Taylor's FSLM Journals

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The Importance of ‘Social’ in Family Tourism
Heike A. Schänzel
Abstract: This paper explores the relationship between social dimensions in tourism and families. Social tourism has received increasing attention as a new form of tourism for disadvantaged families to increase their social capital. However, benefits to social relations such as strengthening social connectedness have been identified for some time within the larger family tourism…
An Insight into Stereotypical Images and Encountered Reality of South Asia as a Tourism Destination
Sonia Khan
Abstract: Destination image is a key determinant of visitation to any tourist attraction. Images can be formed as a result of continuous learning through knowledge resources, exposure to promotional media, or on account of personal experiences. National or regional destination identities are often constructed in the minds of people as holistic impressions that represent a stereotypical…
Malaysia as a Food-Haven Destination: The Vision and its Sustainability
Laurence Tibere & Marcella Aloysius
Abstract: The paper uses a case study of food and culinary tourism development in Malaysia, to explore the relationship between food heritage, its economic function and tourists. Drawing on qualitative informal interviews with government officers from the Ministry of Tourism, we used an approach based upon a generalisation of knowledge in relation to food as a cultural product…
Perceptions of Selected Attributes in Tourism Management of Music Festivals: A Case Study of Pattaya Music Festival 2012
Samart Plangpramool
Abstract: A music festival serves as a dynamic activity in tourism as it draws a large number of visitors to festival venues, creating greater tourism related businesses. According to Lea (2006) tourist studies have predominantly considered music festivals in terms of motivations of attendees or revenue generation. Stebbins (1979; 1996; 1997a;1997b) has also stated that festivals often attract targeted tourists, actively attending the event…
The Relationship between Food Constraints and Destination Choice of Malaysian Muslim Travellers
Huynh Hue Linh & Frederic Bouchon
Abstract: Previous studies on destination choice mainly relied on the context of destination image, motivation of travelling and characteristics of tourism products (Theocharous & Seddighi, 2002). The issue of halal food and Muslim’s travelling behaviour remains limited in academic research. This study aims to explore food constraints of Muslim travellers while developing a theoretical framework…
Visiting Friends and Relatives Travel, Host-Guest Interactions and Qualitative Research: Methodological and Ethical Implications
Robert Charles G. Capistrano
Abstract: This paper examines the methodological and ethical considerations and implications of conducting studies on ‘visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travel in the context of host-guest interactions using a qualitative approach. When reviewing the VFR travel literature, experiences are only often captured within the world-view of the tourist or traveller. Studies of VFR…
Book Review: Kastarlak, I.B. &; Barber, B. (2012). Fundamentals of Planning and Developing Tourism New Jersey: Prentice Hall
Zilmiyah Kamble
Kastarlak, I.B. & Barber, B. (2012). Fundamentals of Planning and Developing Tourism. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Fundamentals of Planning and Developing Tourism focuses on planning and sustainable development of tourism in destinations of diverse economic markets for constructing social changes, sustainable growth and alleviating poverty. The major aspect highlighted in this…
Island Tourism in a UNESCO-MAB Reserve (Philippines): Impacts, Risks, and Challenges
Corazon Catibog-Sinha
Abstract: The paper examines the issues and challenges of promoting sustainable island tourism in Puerto Galera., the first site in the Philippines declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Res= within the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program. It discusses the main issues associated with coastal tourism on an island setting…
Using the Delphi Technique in the Classification of Attributes of Destination Competitiveness
Philip P. W. Wong
Abstract: A number of previous studies suggest that an increase in customer-based brand equity (CBBE) can lead to greater competitiveness of the brand by influencing consumer behaviour through the greater possibility of brand selection, increased brand loyalty, reduced price sensitivity, and a willingness to pay more for the brand (Aaker, 1991; Keller, 1993, Pitta & Katsani, 1995; Wood, 2000). However,…
A Structural Model of Stakeholders’ Attitude Towards Rural Tourism Development
Yavana Rani Subramanian & Jeyakumaran Madasamy
Abstract: Identifintion of stakeholders’ involvement in destination tourism plaru:iing and development, as well as the factors that might influence their level of involvement, is not only important fut tourism destination plannets, but also hdps gauge the host comtnunity’s support for destination tourism development and competitive strategics. This study tests the…
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