Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 2, July

Adapting the TDM-Model in the Development of Tourism in Harghita County
Introduction In a recently published paper we were concerned with the concept of the Tourism Destination Management (TDM) focusing to the Giurgeu Basin, located in the northern part of the Harghita county. Now, we try to extend this concept to the...
A Longitudinal Study of Lithuania: Perceptions of German Travel Consumers
Introduction German travel consumers are an important target market in the tourism industry because they have the time and resources to travel great distances and spend significant amounts of money. In former Eastern bloc countries such as Lithuania,...
An Analysis of Sport Event Tourism Research: Trends, Issues and Future Directions
Introduction Sport tourism as a distinct line of research has evolved considerably in the past two decades. Textbooks, academic conferences, undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, and a scientific journal, Journal of Sport and Tourism, now...
Basic Service Quality Dimensions in Tourist Destination Planning
Introduction Service Quality has become very important in this age of increasing competition in destination management. Tourists' expectations are constantly rising, therefore service quality is a necessary growth strategy for the tourism industry...
Development of Water Tourism-The Prospects of the Hungarian Tisza River Basin
Introduction The Tisza is the second largest river in Hungary, while the area closely connected to the river, the Tisza Valley, is one of the richest natural environments of the country (Fig.1). In spite of the intensifying human interference with...
Foreword
Tourism, as a global economic activity, influences and is influenced by the world economic activity. From this perspective, the financial and economic crisis which started in the second part of the year 2007 has already a direct impact on tourism....
Influencing Tourist Behaviour through Relationships Marketing
Tourist behavior Swarbrooke and Horner (1999) investigate the tourist behavior and the decisional process undergone by the tourist. Analyzing the way tourists obtain, consume and dispose of product and/or services is a useful tool in order to better...
Internationalisation of Menus: The Case of Lebanese Restaurants
Introduction This study investigates the transformation of Lebanese menus to resemble international ones. Specifically, the study: 1) measures Lebanese consumers satisfaction and dining experiences at restaurants that offer international foods,...
Strategic Management of Ecotourism: An Australian Perspective
Introduction Ecotourism has emerged as a significant phenomenon in recent decades and "is probably equally due to the widespread and growing interest in the natural environment and a corresponding recognition of the importance of conserving natural...
The Determination of Sea Tourism Season According to the Climatical Conditions in Marmaris-Alanya Coastal Belt (SW of Turkey)
Introduction Weather and climate, together with some other natural resources, such as geographical location, orography and landscape, play important roles for tourism and recreation (de Freitas, 2003). Climatic elements, having the greatest influence...
Thematic Routes-Tourist Destinations in Romania
Introduction The concern for thematic routes has its beginnings after 1970, in the developed Western European countries. This period coincides with the "touristic boom", respectively the development of mass tourism, more and more specialized and...
The Possibilities of GIS in Tourism Education
1. The importance of GIS The GIS technology can represent a basic element in many fields of human activity. That's because more than 80% of data are representable in maps. Maps are the most expressive data carriers, but have an important lack: cannot...
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