Journal of
Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Abbreviation: J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6575
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHMT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 71

JHMT Articles

Destination personality, self-congruity and loyalty

September 2012

Despite the interests on destination branding in general, there has been scarce investigations on destination personality which is described as the set of human characteristics associated with a destination. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived destination personality of Bodrum (a famous destination in Turkey) and the relationship among destination personality, self-congruity and loyalty. In 8 to...

Author(s): Burhan KILIÇ and Serhat Adem SOP

Tourism development in protected areas: A case study of Al-Moez Street in Cairo

September 2012

Nature reserves are a means of conserving natural and cultural treasures which if lost, can never be restored for its importance. Several international organizations cater for nature reserves.  In 1966, the Tourism and Conservation Authority was established. It belongs to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which caters for nature reserves and their management.  With the growing attention...

Author(s): Nashaat Essayed Mortada, Farouk Abdel-Naby Hassanein and Susan Bakry Hasan

A tourism demand based method of geosites assessment on geotourism prioritization modeling: The case of Razavi Khorasan Province

September 2012

A systematic prioritization model maintains standards based on different levels of categorization to evaluate the sustainability of geosites. This approach makes use of an analytical hierarchical method to manage and prioritize a geotourism system on the base of tourism demand. The research concentrated on the importance of sustainable tourism planning to develop and investigate successful tourism activities using...

Author(s): Shojaee Siuki Hassan, Kowalczyk. Andrzej and Atefeh Einafshar

Hospitality industry employer’s expectation of employees’ competences in Nairobi Hotels

April 2012

The purpose of the study was to determine the expectations of hospitality industry employers on employees’ competences. The sample (106) was made up of Human Resource Managers (HRMs) Head of Departments (HODs) and employees. Results indicated a big differential on employers and employees’ expectations on communication skills, specific technical skills, computer, good work habits, customer service and...

Author(s): Sarah W. Kamau and Judith Waudo

A two way assessment of tourism websites to increase their effectiveness

April 2012

Tourism, world’s most significant revenue earning sector, is highly dependent on the effectiveness of the tourism website. A tourist destination must have a website enriched with different design and service related attributes. Here, a user feedback based study was conducted. This user feedback based study shows that there is a lot of difference between the appeal of Indian and International tourism websites. A...

Author(s): Goutam Panigrahi, Biswarup Ghosh and Kajla Basu

Analysis of the socio-economic impacts of tourism for emerging tourism entrepreneurs: The case of George municipality in the Western Cape Province, South Africa

March 2012

In South Africa, the promotion of tourism has been identified as a key strategy that can lead to economic growth, community development and poverty alleviation. This appears to reflect that in the recent years, tourism has emerged as a significant development option in the post-apartheid South Africa. Tourism is perceived as an adopted strategy to creating more equitable economic growth in South Africa. According to the...

Author(s): T. Ramukumba, V. M. Mmbengwa, K. A. Mwamayi and J. A. Groenewald

Relationships between drivers and results of performance in the Kenyan hotel industry

February 2012

  Better understanding of performance measurement and relationships between the key elements of drivers and result is a must for hotels aspiring to be and remain successful. This paper reports the use of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) technique to test relationships between drivers and results of performance. These elements (enablers and results) were identified through the critique of five landmark...

Author(s): Fwaya Erick Victor Onyango, Odhuno Edwin, Kambona O. Ouma and Othuon O. Lucas

Avian habitat use and activity budgets in a rare endangered tourist site: Case study of Lake Ol’Bolossat Basin, Kenya

February 2012

  Lake Ol’Bolossat, Kenya is an attractive natural tourist site. The only lake in the Central Province is of great aesthetic value and particularly an important site for avian diversity. Being a wetland, it contains diverse biologically and economically important raw materials. The wetland is targeted for conversion to agricultural purposes and as a result is faced with degradation. The study established...

Author(s): Teresa Njeri and Jenessio Kinyamario

Information provision and dissemination in Iran tourism industry

February 2012

Iran tourism industry, despite the variety and quality of its products, its potential in meeting the different expectations and wills of tourists and finally its high capacity for concurrence with the best tourism destinations in the world; is not on its real position from tourist numbers and receipts point of view. The present paper aimed at studying the process of information provision and dissemination in Iran...

Author(s): Wali Teymouri

The influence of workplace spirituality on motivations for earnings management: A study in Taiwan’s hospitality industry

January 2012

The paper attempts to examine the influences on motivations for earnings management from the perspectives of workplace spirituality in Taiwan’s hospitality industry. The findings suggest that workplace spirituality is a new perception of individuals toward their lives and selves under the influence of the workplace. Such influence further affects the individuals on the acknowledgement of self-group relationships,...

Author(s): Chen Ming-Chia

The hospitality and tourism honours degree programme: Stakeholders’ perceptions on competencies developed

January 2012

University tourism education is relatively a new phenomenon in Zimbabwe and its multi disciplinary nature poses challenges in the organization of the curriculum. Issues of imbalance, content/competencies developed, employability and the demands of various stakeholders provide a constant tension that has to be diffused through careful curriculum design and evaluation. A survey was conducted to examine the...

Author(s): Chimutingiza Felisitas, Mwando Molline and Kazembe Clotildah

Re-defining the rural space in the Kuiseb Delta: Examining the potential tourism benefits for the Topnaars in Namibia

December 2011

  The purpose of the study was to redefine the rural space and explore the potential tourism benefits for the Topnaars in the Kuiseb Delta. Kuiseb Delta has unparalleled archeological/historical sites of which 235 have been well researched. The historical sites are being threatened by unauthorized tourism and recreational activities. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism proclaimed community concessions...

Author(s): Joram Ndlovu, Elias Nyakunu and Erling Kavita

Exploring peri-urban and rural tourism stakeholders’ perceptions of the social impacts of` tourism in the Garden route, South Africa

December 2011

  The study determined social impacts of tourism in the Garden route along the profile of stakeholders involved in the various subsectors of the tourism industry. Descriptive method of research was used in this study. Resident attitudes toward tourism and perceptions...

Author(s): Takalani Ramukumba, Jacques Pietersen, Victor M. Mmbengwa and Willie Coetzee

The role of sport tourism in employment, income and economic development

May 2011

  Sport tourism is a new concept in the world having the most growth in tourism industry. Many countries enjoy an appropriate status with respect to sport tourism and, accordingly, contribute directly to their nation’s economic prosperity. Hence, the goal of this research is to compare and survey tourism managers, interest managers and tourisms’ ideas about creation of sport tourism-induced...

Author(s): Fazele Homafar, Habib Honari, Akbar Heidary, Taghi Heidary and Afsane Emami

Strategy formulation for the recreational areas of Central Taiwan: An application of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis

May 2011

  Recreational areas are economically beneficial and can directly assist both local communities and nations in achieving sustainable environmental development. This study combines analytic hierarchy process (AHP) with the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) method to construct a quantifiable SWOT model to assess strategy formulation for nine recreational areas in central Taiwan. The...

Author(s): Lee T. H. and Liu R. T.

A visitor-focused study of tourism attraction in Taiwan: Empirical evidence from outbound Chinese tourists

February 2011

  The outbound Chinese tourists (OCTs) are now becoming a mainstream of tourist resource and serving as a catalyst for economic growth in many countries. However, the literatures so far neglected their travel behavior, travel preference and destination choice. This study has focused solely on OCTs to address behavioral differences among visitors segments and separate the tourist visitations data to look at the...

Author(s):   Toko University, Puzih City, Chiayi County , Taiwan. Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. F-, , Sec. , King Ma Road, Changhua, Taiwan.

The theory and practice of ecotourism in Southern Africa

February 2011

  Ecotourism has been advanced as a form of sustainable tourism that is expected to boost conservation and development in the rural communities of Southern Africa. In order to evaluate the contribution of ecotourism to conservation and communities’ development, an in-depth analysis of two ecotourism case studies was conducted from both South Africa and Zimbabwe respectively. A literature review of the...

Author(s): Simon Chiutsi, Memory Mukoroverwa, Pauline Karigambe and Boycen Kumira Mudzengi

An environmental performance assessment of the hotel industry using an ecological footprint

January 2011

  Environmental management research on the hotel industry has touched little upon the topic of environmental performance assessment. This study uses ecological footprint models to assess natural resource consumption in the hotel industry and the burden it puts on the environment. Findings of the study indicated that: (1) As the star rating goes up, hotels tend to consume greater amounts of resources, leave...

Author(s): Han-Shen Chen, and Tsuifang Hsieh,

The influence of ethnicity on leisure pursuits and tourism behaviour of Somali immigrants in Leeuwarden, Netherlands

July 2010

  This study is based on the premise that there are fundamental differences in tourism behaviour of immigrants in Europe, such that, there are certain ethnic and cultural determinants to travel preferences, choice and behaviour. Previous studies in Europe reveal certain socio-economic constraints that face ethnic minorities in Europe. This study sought to identify these ethnic determinants/ constraints of...

Author(s): Susan .W. Mbuthia and Shem W. Maingi

The application of planning model to the classification of villages with the potential of tourist attraction: A case study in Bandar Anzali City, Iran

July 2010

  One of the financial resources of each country is tourism industry. Iran, a great country in the Middle East, is undoubtedly one of the tourists attracting countries. There are 32 provinces in Iran, one of which is Guilan, located in the north with a moderate climate. There are 16 cities one of which is Bandar Anzali, located by the Caspian Sea. Bandar Anzali is actually one of the tourist attractions which...

Author(s): Mosapour Miyandehi Pari and Alireza Estelaji

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