Bangkok, the capital of the country, can present the visitor with an out of body experience, with a focus on religion, history and a larger-than-life temple.
In contrast with Thailand, Brazil is just a few hours' flight away, and in the same time zone as the East Coast of the U.S. In Brazil, one could visit any of the three large cities: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo or Brasilia, the capital. Rio the Janeiro is the must-see, tourist attraction, a vibrant city both during Carnivale and out of season, with fantastic temperature year-round. Sao Paolo, however, offers a big city, New York-esque experience, for those who want to enjoy culture and food. These few destinations, counted here and divided into categories, present any couple with a fun, exciting itinerary that can be relaxing, fast paced, or culturally resplendent.
Last to be included here is a list of hotels where one…… [Read More]
The Stellenbosch ine Route covers the area around that city; the Constantia wine route is the oldest in Africa and the Durbanville wine route is an up-and-coming tour with unique cellars, horse racing and ample opportunities for high-adventure outdoor recreation (South Africa Guide, 2010). Many wineries and towns along these routes now have guesthouses to host visitors, and wonderful restaurants, to create the most idyllic experience possible.
Back in the city, the wine scene is supported with a number of excellent restaurants. Trendy restaurants feature the region's best and most exclusive wines -- the good stuff we keep for ourselves -- and the bold, innovative cuisine to match. Unbothered by adherence to stiff rules, South African chefs infuse the world's great culinary traditions, leaving no stone unturned to create the ultimate experience for enjoying estern Cape wine. From there, the rest of the city's many pleasures awaits. If you prefer…… [Read More]
A company's success or survival, no matter the field it operates in, relies on the satisfaction that the company is able to provide for its clients.
The scope of the research regards the synthetic definition of the information that must be obtained through this research. The scope of this research project is determining and evaluating the current situation and estimating the future situation of high street travel agents compared to the e-business travel that gains more and more field.
Establishing the Objectives and Hypotheses of the esearch
The objectives reside from the scope of the research, presenting on operational level the information that must be obtained from this research. In this case, in the study referring to the situation of high street travel agents, the following objectives of the research must be taken into consideration:
Identifying the differences between high street travel business and e-business
Finding advantages and…… [Read More]
Yet, there is still tremendous opportunity for many procurement organizations of travel industry operators to improve their performance as a significant gap exists between the Best in Class companies and the rest of the field.
Best in Class enterprises understand that technology is a process-enabler, not a process in and of itself; successful organizations have efficient, proven processes in place before introducing a new technology. This translates into patience in first perfecting the processes surrounding e-procurement and supply chain management first, then selecting adding in SRM and supply chain information technologies products aimed specifically at automating the tasks overall.
Best in Class travel operators understand the large change management issues at play in an e-procurement and the development of an overall supply change strategy. The fact that 70% or more of a supply chain integration projects' cost is used for planning and managing the change at the individual contributor level…… [Read More]
Similarly, in a study of 60,000 Internet users, Forrester found that the number of people booking online travel has dropped by 9% from 2005 to 2007.
Apparently, found Forrester, people do not like to spend hours using search filters to sort through billions of pages. Also, these travel websites consumers want to talk to a person about their travel needs. Instead of typing in their needs into their computer and getting back generic suggestions, they would rather explain their needs to a person who will make recommendations and, most important, the reasons for them. The New York Times article said of the Forrester report: "This is a wake-up call for the industry. Customers are tired of spending two or three hours trying to find the airline or hotel or vacation package that meets their needs" (as cited in Murphy, 2007) www-staff.it.uts.edu.au Internet provides a powerful environment for the creation of…… [Read More]
Travel and Tourism U.S. China
Compare and Contrast USA & China -- Implications of Political Change
Statistics indicate that now more than ever tourism is booming among the Chinese, with Chinese tourists numbering just under 41 billion in 2007, a number that was up 18.6% from the previous year (Xola, 2008, p.2). oughly 90% of those tourists traveled within other Asian countries, with just 3% traveling to U.S. destinations (Xola, 2008; oy, 2011). The government has good reason to be involved in travel and tourism, as it is an important source of revenue in both the U.S. And in China, especially during tough economic times (Butler & Suntikul, 2010; oy, 2011). In fact travel and tourism is one of the few industry sources of revenue that continues to generate revenue even when times are tough, as the affluent continue to require leisure time, and business travelers will always require travel,…… [Read More]
Travel to British Columbia
BOUT BRITISH COLUMBI
To really see the beauty of British Columbia, rent a car. Driving is relatively easy even in the cities, as Canadians drive on the right side of the road, and a car is superior to any other option for seeing the countryside.
Unless you're looking for a "winter sports" vacation, the best time to visit British Columbia is the summer. While the southwestern part of British Columbia has a mild climate, there is much to see outside of Vancouver, some of it requiring driving on good, but mountainous, roads (1).
You must have appropriate documentation to enter and leave Canada. driver's license is technically sufficient, but in this time of extra caution at all border crossings, anyone with a passport should take it with them and use it for travel identification purposes.
Other rules: seatbelts are the law in British Columbia. In addition,…… [Read More]
Travel and tourism is the largest industry in the world. Tourism is the business of providing information, transportation, accommodations, and other services to travelers. The industry is established almost everywhere in the world. According to the United Nations, international tourism has more than tripled over the past 30 years, accounting for thirteen percent of all foreign trade.
The country of Denmark consists of one peninsula and more than 400 islands. Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen, is stunning and picturesque, despite being home to nearly one million people. It is a large city yet has the feel of a quaint town, thanks to its cobbled streets, shops and restaurants, street musicians and vendors. The Danish people are known for their friendliness and hospitality.
Denmark offers an excellent public transportation system, along with a plethora of activities, such as hiking, biking, art shows and more. The city is also filled with large parks…… [Read More]
travel industry is currently undergoing several changes because of the introduction and increased use of internet technologies. These technologies have provided several opportunities in this industry that have made it more attractive for small companies because of the numerous advantages associated with these developments. For a small company considering entry into the internet for market travel, there are various strategy routes that can be used for developing corporate and global strategy for all business operations. The most appropriate strategy for such a company is the prescriptive strategy route because its helps in strategic planning, which is an important aspect for every company or business. This approach enables the firm to develop its objectives, goals, and intended strategies to business operations through analysis of the environment and the organization's resources.
As an established internet provider, the small company can used learning-based, survival-based, and network-based strategies to increase its presence in the…… [Read More]
Travelling America: The Diaries of John Steinbeck and Jean Baudrillard
America has long been considered the "land of opportunity," which makes it in turn, an opportune place to travel and explore. Though vast in geography and rich in culture, America has often offered its travelers a similar experience, as these travelers so often find themselves visiting similar places and hearing similar tales of the past and the present. Additionally, travelling often brings with it a longing for the past, as is seen so often in the case of America and the search for an understanding of the "American Dream," which has for years been rooted in the land and resources that America has to offer. Is this notion still true, or is it merely wishful thinking of the past?
This question can be explored further in comparing the travels through America of author John Steinbeck, and author and sociologist, Jean…… [Read More]
It is impossible to read the Great Gatsby without identifying if not with individual characters then with the struggles they experience. Truly, it is timeless.
In my personal life, I have recently experienced several setbacks which forced a reassessment of those goals and achievements I had been working steadfastly towards for years. Much the way that Gatz had in the pursuit of becoming Gatsby. So certain was I as was he that in the pursuit itself the reason I was working so hard was lost. Re-reading such a cautionary tale at this juncture is a reminder, though fictitious, that it is important to make certain in each day that those things which you chase tirelessly are not in fact chasing you. The lesson to be learned from this iconic American novel is that, the American dream can in fact be a nightmare.
Listening 3: Barbie
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com). There was nothing obscene about the beauty of David, not even in the eyes of Catholic Italy, and long after the wars of the Italian city-states have ended, the glory of David lingers in the mind.
Chapter 3: Islamic detour
It must not be forgotten that many great, artistically-inclined civilizations existed beyond that of the borders of est: for example, remember the Islamic world during the Middle Ages. But upon gazing at the works of this great civilization it is essential to remember that artistic conventions differ greatly than from their estern counterparts -- pictorial and figurative representations of individuals were not prized as they were in Italy, for example, because of the Islamic injunction against perfect reproductions. But this does not mean that human likenesses were not represented at all, as can be seen in a typical depiction of a tympanum, from a fifteenth-century tombstone of the town…… [Read More]
" Understanding mobilities, the researcher asserts, may enhance one's understanding of why people might walk.
As noted earlier in this paper mobility is not a new thing, but rather the state of things (Adey, 2010; Steinberg & Shields 2008). In the book, Tracing mobilities: Towards a cosmopolitan perspective, eert Canzler, Vincent Kaufmann, and Sven Kesselring (2008) report that mobility portrays a basic contemporary principle like others including" individuality, rationality, equality, and globality" (Book overview). In the book, Mobilities, networks, geographies, Jonas Larsen, John Urry, and K.. Axhausen (2006) report that five interdependent mobilities exist that form geographies of contemporary world networks and mobilities. These include:
1. Physical travel of people for work, leisure, family live, pleasure, migration, and escape;
2. Physical movement of objects delivered to producers, consumers and retailers;
3. Imaginative travel elsewhere through images and memories seen on texts, TV, computer screens and film;
4. Virtual travel on…… [Read More]
Organizational Culture Analysis
Travel Incorporated has over twenty years of providing individuals with the best service available regarding travel in general. By taking on attitudes directed at making its customers feel that the company develops a personal relationship with them, the institution successfully manages to turn a simple holiday into a unique and memorable life experience. The company promotes the idea that the cheapest version of travelling is not always the best. By openly emphasizing this concept and by making it possible for people to see what it is like to travel with it from a first person perspective, Travel Incorporated takes travelling to a whole new level.
Observable artifacts can be easily detected by interacting with the company's workers, collaborators, and customers. The company is accustomed to focusing on a series of rituals meant to improve the connection between every individual it deals with. As a consequence,…… [Read More]
Asian Tourism Critical Issue
The Asian travel industry has been rocked as of late by a series of events, fears and rumors. These events and possibilities have really hurt the Asian tourism industry and this will probably remain the case for quite a while. In general, there are two major issues at hand. First, there are the areas that are in turmoil and/or war. These areas include Hong Kong, ussia/Ukraine and others. The other main issue, and it is partially related to the first, are the issues of the airlines in the Asia area making some rather noticeable blunders. Malaysia is easily the best example of this as they have had two planes full of passengers killed within the last year or two. Indeed, one of the airplanes veered off course and is rumored to be somewhere in the oceans west of Australia. The other plane flew over Ukraine during…… [Read More]
Human Space Travel: Environmental and Health Effects
Ever since people first looked up at the stars, mankind has wondered about going into space. What was up there? What would it be like? Was there life, looking back at them? Some of these questions have been answered by NASA and the space program, and some of the questions remain. However, it is no secret that space travel has effects on the human body and on the environment, and those are two areas that are not often discussed as thoroughly. In addition, there are financial costs (and the potential for big profits) to consider when it comes to space travel and human beings..
Effects on Human Health
One of the main effects on human health is on the cardiovascular system. ecause there is little gravity in space, the fluids in the body are able to shift more easily, and that can result…… [Read More]
TUI is an England-based travel company that was created with the merger of the English company First Choice and the Germany company TUI. The company operates tours, has its own airline, and accommodation (TUI travel, 2013). The company has operations all over Europe, with minor presence in other areas, mainly to serve its European customers in those regions (for example running safaris in Africa). The company turned in revenue last year around £13.4 billion, and on that it earned a less of £104 million. There are 54,000 full-time employees at TUI (Yahoo! Finance, 2013).
In terms of human resources, TUI has 54,000 employees spread across dozens of countries. The employees work in sales, organization and in running tours. The employee base is diverse, reflecting the demographics of Europe. The employees perform the functions that are critical to TUI's success, so it is imperative that TUI is able to attract…… [Read More]
Consumer Behavior in Travel:
This review is a focus of the literature regarding consumer behavior as related to all aspects of travel. This review includes details of the buying behavior of the major generational groups (determined by accepted year guidelines), why travel consumers choose to shop as they do, and what behavioral traits lead to different travel experiences.
Travel itself is a simple concept to define (when an individual leaves the local area in which they permanently reside with the intent to reside temporarily at a proposed destination for a specified period of time (ordNet)), but the behaviors that induce a person to engage in travel are more difficult. First, the concept of behavior is not as easy to define as some would believe. Levitis, Lidicker and Freund did an extensive study on what the word behavior actually means (2009). The researchers are animal behaviorists and biologists, but the definitions…… [Read More]
Online Travel Agents and Its Impact on Old & Traditional Travel Agents
This thesis looks at the development of online tourist agents, and its impact on traditional, high street travel agents, with a focus on European consumers. Online bookings for travel and tourism are increasing at a staggering rate, worldwide, and noticeably so in Europe, and particularly ritain.
This thesis considers this development in its social and cultural context, by investigating this growth pattern, according to the analysis, and subsequent results of, a survey undertaken on the main players in the travel and tourism industry, who were interviewed at the World Travel Mart, held in London in November 2003.
The main hypotheses to be considered in this thesis, with regards to the development of online tourist agents, of which there are three main hypotheses, are that:
The characteristics of online agents are quicker, meaning that it is quicker, and often…… [Read More]
A strategic market plan is a written, long-term marketing plan covering three or more years into the future. A marketing plan is a written, short-term (tactical) marketing plan, for a period of two or fewer years into the future (Morrison, 2003). Customer's perceptions of hospitality and travel services can also be easily influenced. According to Morrison, customers use perceptual screens or filters, also known as selective exposure, to screen out the majority of the stimuli to which they are exposed. Only small portions of information from messages are retained. Customers twist information based on their perceptual biases to match their own pictures of the world. Finally, customers, through selective retention, hold on longer to information that supports their predispositions, beliefs, and attitudes.
Tourism planning combines many different elements, such as making sure that vacation and travel destinations are sustainable and attractive. According to one agency, too often tourism planning looks…… [Read More]
This process of prescreening travelers before they board the plane is one of the most important parts of the security system. Electronic Privacy Information Center, 2008); (United States Government Accountability Office, 2007) Another system which was in use since the late 1990s and discontinued after 9/11, was the Threat Image Protection -- TIP system. TSA has also implemented the PMIS or Performance Management Information System which helps to gather and retain information about screening operation of passengers and their luggage. (Electronic Privacy Information Center, 2003)
b) ole of various Federal Agencies in Airline Security: After the 9/11 attacks the federal government realized that if airline passengers were to be effectively prescreened, the vital requirements would be the availability of reliable, timely and accurate information about potential terrorists. The "no-fly list" which was used by the airlines to screen passengers prior to 9/11 was supplied by the FBI and as of…… [Read More]
The Benefits of Pursuing a Specific Hobby: Travel
There are numerous benefits to enjoying a hobby: hobbies allow one to take a break from the daily grind and find relaxation and enjoyment in a sphere that is of personal interest. Hobbies can help to eliminate stress, can serve as a challenge in which an individual tests his or her wits, skills, or ingenuity. Hobbies serve as means of getting to know other people or of finding like-minded people and bonding over the hobby. Hobbies promote mindfulness and the concept of living in the now. And hobbies can have plenty of physical benefits: they can keep the mind sharp, can keep the body in shape (especially if one’s hobby is something like hiking), and so on. There are plenty of different hobbies—from singing to playing the piano to gardening to learning languages to volunteering at a local non-profit (Stebbins, 2007). This…… [Read More]
Consider yourself warmly invited to the Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s festival is occurring from September 7th to the 17th in the wonderful city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The festival has happened year and has been very strong for more than forty years. It has become one of the largest film festivals in the entire world. It boasts nearly half a million attendees every year with about five thousand of those people being actual film professionals form the industry.
We would like to bring special attention to one of the films that will be playing at this year’s festival. That film would be the Royal Hibiscus Hotel. The film itself is set in a small town in Nigeria. We shall not spoil that surely fine film by telling you too much about it. However, we would take this opportunity to point out that it is the only Nigerian film…… [Read More]
Traveling Through the Dark darkly inspiring, lyrically lovely poem, illiam Stafford's "Traveling through the Dark" contains both literal and metaphoric imagery. The main thrust of the poem comes from the theme of death, although chance and choice also play important roles in the piece. The narrator finds a deer dead on the road and stops his car to avoid hitting it and to avoid swerving and hitting more of its kind. One of the only verbs repeated twice in the poem, "to swerve" evokes a sense of last-minute decision-making based on a combination of instinct, inbred ideas, and even logic. The narrator also notices that the deer is pregnant, its fawn "lay there waiting, / alive, never to be born." That one image and concept encompasses "Traveling through the Dark," as there is little the narrator can do to rescue the unborn yet alive organism inside the belly of the…… [Read More]
Mohammad said that the true wealth of the person is measured not only in dreams but action, which I supported publishing an environmental column in the newspaper El Vocero. The column dealt with the importance of coral preservation and education, an issue critical to the survival of a tropical island, and something I knew I could share not only through words but also through image.
My dreams get bigger by the day, as does my determination to see them through. I have come to understand, even in my early years, the important balance that exists between man and earth; if one understands the need for environmental protection, it is a matter of responsibility to share that knowledge. While I set in motion the banner I know I must carry for the preservation of the environment, I also spur others on to hold and remember the causes close to their heart,…… [Read More]
Travelling and Tourism contributes to U.S. Economy
How travelling and tourism contribute to U.S. economy
United States Department of Commerce
Commerce Department Data Show U.S. Travel and Tourism Exports Contributed $87.1 Billion to U.S. Economy in First Six Months of 2013
The official website of the U.S. Department of Commerce takes keen interest in finding who enters the country for the purpose of traveling and tourism and what is the impact of traveling on the economy of the country. The department oversees International Trade Administration. It is found that the international investors contribute multibillions to the economy of country every year. During the month of June this year, the international investors contribute about $14.6 billion. The contribution is increasing every year and from June 2012 to June 2013, the investment increased about 5%. The role of international travelers and tourists is positive on the economy of USA. Only…… [Read More]
This focus on the positive benefits of consumer word of mouth behaviour is a natural tendency. I certainly like to think that positive comments have a greater impact on my decisions than negative comments. In fact, the respondents to the survey reported that the two factors that had the biggest impact on their airline choices were comparison-shopping on the Internet (38%) and personal recommendations from an acquaintance on Facebook or Twitter (42%). but, although personal recommendations have a clear impact on choices, the question is whether positive comments have a greater impact than negative comments. This distinction has not yet been made with regard to word of mouth marketing effects. The U.S. national election in 2004 was viewed by many as the most negative in recent memory (Johnson, 2011). Why would hard-nosed politicians with limited budgets invest so much in negative advertising if positive comments had greater impact on behaviour?…… [Read More]
Not many things in recent history have brought as much controversy as the Trump Administration travel ban. Some have seen this ban as unfair and demonstrating the ugly side of the United States and its Government. There are reasons for this. The travel ban is cruel and inhumane, the Government should not support a travel ban because no one should be profiled due to race or religion, travel is a human right, and the U.S. is a safe place for refugees.
The travel ban provides much cause for concern because of the potential legality of such an extreme measure. Half a century ago, the American Government chose to outlaw the discrimination seen in the Trump travel ban. “More than 50 years ago, Congress outlawed such discrimination against immigrants based on national origin.” (Bier) Additionally the travel ban puts the United States in a bad light, as other countries may see…… [Read More]
If it isn't demons, idols, and black magic, it's sex -- the most repressed impulse in the estern-Christian tradition.
During and after his time in the court of Kubla Khan, one notices an increased tone of rationality in the narrative. Less exoticized details of the life of people in the Orient begin to emerge, such as food and clothing habit, but the earlier sensationalism is not lost entirely -- perhaps cannot be, as it is such an engrained part of the estern perspective when viewing the sights of Asia. He travels to a region he identifies as "Bengala," which according to Latham is likely Bengal but could possibly be Pegu, which was in the process of being conquered during the time of the Great Khan's court (Latham, 189). Though this passage also contains a brief and simple message about the main sources of sustenance for the people in this region,…… [Read More]
This strategy targets not only the traveler who has already made a decision to go on a vacation, but also the traveler who is only perusing the idea.
Cheap Tickets.com offers a similar service and similar e-commerce strategies. Like Orbitz, cheap tickets allows customers to run personalized searches and informs travelers about trip ideas and deals through a travel deals blog. Cheap Tickets, however, employs several different e-commerce strategies. The site offers tickets for live events, a service comparable to that of Ticketmaster. This strategy allows customers who are booking travel in a certain area to simultaneously scan for events they wish to attend and book their tickets, a convenience that Orbitz.com does not offer. Similarly, Cheap Tickets caters to customers who are looking for a last minuet deal on a destination or event with the deal of the week. By employing these strategies, the web site not only entices…… [Read More]
.....office, Trump issued an executive order banning people from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States, and simultaneously stopped accepting refugees from Syria. The affected countries included Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. Several months after the original executive order, the Trump administration removed Iraq from the list of banned countries. The executive order created a legal fiasco, a social miasma, and certain economic downturn not just for the affected nations but for the United States, too.
On its legal merits alone, the executive order has been challenged several times. Initial confusion was related to whether or not existing Green Card holders and tourist visa holders from the Muslim nations would still be permitted entry or re-entry into the United States. Similarly, there were legal questions about whether pending Green Card applications or tourist visa applications would be processed or denied outright. Other related issues included the…… [Read More]
Davis, Natalie Zemon. Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim etween Worlds. New York: Hill & Wang, 2006.
One of the most famous Shakespearean plays is Othello, but few people today are aware of the figure who inspired the central character or how any early European modern authors gained knowledge of the Muslim world.[footnoteRef:1] In her book Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim between Worlds. Natalie Zemon Davis chronicles the life of Yuhanna al-Asad al-Gharnati (also known as Ioannes Leo Africanus), who wrote a series of volumes designed to introduce the Christian reader to the Muslim way of life. His works were to become seminal texts in defining how Europeans saw the Muslim world as well as Jews and Semitic persons deemed to be 'other.' The author was a Muslim who converted to Christianity after being captured and enslaved and wrote his text under the auspices of Pope Leo X, who was fascinated…… [Read More]
Costumes and decorative arts, oral history, photographs, paintings and real objects narrate the history. Besides, toys clothing, watches, weapons, ceramics, coins, items made of glass, and lot of other items of civilization make up these objects. ("London Travel Guide," 2007) v) the National Gallery: This gallery houses one of the greatest collections of western European paintings in the world. In excess of 2300 painting adore the gallery representing the years between 1250 and 1900. In order to provide assistance to the visitors, various trails and audio guides are given. enowned painter's collection includes those of Monet, embrandt, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Van Gogh's Sunflowers and John Constable's "The Hay Wain" constitute part of the Collection. Besides, there are collections of other painters such as Michaelangelo and Van Dyck. (vi) Big Ben: This is a must-see in London which is a famous clock tower with Victorian Gothic structure which houses about…… [Read More]
Direct Strategy Fun Games Travel, Inc.
REGARDING INFORMATION ABOUT THREE GROUPS OF FORTY TO PARK CITY LODGE
Dear Mr. Jones,
There is a growing interest in Park City Lodge and all of the amazing opportunities and amenities that the facility has to offer for large size groups, such as our planned tours of forty members. This upcoming ski season is bound to be an exciting one, and I was hoping that Park City Lodge could serve as the possible location for our upcoming group travel packages.
Fun Games Travel, Inc. is an emerging travel agency that specializes in planning group trips with plenty of exciting activities along the way. Due to the growing demand for travel to the most pristine and engaging ski locations, Fun Games Travel is planning on setting up travel packages to Magic Mountain, one of the best ski grounds in the region. Due to the proximity…… [Read More]
TIU Travel PLC was created in a merger between First Choice Holidays PLC and the Tourism division of TIU AG. Their goal was to establish the largest firm for regional European Airlines. They currently own 8 carriers and severe a total of 150 destinations in 9 different European countries. (Market Overview 2013) (About Us 2013)
Moreover, they have other segments they are serving to improve the travel experience for its customers. The most notable include: accommodations / destinations and recreational activities. These areas are designed to provide them with a much better experience and enhance the kinds of services they are receiving as a part of their vacation. To determine the fiscal position of the firm requires focusing on the current, OC, Gearing and interest to cover ratios for the last two years. Together, these variables will illustrate if the business model is economically viable and its long-term impact on…… [Read More]
Eye Has to Travel
hat is the name of the exhibit / film you chose to analyze?
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
hat feature of fashion or textiles does it highlight?
The film discusses many aspects of the fashion industry, particularly the influence of the woman Diana Vreeland who was said to have set the standard for fashion for decades. Mostly highlighted is the idea of Vreeland's that above all else fashion should be exciting and interesting and most importantly never, ever boring.
Describe at least four different examples and use fiber information as well as descriptive terms learned in class. rite a minimum of six sentences to describe each example.
Velvet: Vreeland once used her column to advice people to wear "violet velvet mittens with everything." Velvet is a kind of fabric which is woven and the threads are cut evenly to make a distinctive feeling which…… [Read More]
Gulliver's Travels," "Tartuffe," "Madame Bovary," "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," & "Things Fall Apart"
The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and compare how the theme(s) of "Things Fall Apart" by Achebe relate to the theme and/or storylines of "Gulliver's Travels," by Swift, "Tartuffe," by Moliere, "Madame Bovary," by Flaubert, and "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" by Tolstoy. All these authors use their works to "expose and alter the fundamental moral codes that determine political systems and social mores" (Levine 136).
POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL MORES
Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe is a novel about an African family named Okonkwo, who try to fit in to the white man's society. However, their own society was balanced, happy, and complete, and they did not really need to fit in with the white man. hen they did, it ultimately destroyed their society, and way of life.
Gulliver's Travels," by…… [Read More]
The Trump Era travel ban has ruffled a lot of feathers. People suggest the travel ban goes against the rights of U.S. citizens, residents, and people on visa. President Donald Trump’s actions has led to fierce criticism on both the Republic and Democratic sides as well as bring about legal challenges. Many Americans agree that the temporary banning of refugees and immigration from specific countries is wrong. They agree because they feel it is not necessary in guaranteeing the safety of the United States. While the travel ban allows some Americans to feel safe during an age where terrorism dominates, it creates racial tension and hatred; additionally, banning certain countries or immigration has been done in the United States before, showing a dark side to the nation.
Terrorism is a prevailing topic across the globe. From London to France, terrorism and immigration problems have generated an uneasy atmosphere that has…… [Read More]
Having plenty of time left until we were to meet back with the group and driver, my friend exclaimed, "Oh let's ride a camel!"
She pointed to an area where local men offered tourists rides on the classic desert creature. Her mother took the lead and asked one of the men how much the rides cost.
'Free to go, madam. Special for you."
"How much does it cost?" she reiterated, suspiciously aware that nothing in life is ever free.
"Free, free, you get on!" The man almost shouted at her but smiled gently at the same time.
She shrugged her shoulders, watching a couple of other tourists looking giddily happy on board their beasts of burden. Everyone seemed happy. Maybe this was just one of those nice gestures governments do to promote tourism, lik 'Alright," she said, for all three of us. She gestured to me and my friend.
"Yes,…… [Read More]
Traveling outside one's own homeland will present certain challenges if not problems. It is important to realize that the world is a diverse place where many standards of action vary from place to place. This variance requires an individual wishing to navigate a culture without issue to inform himself of the cultural differences that may arise in this advancement.
The purpose of this essay is to examine the role of females in Saudi Arabia to contextualize the larger argument of the importance of knowledge in dealing with foreign cultures and scenarios. This examination will demonstrate how the culture of Saudi Arabia contributes to the general interpretations of gender role expectations and affect our own personal behavior. This essay will examine if these occurrences rest upon social class as a factor for promoting our acceptance.
Pejman (2004) described the situation for women in Saudi Arabia as complex and very…… [Read More]
panther, by Reiner Maria Rilke and Travelling through the Dark, by William Stafford, are two poems about wild animals and the effects of human kind's interference into their existence. In the case of Rilke's poem, the interaction is intentional: the man has locked one of the most impressive creatures in the wild, a panther, behind bars. In the second poem, the interaction is unintentional: the narrator finds a road kill in the dark, a deer. Even if so different, the animals are symbols for the same world: the world of wilderness.
The Panther, expresses the image such an impressive creature as a panther evokes when seen behind bars. The eyes of the panther draw the onlooker, leaving a lasting impression on him. One of the most powerful gazes in the animal world has lost its meaning for the one who sees it behind bars. It is as if the world,…… [Read More]
Explain the Securities and Exchange Commission's rationale to charge Cardillo executives with each of the following violations:
Making false representations to outside auditors
Without a doubt, executives of Cardillo Travel Systems made incorrect accounting transactions. As a result, this gave rise to false representations to external auditors. The rational for the SEC to charge these executives with this particular violation is linked to Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Under Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In accordance to this guideline, the SEC expects the company's management to be accountable for maintaining an internal control system over financial report. This is so as to offer sensible guarantee with respect to the reliability of preparing and reporting of financial statements for external users of such statements, comprising of the external auditors (SEC, 2007).
Failing to maintain accurate financial records
Management of a company is…… [Read More]
As it had been said earlier, people would rather take their own car or rent a car when going on a trip. In most cases, this leaves them with more money spent, and a greater risk of being part of an accident. In comparison, those that choose to travel by plane are much more relaxed and can enjoy being driven by a professional pilot that is experienced in avoiding dangerous situations. In contrast, almost anyone that has a driver's license can drive a car, regardless of their experience. From that, one can understand that it is much safer to be a plane passenger than it is to be a car passenger.
There are far more chances of a car crashing into another than there are of a plane crashing into another. hile the air traffic is constantly controlled by experts, the land traffic is rarely controlled by policemen.
hen planning…… [Read More]
Top Travel Marketing Plan
"Explore the world on your terms"
Top Travel is a well established travel agency which cares not only to satisfy the most specific needs of its wide customer base, but also to understand the forces affecting the domestic and global tourist sector and to integrate well crafted responses to these new challenges in the services it provides to its clients. Top Travel's slogan "Explore the world on your terms" invites customers to create the journey of their dreams, aligned with their preferences, time availability, financial constraints and unique needs and guarantees that the company will provide all the necessary and customized support in this sense. The company targets middle income consumers, of all ages and both familiarized with technology as well as using the more traditional methods and its ultimate scope is that of delivering customized, complete and current travel options to all customers, be these…… [Read More]
It states how airlines knowing the risk of pulmonary embolism had completely avoided "providing the proper seats, equipment and warnings to the traveling public who are totally within their care and control while on board the aircraft" (Louis S. Franecke, Esq.).
Out of the three websites, the last one which I visited was a long read and the information in it did not relate to my situation. It was focused more upon the fact that air travel increases the risk of pulmonary embolism but the airlines did nothing to solve the issue. Although it did deal with air travel and pulmonary embolism, the information in it was not well presented and it addressed to other issues not related to me. I spent about 1 hour reading through the three websites. The second website, being the news article did address to my issue but to check whether it had anything to…… [Read More]
Contemporary agency theory dictates that managers only act in the interest of maximizing shareholder (owner) wealth (Roberts, 2004). This standard can be reasonably viewed as the minimum ethical standard that the president of a company should have. Taking this view, Thomas Koltun is essentially in damage control mode. Because of the mistakes of the company in the past, Koltun is faced with significant downside risk from mishandling this situation. It could also be reasonably argued that Thomas Koltun still bears responsibility for the original ethical imperatives that the company has had all along as the result of bringing the Travel-Lite to market. If three-quarters of these products are as yet unaccounted for, then the company still bears ethical obligations as defined by the CPSC with regards in particular to consumers.
There are serious implications associated with a mishandling of these obligations. The company has suffered ethical failures in relation to…… [Read More]
Other aircrafts in the category of A380, produced in the last few years, included the A350, oeing 777, oeing 787 and the other 747's. GKN and other similarly-motivated companies have been focused on reducing harmful acoustic emissions of aircraft jet engines (Hilpern).
UK Prime Minister Tony lair endorsed the report made by economist Sir Nicholas Stern on October 30, 2006 about the global economy shrinking by 20% because of global warming (C News 2007). In his 700-page study, Stern said, however, that taking appropriate measures now would incur only 1% of the world's gross domestic product. Prime Minister lair used the scientific evidence on global warming from Stern's report to describe the phenomenon as "overwhelming" and its consequences as "disastrous." At about the same time, the United Nations released information on the rising volume of emissions of greenhouse gases, which would affect rich countries more. Among the most immediate responses…… [Read More]
Marketing Plan for Travel Today Agency
The market segmentation that Travel Today will adopt is geared towards enabling the agency define its target customers and minimize on time and cost by capitalizing on the defined target market. The company will, in this respect, target the holiday goers especially during the summer holidays when the South American coasts and Brazil are famous destinations. The agency will hence negotiate for group discounts in order to create a bigger customer base among the holiday goers whom would consider it worthy cutting any costs for more money to spend at the holiday destination. Psychographic segmentation will also apply in this aspect as the agency will be covering the Cuban route bearing the recent political developments and the ultimate lifting of embargoes and sanctions to the country. The psychographic factors take into account the social class, personality and lifestyle of the intended target…… [Read More]
These "worlds" are not definitive however but suggestive of how women in particular view themselves. The "worlds" can be the cause of racial, or cultural, or professional, or mere idiosyncratic in nature. Nonetheless, they are the primary structures we as humans are found in socially and intrapersonally. And since this helps shape values and personal esteem, it is important to try and understand other "worlds." For one, understanding other "worlds" helps break down cultural and racial barriers built up by isolation and an "outsider" mentality.
Unfortunately, in these "worlds" very little interaction is typically engaged. And not just that, but when "worlds" are developed based on an inferiority stemming from racial divides-in this case that of Lugones' family in an Anglo-centric society-then poor loving relations are established. So, Lugones finds that in order to reaffirm loving relationships where arrogant perceptions prevail, first, one must employ "world"-traveling. This is an exercise…… [Read More]
4. Number of vendors
The article editing operations would be offered by the same vendor offering the research operations.
4.5. Timeline for the contracting process
In a context in which the magazine is published once a month, the editing of the articles would be expected to be completed within a week, normally the third week of the month, after the two weeks of research are completed.
5. Photography Operations
5.1. Preliminary performance targets
The foreign contractor in charge of photography operations is to ensure that the following performance targets are met:
The photographs are clear and reveal the touristy destination
The photographs are relevant to the article presented
The luminosity of the photographs is adequate
The interference of the photographer is minimal. It is as such accepted that the photographer addressed luminosity or clarity issues, but he cannot insert new elements in a picture.
5.2. The type of contract
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Bringing Quality Back to Commercial Air Travel
In 1988, ten years after deregulation of the aviation industry in the U.S., Gourdin's article titled "Bringing Quality Back to Commercial Air Travel" was published in the Transportation Journal. The article gives a good overview into the way that the aviation industry has developed following deregulation. The article focuses on quality issues, demonstrating the way in which interpretation and satisfaction of quality issues varies across the three main stakeholders; the carriers themselves, passengers, and the government (Gourdin, 1988). This is an interesting piece written by the author using their knowledge, therefore, when reviewing this article it should be noted that it is more of an opinion piece rather than a research article found in peer reviewed journals.
When examining the article, it maybe argued that although Gourdin obviously has a strong knowledge of the airline industry, and the way it operates, that…… [Read More]
To meet their needs in this regard, I'll provide them with a liaison during every part of their journey. I will for example ensure that a particular flight attendant on every flight will meet them and help the family find the correct connection for their continuing journey. In the case of their arrival, I will ensure that an airport official will meet them at the airport and ensure their safe arrival at their accommodation. I will do the same in the case of hotels and specific activities. During each leg of the journey, I will ensure a guide to help the family arrive safely, enjoy their activities, and return at the correct times for everything they planned. During the journey, it is also possible that my clients will be in need of child care facilities. I will therefore ensure that all the appointed assistants will be aware of how to…… [Read More]
This interest has pushed me to go a step further in gaining knowledge and familiarity to different places. Thus, it is time for me to travel. My first destination was my Motherland, Iran.
Well, maybe it was not enough that my parents brought me up with the kind of upbringing similar to that of a normal Iranian family. Perhaps, it was not even enough that I practice my Muslim faith to the kind of living life as it requires. Something was probably missing or lacking in all of this. At this point, it's time to experience the real thing. Having a chance to travel is both a fulfillment and a big leap in my life. It is a defining moment, wherein I am able to entirely decide the path that I want to take.
During my first travel I was able to have this great opportunity in meeting two great…… [Read More]
The key to understanding this quotation and its relevance to a shift in mindset is to deconstruct Nietzsche's conceit regarding the ocean, in which he implies there is an abundance of experiences (literally, entire depths) that most people never plunge into and merely ride the crest of, experiencing a mere surface-level of emotions and perceptions. There are other people, the philosopher implies, who know how to plummet what little experiences they have for all that they are worth. These are the people who have trained their mind to perceive things, the world and their particular space in it, and who can prove the fact that people can surely find that which they seek -- but only once they have decided to seek for it.
In conclusion, while it is true that a shift in mindset is directly responsible for a greater attunement to one's surroundings, an ability to get in…… [Read More]
boom of commercial air travel peaked in the late sixties and early seventies, the cost levied by the most popular and powerful airlines had virtually no standard of limitation. There was little competition in Great Britain for economic command of the air industry. British Parliament's cozy relationship with British Airways ensured a monopolistic situation in which the consumer was not offered the advantages of a competitive market. This changed for a brief period in 1971 when Freddie Laker, former managing director of British United Airways, unveiled some of the groundbreaking features of his fledgling Laker Airways.
Freddie Laker, millionaire maverick of commercial traveling, fashioned his airline around a fleet of modern jet airliners, derived of the highest technological standards of the time. This did not prevent him from providing stripped down, affordable flights. Laker's entrepreneurial notion, pioneering in its execution of the obvious and necessary, set out "to launch a…… [Read More]
Nor did prospects improve for Hudson upon his return to England. There, Hudson was arrested in England for illegally sailing for the Dutch, and was accused of treason, a charge of which he was eventually cleared (Chadwick, 1997, "Henry Hudson's third voyage").
Charting unknown waters was difficult and dangerous during this era of European exploration. It was impossible to accurately determine longitude "Most sailors relied on 'dead reckoning' - the pilot's estimated ship's speed through the use of a logline," a "line with knots in it and a weighted wooden float attached to the end" (Chadwick, 1997, "Henry Hudson: Hudson's background and early years"). The other navigational tools available were a magnetic compass, using the North Star as a guide, and determining latitude through a quadrant, using "a plumb line" that "would hang straight down over the curved area to indicate the height of the [North] star in degrees (equivalent…… [Read More]
In this interpretation Heitler accepts the modified Copenahgenist observer created reality, but adds that the act of observation dissolves the barrier between observer and the observed. The observer is a necessary part of the whole. Once observed, the object is now an inseparable part of the observer (leuler). Arntz addresses this bridge between the observer, the observer, and reality by asking "why aren't we magicians?"; indeed, if we create our reality and can change our reality simply through the act of how we perceive it, and how we choose to perceive it, we should be able shape our world and our place in our world. In Arntz' way, he is offering to the reader what so many self-help gurus have done -- put responsibility for one's reality in the hands of the person living that particular reality, and saying, 'here you go, you can change it.' Empowering, yes….but is it…… [Read More]
As anyone who is arrested by law enforcement must be made aware of their basic civil rights. At which point, you have the option of determining if: you would like to talk to law enforcement alone or with your lawyer present during all questioning. You would then be booked and transferred to the jail, awaiting your preliminary hearing before the courts. ("Rights of the Accused," 2008)
Once this begins, is the point that a suspect can challenge their detention and question the fact that they may be innocent. Where, the judge will listen to arguments from both sides, to determine if there were any possible abuses that are: occurring and the preponderance of evidence against them. If there is sufficient evidence, they will set a trial date and listen to bail requests from the defense. Depending upon the severity of the crime and the possibility that the defendant could be…… [Read More]
he idea of the communication failure between Gregor and his family is emphasized through the use of a very powerful metaphor, i.e. he doors in Gregor's room. Gregor's room is both a safe retreat and a place of complete isolation from his family, similarly to how the author himself took refuge from his father in his room. In fact, Gregor's room can be deconstructed as a symbol for Kafka's own life in his father's house; in this sense, the room becomes an escape in both cases. In Gregor's case, the room symbolizes his escape in both instances of his life; as a young man, he retreats to his room where he is at the same time hidden from and harassed by his family. Secondly, as a bug, he finds shelter in his room which also acts as his prison as he is no longer able to exit without his family's…… [Read More]
Greyhound is part of the travel services industry, providing intercity travel within the United States as well as travel packages and mail services. The environment that Greyhound operates in his been effected by the events of September 11. The safety concerns, the decline in air travel and the decline in international travel creates opportunities for Greyhound. In the current environment, there would be increased interest in travel arrangements other than air travel. This creates an opportunity for Greyhound to take advantage of the situation and promote its services. The main problem that Greyhound faces is how to maintain current demand after the environment has stabilized. After analyzing the various problems and the future scenarios the recommendation is that Greyhound expand its services and create an extensive marketing campaign to promote its services. To ensure that increased demand is maintained there should also be a focus on ensuring new customers become…… [Read More]