May 5, 2010
In addition to being an environmental disaster, the oil spill in the Gulf is affecting travel and tourism in and around our coastal areas. Potential visitors are beginning to reconsider travel to the threatened areas in anticipation of beaches being impacted. Today’s Miami Herald article Florida Tourism in Fear Over Gulf Oil Spill likens this response as similar to a hurricane threat. Florida state tourism officials face difficult decisions in how to address this issue particularly in regards to how to disseminate information to the public (and potential visitors).
I thought that the author poses an interesting question:
“As tourists mulled their summer plans, Florida’s tourism officials debated the best way to influence those decisions. The fight mirrored familiar tension that builds whenever a hurricane looms: how much information about a potential catastrophe is too much information?”
What do you think?
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/05/1613588_p2/fla-tourism-industry-awash-in.html#ixzz0n4MfOLLb
Particularly for our hospitality students — below is a suggested list of resources where you can find more about management strategies used for issues affecting tourism and travel:
Restoring tourism destinations in crisis : a strategic marketing approach / David Beirman G155.A1 B385 2003
Safety and security in tourism : relationships, management, and marketing / C. Michael Hall G155.A1 S25 2003
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Hospitality & Tourism Complete from EBSCO
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection from Gale
October 13, 2009
The library has purchased access to a fabulous new database: Global Road Warrior. Focused on countries and their cultures, this database is an excellent tool for looking up points of interest, travel essentials, business culture for women, and demographics. There are also maps and images!
Global Road Warrior (Charlotte, No. Miami, Providence Campuses)
on campus | off campus
April 29, 2009
This recent addition to our databases has over 100 e-book titles on topics that range from the arts to women’s studies. The collection can be browsed by title, subject or author. You can also search the collection by keyword (to search the full text within the books), title, author and other fields.
There’s a Quick Search feature at the top of every page in this resource, but most users will find that the Advanced Search offers more robust and accurate searching. The resource also has the American Heritage College Dictionary built into it for looking up definitions without leaving the collection.
Here are a few Greenwood titles that relate to some of the majors here at JWU:
Building High-Performance People and Organizations
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Successful Leadership
Global Business Etiquette Marketing in the 21st Century
Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership
Battleground: Criminal Justice
Crimes and Trials of the Century
The Crime Junkie’s Guide to Criminal Law
Eco-Terrorism: Radical Environmental and Animal Liberation Movements
Offender Profiling in the Courtroom: The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Testimony
The American History Cookbook
American Indian Food
The Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia
Controversies in Food and Nutrition
Food Culture in France (there are several other “Food Culture” titles featuring other countries)
Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture: A Reference Guide
The Business of Entertainment
The Business of Sports
Encyclopedia of Sports in America
Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl
To access the Greenwood Digital Collection, go to the Databases section of our site, and scroll down to “G” in the alphabetical listings:
January 13, 2009
Center for Gaming Research –Univ. of Nevada
Gaming articles and info.
Food service software and educational materials.
Current issue and newsletter available for food quality information and issues.
Hospitality Jobs Online
Career links and position information. Browse by position, location, company, or property.
A portal for hospitality industry information.
Information on planning and professional resources.
Nations Restaurant News
An industry magazine offering articles ranging from “food trends and financial matters to consumer trends and the latest equipment innovations”.
Restaurants and Institutions Magazine
Articles, news, blog links, and educational resources.
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
Links to tourism offices around the country and worldwide.
Restaurant and review search
Bureau of Labor Statistics-
Hospitality –Going Green
The following are links to Web resources that offer information on going green and eco-friendly practices in the hospitality industry:
American Hotel and Lodging Association –Green Resource Center
Green Meetings Industry Council
Green Meetings –U.S. EPA
U.S. Green Building Council –LEED
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October 23, 2008
The JWU North Miami Library has newly subscribed to the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection database. If you haven’t already, come and search the 500+ industry journals available in this database for current information in the field of hospitality.
You can access this database on campus or off! To log in remotely all you need is the barcode from your JWU ID.
To view the holdings of the database follow these steps:
- Go to http://library.jwu.edu
- Choose Databases
- Scroll down to the database links for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
Its that simple! For more help come into the library, phone, email, or IM us from the Meebo widget on this blog page!
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