This study focuses on Hokkaido's winter tourism. Actual tourist consumption trends are analyzed using data collected through a questionnaire survey conducted in the Furano, Niseko and Okhotsk Areas where particularly progressive and unique winter tourism promotions have been launched. By applying the consumption demand figures of winter tourism collected through the survey to an interregional input-output table of Hokkaido's sub-prefectures, we are able to calculate the overall economic effect of tourist consumption on local economies.
Results show that tourism stimulates various local industries, inducing an economic effect nearly 1.5 times greater than pure tourist consumption itself, and also leads to a degree of increase in employment. The paper concludes stating the importance of the tourism industry for local economies.
In recent years, while more Russian tourists are visiting to Japan, there is only sluggish growth in the number of Japanese tourists visiting Russia. Several factors attributing to this include bureaucratic visa procedure, poor public safety in Russia, high accommodation cost, and poor images of Russia. Japanese media tend to portray Russia negatively.Recent public opinion surveys in Japan have indicated that Russia’s image in Japan is deteriorating. On the other hand, the image of Japan in Russia is favorable, and many Russians are willing to visit Japan. Expansion of human exchange is considered to bridge this gap between the two countries.
The number of people sixty-five and over is rising steadily in recent Japan. Accordingly, the disease rate of lifestyle-related illnesses at the same time. But most Japanese do not practice about own health care. In fact, social security costs are increasing very much. Therefore the local government plan to solve the solution of it by health-oriented tourism as an unroutine life these days. So I decided to describe the essential points for plan and manage for that. The methodology of this paper is based on my precedent of consulting for the local government.
My conclusion is as follows;
(1) Make sure the customers health vision
(2) Possess the same grand design in the area between all concerned
(3) Get the first advice from Medical Doctors and health center.
(4) Rely upon the ordinary people more than the specialist
This article aims to approach to a trip of ”Oku no Hosomichi” from a position of tourism studies. Why and how Matsuo Basho could travel to South Toboku and in a way along the Sea of
Japan at the beginning of Edo era when even major roads were not maintained completely. Then, I inspect present situation of the sightseeing spots where Basho visited and compare them with current tour pamphlets of major travel agencies to examine useful suggestion for tourism promotion of South Tohoku and area along the Sea of Japan.
This paper presents a research on the impact that tourism promotion could have on the economy, the environment, and the society of the Isawa community.
The impact that the formation and expansion of tourist spa business could have on the community is focused and analyzed, based on the case example of Isawa town in Yamanashi Prefecture in this research.
Each impact is analyzed from the following three aspects - first, change in the industrial structure, employment effect, tax impact and conditions of the population growth related to them all in economic terms, secondly, the natural environment and traffic problems as aspects of the environment, and finally, crimes, degeneration of public morals, the mental and physical health of citizens, and public health from a social standpoint.
Using the framework which Butler advocated, I evaluate the reaction of residents to the impacts arising from development of the Isawa tourist spa.
Honolulu Marathon commands great popularity among the Japanese because it offers many visitors a way to turn themselves into a ”traveler” in search of the ”real” journey. However, the marathon course, designed by the state's tourist industry, is carefully chosen to show only certain images of Hawaii to the runners.
This study shows Honolulu Marathon has both the elements of ”travel” and tourism and it actually is neither a ”travel” nor a ”tour”. Rather, it is a ”simulated” travel, which challenges the conventional binary as has been discussed by Daniel Boorstin and others that defines ”travel” as ”real” and ”tourism” as ”fake.”
This research aims at true meaning of practical use of outsourcing in Hotel Industry. In Japan, it has been realized as dispatch and a contract about outsourcing. In the United States, outsourcing is regarded as the strategic concept. A strategic concept is entrusting all from a setup of business to management outside. Therefore, Japan has regarded outsourcing as a negative concept. The first purpose of this research is to clarify strategy nature of outsourcing. The purpose of second has described the strategy nature of outsourcing of hotel industry to an example. In the United States, it is not a dispatch working staff but employment system direct as an ”operating agreement” about concierge. Hotel industry emphasized that outsourcing might be utilized strategically besides this example. As for hotel industry of Japan, as for the conclusion, the degree of satisfaction of outsourcing and the correlation matrix of the cost cutter were accepted.
The types of tourism resources are investigated by content-analyzing guide books, which introduce attractions in Tokyo and show which type of tourism resource has drawn attention over the years. The findings of this research summarize that; 1) the current urban tourism resources cannot be explained by the conventional categories of tourism resources, 2) although historical and symbolic architectures and cultural heritages were main attractions in the past, today cultural facilities, such as museums and theaters, cafes and restaurants, have become main attractions, 3) recent urban tourism destinations attract tourists, not using several tourism resources but concentrating on one symbolic resource, and 4) the image of a town can be evolved for the change of attractions in town, such as restaurants and shopping spots.
Agent-Organized Tours are invisible commodity. Consumers purchase it through advertisements. A travel agents use it as a means of gathering customer. But, because of its character as being invisible, there are some advertisements on the market which misleads consumers every so often. The legal regulations are necessary to be imposed on advertisements.
This paper takes a general overview of legal cases and how the law concerned has coped with the misled advertisements and reviews the law concerned for the future.