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Journal of Tourism Insights

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The Journal of Tourism Insights is the official refereed publication of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as a vehicle to communicate, educate, and promote standards of professionalism within the tourism industry and to provide opportunities for continuing education, networking and awareness of industry trends.

Each submission is blind reviewed by at least two respected recreation and tourism experts from universities and colleges across the world.

The Journal of Tourism Insights is recognized by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Professor A. Scott Rood

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Scott Rood

Journal Editors and Editorial Board Members

Dr. Joshua Carroll

Radford University, Radford, VA

Dr. Kate Price-Howard

Troy University, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Dr. Kevin Nelson

Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

Dr. Jeremy Schultz

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Dr. Mohammed Lefrid

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Journal of Tourism Insights | Volume 13

Welcome to Volume 13 of the Journal of Tourism Insights (JTI). We are excited to present a wide cross section of articles for the current issue that include: Social tourism entrepreneurship; Participation, commitment, and loyalty towards youth tennis; Identifying the determinants of ecotourism potential; Understanding tourism dynamics using GIS and forecasting models;
Testing the alcohol consumption experience scale in a touristic environment; International tourists’ perceptions towards destination brand image; Perception of islanders towards promotion of island tourism; Customer tipping patterns in hospitality sector; Sustainable tourism and hospitality education; Motivation and challenges of homestay owners; and Who posts positive hotel reviews on social media?

We thank the Journal Editors: Dr. Joshua Carroll (Radford University), Dr. Kevin Nelson (Western Colorado University), Dr. Jeremy Schultz (Western Carolina University), and Dr. Kate Price-Howard (Troy University) for their assistance with this issue. We welcome Dr. Mohammed Lefrid (Grand Valley State University) to our editorial team. We would also like to publicly express our gratitude to numerous professors who professionally reviewed a number of articles. Your time and expertise are very much appreciated.

Journal Contents | Volume 13

Customer Tipping Patterns in Hospitality Sector: A study in Goa
Edgar DSouza Dr.

Perception Of Islanders Towards Promotion Of Island Tourism In The State Of Goa - An Empirical Study
Antony R. Benadict Prof. and Gail Bina Pires Ms

Who Posts Positive Hotel Reviews on Social Media? Examining Experiential Value, Online Social Capital, and Personal Attributes
JungYun Hur and SooCheong (Shawn) Jang

Social Tourism Entrepreneurship as tool for Development of rural areas: a case study of Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir, India
basith nabi wani reseach scholar and Danish iqbal rania Dr

Participation, Commitment, and Loyalty Towards Youth Tennis: Player and Parent Perceptions
Jill Fjelstul, Asli Tasci, Alan Fyall, and Karl Davies

Identifying the Determinants of Ecotourism Potential: An Investigation of Reiek in Mizoram
Rajdeep Deb and Himanshu Bhusan Rout

Understanding Tourism Dynamics Using GIS and Forecasting Model in Banswara District, Rajasthan, India
Viranch N. Dave, Mudit D. Mankad, and Ami U. Rawal

Testing The Alcohol Consumption Experience Scale In A Touristic Environment.
Edgar DSouza Dr., Dayanand M.S. Dr., and Nilesh Borde Dr.

International Tourists' Perceptions Towards Destination Brand Image: A Case Study of Socotra Island, Yemen
Ahmed Abdullah Omer, Madhuri Sawant, and Rajesh Ragde

Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Education in a Rapidly Transitioning Industry: the future of tourism and hospitality education in the GCC region
Ali Abdallah

Motivation and Challenges of Homestay Owners in Uttarakhand
kamal Joshi and Pinky Bahuguna

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