International trade and law

10 02, 2011

The competitiveness of Brazil as a Dutch holiday destination (master's thesis)

By |February 10th, 2011|International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Upcoming events|0 Comments

NHTV Master in Tourism Destination Management graduation thesis of Julio Benedetti about destination competitiveness: The competitiveness of Brazil as a Dutch holiday destination

25 10, 2009

Child sex tourism placed under the microscope by new act

By |October 25th, 2009|Asia, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Tourism destination strategies|4 Comments

Children have been a target of sex tourism in developing and poor countries for many years. The contradiction in the existence of this phenomenon still lives on among different countries and stakeholders involved. As an initiative to put an end to this matter, the U.S. implemented The Child Protection Compact Act 2009. This act […]

1 10, 2008

Air service liberalization; What a laugh!!

By |October 1st, 2008|Aviation, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|1 Comment

Introduction

The emergence of International trade on the world arena has seen the introduction of bilateral and multilateral agreements in many sectors of the world economy. In the tourism sector for example, many believe that such agreements will help expand the benefits of this already viable sector. One of these agreements is the  much talked […]

1 10, 2008

Lifting one of hundred layers for the Americans

By |October 1st, 2008|Asia, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Korea, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Introduction

Tourism in North Korea has always been strictly controlled by the government, and as a consequence it is not a frequently visited destination. Tours are mostly supervised by tour operators and independent traveling is not permitted.
The relationship with the United States that has been fluctuating over the year makes it almost impossible for United […]

1 10, 2008

GATS in Indonesia: An Overview

By |October 1st, 2008|Asia, Indonesia, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Introduction

The article from the website “Institute for Global Justice” deals with the effects of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) on the following sectors in Indonesia: telecommunication; industry; sea transportation; tourism; and finance.
First, it gives a brief summary of the reasons for the GATS, who implemented it, and who is profiting from […]

1 10, 2008

Battle against child-sex tourism in South-East Asia

By |October 1st, 2008|Asia, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|1 Comment

Introduction

On August 21st 2008 The Economist published the article “Unwanted visitors: the law catches up with travelling paedophiles” reporting on the issue of child-sex tourism in South East Asia, a region reputed to be the favourite hunting ground for paedophiles from around the globe. In particular, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines have […]

30 09, 2008

Strengthening Security and Facilitation by E-tourism

By |September 30th, 2008|e-tourism, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Introduction

This article is based on the collaboration agreement signed between UNWTO and data management and e-security specialist Indusa Global to advance the application of Information and Communication Technology for the sustainable development of the tourism sector.

This agreement will work on the framework of UNWTO’s long-term Public-Private-Partnership with Microsoft, which has resulted in a series […]

30 09, 2008

Economical struggles in Barbados

By |September 30th, 2008|International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|2 Comments

Introduction

Barbados is considered to be the perfect holiday destination. The tourism industry is the island’s top source of income. Sugar is the second biggest source of revenue. Sugar cane has supported the Barbadian economy for nearly 400 years, but soon it could disappear entirely because Barbados, and other former colonies of European countries, are […]

30 09, 2008

Transport Community Treaty between the European Union and the Western Balkans

By |September 30th, 2008|Europe, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Introduction

This article is about a Transport Community with the Western Balkans.  For the European Commission it is important to improve transport connections between the European Union and its neighbouring countries. One way of improving this is by implementing a Transport Community Treaty. The first proposal of this treaty has been made with the Western […]

30 09, 2008

No tourism Law against Sex Tourism?

By |September 30th, 2008|International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|4 Comments

Introduction

Having allegedly sex with underage girls from Cambodia is what has been done by a 56-year-old man from Burnaby (Canada). This was the third time is Canada that a man has been charged under the sex tourism law, which aims to protect children in foreign countries from sexual exploitation by Canadians. The law against […]