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Tag: tourism

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Study: travel agents have disappeared and that’s a bad thing

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Research shows that humans benefit more from interacting with people than with computers, and that human interaction is extremely important to travel experiences, said Xinran Lehto, professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Boat on the beach: Americans have 705 million unused vacation days

How to Avoid Pushy Salespeople on Your Next Vacation

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Heading to a tropical island? Taking a cruise? Traveling to a large city? As you stroll the beach, explore the local markets, partake in a port excursion, or even just walk down the street, chances are good you will encounter one or more pushy sales people. From taxi-drivers to street performers, unwanted attention from “micro-traders” […]

Sustainable Travel

Hospitality and Tourism Management professor makes case for sustainable travel

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Vacation hot spots are being overrun by tourists. This is of no surprise to Purdue Professor Jonathon Day, a leading researcher on sustainable travel.

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