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There is no sun without a shadow and vice versa: coastal tourism in Latvia

May 20, 2021

There is no sun without a shadow and vice versa. The pressure of epidemiological safety restrictions has created quite doom view in regards of coastal tourism in the bigger resorts and mass tourism destinations in Latvia. However, many coastal tourism companies in periphery, probably, experienced …

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Changing rooms on the sandy beach.

The value of Tourism & Recreation

May 11, 2021

Economic value The sector has an immense economic value in the Netherlands. The expenditure related to tourism & recreation amounted to 91.2 billion euros in 2019, around 4,4% of the Dutch GDP. This expenditure naturally translates into a large number of jobs. In addition to …

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A young woman on the Pärnu hiking trail.

The changing profile of a tourist requires more skills from an entrepreneur

April 12, 2021

There has been a major shift in human behaviour and mentality in terms of sustainable thinking and acting. The principles of sustainability are more topical in tourism than ever before, and it seems that they are naturally implemented into every development and service provided. Environmental …

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Coastal view from Ireland.

“I’d get a week in Spain for that!” is by now a familiar cry! The challenge for Domestic Tourism Supplier in Ireland – and maybe elsewhere!

March 12, 2021

‘Rip of Ireland’ a familiar term uttered by domestic holidaymakers.  A repetition of negativity that focuses on price over value, and doesn’t always compare like-for-like, is a growing concern for tourism providers in traditional busy tourist destinations. Tourism businesses in Ireland have been advised to …

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From upper class destinations to overtourism

February 18, 2021

Text: Jaana Ruoho Photo: Jacek Dylag Fishing ports and seaside villages started to develop into seaside resorts during the industrial revolution in the latter half of the 18th century. People travelled to these coastal destinations mainly for health reasons. Names of these seaside resorts are …

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Ensimmäinen SAMKin koordinoima Erasmus+ kumppanuushanke käynnistyi

April 1, 2020

SAMK menestyi Erasmus+ -ohjelman strategisten kumppanuushankkeiden haussa kevään 2020 hakukierroksella.  SAMKin matkailuliiketoiminnan tutkimusryhmän hanke merellisen matkailun osaamisen kehittämiseksi hyväksyttiin rahoitettavaksi. Kyseessä on ensimmäinen SAMKin koordinoima Erasmus+ kumppaanuushanke. Erasmus+ kumppanuushankkeet ovat tuloksellinen väylä korkeakouluopetuksen uudistamiseen.  Kyseinen hanke Sector-specific skills development in coastal and maritime tourism (Skills4CMT) …

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