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International Tourism in Developing Nations: An Empirical Study

International Tourism in Developing Nations: An Empirical Study

Date: August 2002
Creator: Sinha, Sangeeta
Description: Theory: The literature on volume of tourism in developing nations, does not provide empirical measures necessary for rigorous hypotheses testing. While there have been ample studies on volume of tourism among developed nations, very little has been done regarding developing nations. Several theories from the dependency school, world systems and modernization offer theoretical explanations, but these explanations have not been adequately translated into empirical models, for studying the volume of tourism. Hypotheses: To improve the ability to explain volume of tourism and to identify the factors that affect the volume of tourism in developing countries, the study tests four hypotheses based on the theories of Modernization, World System and Push- Pull. Methodology: The study uses Confirmatory Factor Analysis to examine the factors that are likely to influence the volume of tourism. Shift Share analysis is also used to study regional variations in volume of tourism. Findings: The study found support for the fact that aspects of modernization are some of the most important determinants of volume of tourism. This finding has policy implications for developing nations trying to encourage tourism as an important economic sector. Shift Share analysis revealed that in the last decade Sub - Saharan Africa, East Asia ...
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Cayes, Coral, Tourism and Ethnicity in Belize

Cayes, Coral, Tourism and Ethnicity in Belize

Date: August 2002
Creator: Key, Carol
Description: The development of tourism and more importantly eco-tourism has emerged as a primary objective for the government of Belize, Central America. This study examines two villages Seine Bight and Placencia located on a peninsula occupied by separate ethnic groups (Garifuna and Creole) that is located on a peninsula in Southern Belize. Seine Bight and Placencia are undergoing a change in economic activity to tourism. The study attempts to understand the role of ethnicity, socio-economic status, amount of contact with tourists, and the environment in regard to attitudes towards tourism utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods. The study also attempts to understand the organization and disorganization of productive activity on the peninsula and ethnicity over space and time. The point of diffusion and contact of different groups is reflected archeologically and historically in the marine landscape. The peninsula served not only as a natural harbor for those sailing up and down the coastline over time but also served as a point of diffusion of different groups reflected in changing place names, such as Placentia, Point Patient, and Pasciencia.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Noble Gases--Rayleigh and Ramsay

Rediscovery of the Elements: The Noble Gases--Rayleigh and Ramsay

Date: Autumn 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the discovery of argon, helium, and other inert gases by Lord Rayleigh, Sir William Ramsay, and other collaborators. Ramsay also characterized the noble gases and classified them within the structure of the Periodic Table of Elements.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Southwest region of the United States.
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Ethics in Sustainable Tourism Development

Ethics in Sustainable Tourism Development

Date: February 2013
Creator: O'Neill, Kaitlyn Marie
Description: This paper discusses ethics in sustainable tourism development. The author is studying International Sustainable Tourism at the University of North Texas and is exploring how sustainable tourism can be a catalyst for positive change worldwide.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: Mineral Waters and Spectroscopy

Rediscovery of the Elements: Mineral Waters and Spectroscopy

Date: Autumn 2008
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the career of Robert Bunsen and the history of spectroscopy and its use in mineral analysis. The discovery of cesium and rubidium using spectroscopy on mineral water is included. In addition, the authors offer tourist information regarding locations pertinent to Bunsen and certain mineral water springs.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: Jáchymov (Joachimsthal), Czech Republic

Rediscovery of the Elements: Jáchymov (Joachimsthal), Czech Republic

Date: Winter 2008
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing Jáchymov, Czech Republic, and its relation to radon. Tourist information is included for pertinent areas.
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The Gas That Wouldn't Burn

The Gas That Wouldn't Burn

Date: Summer 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing how Alpha Chi Sigma members were involved with the events described on a pictured Kansas historical marker relating to the discovery of helium in a deposit of natural gas.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: Helium

Rediscovery of the Elements: Helium

Date: Summer 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the discovery of helium in the sun and on Earth via spectroscopy. Tourist information is included for areas significant to those involved.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Harz Mountains and Göttingen

Rediscovery of the Elements: The Harz Mountains and Göttingen

Date: Spring 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the importance of the Harz Mountains and the University of Göttingen in the discovery of cadmium and thallium. Tourist information regarding the area is included.
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