Research

Below are research projects that our faculty and students are working on – each snapshot outlines a summary, method and outcome of recently completed research projects to give you an idea of what’s going on in the Institute.

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Ontario’s Blue Flag beach certification – is it an effective environmental management tool?

Ontario’s Blue Flag beach certification – is it an effective environmental management tool?

Virtual Reality and Destination Marketing

Virtual Reality and Destination Marketing

Best Practices in Sustainable Aboriginal Tourism

Best Practices in Sustainable Aboriginal Tourism

Public’s Perception of Buskers In the Downtown Yonge BIA

Public’s Perception of Buskers In the Downtown Yonge BIA

Attracting Millennials to The Aga Khan Museum

Attracting Millennials to The Aga Khan Museum

Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park

Social Media Use in Festival and Daily Life Contexts

Social Media Use in Festival and Daily Life Contexts

Which keyword and images attract tourists to Toronto?

Which keyword and images attract tourists to Toronto?

Feasibility of local food use in Toronto’s food truck industry

Feasibility of local food use in Toronto’s food truck industry

Using a political ecology approach for large scale tourism management

Using a political ecology approach for large scale tourism management

Norway EPI

Norway EPI

Local vs. Visitor Motivations at Farmers Markets

Local vs. Visitor Motivations at Farmers Markets

Willingness To Pay for Sustainable Festival Apparel

Willingness To Pay for Sustainable Festival Apparel

Scaling up social enterprise: LOFT Kitchen

Scaling up social enterprise: LOFT Kitchen

Successes and Barriers for Community Based Tourism

Successes and Barriers for Community Based Tourism

The emerging trend of hotel total revenue management

The emerging trend of hotel total revenue management

Airbnb: Why Tourists Choose It and How They Use It

Airbnb: Why Tourists Choose It and How They Use It

Consumer Choice and Farmers Markets

Consumer Choice and Farmers Markets

Toronto Based Restaurants’ Motivation for Using Locally Sourced Food

Toronto Based Restaurants’ Motivation for Using Locally Sourced Food

Consumer Motivations for Shopping at Farmers’ Markets in Ontario

Consumer Motivations for Shopping at Farmers’ Markets in Ontario

Parkbus

Parkbus

Interpreting Big Data

Interpreting Big Data

Guest Acceptance of Smartphone Apps

Guest Acceptance of Smartphone Apps

Green Marketing of Boutique Hotels in the USA

Green Marketing of Boutique Hotels in the USA

Ethnic Food as a Tourism Driver

Ethnic Food as a Tourism Driver

E-procurement Application in the Canadian Lodging Industry

E-procurement Application in the Canadian Lodging Industry

Understanding Diversity: Teaching Sustainable Diversity Through the Use of an E-portfolio

Understanding Diversity: Teaching Sustainable Diversity Through the Use of an E-portfolio

Festival Attendees and Twitter

Festival Attendees and Twitter

Tofino, Canada – Understanding Sustainability Issues

Tofino, Canada – Understanding Sustainability Issues

The Benefits and Economic Impacts of Cycle Tourism in Ontario

The Benefits and Economic Impacts of Cycle Tourism in Ontario

Visiting Friends and Relatives Travel as a form of Sustainable Tourism Development

Visiting Friends and Relatives Travel as a form of Sustainable Tourism Development

Willingness to Pay for Sustainable Tourism

Willingness to Pay for Sustainable Tourism

Examining the Benefits of Farmers Markets to Tourism and the Community

Examining the Benefits of Farmers Markets to Tourism and the Community

Strategic Issues in Chinese State Owned Hotels (SOH)

Strategic Issues in Chinese State Owned Hotels (SOH)

Green Marketing a Benefit for Hotels

Green Marketing a Benefit for Hotels

Immigrants, their Visitors, and their Tourism Activity

Immigrants, their Visitors, and their Tourism Activity

Visitor Motivations to Lake Simcoe Watershed

Visitor Motivations to Lake Simcoe Watershed

Tourism in Russia

Tourism in Russia

Mobile Commerce

Mobile Commerce

Greening Festivals

Greening Festivals

Airport Mobile Readiness

Airport Mobile Readiness

2015 Canadian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey

2015 Canadian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey

Aboriginal Ecotourism Best Practice

Aboriginal Ecotourism Best Practice

Regional travel behaviour of international VFR travellers

Regional travel behaviour of international VFR travellers

Understanding Sustainable Recreation and Tourism in the Lake Simcoe Watershed

Understanding Sustainable Recreation and Tourism in the Lake Simcoe Watershed

Drivers for sustainability practices in NZ’s wine industry

Drivers for sustainability practices in NZ’s wine industry

DMO Global Mobile Readiness

DMO Global Mobile Readiness

Festivals Tourism Research

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Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research, Ryerson University