there is much that needs to be done for Madagascar to fulfill its potential in tourism, if adequately addressed, tourism can undoubtedly become a significant contributor to the country's economic revival. This review of the Madagascar tourism sector has been conducted as part of a larger Indian ocean regional tourism integration study. The principal objective of the synthesis is to highlight opportunities to strengthen the countries' tourism sectors through regional integration initiatives. This report is structured as follows: section one gives introduction to the Madagascar study; section two gives overview of the Madagascar tourism sector; section three presents key issues; section four gives recommendations; and section five gives conclusion.

Seychelles Tourism Sector Review : Sustaining Growth in a Successful Tourism Destination

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Investment Climate Assessment (ICA); Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The Seychelles tourism sector today is a success story. No doubt, the Seychelles has been endowed with wonderful natural tourism assets in its beautiful beaches and mountain backdrops, but its success has also been due to good governance and strategic policy choices. With 24.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) directly attributable to tourism, the Seychelles must ensure that its tourism sector will continue to be competitive in the long-run. In that context, it will need to make difficult but critical choices about where the sector should be headed and how it should work towards that vision. This review of the Seychelles tourism sector has been conducted as part of a larger Indian ocean regional tourism integration study including similar reports on Mauritius, Comoros, and Madagascar. Each of these provides a brief sector overview that incorporates an up-to-date analysis of the country's tourism performance, highlights some of the sector's key challenges, and provides a select set of recommendations for addressing such challenges. The four sector reviews serve as a foundation for a synthesis policy note that addresses tourism at the regional level. This report is structured as follows: section one gives introduction to the Seychelles study; section two gives overview of the Seychelles tourism sector; section three presents key issues; section four gives recommendations; and section five gives conclusion.

The Way Forward for Indian Ocean Island Tourism Economies : Is There a Role for Regional Integration?

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Investment Climate Assessment (ICA); Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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In addition to some of the most acclaimed beaches in the world, the Indian ocean islands offer one of the planet's greatest concentrations of biodiversity and stunning landscapes that include active volcanoes, sculpted canyons, and verdant seaside cliffs. Yet, despite its many attributes and accolades, the region is not very well known within the global tourism marketplace. This note is an analysis aimed at assessing opportunities for tourism integration among the four Indian ocean island nations of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles. To inform this regional analysis and recommendations, the four reviews were conducted to provide a basis for understanding each country's tourism sector in terms of its development and current performance, contribution to the economy, and principal challenges. As a basis for analysis of the prospect of regional integration, the current state of tourism in each of the countries is considered within a regional context and recommendations for specific regional tourism integration initiatives are provided as guidance for the way forward. The tourism sector reviews were completed through a combination of desk research and country visits that involved consultations with a range of stakeholders from the public sector...

Ethiopia's Tourism Sector : Strategic Paths to Competitiveness and Job Creation

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note; Economic & Sector Work
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This study analyzes strategic intervention options that can inform the implementation process of Ethiopia s national tourism development policy in an effort to make the sector globally competitive. It also outlines the analytical foundations for technical assistance that will be provided to Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) by the World Bank-funded Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Development Program (ESTDP). This study uses the world economic forum tourism and travel competitiveness index and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Doing Business report to benchmark Ethiopia s tourism competitiveness with respect to that of countries such Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, and South Africa. It also draws lessons from and measures the tourism sector against other successful national economic sectors, such as floriculture. The focus of this study is on competitiveness at the value chain and destination levels. It identifies constraints affecting competitiveness and proposes strategic interventions that can help to address these challenges by taking advantage of existing opportunities. This study is mainly prepared for Ethiopia s tourism policymakers, particularly in MoCT. Secondary audiences include tourism-related ministries and public institutions...

Timeshare as a strategy in tourism investment: the case of Croatia

Lagiewski, Rick; Revelas, Damon
Fonte: EuroCHRIE The Hospitality & Tourism Educators Publicador: EuroCHRIE The Hospitality & Tourism Educators
Tipo: Proceedings Formato: 73575 bytes; application/pdf
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The purpose of this paper is to examine how timeshare strategy can assist tourism investment in the lodging sector within a transitional economy. Specifically, the study describes initial timeshare operations in Croatia, an example of a transitional country, steeped in tourism tradition. Moreover, the discussion identifies benefits and challenges to timeshare implementation for hotel companies, when applied to broader tertiary perspectives. By using the case study approach, a record of events that lead to establishing timeshare operations should serve as a collaborative example to other developers, investors, hotel companies and legal entities that may attempt similar projects in other transitional tourism countries.; Faculty Profile: http://www.rit.edu/~702www/faculty/lagiewski.html

A bipolar view of island tourism planning. A case of Maldives Islands

Jamal, M. Maleeh; Lagiewski, Rick
Fonte: EuroCHRIE The Hospitality & Tourism Educators Publicador: EuroCHRIE The Hospitality & Tourism Educators
Tipo: Proceedings Formato: 464054 bytes; application/pdf
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The left/right approaches to tourism planning was an allegory in the late 20th and early 21st century. The bipolar view of tourism planning views matters through recurring patterns of binary separations depending on whether the approach is primarily concerned with an industry focus (rightist) or whether its main aim is addressing social development (leftist). This paper takes Peter M. Burns tourism planning a third way’s bipolar view of tourism planning approaches (2004) and applies them to the context of island tourism. This paper further elaborates this view of planning with examples from the Maldives Islands.; Faculty Profile: http://www.rit.edu/~702www/faculty/lagiewski.html