2012 Volume 2 Journal

  • hk

    The Economic Impact of Hong Kong Inbound Tourism

    Hong Kong is known as an international city in China. The income of the economy in this country mainly comes from Tourism industry. Throughout a decade, the economy grows rapidly, which means more and more tourists are coming to Hong Kong, especially from Mainland China. The researcher would like to find out how the inbound tourism currently affects the economy in Hong Kong. Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) will also be briefly mentioned in this paper, as this is the main policy, which runs the tourism industry in Hong Kong. Databases will be used to use to prove how tourists from Mainland China influence the Hong Kong economy.

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    The Development of Wellness Tourism in Hungary

    “Health and wellness tourism offers tourists the means to improve their health and their lives through physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences at the host destination and within the host culture.” (www.globaladvisoryservices.com/tourism accessed 09/09/11) Wellness tourism is not for people having a physical problem, it is for health conscious tourists who are using these facilities to relax, mentally get away from todays fast moving world. Wellness tourisms aim is to keep your health balanced within a natural atmosphere place where entertainment and complex wellness package meets at the same time with wellness specialists, who are giving you advices how to keep your body and soul healthy. Wellness tourism can be divided into active and passive wellness, active means sport possibilities through the holiday, and passive means beauty programs. Various wellness hotels are specialized on active and passive wellness tourism which we call they have wellness profiles, but there are also wellness hotels with both active and passive wellness facilities.

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    The Development of Backpacking Tourism in the UK

    In the past, package tourism is more popular than backpacking tourism, but recently backpacker tourism is being popular instead of package tourism, especially for teenagers and young adult, but it’s not popular for elderly and the people who are not really good at speaking English. In the UK, it might be because of there are many overseas visitors, for example overseas student and overseas business man, it might be because of there are many famous universities in the Great Britain, also it’s absolutely famous for learning English in the UK, so many overseas students come for studying English, also they usually go for a backpacking tour, also young adult domestic resident as well.

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    Motivational Factors in Culinary Tourism: A Case of Italy And France

    Since medieval era traveling has been a major activity performed by people in a society and food has been one of the most important elements of a tourist’s experience. It is such an important part of hospitality and it has become a separate subject on its own. According to Henderson (2009) Culinary tourism can also be described as a travelling experience involving great culinary and wine experience. Whereas Long (2004) states culinary tourism means a tourist with intention to know more about food and gain more knowledge about the local food culture, local cuisines and everything that is considered as culinary in a destination. This definition focuses on tourists who are actively taking part in culinary activities within a tourism experience.

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    The Environmental Impact of Tourism on the Sipadan Islands

    “In this generation of new science and technology, the earth has changed tremendously whether it is the structure, the temperature or even the organism living on it. The environment of our earth has taken a big toll because of the new changes and newly introduced chemicals of all kinds. According to CNET news, measurements from tree rings, boreholes and retreating glaziers provided sufficient evidence that the surface temperature of the Earth in the last few decades of the 20th century was higher than any comparable period for the past 400 years ” (Kanellos, 2006). It is not surprise there that the main source to all the damage in the environment is human activity.

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    Labour Costs Effects on Hotel Profits

    Hotels spend 32 to 36 percent of their total profits on labour costs (Mandelbaum, R. 2004). Not to mention that in the UK alone 880 million pounds were spent on turnover rates in the hotel industry (Cooper, C. 2010). In 2005 labour expenses took up to 44 percent of the total operating cost, and in 2006 it grew to 44.2 percent. From 2006 to 2007 labour costs still continue to outshine, and grew up to 45.5 percent, making the most significant growth since 1984. Labour costs contains of mainly the salary and wages, and the employee benefits (ibid).

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    Investment Considerations in Planning and Development of a Mountain Resort

    Gee stated that all the economic decisions like investments in amenities, attractive facilities or land use densities have an impact on the environment and on the different social layers in certain destinations (1996). Therefore it is natural for managers to focus on the financial issues, because the main goal of almost every company or organisation is to earn profit, sustain the firm and raise its reputation. The size and speed of the development of a resort should be considered in the planning process as well. According to the author, discussing the fact that the world is humungous and there is a variety cultures, risky weather conditions and contrasting types of government, it is necessary that resort management strategically forecasts by doing research of the target market.

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    Cycling Tourism as a Niche Market in Japan

    Cycling tourism is developing quickly since two decades ago and it is seen as Niche Market in the tourism industry. Cycling tourism coordinated with different kind of elements such as helping people personal health and protecting the environment. “Cycling holidays now account for 2-4% of total holiday trips in some European countries and this is predicted to increase two or three fold within the next decade to 6-12% of all European holidays” (Sustrans, 1999, p.13). It is also described as one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry, “from a strategic perspective it is clear cycle tourism is a major niche tourism opportunity.”

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    Crisis Management in the Hospitality Industry

    Crisis management is quite a new sphere of management. It includes a number of activities which react on a threat to a group, person and also organization. There are two types of crises. First one is external. It can be emerged not only by different natural disasters like whirlwinds, floods or earthquakes, but it also includes threats of terrorism (Nykiel, 2005). There is also a second type of crisis called internal. It covers meth labs, fires, bomb threats, and food borne illnesses, theft and a lot of other threats for hotels sustainable activity. Basically this type of management teach people how to take a crisis that has just occurred under control and moreover how to predict coming crises and to suppress it without any consequences. Bernstein (2011) stated that during any crisis the objective of this type of management is to find out its real origin or background, to make an attempt at reducing an effect and to put it to a stop and the step-by-step recovery as soon as possible if one has already happened.

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    Alcohol Tourism in Bulgaria

    Tourism has developed since early ages. There are a lot of destinations nowadays which offer different types of tours depending on the tourists interests. In Southeast Europe there is a small developing country- Bulgaria. It is country with opportunities for summer and winter tourism. For the last couple of years the tourism there is trying to increase and attract more and more people. But how was it done and what price should be paid for this? Alcohol has always been part of human beings life. Nowadays we are introduced to a phenomenon called alcohol tourism, which factors, types and development exists in Bulgaria.

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