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The Impacts of Tourism Development on Stakeholders\' Quality of Life (QOL): A comparison between community residents and employed residents in the hospitality and tourism industry
(Virginia Tech, 2013-04-22)
The primary goal of this dissertation is to determine the relationship between the effects of tourism and stakeholders\' quality of life. Specifically, the research investigates stakeholders\' perception of the impact of ...
Intangible Assets Valuation in the Hospitality Industry
(Virginia Tech, 2013-04-25)
Market value of firms and book value of firms are rarely the same. The difference, which is attributed to unrecorded or unrecognized intangible assets, has increased significantly since the 1970s. The issue of appropriately ...
Consumer Evaluation of a Vertical Brand Extension in the Lodging Industry: Relationships among Brand Trust, Band Loyalty, Brand Distance, and Brand Extension
(Virginia Tech, 2013-04-24)
Vertical brand extensions have been used as popular strategies in the lodging industry. Research on brand extension that is related with brand trust and brand loyalty has been useful in making brand extensions successful. ...
Sustainability, Empowerment, and Resident Attitudes toward Tourism: Developing and Testing the Resident Empowerment through Tourism Scale (RETS)
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-17)
Research on resident attitudes towards tourism and sustainability are two of the most ubiquitous and important topics within tourism research. This study sought to contribute to these fields of research in four specific ...
Exploring Tourism Advocates' Relationship with Tourism Industry Members through a Political Model of Leadership
(Virginia Tech, 2015-11-05)
Political environments shape the tourism industry. Political support for the industry can result in the creation of competitive and sustainable destinations through which tourism may contribute positive social, environmental, ...
Exploring the Minds of Sex Tourists: The Psychological Motivation of Liminal People
(Virginia Tech, 2006-04-14)
<p>Sex tourism is one of the world's most controversial industries. While it generates tremendous revenue to the sex tourism destinations, the industry has been condemned as the two main reasons trafficking of women and ...
A Test of the Co-Alignment Principle in Independent Hotels: A Case Study
(Virginia Tech, 2002-07-26)
The purpose of this study was to understand the types of competitive methods used by independent hotels in their bid to obtain and sustain competitive advantage. The concept of the co-alignment principle, as it relates ...
Changes in Resident Perceptions Over Time: A Theoretical Examination of a Mega-Event
(Virginia Tech, 2009-08-05)
Cities and countries increasingly seek mega-events to boost tourism, update local infrastructure, and improve the international standing of the host community. Benefits are actively promoted by the organizing committees, ...
Critical success factors of lodging yield management systems : an empirical study
(Virginia Tech, 1994-08-01)
<p>The primary objective of this research effort was to examine the relationships between successful lodging yield management systems and controllable independent variables in the form of critical success factors (CSFs). ...
Predicting business failure in the hospitality industry : an application of logit model
(Virginia Tech, 1994-06-07)