27 04, 2011

And so, here I am. Lecturing in Huế, riding my motorbike to work every day and sipping strong black coffee in the sun

By |April 27th, 2011|Ungategorized|6 Comments

Phillip, is a NHTV masters in Tourism Destination Management alumnus and is now lecturer at Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism at Hue University.

As Shakespeare said in his well known play ‘Macbeth’: ‘Time creeps in this pretty pace from day to day’. Even here in Huế, the former imperial capital of Vietnam renowned to be conservative even […]

25 02, 2011

Associate Professorship of Tourism Destination Management installed

By |February 25th, 2011|Ungategorized|0 Comments

As per January 2011, the new professorship of Tourism Destination Management started functioning at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Integrated by Associate Professor dr. Brian Wheeller and 5 staff members, mostly participating in the TDM master course, the professorship aspires to address research and advisory in the broad field of tourism destination management.


At […]

3 02, 2011

Congratulations TDM graduates!

By |February 3rd, 2011|Ungategorized|0 Comments

We are very proud to announce that last week another batch of 12 NHTV students received their master in Tourism Destination Management degree. Their thesis topics were as interesting as varied:

Social Media and Tourism destination Marketing
The effect of regional tourism collaboration on member destination – Kenya
How tourism contributes to corporate and societal Responsibility creating new […]

2 02, 2011

Interesting meetings at the Master Fair 2011

By |February 2nd, 2011|Ungategorized|0 Comments

We had two days of very interesting meetings with enthusiastic young professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge and broaden their horizons.

1 11, 2010

Illegal Immigration and Tourism: Cheaper rooms or a clearer conscience?

By |November 1st, 2010|Ungategorized|2 Comments

People who migrate from one area to another, sometimes over long distances or in a large group, are called migrants. Migration is viewed not only as a simple physical movement of people but also as a complex social process that affects many aspects of socioeconomic life; it is associated with settlement, economic use of […]

1 11, 2010

Combining Sustainable Tourism Concepts for more Sustainability?

By |November 1st, 2010|Ungategorized|1 Comment

Over the last decades, widespread discussions about the impacts of mass tourism and a need for new tourism experiences have led to a development of alternative tourism concepts. Alternative tourism describes all small-scale tourism concepts that minimize the negative effects of tourism, contribute to economic growth of local communities, and preserve host cultures (Neil […]

1 11, 2010

Monitor Like Hawaii or Stay Behind

By |November 1st, 2010|Ungategorized|1 Comment

In order to develop and manage a destination in responsible, professional and efficient manner it is crucial to exchange information between stakeholders who must be aware of all the interrelated tourism dimensions and activities within the destination. For that purpose an information exchange systems are being created. Not all of the destinations follow the […]

1 11, 2010

Romance tourism: ‘Beach Boys and Milk Bottles’

By |November 1st, 2010|Ungategorized|4 Comments

The definition of sex tourist is a tourist who travels for the purpose of having legal sexual relationship with another adult who get money or presents back. It is always assumed that sex tourists will be male.

 Although, women sex tourists are still outnumbered by the men who travel to Thailand and the Philippines for […]

1 11, 2010

Hotel Development in China – Budget or High-Class?

By |November 1st, 2010|Ungategorized|0 Comments

The hotel industry experiences a continually growth since years. Important factors and boosters for this development are the high substantial economic growth with an average GDP of 8 percent and within the last years the hosting of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and the World Exposition in Shanghai in 2010 (Zhang, Cai, […]

1 11, 2010

Tourism, Conservation and Displacement

By |November 1st, 2010|Africa, Climate change, Ungategorized|2 Comments

Ecotourism -as opposed to mass tourism- along with wildlife conservation are seen as increasingly important, given the sustainability issues of our time. Ironically, these very practices are causing displacement of indigenous peoples in some parts of the world, threatening their livelihoods.