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Q1. Preparing to Travel

What do you do to prepare to travel? Do you prepare the same whether you are traveling in the US or internationally? What lessons have you learned over the years while traveling that you want to share with others so they don’t make the same mistakes?

Q2. Rules of Conduct

If you were traveling in a foreign country, what would be some of the rules of conduct you would follow? Give some examples. Do you research a destination before you arrive to know what to or not to do? What are some useful websites to help enhance your travel experience?

Q3. Long Term Results

Discussion Question – Long Term Results

What might be the long-term results of mass tourism in developing nations? Are they all positive? What can a developing nation do to reduce the potential negative impacts?

Q4. Culture

Discussion Question – Culture

Give examples of the cultural differences among the peoples of the world. What kinds of cultural resources should be developed for tourism? Cite some examples of anthropography in various parts of the world. What is meant by “ethnic composition of the population?”

Q5. Understanding the Customer

Discussion Question – Understanding the Customer

Explain why understanding our customers or consumers is so important to success in tourism. What can we learn from their spending behaviors? They purchasing history? What would you want a business to know about you before you become a customer of theirs?

List some of the advantages of having satisfied, enthusiastic travelers and guests. How would you rate word-of-mouth advertising?

Describe how understanding consumer needs and wants are related to tourists’ psychology of behavior.

Q6. Transportation

Discussion Question – Transportation

Describe the effects of industrialization, urbanization, and improved transportation on travel opportunities for the middle classes. Are these forces effective today?