International Journal of Tourism & Hospitality Reviews 2018-12-15T22:50:21+00:00 Dr. Mukhles Al- Ababneh Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal of Tourism &amp; Hospitality Reviews [eISSN 2395-7654] aims to&nbsp;publish most updated research results, reviews, news on recent development in travel &amp; tourism studies, hospitality studies, aviation studies and related domains.&nbsp;</p> 3rd International Research conference on Ecotourism & Environment (Souvenier) 2018-12-15T22:50:21+00:00 Ashwani Kumar Dubey <p><strong>Object:</strong> To provide a platform to Vice Chancellors, Educational Administrators, College Principals, Deans, Professors, Readers, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Scientists, Environmentalist, Researchers, Young scientists and Post Graduate Students to disseminate knowledge related to&nbsp;Ecotourism &amp; Environment.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Theme</strong>: To take some positive steps towards improving our Ecotourism &amp; Environment for future generation.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Goal</strong>: The moral obligation to act sustainably as an obligation to protect the natural processes that form the context of human life and culture, emphasizing those large biotic and abiotic systems essential to human life, health, and flourishing culture. Ecotourism and Environment, which are understood as dynamic, self-organizing systems humans have evolved within, must remain 'healthy' if humans are to thrive. The principal goal of this conference will be to present some of the latest outstanding breakthroughs in Ecotourism and Environment, to bring together both young and experienced scientists from all regions of the world, and to open up avenues for research collaborations at regional and global level.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>The general topics covered in conference will be as under:</strong></p> <p><strong>Ecotourism</strong> is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism. <strong>Ecosystem: </strong>Aquatic, Terrestrial and Areal ecosystem, Ecology, Ecosystem and its conservation measure. &nbsp;<strong>Wildlife: </strong>Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation, Endangered, Threatened and Endemic Species Conservation, Strategy for wildlife conservation.</p> <p><strong>National and World Heritage: </strong>Heritage and Tourism, Importance of tourist, Tourist need, Eco-Tourism.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Technological Approach for sustainable development</strong>: Method and Technique for Ecotourism and Environment management, Bio-indicator, Application of bio-technology, Rural bio-technology, Tools and technique, Bio-markers, Climate change and Ecosystem management. Role of N.G.O. for Ecotourism, Environment, Wildlife and Heritage conservation<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>The general topics covered in the conference: </strong>Research Needs in Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>Research Needs in Environment conservation<strong>, </strong>Action plane for Ecotourism and Environment<strong>, </strong>Policy in Ecotourism and Environment conservation<strong>, </strong>Sustainable Ecotourism Development<strong>, </strong>Guide and Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>Role of NGO in Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>Community based Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>Role of Biodiversity in Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>Needs of Stakeholders for Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>International and National Heritage conservation<strong>, </strong>Assessment of Environmental impacts of Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>The Existing Knowledge of Ecotourism<strong>, </strong>Biological and Ecological Impact of Tourism<strong>, </strong>Pollution in Tourism area<strong>, </strong>Environmental study of Tourism area<strong>, </strong>Natural resource management<strong>, </strong>Wildlife and Forest conservation<strong>, </strong>Technological Approach Lab to Land.</p> 2018-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERPRETATION MEDIA AND TOURISTS’ SATISFACTION WITH MOVIE INDUCED TOURISM IN KENYA 2018-12-15T22:50:21+00:00 Muchiri Murithi Justus Damiannah M. Kieti Rita W. Nthiga <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This paper is anchored on the findings of a study that sought to assess the availability of interpretation media in movie induced tourism and its effect on tourists’ satisfaction in Kenya.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The study adopted explanatory and descriptive research designs. The study targeted 1,318 tourists from Karen Blixen Museum where the movie “Out of Africa” was filmed and Samburu County where the movie “The White Maasai” was filmed. In addition, a total of 658 bloggers airing their views on the filming locations were targeted. Simple random sampling and convenience sampling techniques were used to sample 345tourists and 221 bloggers, respectively. Structured closed-ended questionnaires were employed in collecting data.</p> <p><strong>Main Findings:</strong> Findings from regression model showed that interpretation services had a positive and significant effect on tourists satisfaction (β = 0.647, p&lt; 0.000).Based on the study findings and subsequent discussions, this paper concludes that the availability of interpretation media is effective in enhancing tourists’ understanding and appreciation of the destination being visited. Specifically, availability of guards in Karen Blixen Museum and Samburu and other interpretation media enhanced tourist experience and a majority were satisfied.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> The findings can be used to improve practice by encouraging tour guides to have a clear knowledge of a destination to be able to guide tourist and facilitate the offering of quality products. It is therefore important to have interpretation services since they contribute to tourist satisfaction.</p> <p><strong>Novelty:</strong> The study contributes to the creation of additional knowledge to the field of movie-induced tourism thus enhancing the understanding of the nature and characteristics of movie-induced tourism.</p> 2018-11-17T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##