Research Papers/Topics in Hospitality And Tourism

Pro-Poor Tourism in India: Reality or Hyperbole!

Tourism industry has been applauded for being the sunrise industry for its continuous growth and potential to alleviate poverty. India is a country with diverse untapped tourism resources and also, a country that has suffered from persistent poverty. Henceforth, the tourism sector can act as a panacea to the problem of poverty especially in a developing country like India. In the last two decades, a good number of tourism initiatives with a ‘Pro-poor approach’ are launched in India but th...

An Evaluation Of Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary Project: A Study Of Community-Based Ecotourism Project In Ghana

ABSTRACTCommunity-Based Ecotourism (CBE) has been popularised as an effective tool for integrating economic development and conservation. Many developing countries including Ghana have adopted this tool to aid in their developmental efforts.This thesis sets out to evaluate the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, a CBE project in the Hohoe Municipality in Ghana, within the context of the social exchange process model. The study adopted a cross sectional study design. Data was obtained from 317 reside...

Community-Based Natural Resource Management And Livelihood Improvement: The Case Of Amansuri Conservation And Integrated Development Project (Acid) In Jomoro District In Ghana

ABSTRACTThe environment has since time immemorial been useful to humanbeings. However, demands of development have put a great deal of pressureon the environment to the point that it is undergoing rapid transformationwhich conservationists consider an unpleasant phenomenon to human beings.The estab,lishrnent of protected areas (PAs) became, and is, in fact, stiUan important global pmctical conservation tool. PAs exclude livelihoodactivities because they are incompatible with the conservation ...

The Study of Tourism Prospect in Panini Tapobhumi, Arghakhanchi

The researcher wrote this research paper to put the focus on "Panini Tapobhumi" of Arghakhanchi district as a beautiful tourism destination and the need for creating Panini Tapobhumi, a cultural, historical and educational tourism hub. This research paper attempts to dig dive into the history of Panini Tapobhumi, ask for visitors, local people’s and other stake holders opinion on various tourism aspect related to the place itself. This research paper also focuses on the current touri...

Hotels’ Adoption And Utilization Of Information And Communication Technology (Itc) In The Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

BSTRACT Despite the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in hotels’ service delivery and its implications on service efficiency and customer satisfaction, limited number of studies exist in the context of Ghana on ICTs adoption and utilization among hotels. This study examined how hotels in the Kumasi Metropolis adopt and use ICTs in service delivery. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were adopted for the study. Survey data was collected from 174 ho...

Role Of Travel Intermediaries In Ghana: Focus On Tour Operators In The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT This study assesses the role of tour operators in Ghana’s tourism development. The mixed method approach was employed to collect data. The sampling technique applied was a census covering as many tour operators as were available. The survey instruments used were both questionnaires which were self-administered and in-depth interview to supplement the data obtained from the questionnaire administration. Statistical techniques employed were frequency tables, cross tabul...

Food Safety Governance In The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

ABSTRACT In Ghana, as in most countries in the world, there are legal frameworks, institutions and agencies at every level of government for food safety management. In spite of these regulatory structure, Cape Coast in the Central Region continues to grapple with foodborne related diseases, thus being identified as a hotspot area among Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions of Ghana for foodborne related outbreaks. The Metropolis appears to experience foodborne rela...

Residents’ Experiences With Tourism As A Livelihood Strategy In Wli, Ghana

ABSTRACT The role of tourism in rural livelihood enhancement continues to be a subject of debate among academia and practitioners. This study delves into this debate by assessing the experiences of residents who have adopted tourism as livelihood strategy in Wli, Ghana within the context of the sustainable livelihood approach. A case study design with a qualitative approach was adopted for the study. Data was obtained from 38 study participants between November and December 2016...

Meal Experience And Post-Purchase Behavioural Intentions Of Customers Of Grade Three Restaurants Within Sekondi-Takoradi

ABSTRACT Meal experience forms an integral part of the growth and development of restaurants. The main objective of the study was to examine the effect of meal experience on customers‟ post-purchase behavioural intentions to grade three restaurants in Sekondi-Takoradi. Three models from Kivela et al. (1999), Kleynhans (2003) and Ryu and Han (2010) provided the theoretical bases for the study. A non-experimental design (explanatory) underpinned by the positivist approach (q...

Access To Tourism Facilities By Persons With Disabilities In The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT Persons with disability (PWDs) have been excluded from various activities including tourism due to the inability to provide facilities that meet their needs. Yet, Ghana’s Disability Act of 2006 orders the involvement of PWDs in social, political, economic, creative or recreational activities. The main objective was to examine the accessibility of tourism facilities to PWDs in the Accra Metropolis, focusing on the physically challenged, visually and the hearing/speech i...

FACTORS INFLUENCING CHOICE OF HOSPITALITY CAREERS BY UNDERGRADUATE HOSPITALITY STUDENTS IN GHANA

ABSTRACT There has been a tremendous increase in student enrolment on hospitality management programmes in recent years. However, industry practitioners consistently complain about shortage of skilled staff in the hospitality industry. This study sought to examine factors that influence undergraduate hospitality students‘ choice of careers in the hospitality industry in Ghana. The study was informed by the social cognitive learning theory, social cognitive career theory and se...

ASSESSING THE HYGIENIC PRACTICES OF CATERERS IN THE SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME OF BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE AHAFO-ANO NORTH MUNICIPALITY OF ASHANTI REGION ..

ABSTRACT Maintaining positive hygiene practices among Caterers is a pre-requisite in sustaining healthy population which the school system is no exception. The study sought to examine food hygiene practices among Caterers of School Feeding Programme within the AhafoAno North Municipality. A sample size of 179 14 Caterers, 50 pupils and 115 teachers were selected from using purposive and convenience sampling techniques. Questionnaire, interview guide and observation served as the medium o...

AN ASSESSMENT OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION OF FRONT DESK OPERATION: A CASE STUDY OF MODERN CITY HOTEL IN THE TAMALE METROPOLI..

ABSTRACT The research work was steered to assess Customer Satisfaction of front desk operation in the tourism industry with particular reference to Modern City Hotel in the Tamale metropolis in the Northern Region of Ghana. Questionnaire and interview were data collection instruments used to solicit for data from one hundred and five customers and twenty – five employees of the hotel. The findings revealed that customers were much in higher expectation in assurance. Again, customers c...

GENDER FACTOR IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN THE ACCRA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTThe leisure and tourism indllstry is one of the leading global econOOllC act!\'itit.'s..-\ mul(i-billion~dollar indusrrv. with 700 million imematlOnal tr~(\'eJlers pcI' yc:araround the \,"'orld. tourism has become an avenue for employment Jnd incomecrealion. especially in poor countries. As an industry, there is di\"ision of labourby gender at all levels of the travel and tourism sectors. \Vomen are the IllOStemployed. yet rhey have the least dignified positions in the industr.)The st...

ROLE OF TRAVEL INTERMEDIARIES IN GHANA: FOCUS ON TOUR OPERATORS IN THE ACCRA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTThis study assesses the role of tour operators in Ghana’s tourism development. The mixed method approach was employed to collect data. The sampling technique applied was a census covering as many tour operators as were available. The survey instruments used were both questionnaires which were self-administered and in-depth interview to supplement the data obtained from the questionnaire administration. Statistical techniques employed were frequency tables, cross tabulation, the t-te...


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