While many research, scholarly, evidence based and peer reviewed journal
articles are only available with the payment of a fee, sometimes very
costly, finding such articles on a topic one is studying can seem
impossible for those who do not have access to databases at an academic
library or other research organization.
This is why so many researchers request articles from many discussion
groups in a wide range of subject disciplines. There are, however, some
powerful search engines that uncover such academic publications.
Consider this little known tool as just one such place to find academic
publications, if one can settle for a very simple search such as just
using the word tourism as the only search term.
which finds sources such as these:
Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in 3D
2006 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive
Techniques volume 25 issue 3 pp 835-846
Noah Snavely (University of Washington)Steven M. Seitz (University of
Washington)Richard Szeliski (Microsoft)
We present a system for interactively browsing and exploring large
unstructured collections of photographs of a scene using a novel 3D
interface. Our system consists of an image-based modeling front end that
automatically computes the viewpoint of each photograph as well as a
sparse 3D model of the scene and image to model correspondences. Our photo
explorer uses image-based rendering techniques to smoothly transition
between photographs, while also enabling full 3D navigation and
exploration of the set of images and world geometry, along with auxiliary
information such as overhead maps. Our system also makes it easy to
construct photo tours of scenic or historic locations, and to annotate
image details, which are automatically transferred to other relevant
images. We demonstrate our system on several large personal photo
collections as well as images gathered from Internet photo sharing sites.
Fields of study: digital photo frameimage based modeling and
renderingstructure from motionfront and back endsmultimedia +3 others
Citations (2,885) *
Progress in information technology and tourism management: 20 years on and
10 years after the InternetThe state of eTourism research
2008 Tourism Management volume 29 issue 4 pp 609-623
Dimitrios Buhalis (Bournemouth University)Rob Law (Hong Kong Polytechnic
This paper reviews the published articles on eTourism in the past 20
years. Using a wide variety of sources, mainly in the tourism literature,
this paper comprehensively reviews and analyses prior studies in the
context of Internet applications to tourism. The paper also projects
future developments in eTourism and demonstrates critical changes that
will influence the tourism industry structure. A major contribution of
this paper is its overview of the research and development efforts that
have been endeavoured in the field, and the challenges that tourism
researchers are, and will be, facing.
Fields of study: tourismthe internetinformation
technologyadvertisingpublic relations +4 others
Citations (2,285) *
Delivering Quality Service: All for One?
2005 Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism volume 6 pp
Armando Lu Vieira (University of Aveiro)
Quality in tourism-related services, like in services in general, are
basically about balancing customer perceptions and expectations.
Successful service providers are able to meet and, whenever possible,
exceed consumers' needs and wants. This way, it is possible to provide
memorable experiences to visitors. In delivering services, due to certain
specific characteristics of services (e.g., intangibility, simultaneity,
variability and perishability), the human element, in particular the
face-to-face interaction with the customer, plays a fundamental role. The
study stresses the contribution of interpersonal variables for the success
of service organisations. It discusses how commitment to customer service,
and supportive supervisors and co-workers, influence the relationship
managers' ability to satisfy customers. The main findings were as follows:
(i) commitment to customer service and co-workers' support have direct and
positive effects on the ability to satisfy customers; (ii) commitment to
Fields of study: tourismcustomer service assurancecustomer advocacyservice
level requirementvoice of the customer +19 others
Citations (945) *
Event tourism: Definition, evolution, and research
2008 Tourism Management volume 29 issue 3 pp 403-428
Donald Getz (University of Calgary)
This article reviews event tourism as both professional practice and a
field of academic study. The origins and evolution of research on event
tourism are pinpointed through both chronological and thematic literature
reviews. A conceptual model of the core phenomenon and key themes in event
tourism studies is provided as a framework for spurring theoretical
advancement, identifying research gaps, and assisting professional
practice. Conclusions are in two parts: a discussion of implications for
the practice of event management and tourism, and implications are drawn
for advancing theory in event tourism.
Fields of study: tourismtourism geographyconceptual modeltheorymarketing
Citations (987) *
Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism
1999 Philip Kotler (Northwestern University)John T. Bowen (University of
Houston)James C. Makens (Saint Petersburg State University)
(NOTE: *Chapters 16 and 17 were renumbered from the 3rd edition.) I.
UNDERSTANDING THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MARKETING PROCESS. 1.
Introduction: Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism. 2. Service
Characteristics of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing. 3. The Role of
Marketing in Strategic Planning. II. DEVELOPING HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
MARKETINGOPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES. 4. The Marketing Environment. 5.
Marketing Information Systems and Marketing Research. 6. Consumer Markets
and Consumer Buying Behavior. 7. Organizational Buyer Behavior and Group
Markets. 8. Market Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning. III.
DEVELOPING THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MARKETING MIX. 9. Designing and
Managing Products. 10. Internal Marketing. 11. Building Customer Loyalty
through Quality. 12. Pricing Products: Pricing Considerations, Approaches
and Strategy. 13. Distribution Channels. 14. Promoting Products:
Communication and Promotion Policy and Advertising. 15. Promoting
Products: Public Relations and Sales Promotion. 16. Professional Sales.*
IV. MANAGING HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MARKETING. 17. Electronic Marketing:
Internet Marketing, Database Marketing and Direct Marketing.* 18.
Destination Marketing. 19. Next Year's Marketing Plan.
Fields of study: quantitative marketing researchbusiness to
governmentmarketing mix modelinginfluencer marketingreturn on marketing
investment +16 others
Citations (3,832) *
Electronic word-of-mouth in hospitality and tourism management
2008 Tourism Management volume 29 issue 3 pp 458-468
Stephen W. Litvin (College of Business and Economics)Ronald E. Goldsmith
(Florida State University)Bing Pan (College of Business and Economics)
Interpersonal influence and word-of-mouth (WOM) are ranked the most
important information source when a consumer is making a purchase
decision. These influences are especially important in the hospitality and
tourism industry, whose intangible products are difficult to evaluate
prior to their consumption. When WOM becomes digital, the large-scale,
anonymous, ephemeral nature of the Internet induces new ways of capturing,
analyzing, interpreting, and managing the influence that one consumer may
have on another. This paper describes online interpersonal influence, or
eWOM, as a potentially cost-effective means for marketing hospitality and
tourism, and discusses some of the nascent technological and ethical
issues facing marketers as they seek to harness emerging eWOM
Fields of study: word of mouthopinion leadershipadvertisingpublic
relationsmarketing +2 others
Citations (1,852) *
The Competitive Destination : A Sustainable Tourism Perspective
2003 J. R. Brent Ritchie (University of Calgary)Geoffrey I. Crouch (La
The Evolving Nature of Competition and Sustainability Conceptual and
Theorectical Perspectives Part I: The Competitive Destination Part II: The
Sustainable Tourism Destination A Model of Destination Competitiveness The
Macroenvironment: Global Forces Shaping World Tourism The Competitive
(Micro)Environment: The Destination and the Tourism System Core Resources
and Attractors: The Essence of Destination Appeal Supporting Factors and
Resources: Elements that Enhance Destination Appeal Destination Policy,
Planning and Development Destination Management: The Key to Maintaining a
Sustainable Competitive Advantage Qualifying and Amplifying Determinants:
Parameters that Define Destination Potential The Destination Audit:
Putting the Model to Work.
Fields of study: environmental economicscommercemarketingbusiness
Citations (1,284) *
Marketing the competitive destination of the future
2000 Tourism Management volume 21 issue 1 pp 97-116
Dimitrios Buhalis (University of Westminster)
Destination marketing is increasingly becoming extremely competitive
worldwide. This paper explains the destination concept and attempts to
synthesise several models for strategic marketing and management of
destinations. It provides an overview of several techniques widely used
and illustrates examples from around the world. The paper also explains
that marketing of destinations should balance the strategic objectives of
all stakeholders as well the sustainability of local resources.
Destinations need to differentiate their products and develop partnerships
between the public and private sector locally in order to co-ordinate
delivery. Taking advantage of new technologies and the Internet also
enables destinations to enhance their competitiveness by increasing their
visibility, reducing costs and enhancing local co-operation. Destination
marketing must lead to the optimisation of tourism impacts and the
achievement of the strategic objectives for all stakeholders.
Fields of study: tourismreturn on marketing investmentmarketing
strategymarketing mixsustainability +10 others
Citations (3,067) *
But there are databases on the internet with far more powerful searching
capabilities than Microsoft Academic. These are placed at the top of the
post I link to below that features free search tools at the top of the
post that guide scholars to the sources they need for the studies they are
conducting. This only leaves the cost of the actual publications that are
needed, so that research costs for those who must buy both database access
and the publications themselves are greatly reduced. Furthermore, in the
collection of fee based databases, for those who have access to these
search tools, the places where tourism content hides is startling and
I suspect, at least some reading this post would consider these databases
ridiculous places to check.
A search of tourism related terms is conducted in all databases listed and
an indiction of the number of sources found in each is provided for each
listed database. A small number of sources found in a database topically
far afield from tourism is not necessarily a bad thing. This content
could become the basis for a paper or report on the intersection of these
two disciplines, tourism and that of the database.
Finally there is plain old all purpose Google, which some of us have
spent great effort in discouraging our students from using so as to avoid
results like these for searches like this:
TOURISM OR TOURIST OR TOURISTS OR HOSPITALITY OR HOTEL OR HOTELS OR
RESTAURANTS OR MOTELS
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?Hotel Deals ?Hotels.ca ?Las Vegas Hotels ?Chicago Hotels
Hotels: Find Cheap Hotel Deals & Discounts - KAYAK
Savings based on price differences among booking sites searched for the
same hotel. ... KAYAK searches hundreds of hotel booking sites to help you
find hotels and book hotels that suit you best. Since KAYAK searches many
hotel sites at once, you can find discount hotels quickly.
and all first ten sources are about the same.
Change the search to this group of words:
(TOURISM OR TOURIST OR TOURISTS OR HOSPITALITY OR HOTEL OR HOTELS OR
RESTAURANTS OR MOTELS) AND (QUALITATIVE OR QUANTITATIVE)
in the same good old Google, we see a total change.
Qualitative research, tourism - Springer Link
by C Ren - ?2015 - ?Related articles
Qualitative research refers to inquiries applying a range of qualitative
methods in order to induc- tively explore, interpret, and understand a
given field or object under study. Qualitative research in tourism takes
its inspiration primarily from the cultural and social sciences such as
anthropology and sociology. Most often, the ...
quantitative versus qualitative tourism research - ScienceDirect.com
by AH Walle - ?1997 - ?Cited by 474 - ?Related articles
Abstract: In order to examine the importance crf quantitative vs.
qualitative tourism research, similar developments in anthropolo$Q arc
examined. In addition, the impact of such thought upon marketing is
discussed. 'I'hr tradeoffs of choosing. qualitative or scientific
techniques arr overtly cunsidcrcd,. scirnce and art ...
A Quantitative Methods Primer for Tourism Research: A review of ...
by PA Johnson - ?2012 - ?Cited by 1 - ?Related articles
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in many ways. With the continued collection of national, regional and
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through the creation of online user-generated content, the opportunities
for quantitative data analysis are ...
Emerald news - Hospitality Research Issues and Qualitative Research
How Can We Address Contemporary Hospitality Research Issues Through
Quantitative Methods About of Hotel Management Forewarning and ...
by W Li-Ping - ?2013 - ?Related articles
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Quantitative Methods in Tourism by Rodolfo Baggio, Jane Klobas ...
Mar 15, 2011 - Summary. Tourism studies often deal with complex mixes of
external and local factors and the attitudes, perceptions and actions of
tourists themselves. In seeking to understand individual elements of this
mix, or the results of interactions between them, tourism authorities,
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Quantitative Tourism Industry Analysis: Introduction to ...
Tadayuki Hara - 2008 - ?Business & Economics
Introduction to Input-output, Social Accounting Matrix Modeling and
Tourism Satellite Accounts Tadayuki Hara. Qualitative methods Delphi and
others Statistical methods group Deterministic methods group Regression
(causal and others) TSA* Econometrics (causal) CGE (supplementary)
Time-series (extrapolative) I-O .
While Google never shows more than 1,000 records in any search result in
any Google database, this search lists this number of results:
Clearly searches of Google do not fail to show research publications
because none are there. It is a matter of structuring the search so that
they are found. For those without access to academic databases, the
examples at the top of the post cited below should help add Google search
techniques to ones methodologies for finding research studies.
The rest of the post should help tourism researchers see places they would
not think of looking at for the topics they are pursuing.
DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS :
TOURISM AND TRAVEL :
Databases for Tourism and Hospitality Research and Learning
(215) 204 - 4584
RESEARCH GUIDE DIRECTORY
Google Sites Research Guides AND Discussion Group Directory
RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
Social Work and Social Issues Discussion Group
Tourism Discussion Group
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