Business Event Legacies: Global Industry Case Studies. by Carmel Foley (Editor); Deborah Edwards (Editor); Karin Weber (Editor)For many decades, the global business events industry operated under the illusion that business event legacies are best measured in terms of coffee cups and hotel rooms. Business Event Legacies: Global industry case studies demonstrates that in fact the tourism contribution made by business events is just the tip of a very big legacy iceberg. The substantial legacies that business events make to academic disciplines, industry and community go 'beyond tourism' and are much more significant.Business Event Legacies: Global industry case studies provides a cutting edge understanding of the legacy in the field of business events, crucial to the future of the industry. Through eight case studies this book will explore how business events are a collision space for ideas, brokering new innovations, generating trade and investment, supporting local communities, academics, industry, and government agendas, and driving knowledge economies.The text begins by explaining the paradigm shift in the understanding of business event legacies, and moves on to introduce a revolutionary six-step plan to analyse legacy success. The proceeding case studies then illustrate how the six-step analysis can be put into practice. Business Event Legacies: Global industry case studies provides:* A comprehensive range of documented business event legacies available * A global range of case studies representing key business events destinations including London, Sydney, Uruguay, Copenhagen, Geneva, Kuching: Malaysia, and Jonkoping: Sweden. * Methodologies for evaluating the legacies and impacts of business events for communities, industries, and government. * Information/understandings crucial for educating future business event professionals* Suggestions for advances in business events education and a future research agenda.Based on robust research framed by the authors' deep understanding of business events, Business Event Legacies: Global industry case studies is a must have text for undergraduate and postgraduate students engaged in the business events sector, academic researchers and practitioners, including executive and marketing staff of convention bureaux and convention centres, as well as professional conference organisers and destination managers.
The article presents a company profile for Carlson Cos. Inc., a family-owned American business company in the U.S. The organization has acquired several businesses in 1970's including Friday's restaurant chain and Ask Mr. Foster travel agencies. The firm owns several brands and services including Regent International Hotels, Radisson Hotel & Resorts and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts. Focuses on process improvement.
The article presents a case study of G4S, a security firm which handles clients from event management to facility operation. It tackles the controversy in which the company was involved, such as its failure to provide 10, 000 contracted personnel to the Olympic Games in London, England in 2012. It says that despite the said scandal, the company is seen to continue to recover and produce firm profit. It adds that the renewal of contacts will decide the company's strength.
The article presents a case study on the growing prospects of Virgin Galactic LLC, provider of sub-orbital spaceflights to space tourists. The company has designed its new spacecraft and will be running them from purpose built spaceports in the U.S. The company is set to become one of the key players in the future commercial space race due to its innovative approach and the presence of low competition in the market.
A special issue from International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management dedicated to the theme. This theme issue includes eight team articles and two solo articles from a total of 22 authors.
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This intimate documentary follows Danny Meyer, one of America's preeminent restaurant owners, over a 12 year span as he struggles to open not one but two ambitious restaurants next to New York's Madison Square Park.
Majorca has given millions of people cheap holidays and brought prosperity for Majorcans — but at a cost. There is heavy hotel development on the coast and there are outsiders buying second homes inland. There's too much traffic and not enough water. Farming has declined, leaving people dependent on tourism. Traditional culture is disappearing. The authorities have pulled down ugly old hotels and are promoting “sustainable tourism”. But can such initiatives succeed?
Nominated for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival. For centuries, the economic and social fabric of life in this small, remote village in northern Laos has remained essentially the same. But that changes when the widely-read Lonely Planet guidebooks identify it as a place where one can experience a traditional way of life; quickly making it a popular destination for Western backpackers.