To make local specific food culture approved as tourism resources, it is necessary for a key person to manage so as to supply the local specific food culture with other people by means of original and creative approach. The local specific food culture does not become the tourism resources without doing anything. The specific local food culture becomes the tourism resources through the process of interaction between the key person and the inhabitants who have succeeded to their own local specific food culture.
In Edo Period, a hot spring was still primarily a place of remedy, but started to have a face of pleasure according to popularization of travels. In this study, I tried to clarify the diversification of hot springs by paying attention to the information networks among the people who visited hot springs. It was found that there were various kinds of information about hot springs, and they were made and sent by various media. And such information gave influence on the people's choice of hot springs and their behavior pattern there. The information which people collected at hot springs were orally spread, or recorded in their diaries and some were published, and the information cycle was made from the people visited hot springs to the people visiting hot springs.
This article attempts to analyse political implications of the recent development of the tourism industry in Lhasa, Tibet. Focusing on tourism propaganda distributed through media and official channels, some aspects of state intervention in Tibet's "ethnic tourism" (minzu fengqing you) will be highlighted, particularly its control and surveillance over Tibetan traditions and identity. It is argued that the development of tourism operates as a significant political means to disseminate the economic value of Tibetan tradition, whilst supplanting Buddhist aspects in representations of Tibetan tradition with the language of the ethnicity. This ethnicisation of Tibetan religion and identity is deeply related to the state's intention to maintain the stability of China's unity as a multi-ethnic nation. The materials presented in this article are mostly based on intensive fieldwork in Lhasa (2000-02).
The asymmetry of information and various principal-agent relations can be found in the tourism industry. They might cause a problem of what we call moral hazard. This study attempts to find out the best way to bring out the highest level of efforts from an agent. It is necessary to monitor the signals given by an agent, and by monitoring as many signals as possible it is possible to have a small margin of error. Most travel agencies depend on only a few signals to judge the hospitality skills of a tour conductor. In order to reduce the number of errors in monitoring, they should increase the number of signals evaluated.
This paper aims to clarify realities of body working on Destination-Based Tourism (DBT), characteristics of product with DBT, change and effect of cooperation system of local that DBT works on. Findings are as follows: 1): The characteristics of DBT are classified into six types : tour achieve careful service, strong intercommunion between participant and local resident, to project cooperate local businesses, to utilize expert guide, To be built cooperation system of local use geographic advantage, to utilize resource of regionally specific. 2): Destination-Based Tourism has five effects on the local culture and industry, the civic action, the cooperation within regions, the rediscovery of the local resources, and the change in the consciousness. They are linked to the six characteristics of DBT closely.
According to the commerce white paper in 2007, the number of medical tourists in Asia reached 1.8million people and the market size extended to 730billion yen as of 2006. Only Thailand accepted 1.45million international patients in 2008. Why medical tourism grows here and has risen suddenly in Asia? In this article, I analyze the background of the sudden rise of the medical tourism in Asia historically, especially in Thailand and add two conditions of the Thailand inimitableness to four conditions of the Diamond model by Michael Porter in order to clarify the factor of the sudden rise . I verify the strength of the medical tourism as the dominant Thai industry and, based on these date, think about the future possibility of the Japanese medical tourism.