useful resources for practitioners

Public presentations

What does culture have to do with it? Connecting tourism, culture, and behavior with the help of a visual case study

A map of the tourists’ mind? Using Graphic Layout Algorithm (GLA) to visualize on-site destination image perceptions

Moving from customer service to a culture of hospitality

Moving from customer service to a culture of hospitality_case study

Consensus, consonance, and dissonance among tourists in Guangzhou, China, and the Midwestern United States

Computer-assisted analysis of hedonistic visual data: Applications and implications for tourism research and practice


Tourism development handbooks

Cultural Heritage Tourism Handbook

Moyle Ireland Tourism Development Handbook

North Lake Tahoe Tourism Master Plan

Nunavut Tourism Handbook

Canadian National Guidelines for Indigenous Tourism

New South Wales Aboriginal Tourism Toolkit


Grant-seeking resources

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

Catalog Of Federal Domestic Assistance (CDA)

Economic Development Administration (US Department of Commerce)

US Government Business Loans

International Trade Association Market Development Cooperator Program

US Agency for International Development (USAID) sustainable tourism resources

Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation AMP Grant Awards

Foundation Center

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) GEF Small Grants Programme

Tourism Cares grants & funds

Funds for NGOs tourism development resources

Guide on European Union funding for the tourism sector

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) Tourism Development Fund



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