Hospitality and Tourism Research Papers/Topics

Factors Affecting Tourism Performance: A Comparative Study between Kenya and South Africa

Abstract: The thesis examines how to improve tourism in Kenya and actualize untapped potential. The study compares Kenya’s tourism with South Africa, with the aim to providing a measurable benchmark for the sector in Kenya to emulate in order to increase the economic input it has on the country’s GDP. It seems as though tourism in South Africa is a far much success story as compared to Kenya. The study seeks to ascertain that the tourism sector in South Africa out performs Kenya’s by c...

Graduates’ perception of Tourism And Hospitality Degree Program Relevance to Career Attainment: A Case Of Graduates from three State Universities in Zimbabwe

Abstract: The process of making career choices is complex since there are diverse factors affecting students’ selection of programs when they enrol in higher and tertiary institutions. Just like in any other discipline, tourism and hospitality management graduates are affected by various factors when deciding their careers post-graduation. Preliminary studies have shown that a significant percentage of tourism and hospitality graduates divert from tourism to some other, sometimes totally u...

The Impacts of Aesthetic Labour on Frontline Employees in Gweru Urban Lodging Facilities

Abstract: he tourism and hospitality industry heavily relies on aesthetic labouras a source of competitive advantage, so this study sought to unveil the impacts of aesthetic labour on frontline employees. The research was a qualitative study which utilized a descriptive research design to reveal the impacts of aesthetic labour on frontline hospitality employees. In-depth face to face interviews were conducted with the 8 managers and 48 frontlines employees in the 4 selected lodges in Gweru u...

Critical Success Factors for Sustainable Agritourism Development in Zimbabwe: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish critical success factors that could enable sustainable agritourism development in Zimbabwe. This study was premised on the fact that there has been underutilisation of agricultural attractions for tourism purposes, despite the country being agro-based and having several farms that could be developed into agritourism farms. The study adopted a qualitative approach and a multi-case study design was applied. In-depth interviews were carried o...

International Tourism and Economic Growth in Zimbabwe

This study investigated the effect of international tourism development on economic growth inZimbabwe, using time series data spanning over the period 1980 to 2017. The main aim of thestudy was to examine whether international tourism is a pathway to economic recovery inZimbabwe. The study adopted the tourism growth model proposed by Balaguer and Cantavella-Jorda [1] and applied the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach and itsassociated Error Correction Model (ECM). T...

Can Community-Based Tourism Be a Sustainable Solution For A Better Community Life? Discussing the Concept, Benefits, and Challenges

Tourism has long been viewed as a sector capable of improving people's economic welfare. Many experts however argue that tourism does not always guarantee a higher income for the communities as on several occasions while designing a tourism development blueprint, “community participation” has received little attention. In this context, one type of tourism, which is directly related to “community participation”, is Community-Based Tourism (CBT). CBT is increasingly gaining popularity i...

Responsible Tourism: The Mantra for Sustainable Tourism Development

In the tourism and hospitality industry, Responsible Tourism has now become a catchphrase. It focuses on maximizing the positive aspects of tourism by raising knowledge about environmental protection and cultivating a deep feeling of responsibility among tourism stakeholders in order to accomplish the holistic and long-term development of tourism destinations. Responsible tourism is neither a type nor a form of tourism; rather, it is an alternative approach to tourism progress, primarily driv...

Analyzing the Effect of Covid-19 Pandemic on Tourists’ Psyche and Effective Implications for the Public Transport System for Safe-Travel: A Case Study on India

In the process of unlocking India after the COVID-19 outbreak, the Indian tourism and transport industry is resuming to revive the economy. In this scenario, it is substantial to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the travel pattern of the Indians. At the same time, making public transport safe to prevent mass transmission of the Coronavirus is equally important to ensure safe travel. The present study investigates the impact of COVID-19 on the travel behavior of the Indians,...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOUSEHOLD POVERTY AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CONFLICTS

ABSTRACTThis research report has been successfully made in areas around MFNP in Kichwabugingo and chopelowr parishes of Mutunda sub-county, Kiryandongo district, to establish the relationship between household pove1iy and wildlife conservation conflicts, under the consistent guidance and supervision of Madam Gwiina Caroline, a lecturer in Kampala International University, research revealed that there were links between wildlife conservation conflicts and house hold po...

IMPACT OF STAFF REMUNERATION ON SERVICE QUALITY IN KAMPALA HOTELS A CASE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MUYENGA

ABSTRACTThe study sought to investigate the relationship between remuneration and service delivery inthe hospitality industry in Uganda, a case study of International Hotel Muyenga. The study wasguided by three objectives namely; to examine the types of staff remuneration in IHM and thelevel of service quality in IHM. The study was basically quantitative although having qualitativeelements involving 32 respondents. It was guided by a descriptive survey design wherebyobjectives were tested usi...

EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE INra SELECTED CONSERVATIONAL AREAS IN WESTERN UGANDA.

ABS fRACTThe research study was employee compensation and organizational performance in the selectedconservational areas in western Uganda. The study was guided by the following researchobjectives to determine the respondents’ pro file in terms of age, gender, level of education,marital status and experience, to establish the level of effectiveness of employee compasation inthe selected conservational areas of western Uganda, to determine the level of organisationalperformance in Selected c...

The Impact of Human Population On Cultural Tourism. A Case Study of Kasubi Tombs

TABLE OF CONTENTSContentsDECLARATIONAPPROVAL iiLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS vTABLE OF CONTENTS viABSTRACT ixCHAPTER ONE 1INTRODUCTION 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Background to the study I1.3 Statement of the problem 81.4 Purpose of the study 81.5 Specific Objectives 91.6 Research questions 91.8 Significance of the study 91.9 Scope of the study 91.10 Operational Definition 11CHAPTER TWO 12LITERATURE REVIEW 122.0 Introduction 122.1 Conceptual Framework 122.2 Theoretical Review 132.3. Review of Related Lite...

Factors that Affect Tourism Growth in Zimbabwe

Tourism is one of Zimbabwe's greatest industries, second only to mining and agriculture, and has the ability to contribute considerably to the country's economic recovery (Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, 2021). Given the importance of the sector, the goal of this study is to look into the elements that influence tourist growth in the country. Based on the findings of the research, it can be concluded that both internal and external variables influence the growth of tourism in Zimbabwe. Stakeholde...

COVID 19 AND TOURISM IN ZIMBABWE; A FRAMEWORK FOR RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE FOR HOTELS IN ZIMBABWE

The COVID 19 pandemic brought a global meltdown of the tourism industry. COVID 19 created a great deal of uncertainty, and there was little readiness in the event of a calamity within the hotel business sector due to an absence of knowledge about ways to act. The pandemic induced crisis conditions in the tourism industry led to a significant fall in travelers, occupancy levels, average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR), and trip cancellations. The study sought to devel...

Accessibility of Tourists to Uganda: A Case Study of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

ABSTRACT This study was set to examine effect of accessibility of tourist in Uganda a case study of Bwindi impenetrable national park. It was guided by the study objectives which included examining the means of accessing Bwindi impenetrable national park by tourist, evaluate the challenges facing tourist accessibility and determine the solutions to the challenges above and access the strategies used by tourist to develop tourism in Uganda. The study followed across-sectional and descriptive ...


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