Americans will go the Disney World or Disneyland and spend a week during different points in the year. Whereas, the French take their vacations all at once, and Disneyland Paris is viewed as a destination worth visiting only for a few days so the park does not seem worth it to Europeans to visit during their longer vacations. Spencer (1995) comments on this phenomenon, “unlike Americans, European vacation habits run counter to short, expensive visits to Euro Disney” (p.104). Europeans do not see Disneyland Paris as a destination park like American do with Disneyland and Disney World. They do not think there is enough in the park to stay for more than a day or two.
They even focused on taking necessary steps in order to manage their performance and revenue levels. However, despite their efforts, they still have to face the problem of decline in the revenue and profitability because IHG is the large hotel, which needs lot of money for financing their basic operations and needs. However, at the time of credit crunch they were not in the position to undertake any sort of new project or step because it was becoming difficult for them to finance their basic needs. This means that credit crunch proved to be very tough time for the all the hotels in hospitality industry because banks were not providing loans and debts which was the basic means of proceeding the functions. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) had to focus on their functions and cost in the period of financial crisis in order to ensure long-term success and stability.
In regards to the above statement I highly disagree with it. We need to have people in the front office portion of a hotel as it is the first impression that each guest has when they enter the hotel. Therefore, if it was self-service it wouldn’t feel like a very welcoming hotel to the guests and may stop them from rebooking or telling a friend to book into it. This would then cause the hotel to lose money as they thrive off returning customers, good reviews and word of mouth. However, if people are not enjoying their stay then they tend not to come back, leave a bad review or no review at all.
The technological revolution experienced through the development of the Internet has dramatically changed the market conditions for tourism organisations across the world. ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) evolve rapidly providing new tools for tourism marketing and management. They support the interactivity between tourism enterprises and consumers and as a result they reengineer the entire process of developing, managing and marketing tourism products and destinations. Increasingly the impacts of ICTs are becoming clearer, as networking, dynamic interfaces with consumers and partners and the ability to redevelop the tourism product proactively and reactively are critical for the competitiveness of tourism organisations. It
The proposed system for Dynamic packaging enables users to build a customized trip by assembling various components of their interest which will be helpful to control the cost of package also. It provides enough flexibility to adapt tourist's needs and restrictions. So, the next generation e-Tourism infrastructure must support flexible automation, integration, computation, storage, and collaboration. With rapid expansion in size and diversity, the Linked Data cloud has gained significant attention in the Semantic Web community over the past few years. Nowadays, the big challenge is to integrate Linked Data and semantic Web services in order to take advantages of two technologies and to create a new synergy.
1.0 Introduction The tourist industry continues to be one of the most dynamic industries and its evolution is closely linked to the development of new technologies. There is a consensus in the literature over the advantages of information and communication technologies (ICT) use for firms in general and hotel establishments in particular. In order to maintain competitiveness, this type of business has had to adapt quickly to the new technological context. Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become indispensable for business processes to compete internationally. Major hotel chains have often adopted ICT, especially in the areas of operations, marketing and communications, and customer service and relationship management.
You might face economical problems and difficulties with your rent and bills especially in the first period of time. Studying abroad may be expensive and if your parents are not able to help you financially because it is difficult to cooperate nowadays , you have to find a job. It sounds simple , but it is not. Finding a job with a good payment as a university student and keeping it is really hard , amd do not forget that you have to pay attention to your classes and lectures at the same time and hand in assignements. If you cannot finance yourself then you may have to return to your home country, quit your studies, and completely destroy your further career.
However, according to the thriving of tourism, it has been negotiated by scholars whether tourism is bad or good. Because the impacts of tourism have generated both positive and negative outcomes to the destination. It can be said that tourism generates the growth in economics and improves the living of the local by providing facilities and infrastructure. On the other hand, some people argue that tourism has negatively generated socio-cultural impacts and caused several environmental problems. In my point of view, everything has its pros and cons; there is nothing in this world has only a positive side, there is always the drawbacks in contrast with its benefits, and so does tourism.
The Internet changed the tourism industry structure by changing the barriers to entry, decreasing switching costs, transforming the distribution channels, aiding price transparency and competition and enhancing production efficiency. The Internet also changed the rivalry structure in the industry and it enhanced the bargaining power of suppliers. Thanks to the Internet, buyers gained bargaining power because they now have instant access to information, they understand the market offers and conditions better and are constantly exposed to special offers. The business function that is mostly affected by ICT is marketing and distribution. Organisations that use the Internet as a marketing tool will gain advantages in cost reduction, revenue growth, marketing research and data base development, and customer retention.
Beeton (2001) says “ Crisis occurs at all levels of tourism operations with varying degree of severity, from much publicized environmental economic and political disasters through to internally generated crisis such as accidents and sudden illness”. Crisis can negatively image to the reputation of an destination. Having the knowledge of this, yet a very little research has been conducted on this matter in the tourism industry. Like I mentioned earlier there has is no research based on Maldives although this is one of the most fragile countries in the world. Henderson (1999) states that “National Tourist Organizations with their responsibility for general destination marketing, research and development have an important role to play in the