The Emancipatory Approach in Hospitality Research on Employees With Disabilities: An Auto-Ethnographic Research Note

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Ahead of Print. The emancipatory approach in disability research takes the political position of promoting the voices of people with disabilities to make possible transformative changes to their lives. Based on auto-ethnographic research notes made while applying the emancipatory approach to qualitative research conducted with employees with disabilities in the Vietnamese hospitality…

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Ethnic minority cultural festival experience: Visitor–environment fit, cultural contact, and behavioral intention

Tourism Economics, Ahead of Print. This study aims to identify significant factors that influence visitors’ experience in ethnic minority cultural festival and to examine the underlying relationship between attendees’ experience and their future behavioral intention. The study used an exploratory sequential mixed method combining qualitative and quantitative stages. A grounded theory approach was adopted in…

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How Does the Cruise Industry Begin to Attract New Customers?

When cruising does restart, die-hard fans will be first in line to board. But – for an industry that has long depended on new customers to fuel its growth – will those who have never cruised before be willing to embark? Or will months of headlines about quarantines, positive onboard tests, and sensationalism about “floating petri…

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Carnival Sensation Rescues 24 People Off Florida Coast

Carnival Cruise Line’s ship the Sensation might be in a pause like the rest of the industry, but it was able to fire up the engines and make a dramatic rescue this morning. The Sensation came to the aid of a small craft in distress in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm…

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How Travel Earns Us Bragging Rights: A Qualitative Inquiry and Conceptualization of Travel Bragging Rights

Journal of Travel Research, Ahead of Print. Travel bragging rights have become an important factor influencing travel decision making in the social media era, yet research on this topic remains scant in the tourism literature. The present study attempted to answer the question “What constitutes travel bragging rights?” from tourists’ perspectives using in-depth interviews and…

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