August 29, 2014
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The end of zoos or the revival of human stewardship: public attitudes, visitor perceptions and management implications for zoo tourism in a changing world

by guestauthor Prof. Dr. Dirk Reiser from Cologne Business School While the later part of the article focuses on wildlife parks and zoos in Australia, the first part turns around zoos in Germany and the history of zoos to later … Continue reading

August 22, 2014
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The Touristic Review on the World Cup 2014 in Brazil

by Hanno Martens, M.A. cand. Cologne Business School “We had one problem, our match against Germany. (…) We beat the pessimistic predictions and hosted the World Cup of World Cups with the immense and wonderful contribution of our people.” – … Continue reading

July 31, 2014
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Shopping Tourism on course for success

Shopping Tourism constitutes one of the principal motivations for travelling for millions of tourists and a main driver for tourism and commercial development in countries and cities these days. The UNWTO recently published a global report on Shopping Tourism that … Continue reading

July 16, 2014
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DAAD Project: Tourism Study Programme for the Haitian University UCNH

In a collective project with the Cologne Business School, COMPASS is planning to develop a tourism study programme for and with the Haitian university UCNH (Université Chrétienne du Nord d’Haiti). The UCNH is a not-for-profit private university that gives underprivileged … Continue reading

April 23, 2014
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Mystery Checks to measure service quality in tourism industry

During childhood probably everybody has dreamed about it and also for a lot of adults it is an exciting idea: To assume another identity. What at first sounds like a thrilling adventure à la James Bond, can also occur in … Continue reading