Gulf Oil Spill –Impact on Tourism

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:

Books :

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

Databases :

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

GreenFILE

Hospitality & Tourism Complete from EBSCO

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection from Gale


NEW DATABASE! Global Road Warrior

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


Greenwood Digital Collection

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:

BUSINESS
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

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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

CULINARY
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
Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture: A Reference Guide

HOSPITALITY
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:

http://library.jwu.edu/research/databases/az.htm


Resources on the Web: Hospitality and Tourism

January 13, 2009

 Association/Organizational Websites

 Commercial Websites

Center for Gaming Research –Univ. of Nevada

Gaming articles and info.

 

Cost Guard

Food service software and educational materials.

 

Food Quality

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.

 

Hospitality Net

A portal for hospitality industry information.

 

Meetings.net

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.

 

Zagat’s

Restaurant and review search

 Government Websites

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

 

Environmental Leader

 

Green Meetings Industry Council

 

Green Meetings –U.S. EPA

 

U.S. Green Building Council –LEED

 

 

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

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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