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The purpose of this project is for you to apply what you’ve been learning all se

The purpose of this project is for you to apply what you’ve been learning all semester and complete the remainder the Course Objectives from the syllabus.
Summarize sustainability and its relevance to tourism.
Demonstrate an awareness of good practice in sustainable tourism management.
Analyze the economic, environmental, and socio-cultural contexts of sustainable tourism.
Evaluate the principles of sustainable tourism in relation to tourism impacts.
Assess the practical application of sustainable tourism principles.
Identify and interpret current trends in community involvement in tourism planning and development.
Evaluate and explain the challenges and opportunities encountered in implementing sustainable tourism management principles in such subsectors as accommodation, transportation, and tour operations.
Sidebar: This is your opportunity to put to use what you’ve learned throughout the semester, as well as a chance to be full-on creative. Have fun!
Assignment: You have been hired to analyze a particular company (festival/fair/event OR hospitality group OR destination) in the U.S. that is not currently operating in a sustainable manner and propose specific measures that would increase sustainability over time, based on the unique requirements of the event/hotel/destination. Your results will be submitted in a written report that you would present to senior executives, administrators and managers in a real-life situation.
First step – Choose a tourist event for approval by the instructor. Criteria for an acceptable event: I CHOOSE Coachella Valley Music and Festival
Second step – Do lots of research. You need to learn everything you can about the company, such as where, when, duration, basic geography of the area, how many people, history, etc. There are many questions to be asked and, in order to do so, you will need to spend a bit of time learning about the company, the location, and other details. Yes, that means you may need to email or call someone listed on the website to get info. If you do, please make sure you answer as many questions as you can on your own – both from the event website and from searching online – before making a list of questions for the person with whom you communicate. Be organized, polite and professional. These folks get calls from students from time to time, so, for most, it’s nothing new and they are usually happy to help. Bear in mind that their schedules are as busy as yours, so you might want to call a couple of weeks in advance to schedule a SHORT phone conversation (try to hold it to 10-15 minutes – max).
You will use your course text when analyzing and proposing solutions. You will also find it necessary to refer to academic journals and multiple websites. You are required to use at least 5 outside academic references. Bear in mind that everything needs to be “backed up” and referenced as you would in an academic paper.
Third step – Look at everything you’ve collected to analyze the data. What have you learned? What are the sustainability issues? What could be done to improve environmental/cultural/social sustainability? Other issues you have found in your research? Once you answer all of your questions, you will be ready to write up your report.
Your report will likely include the following information, along with other data you learn:
1.The characteristics of the destination – the geographic and economic context – location, population, basic geography, and any other relevant information. (For example, how far away is the closest airport? What is the available infrastructure) Website addresses connected to the company (marketing materials) or that provide relevant information about the area should be included.
2.The characteristics of the company – cultural and social context – when, how long, typical number of visitors, specific requirements (a music festival has very different needs than a heritage festival), etc. (Parking? Public Transportation?) Current negative impacts from the company or related tourism should be identified. Such as – do locals object to tourism visitation? Does the company hire locally? Is this a boon for area businesses? Is there local charities that need donations? Is it easy to buy local?
3.Current sustainable/unsustainable practices of the company. (Lots of waste receptacles, but none are separated for glass, paper, trash, food, and all waste goes to the “dump”)
4.Identify barriers to the implementation of sustainable tourism practices. (Example: Local dissatisfaction with tourism and its disruptions, isolation of venue, etc.) Is the town/city/locale lacking in any recycling capabilities?
5.Analysis of the needs of the company in order to move toward sustainable practices over time. What investments need to be made?
6.Any other information you find to be relevant for a thorough analysis and necessary for worthwhile, viable recommendations. Your research will likely yield questions, ideas, and data that have not been discussed in these notes. This is where critical thinking and your own knowledge base come into play. Apply both.
7.Your recommendations of the necessary actions to move the company toward sustainability and methods for implementation. Ideas to consider:
a.Who pays for the solutions? Hint: raising prices as your solution is NOT acceptable. Price hikes may be part of your solution, but there must be other methods as well.
b.Simply printing flyers encouraging tourists to recycle is also not an answer. Those flyers usually end up on the ground and then in the trash.
c.Be innovative, but realistic, with your solutions!
8.Your conclusions.
Written Report: Your report should look polished – as though it was professionally produced. You may choose to include photos you find online (giving proper credit) or not. You may choose to use graphs, tables, appendices, etc. or not. You do not get “extra” points for using these if they are not appropriate to your report. You may design the look yourself or use a template – your choice. (Microsoft has a variety of free templates connected to Word.) Here is an example:
writing.engr.psu.edu/workbooks/formal_report_template.doc
You are not required to use this specific template – it’s just for reference.
And, yes, creativity and a polished look “count”.

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I need help with an assignment for sustinablity lternative trends attached is th

I need help with an assignment for sustinablity lternative trends attached is the project outline and the refrences

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I need an assistant to create a Banquet Event Order. The project outline, guidel

I need an assistant to create a Banquet Event Order. The project outline, guidelines, and BEO sample are attached.

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The purpose of this project is for you to apply what you’ve been learning all se

The purpose of this project is for you to apply what you’ve been learning all semester and complete the remainder the Course Objectives from the syllabus.
Summarize sustainability and its relevance to tourism.
Demonstrate an awareness of good practice in sustainable tourism management.
Analyze the economic, environmental, and socio-cultural contexts of sustainable tourism.
Evaluate the principles of sustainable tourism in relation to tourism impacts.
Assess the practical application of sustainable tourism principles.
Identify and interpret current trends in community involvement in tourism planning and development.
Evaluate and explain the challenges and opportunities encountered in implementing sustainable tourism management principles in such subsectors as accommodation, transportation, and tour operations.
Sidebar: This is your opportunity to put to use what you’ve learned throughout the semester, as well as a chance to be full-on creative. Have fun!
Assignment: You have been hired to analyze a particular company (festival/fair/event OR hospitality group OR destination) in the U.S. that is not currently operating in a sustainable manner and propose specific measures that would increase sustainability over time, based on the unique requirements of the event/hotel/destination. Your results will be submitted in a written report that you would present to senior executives, administrators and managers in a real-life situation.
First step – Choose a tourist event for approval by the instructor. Criteria for an acceptable event: I CHOOSE Coachella Valley Music and Festival
Second step – Do lots of research. You need to learn everything you can about the company, such as where, when, duration, basic geography of the area, how many people, history, etc. There are many questions to be asked and, in order to do so, you will need to spend a bit of time learning about the company, the location, and other details. Yes, that means you may need to email or call someone listed on the website to get info. If you do, please make sure you answer as many questions as you can on your own – both from the event website and from searching online – before making a list of questions for the person with whom you communicate. Be organized, polite and professional. These folks get calls from students from time to time, so, for most, it’s nothing new and they are usually happy to help. Bear in mind that their schedules are as busy as yours, so you might want to call a couple of weeks in advance to schedule a SHORT phone conversation (try to hold it to 10-15 minutes – max).
You will use your course text when analyzing and proposing solutions. You will also find it necessary to refer to academic journals and multiple websites. You are required to use at least 5 outside academic references. Bear in mind that everything needs to be “backed up” and referenced as you would in an academic paper.
Third step – Look at everything you’ve collected to analyze the data. What have you learned? What are the sustainability issues? What could be done to improve environmental/cultural/social sustainability? Other issues you have found in your research? Once you answer all of your questions, you will be ready to write up your report.
Your report will likely include the following information, along with other data you learn:
1.The characteristics of the destination – the geographic and economic context – location, population, basic geography, and any other relevant information. (For example, how far away is the closest airport? What is the available infrastructure) Website addresses connected to the company (marketing materials) or that provide relevant information about the area should be included.
2.The characteristics of the company – cultural and social context – when, how long, typical number of visitors, specific requirements (a music festival has very different needs than a heritage festival), etc. (Parking? Public Transportation?) Current negative impacts from the company or related tourism should be identified. Such as – do locals object to tourism visitation? Does the company hire locally? Is this a boon for area businesses? Is there local charities that need donations? Is it easy to buy local?
3.Current sustainable/unsustainable practices of the company. (Lots of waste receptacles, but none are separated for glass, paper, trash, food, and all waste goes to the “dump”)
4.Identify barriers to the implementation of sustainable tourism practices. (Example: Local dissatisfaction with tourism and its disruptions, isolation of venue, etc.) Is the town/city/locale lacking in any recycling capabilities?
5.Analysis of the needs of the company in order to move toward sustainable practices over time. What investments need to be made?
6.Any other information you find to be relevant for a thorough analysis and necessary for worthwhile, viable recommendations. Your research will likely yield questions, ideas, and data that have not been discussed in these notes. This is where critical thinking and your own knowledge base come into play. Apply both.
7.Your recommendations of the necessary actions to move the company toward sustainability and methods for implementation. Ideas to consider:
a.Who pays for the solutions? Hint: raising prices as your solution is NOT acceptable. Price hikes may be part of your solution, but there must be other methods as well.
b.Simply printing flyers encouraging tourists to recycle is also not an answer. Those flyers usually end up on the ground and then in the trash.
c.Be innovative, but realistic, with your solutions!
8.Your conclusions.
Written Report: Your report should look polished – as though it was professionally produced. You may choose to include photos you find online (giving proper credit) or not. You may choose to use graphs, tables, appendices, etc. or not. You do not get “extra” points for using these if they are not appropriate to your report. You may design the look yourself or use a template – your choice. (Microsoft has a variety of free templates connected to Word.) Here is an example:
writing.engr.psu.edu/workbooks/formal_report_template.doc
You are not required to use this specific template – it’s just for reference.
And, yes, creativity and a polished look “count”.

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research and follow coverage using any and all approved reputable sources of an

research and follow coverage using any and all approved reputable sources of an assigned international hotel company for the duration of the semester. you will report on how economic, financial; marketing, management and technology trends are affecting the individual company as well as the industry’s short term and long term.
please check the attachment below for direction
(please do in powerpoint)

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Provide a justification for your cuts, particularly in the context of current events/issues facing the nation.

Part A:
Review the scenario below and respond to the accompanying questions. Respond according to your understanding of this lesson’s content and content from prior lessons in the course and other SRTM courses, providing detailed explanations of your answers.
Download the following operating budget for Lakeview County Parks and Recreation
In light of recent tax revenue shortfalls in Lakeview County, the County Commissioners have decided that the Parks and Recreation Department will need to pursue budget cuts. The parks and recreation director has decided that the park operations budget must be cut by 15%. That means that you must cut approximately $816,000 out of the “FY 2020” operations budget. You CANNOT cut salaries, benefits, or personnel.
Explain how you would reduce the budget by that amount. Where would you pull from? Why? Provide a justification for your cuts, particularly in the context of current events/issues facing the nation. Your cuts should be realistic, specific, and justifiable (e.g., saying you’ll reduce maintenance-related expenditures is too broad, you’d need to justify how and why. For instance, what types of expenditures would you cut? Maintenance to what facilities or amenities? Why?).
For this assignment, you must post before you can see the posts of your peers.
Part B:
Respond to 2 peers in the discussion board (try to respond to posts that don’t already have a lot of responses) and answer the following questions:
What proposed budgets cuts do you agree with/think were well justified?
What proposed budgets cuts do you disagree with? Why? What would be your rationale for NOT cutting from these areas?

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Explain how you would reduce the budget by that amount.

Part A:
Review the scenario below and respond to the accompanying questions. Respond according to your understanding of this lesson’s content and content from prior lessons in the course and other SRTM courses, providing detailed explanations of your answers.
Download the following operating budget for Lakeview County Parks and Recreation
In light of recent tax revenue shortfalls in Lakeview County, the County Commissioners have decided that the Parks and Recreation Department will need to pursue budget cuts. The parks and recreation director has decided that the park operations budget must be cut by 15%. That means that you must cut approximately $816,000 out of the “FY 2020” operations budget. You CANNOT cut salaries, benefits, or personnel. Explain how you would reduce the budget by that amount. Where would you pull from? Why? Provide a justification for your cuts, particularly in the context of current events/issues facing the nation. Your cuts should be realistic, specific, and justifiable (e.g., saying you’ll reduce maintenance-related expenditures is too broad, you’d need to justify how and why. For instance, what types of expenditures would you cut? Maintenance to what facilities or amenities? Why?). For this assignment, you must post before you can see the posts of your peers.
Part B:
Respond to 2 peers in the discussion board (try to respond to posts that don’t already have a lot of responses) and answer the following questions:
What proposed budgets cuts do you agree with/think were well justified?
What proposed budgets cuts do you disagree with? Why? What would be your rationale for NOT cutting from these areas?

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Explain why that is the most efficient and effective way for your organization to get work done.

The purpose of Assignment #3 is to explore your organization’s structure (as evidenced by their organizational chart) and critical business functions. You will also create a job description for a manager position (selected from your organizational chart) and design a series of interview questions to be used with candidates for your selected job. Your written response for Assignment #3 should be 3 to 4 pages in length and include the following four sections and their respective content:
Section 1: Organizational Chart
What is the organizational chart for the organization? The chart should fit on one 8 x 11″ page. Depending on the size of the organization, boxes may represent “work” at the individual job level or as a grouping of jobs. If the organization is very large, you may choose to represent a division or department of the organization (as opposed to the entire organization); please specify if this is the case and provide a brief overview of where this division/department fits into the overall organizational structure.
Organizational Chart Narrative: Explain which of the four structures discussed in class (Functional, Divisional, Matrix, Network, or a combination of these) best represents your organization’s structure. Explain why that is the most efficient and effective way for your organization to get work done. Consider: Is your organization dynamic or stable? How much diversification is there in organization businesses, services, products, customers and/or locations? Who should make strategic decisions? How much does the organization rely on lower-level employees to be creative and autonomous in decision-making?
Provide any additional background information necessary to explain how the organization is structured for action. Ensure that all critical business functions (administration, finance, HR, sales, marketing, and similar), as well as service and production, are clearly represented in the organizational chart OR described in the narrative.
Section 2: The Job Description
Select one position from your organizational chart and develop a job description for that position. This position must report to a supervisor (the supervisor should NOT be the CEO) AND must be a manager, supervising a minimum of 1 employee. Include all of the recommended content of a job description.
Section 3: The Interview
Design interview questions that will help determine each candidate’s suitability for the position. The interview questions should relate directly to the needs of the organization and the requirements outlined in the job description (above). Questions should be: 1) behavioral (if asking about experience), 2) specifically related to the job (not generic) and 3) open-ended to invite discussion (vs. yes/no or one-word answers). Include a minimum of 10 questions to be asked of applicants in a structured interview. Remember, you are trying to assess whether the interviewee would be a good fit not only for the specific position, but also for the organization as a whole.
Section 4: References
Demonstrate research on the organization, content obtained in your interview, and use of course materials and outside resources, provide references in APA format.

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Provide a brief statement about your personal reflection on the video.

Submit a 300-word reflective response to the videos watched in this module (in a word document). To receive full credit, your response should:
Provide an overview of all the videos (make sure I know you have watched them ALL)
Relate the video to one aspect of the week’s textbook readings. Use your vocabulary
Provide a brief statement about your personal reflection on the video. Was it overly simplistic, bias, or did it provide a solid example of the course material.

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Explain why that is the most efficient and effective way for your organization to get work done.

The purpose of Assignment #3 is to explore your organization’s structure (as evidenced by their organizational chart) and critical business functions. You will also create a job description for a manager position (selected from your organizational chart) and design a series of interview questions to be used with candidates for your selected job. Your written response for Assignment #3 should be 3 to 4 pages in length and include the following four sections and their respective content:
Section 1: Organizational Chart
What is the organizational chart for the organization? The chart should fit on one 8 x 11″ page. Depending on the size of the organization, boxes may represent “work” at the individual job level or as a grouping of jobs. If the organization is very large, you may choose to represent a division or department of the organization (as opposed to the entire organization); please specify if this is the case and provide a brief overview of where this division/department fits into the overall organizational structure.
Organizational Chart Narrative: Explain which of the four structures discussed in class (Functional, Divisional, Matrix, Network, or a combination of these) best represents your organization’s structure. Explain why that is the most efficient and effective way for your organization to get work done. Consider: Is your organization dynamic or stable? How much diversification is there in organization businesses, services, products, customers and/or locations? Who should make strategic decisions? How much does the organization rely on lower-level employees to be creative and autonomous in decision-making?
Provide any additional background information necessary to explain how the organization is structured for action. Ensure that all critical business functions (administration, finance, HR, sales, marketing, and similar), as well as service and production, are clearly represented in the organizational chart OR described in the narrative.
Section 2: The Job Description
Select one position from your organizational chart and develop a job description for that position. This position must report to a supervisor (the supervisor should NOT be the CEO) AND must be a manager, supervising a minimum of 1 employee. Include all of the recommended content of a job description.
Section 3: The Interview
Design interview questions that will help determine each candidate’s suitability for the position. The interview questions should relate directly to the needs of the organization and the requirements outlined in the job description (above). Questions should be: 1) behavioral (if asking about experience), 2) specifically related to the job (not generic) and 3) open-ended to invite discussion (vs. yes/no or one-word answers). Include a minimum of 10 questions to be asked of applicants in a structured interview. Remember, you are trying to assess whether the interviewee would be a good fit not only for the specific position, but also for the organization as a whole.
Section 4: References
Demonstrate research on the organization, content obtained in your interview, and use of course materials and outside resources, provide references in APA format.