30 07, 2015

Thesis story: Implementing Good Governance in Baja California

By |July 30th, 2015|Dissertation, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Regional developments, Thesis|0 Comments

After 3 months of tourism research in Southeast Asia, the only thing set in my mind was my Thesis (my classmates can corroborate on that). Fortunately, I have had my topic set for quite some time, even before starting the TDM program: Implementing a Private DMO in Baja California, Mexico. This came as the […]

6 02, 2014

TDM experience from an alumni student from Rwanda

By |February 6th, 2014|TDM, Thesis|1 Comment

I am Marie Claire DUSHIMUMUKIZA, a TDM graduate 2012-2013; I come from Rwanda, a land of thousand hills situated in Central-East Africa. After being admitted to NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, I started thinking on how I will face European life. At Breda, I experienced different lifestyles (biking), climate (snowing) and I gained […]

3 12, 2013

Sustainable Development of a Tourism Destination: Realism or Idealism [Thesis download]

By |December 3rd, 2013|sustainable tourism, TDM, Thesis|296 Comments

Thesis title: Sustainable Development of a Tourism Destination: Realism or Idealism? Evaluating the sustainability of a destination development project through community-based Ecotourism.
This paper by Master in Tourism Destination Management alumnus Wout Neckermann aims to find out whether ‘sustainable tourism’ is a valid sustainable development tool for ‘rural’ regions. Having volunteered as Project Assistant to the SwissContact […]

4 03, 2013

Dissertation: ‘The Spa: Business opportunity or a ‘dime per dozen’ affair?

By |March 4th, 2013|Alumni, Thesis|1 Comment

This dissertation has been written by Raluca Paris as part of the final phase for the master course program “Tourism Destination Management” of NHTV Breda, University of Applied science. As the global Spa Industry is becoming a highly demanded form of tourism, it is hard to understand if such a product is a real […]

30 01, 2013

The Future Management of World Heritage Sites in Bethlehem (a TDM thesis)

By |January 30th, 2013|Middle East, Publication, Thesis|1 Comment

The following is the executive summary of the Master in Tourism Destination Management thesis by Sarah Hussmann. The complete thesis is available for download by clicking on the image to the right. 

Introduction, Problem Analysis and Key Findings
The importance of (pilgrimage) tourism for Bethlehem, whether from a religious, economic or political point of view, is […]

7 10, 2012

Hungarian TDM student Edit Rakos; Adapting to turbulent changes at a destination

By |October 7th, 2012|Master in Tourism Destination Management, TDM, Thesis|0 Comments

After returning from the Asia Pacific fieldwork in May, I devoted my summer for preparing the thesis to be in line with the original schedule of the course. Finding the suitable topic did not waste my time as it was born even in February when the Hungarian national airline, Malév went bankrupt. Hungary remained […]

27 08, 2012

"Don't blight the land that feeds you" – How to perform well by doing good

By |August 27th, 2012|sustainable tourism, TDM, Thesis|0 Comments

After our three incredible months in Australia and South East Asia it was time to say good bye and to go different ways. For me this meant three additional months of travelling in Thailand, Cambodia and New Zealand. But not only for pleasure –also for gaining important insights and information for my upcoming master […]

17 02, 2012

Congratulations TDM master students! – Janauary 2012 –

By |February 17th, 2012|Master in Tourism Destination Management, TDM, Thesis|1 Comment

We are very proud to announce that recently another batch of 16 NHTV students received their master in Tourism Destination Management degree. Their thesis topics were as interesting as varied:

Positioning Bulgaria as an international golf destination
Complexity in Tourism: The case of Veerse meer
Participation in Tourism Development – Community Perceptions linked with Applied Stakeholder Theory […]

2 09, 2011

The Kingdom of Tonga: Where time begins and time stood still

By |September 2nd, 2011|Master in Tourism Destination Management, Thesis|3 Comments

People are wearing woven mats as skirts, directions are based upon “the next coconut tree” and the friendliness of the people just can’t be beaten. Let me share a bit of of Tonga with you, which was my home for a month and probably the most memorable chapter in my life so far.

For the […]

18 08, 2011

Foreign Aid Involvement in Tourism Policy – My Thesis Topic

By |August 18th, 2011|TDM, Thesis|0 Comments

When you read the title probably some of you will think this topic is too dry and not really fun to research. But believe me when I say that reading up on this topic and talking to people that are involved is really interesting and the complexities make my head smoke. This topic is […]