International Hospitality Review: Volume 34 Issue 1 , Open Access


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Digital marketing and tourism: opportunities for Africa

Kezia Herman Mkwizu

The purpose of this paper is to explore digital marketing and tourism with a focus on opportunities with a case study of Africa, motivated by developments in tourism particularly…


Students’ perceptions and behavior toward on-campus foodservice operations

Ruth Annette Smith, Andrea White-McNeil, Faizan Ali

The purpose of this paper is to determine the students’ perceptions of an on-campus foodservice operation at an identified historically black college and university (HBCU) and its…


Factors influencing consumers' rejection to smartphone transactions in the lodging industry

Stephanie Bae, Jun Mo Kwon, Alyssa Bosley

The main purpose of this study is to investigate what affects a customer's decision to use the hotel smartphone applications when he/she makes a room reservation.


Culinary fans vs culinary critics: characteristics and behavior

Robin M. Back, Bendegul Okumus, Asli D.A. Tasci

The purpose of the current study is to profile Orlando and Florida culinary fans and compare them to culinary critics on several factors, including sociodemographics…


Improving human–robot interactions in hospitality settings

Galen R. Collins

Service robotics, a branch of robotics that entails the development of robots able to assist humans in their environment, is of growing interest in the hospitality industry…


Demographic factors and travel motivation among leisure tourists in Tanzania

Nasra Shoka Kara, Kezia Herman Mkwizu

To examine demographic factors and travel motivations among leisure tourists in Tanzania. Specifically by examining the influence of demographic factors on travel motivation among…


Double down: economic downturn and increased competition impacts on casino gaming and employment

Byron Marlowe, Tianshu Zheng, John Farrish, Jesus Bravo, Victor Pimentel

The purpose of this study was to create a more balanced, comprehensive and valid illustration of the relationships between casino gaming volume and employment during economic…