International Journal of Tourism & Hospitality Reviews http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr <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> GIAP Journals en-US International Journal of Tourism & Hospitality Reviews 2395-7654 <p>Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> MULTI-AIRPORT SYSTEMS AS A GLOBAL TOURISM PHENOMENON: A CRITICAL REVIEW AND A NEW CONCEPT http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.611 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong>The main objective of the present study is to shed light on the different dimensions and international experiences of the multi-airport system including the Egyptian experience in this regard.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong>The methodology of the study depends on the researcher's own critical review based on his scientific background on the phenomenon of multi-airport systems through survey in secondary and primary data.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong>Finally, the study presented a new comprehensive concept of the multi-airport system. The importance and originality of the current research is to ameliorate the concept of multiple-airport system in light of displaying some of international experiences.</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong>The transition from single-airport to multi-airport systems is going to be a basic tool by which air transportation systems will be able to meet future demand. There are many experiences related to the failure and success of managing the multi-airport systems worldwide.</p> Dr. Farouk Abdelnabi Hassanein Attaalla ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2019-02-24 2019-02-24 6 1 01 11 10.18510/ijthr.2019.611 ECOTOURISM POTENTIALS OF THE MAJANG FOREST BIOSPHERE RESERVE. GAMBELLA, SOUTH WEST ETHIOPIA http://giapjournals.com/index.php/ijthr/article/view/ijthr.2019.612 <p><strong>Purpose</strong> – the purpose of this study was to identify ecotourism potentials of the Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve.</p> <p><strong>Methodology </strong>– The study employed qualitative research approach using an exploratory research design. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and focus group discussion besides to field observations. Accordingly, key informants interviewees were held with 12 villages senior leaders (n=60), key informants from 6 departments (n=30) and NGO experts (n=5). Altogether, 95 respondents were involved in this study</p> <p><strong>Findings </strong>– The results of this research revealed that fauna and flora (87%), water bodies (waterfalls, rivers, and lakes) (82%), cultural attractions (54%), manmade attractions as well as historical sites are found to be the major ecotourism potentials of the Biosphere Reserve.</p> <p><strong>Originality </strong>– The study provides complied information of ecotourism potentials of the Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve, which has not been explored before. It enhances the concept of ecotourism and level of understanding of stakeholders in ecotourism potentials of the biosphere. Its findings contributes to better conservation of the biosphere reserve through creating awareness and commitment to decision makers, politicians, experts, leaders, eco-tourists, local community, etc.</p> <p><strong>Social Implications</strong> - Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve has endowed numerous ecotourism potentials. However, the flow of eco-tourists to the destination and ecotourism activities are very weak. As a result, local communities living around biosphere reserve are less benefited from the ecotourism development. This study promotes ecotourism potentials of the biosphere reserve. It enhances the benefit of local communities through ecotourism activities like tour guiding association, beekeeping, souvenir shops, cultural shows, horse riding services, offering cultural foods, drinks and dressings.</p> <p><strong>Limitations</strong> – Further deep study is vital to identify more ecotourism potentials. Promotion and marketing strategies need to be adopted and promoted wherein using internet, big hoardings, billboards, posters, and travel desks. Infrastructures should be improved eco-friendly to facilitate ecotourism activities.</p> Selemon Thomas Fakana Chiranjib Kumar Choudhary Alemken Berihun Mengist ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2019-02-25 2019-02-25 6 1 12 19 10.18510/ijthr.2019.612