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Publication date: 1 January 2005

Patrick De Groote

Since the Great Exhibition of London (1851) approx. 75 Expos have been held worldwide. They are regulated by the BIE in Paris. An Expo is a show case of technological…

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Since the Great Exhibition of London (1851) approx. 75 Expos have been held worldwide. They are regulated by the BIE in Paris. An Expo is a show case of technological progress, represented in pavilions. Until 1873 a unique building hosted the exhibits. Later the Exposites were located extramuros, and sometimes afterwards redeveloped into a leisure or science park or a multifunctional urbanised area. Mostly Expos have a positive effect for the city and the region on income, employment and infrastructure. The impact on culture, science, technology and tourism is also very important. However, Expos can generate an increase in prices, overcrowding and even environmental damage. Several Expos were even a financial disaster! The post‐event depression was certainly the case for many Expos. Expos still bear witness to their era and that they have tried to maintain the harmony and peace between people. Still they have opportunities for communication, investments, development, trade and tourism. The case study focus on the successsfull Expo 1992 in Seville.

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Tourism Review, vol. 60 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Patrick De Groote

In this article the development of the Olympic Games (the biggest mega sport event ever) will be described as an interesting case in the sport‐tourism relationship. The…

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In this article the development of the Olympic Games (the biggest mega sport event ever) will be described as an interesting case in the sport‐tourism relationship. The Olympics are indeed the biggest show on earth … the most participants in history, … spectators on site and the greatest television audience ever. This marriage of convenience between sport and tourism will be explored and examplified, first in general and second by means of on historical overview (of the Summer and Winter Games) and the economic impact of the Olympic Games.

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Tourism Review, vol. 60 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Publication date: 1 March 1983

Patrick De Groote

The expansion of tourism, especially marked since the 1960's, has impinged to a greater or lesser degree on everyone's life, even if only to the extent of being one in the…

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The expansion of tourism, especially marked since the 1960's, has impinged to a greater or lesser degree on everyone's life, even if only to the extent of being one in the crowd on a popular best. Because of its enormous impact on everyday life the phenomenon of tourism has, slowly but surely, become a subject of scientific research, with special interest for geographers.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 38 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 March 1995

Patrick De Groote and Myriam Eerlingen

In this article, the authors want to present a general view of the evolution and the actual situation of the hotel business in Brussels by analysing data about supply…

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In this article, the authors want to present a general view of the evolution and the actual situation of the hotel business in Brussels by analysing data about supply, demand, quality of the hotels, price level and hotel organisation. Furthermore, specific attention is devoted to the hotel crisis, its causes, consequences and possible solutions.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 50 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 January 1994

Patrick De Groote and Mrs. F. Nicasi

In this article the authors analyse an alternative, new and attractive formula on the tourism market, with a case‐study for Belgium.

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In this article the authors analyse an alternative, new and attractive formula on the tourism market, with a case‐study for Belgium.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 49 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 April 1990

Patrick De Groote

Tourism is one of the fastest growing, dynamic service activities. As a result there is a growing demand for able tourism managers with a specialist training that until…

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Tourism is one of the fastest growing, dynamic service activities. As a result there is a growing demand for able tourism managers with a specialist training that until now was almost non‐existent in Belgium. Moreover when appointing someone on a managerial or board level in tourism in its widest sense an economic background is normally preferred. This led to the setting up of the specialization course Tourism (a full time 1 year programme in Dutch) with the following aims:

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The Tourist Review, vol. 45 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 March 1999

Hans‐Ruedi Müller and Martin L. Fontanari

Zusammenfassung Die vorliegenden Ergebnisse des “Workshop 2” verdeutlichen, daß intensiv nach einem gemeinsamen Verständnis zur strategischen Tourismuspolitik in…

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Zusammenfassung Die vorliegenden Ergebnisse des “Workshop 2” verdeutlichen, daß intensiv nach einem gemeinsamen Verständnis zur strategischen Tourismuspolitik in Abgrenzung der Felder Tourismuspolitik (policy) und — Strategie gesucht und dieses Verständnis in den genannten Modellen festgehalten wurde. Trotzdem haben gerade die Fallbeispiele gezeigt, daß jede spezifische Situation verschieden handzuhaben ist und deshalb auch unterschiedliche methodische Ansätze zur Analyse der Fallstudie herangezogen worden sind. Auch konnte die Begriffsverwendung von Tourismus‐politik und Strategie nicht immer eindeutig zugeordnet werden. Ein allgemein gltiges Rahmenmodell — wie in Kapitel 3 und vier aufgezeigt — ist deshalb nur erschwert im Detail darstellbar. Zur Notwendigkeit einer strategischen Tourismuspolitik ist insgesamt eine große Übereinstimmung festzuhalten.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 54 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 April 1994

Claude Kaspar

Nach 1953 ist die Internationale Vereinigung wissen‐schaftlicher Fremdenverkehrsexperten zum zweiten Mal in Wien zum jährlichen Kongress versammelt. Damals nach Kriegsende…

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Nach 1953 ist die Internationale Vereinigung wissen‐schaftlicher Fremdenverkehrsexperten zum zweiten Mal in Wien zum jährlichen Kongress versammelt. Damals nach Kriegsende ging es darum, einem langsam wiedererstarkten Tourismus eine solide wissenschaftliche Basis zu geben. Es waren auch die Tourismuswissenschafter der klassischen Fremdenverkehrsländer Italien, Spanien, Österreich und der Schweiz, welche sich 1949 erstmals in der Schweiz trafen, um diesem Vorhaben eine konkrete Struktur zu geben. Prof. Paul Bernecker, als einer dieser Promotoren — genannt seien hier die andern: Prof. Walter Hunziker (bis 1973 Präsident), Prof. Kurt Krapf (erster Generalsekretär) und Prof. Angelo Mariotti — übernahm es, den Wiener Kongress zu organisieren. Er war dem Thema “Marktforschung und Werbung im Fremdenverkehr” gewidmet, übrigens ein nach wie vor aktuelles Thema, auch wenn die Terminologie heute in Marketing bzw. Marktbearbeitung oder Kommunikationspolitik erweitert wurde.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 49 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 17 December 2008

Lynn Owens

This article analyzes the decline of the Amsterdam squatters’ movement, examining not why the movement declined, but how. I argue decline is a critical moment for…

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This article analyzes the decline of the Amsterdam squatters’ movement, examining not why the movement declined, but how. I argue decline is a critical moment for activists, one full of creative action. Decline is a defining moment through which the present, past, and future are interpreted. Narratives are key to understanding this process. As the movement emergence narrative declined, competing narratives of decline emerged. The widening chasm between the initial story and the movement's status compelled activists to choose between saving the movement or the narrative. I identify four critical moments during the movement's response to decline: they initially deny decline; after admitting decline, they debate tactics, followed by debating identities; and finally they demand decline as the only solution for the movement's problem. The movement moves through a process of increasing exclusion, working to resolve internal contradictions defined by the original narrative and identity.

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Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
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ISBN: 978-1-84663-892-3

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Publication date: 1 April 1949

It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing…

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It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing fields but who have a common interest in the means by which information may be collected and disseminated to the greatest advantage. Lists of its members have, therefore, a more than ordinary value since they present, in miniature, a cross‐section of institutions and individuals who share this special interest.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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