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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitalityand Tourism Management

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1.Explain the attraction of gaming entertainment to the destination ofa tourist.

Gamingentertainment is both a popular and a fast-growing niche in thetourism sector. Gaming entertainment includes facilities such ascasinos, retail shops, food and beverage among others. Studies showthat outward-oriented values are on the rise in the contemporaryworld and gaming entertainment offers the tourists a platform topractice outward values such as fun and companionship. A touristlooking for a vacation destination will always prefer a location withgaming entertainment since entertainment is entrenched in humannature.

2.How are hotel operations in a gaming entertainment business differentfrom hotel operations in a nongaming environment?

Hotelsinvolved in gaming entertainment have more complex processes so as toprovide gaming entertainment to the clients effectively. Gamingentertainment hotels first require more staff and new positions suchas gaming supervisor, gaming manager, and gaming surveillance officerwhich are not in non-gaming hotels. Gaming entertainment alsorequires more time and resources to manage as they have more aspectsthan non-gaming hotels.

3.List the duties of CVBs.

Conventionand visitor bureaus (CVBs) have developed and grown as destinationand marketing organizations. The core purpose of these bodies is tomarket leisure and conference venues to the potential clients. TheCVBs are also tasked with handling the tourists and their items fromtheir destination to the entertainment or convention facility.Convention and visitor bureaus also recruit destinations andattractions while creating an environment to foster the formation ofgroups, commissions, and other similar organizations.

4.Describe the main types of meeting setups.

Thereexist a large number of types of meeting setup, but there are sevenmajor ones. The auditorium configuration, Classroom setup, U-shapesetup Octagon style, cluster, boardroom style and the hollow square.

Theauditorium style involves participants accommodated in rows one afterthe other without a writing area and is the most common set up.

Theclassroom setup involves the participants all facing one directionand has a space for taking notes and placing their equipment.

TheU shaped setup involves participants seated in a u shape and the topof the u is where the presenter makes the presentation.

Theoctagon setup like the name suggests involves participants seatedwith tables arranged in an octagon and is ideal for delegatemeetings.

Thecluster setup involves participants seated in groupings and eachgroup could be a team.

Theboardroom style has the participants on one table in a boardroom andis ideal for a directors meeting.

Finallythe hollow square style is almost like the u shaped with participantsseated in a square formation facing each other. The hollow square issometimes referred to as the closed u style.

Reference

Kozak,M., &amp Kozak, N. (Eds.). (2016).&nbspTourismand Hospitality Management.Emerald Group Publishing.