Taylor's FSLM Journals

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Guiding Students Towards Africa: Choices of Destination in Assessments
James Bury
Abstract: As Japan is a significant provider of investment and foreign aid to Africa (Watanabe, 2008), Japanese perceptions of Africa are important (Philips, 2001). However, undergraduate courses often ignore or gloss over African destinations and students tend to avoid engaging with them, leaving stereotypical views and the possibility of racial profiling unchallenged (Agyeman, 2015). In order…
Local foods as an Impetus for Strengthening Leisure, Recreation and Sustainable Tourism in East Africa
John T. Mgonja
Abstract: Leisure and recreation are relatively young fields of study in East Africa; as such, there is a scarcity of published information in these fields. Tourism on the other hand, has been extensively studied in this area. However, studies have focused on economic benefits of tourism. Food is considered to be a central component in all three fields but only a handful of studies…
European and Non-European Tourists’ Perception on Medical Tourism in Thailand
Sarunya Lertputtarak & Denis Samokhin
Abstract: Medical tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in Thailand. As with any businesses, medical tourism should seek to understand its customers’ needs and perceptions for developing a marketing plan. The perceived service image, perceived value, and perceived risks are recognised as important aspects because they play an important role in predicting…
Navigations: Enhancing Qualitative Hospitality and Tourism Research Outcomes in Pacific Island Countries
T.S. Stumpf
Abstract: Traditional open-ocean navigation practices predicated on catalysing inputs from the external environment have produced nuanced knowledge of Pacific Island phenomena that modern navigational practices predicated on internal mechanics and technology could not. This paper explains how applying this principle can help improve the qualitative research process…
Integrated Resorts and Tourism: A Singapore Perspective
Joan C. Henderson
Abstract: There has been growing interest on the part of government and industry around the world in integrated resorts where casinos are one part of larger visitor attractions. This paper discusses the case of Singapore within the context of wider trends. The city state has two such complexes which opened in 2010 and a review of their performance suggests some financial…
Multifaceted Hotel Diversification in Developing Pacific Island Destinations
T.S. Stumpf
Abstract: This research used 25 interviews with hotel operators to explore the strategic practices hotel businesses use to effectively operate in developing Pacific Island destinations. Four islands in the Federated States of Micronesia were used as the research setting, and data were collected and analysed using a grounded theoretical approach. The core conceptual category…
Asians’ Perspectives in Motivation and Network Hospitality
Sonia Lim Ern Yi
Abstract: The advanced technologies today have enabled the rise of network hospitality (NH) in the tourism and hospitality industry. It is an emerging trend in tourism because society today demands mobility, personalisation and is always seeking for new travel experiences. NH platforms such as Airbnb allow its users to connect with each other in an online and offline setting, sharing…