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International Tourism in Developing Nations: An Empirical Study

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 Pacific and the Middle East have seen an increase in the volume of tourism compared to other developing regions of the world.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Sinha, Sangeeta
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Community Based Assessment: An Analysis of Community Based Tourism in Kalache and Hulgol, India

Description: This study incorporated a community based assessment with a focus on community based tourism in Kalache and Hulgol, India. Kalache and Hulgol are two agrarian based communities located in the environmentally significant region of the Western Ghats. Each of these communities has considered community based tourism as a means to reduce urban youth outmigration, to diversify economic resources, and to encourage the empowerment of women. The primary goals of this study were to understand the community issues and objectives, to determine the level of support for tourism development, to determine participant attitudes toward tourism, and to determine the obstacles to tourism development. The findings of this project address the complexity of operating in the tourism industry, the impacts of tourism, and the use of community based tourism models in support of sustainable tourism.
Date: May 2017
Creator: Schutz, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries

North by Northeast

Description: This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Stratton, Chet & Blume, Wilbur T.
Partner: UNT Media Library

Cayes, Coral, Tourism and Ethnicity in Belize

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.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Key, Carol
Partner: UNT Libraries

Socio-Economic Drivers of Change in the Arctic

Description: This report presents an overview of the potential directions of non-climate drivers affecting the Arctic, and explicitly excludes discussion of potential impacts and responses. The report splits these non-climate drivers into two perspectives: global and Arctic.
Date: 2014
Creator: Andrew, Robbie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ethics in Sustainable Tourism Development

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.
Date: February 2013
Creator: O'Neill, Kaitlyn Marie
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

Negotiated Living: An Ethno-Historical Perspective of Punta Allen

Description: Situated within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Tulum and within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere gives the village of Punta Allen a distinctive agency in determining their role in the on-going development of tourism in the region that is not given to other communities in the state. This unique circumstance facilitates a dialogue between the reserve, the municipality, and the business cooperatives of Punta Allen that produce a negotiated living. Through the negotiations with the reserve and Tulum, the lobster fishing and tourism cooperatives are given the opportunity to have a relatively significant role in determining the future of Punta Allen in regards to tourism.
Date: December 2016
Creator: McRae, David Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries

Bonding and Bridging Forms of Social Capital in Wildlife Tourism Microentrepreneurship: An Application of Social Network Analysis

Description: This article examines a network of wildlife tourism microentrepreneurs for bonding and bridging forms of social capital using a social network analysis approach.
Date: December 29, 2017
Creator: KC, Birendra; Morais, Duarte B.; Seekamp, Erin; Smith, Jordan W. & Peterson, M. Nils
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

Economic Impact Analysis: Proposed Autoracing Complex in Immokalee, Florida

Description: This report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, examines Immokalee, Florida and discusses how to diversify their economy. Two of the tourist attractions proposed are a new raceway and a new casino.
Date: September 2000
Creator: Weinstein, Bernard L. & Clower, Terry L.
Partner: UNT Center for Economic Development and Research

Home Page (National Commission to Ensure Consumer Information and Choice in the Airline Industry)

Description: The National Commission to Ensure Consumer Information and Choice in the Airline Industry was created by the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), enacted in April 2000, to study the market position and general condition of retail travel agents in today's competitive markets for the sale of air travel services. The commission will examine whether the financial condition of travel agents is declining and, if so, the effect of such a decline on consumers. It also will explore whether there are impediments to information regarding the services and products offered by the airline industry, and, if so, the effects of those impediments on travel agents, Internet-based distributors and consumers.
Date: January 9, 2003
Creator: National Commission to Ensure Consumer Information and Choice in the Airline Industry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department