Critical Analysis of Darwins Nightmare vs Hotel Rwanda as Development Education Tools in Irish Classroom Settings.
...Critical Analysis of Darwins Nightmare Vs Hotel Rwanda as development education tools in Irish classroom settings. The world we live in is ever changing, with technology at everyone’s finger tips how can we keep one step ahead in our classrooms to engage our pupils in development issues that were once only found in print texts. Our pupils live in a media age, where technology is built into their lives, the days of waiting for a weekly magazine for the latest news has all but died with a click of button they have access to a wealth of information from varying sources be it bias or unbiased that is for the reader to decide. As a teacher it is becoming increasingly difficult to distract pupils from the latest celebrity gossip to highlight real world issues of race, poverty, sexuality, exploitation, etc., the pupils of today are uninterested in reading about these issues in text books so a new approach needs to be taken to open their eyes. The use of media texts in delivering development education issues to our cinematographic teenagers is the direction we need to head in. The type of media text used is a choice that has to be made by the teacher when highlighting these issues, the question remains should one use documentaries or blockbuster movies; documentaries by their nature are very factual, complex, have real life images and settings and can be difficult to watch; blockbuster movies on the other hand are produced for entertainment value, they must appeal to the cinema...
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...My family, felt it would be a great learning experience to spend some quality time together. We were going on a camping trip. My dad is not the outsider type of man. My Mother pack us delicious subs because of this and that she doesn't like hunting. My brother just doesn't like the outdoors. Me and my brother were just wasn't this was for us but I was more pessimistically at the trip then My brother was. He thought if you try something completely out of your element, you'll will have a bad time. Realizing that I never went camping before I was anxious to learn the ropes of a hunter like what we used to do to survive before everything was given to us on a silver platter. I would have to hunt with a bow. But we all know I couldn't. We stocked up on interesting books to get lost in and relaxing sleeping bags to take off the edge and nap. We packed up the Van were we were the only other things that can fit into it and we were off. A friend of the family recommended the campsite and also he going on his own camping trip with his family so we decided to follow him since he had the directions and also he was on his own camping trip with his family. We traveled up interstate 75 into Maine because our campground was Recompence Shore Campground . Now, this is where I thought this trip was going to go down hill from there because ive had several times of bad luck when I was in Maine. One of them was I didn't fall asleep til four in the morning because of a duck. About fifteen minutes......
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...| Marriott/Hyatt | Business Management 364 | | | 11/4/2012 | | Marriott has been in the lodging hospitality business for 85 years. (Marriott.com) Marriott’s mission statement helps define the company’s values and goals. The goal of Marriott is to become the number one lodging company in the world. This goal can be an ongoing challenge with the lodging industry being one of the most competitive industries. Hyatt Hotel Corporation is one of many Marriott competitors. Just like Marriott; the Hyatt Corporation has a mission statement and core value statement. There are several similarities and differences between the two organizations values’ and mission statements. One of the similarities between the two organizations is their priority on the guest. It can be seen in the mission statement for Marriott and Hyatt’s core value statement Marriott’s mission statement states that the company put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, and act with integrity and serve our world. Hyatt’s’ mission statement states that their mission is to “provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day, including our associates, guests, and owners”. (Hyatt.com) Another similarity is that both companies strive to be the number one hospitality brand. Both companies produce a yearly responsibility and sustainable report documenting the accomplishments and ongoing goals and services to the community and world. The......
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...Good Hotel: Doing Good, Doing Well? Background Information Joie de Vivre (JdV) is a San Francisco based hotel management company with 16 properties in the city. It was founded in 1987 by Chip Conley. He knows that his company comes up with unique hotels, with own personality. It has managed to grow to 36 boutique hotel properties. It became the second largest in 2010. JdV had combined two of their properties, Best Western Hotel Britton and Best Western Flamingo. Pam Janusz is the general manager for Good hotels. She received a message inquiring that rumors were true that the owner of Good Hotel and the two other properties that Janusz managed since November 2009. Best Western Americania and Best Western Carriage Inn, had foreclosed on their holdings and sold the three properties, all of which were in JdV’s South of Market Street (SoMa) group to a new ownership group. She will be helping with the transition from one ownership to another, by evaluate Good Hotel performance along with helping staff to adjust. When it opened in November 2008 with 117 rooms, it opened as Good Hotel. Good Hotel is known as “hotel with a conscience”. It has a positive approach, eco-friendly hotel, and it known its recycled materials. This hotel believes in doing good things for the environment. The new group planned to run the three hotels themselves and they would end the management with JdV if no problems arose with the sale at the end of May 2010. The lodging industry was......
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Camping Is the Ideal Way of Spending a Holiday
...“Camping is the ideal way of spending a holiday” There was a time when camping was considered to be a poor way of spending a holiday: OK for boy scouts and hard-up students, but hardly the thing for sophisticated, comfort-loving adults. The adults have at last discovered that the boy scouts have really been on to a good thing all these years. If you go camping, it no longer means that you will be bitten to death by mosquitoes; have to drink brackish coffee; live on corned beef; suffocate or freeze in a sleeping-bag; hump gargantuan weights on your back. Camping has become the great pursuit of motorists the world over. All the discomforts associated with it have been miraculously whisked away. For a modest outlay, you can have a comfortable, insulated tent. For a not-so-modest outlay, you can have an elaborate affair which resembles a portable bungalow, complete with three bedrooms, a living-room, a kitchen and a porch. The portable furniture is light and comfortable; the gas stove brews excellent coffee or grills a tender steak; the refrigerator keeps the beer and ice-cream cold; and as for a good night's rest, well, you literally sleep on air. What more could you want? No wonder the great rush is on. You see, camping has so much to offer. You enjoy absolute freedom. You have none of the headaches of advance hotel booking or driving round and round a city at midnight looking for a room. There are no cold hotel breakfasts, no surly staff to tip. For a ludicrously small sum,......
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...Maverick Dixon Camping I am aware that in England camping is not very common. Camping in America is a common tradition and a love for many families. My family enjoys camping so much that we spend summers down at the campground sitting around a fire and making small talk. Camping is such a great experience and if my family could camp year long, they would. My family has a 29 foot trailer camper filled with dishes, televisions, a couch, beds, a shower, snacks, and other camping necessities. Usually when people think of camping, they think of a little tent in the middle of nowhere on the cold, hard ground held up by a few week poles, but that is not how it’s usually done. In America, we have beautiful campgrounds set up all around the country that you reserve certain spots for a chosen amount of weeks. When the camping date comes, you hook up your vehicle to the camper and haul it to your camping destination. What I love about camping is finally arriving to the campground and checking in at the front desk. You are always greeted with a warm southern welcome and are always told to enjoy your stay. You can hear the sincerity in the campground worker’s voice. There’s something about the camping community. Almost all campers across America are polite warm-welcoming. After check-in, families hop back into their vehicle and are off to their reserved camping site. When driving to the site you have reserved, more campers and friendly people will smile and give you a nice......
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Hotel Rating vs. Sustainable Management
...Properties Management Table of Contents Sustainable Management Initiatives 2 How Hotel Ratings Are Determined 4 5 Star Hotels – Ritz Carleton 4 4 Star Hotels – Hyatt 5 3 Star Hotels – Hilton 7 2 Star Hotels – Days Inn (Wyndham) 8 1 Star Hotels – Econo Lodge 9 Conclusion 9 Bibliography 10 In today’s world environmentally sustainable management is an important issue in many industries. The tourism industry has a large impact on the economic benefits of a country by increasing jobs, increasing income, and GDP. However, the tourism industry also has a great impact on the environment. These environmental impacts are not always as positive as economical one. It is important for hotels to help their communities by reducing their carbon footprint. It is for this reason, that many hotel chains have created environmental sustainability strategies. In this essay, I will briefly discuss agenda 21, and other sustainable management initiatives. I will also examine, several different hotel chains, in an attempt to see if their environmental strategies are consistent with a hotel’s rating. Sustainable Management Initiatives Agenda 21 was presented at the World Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Its purpose it “to provide a blueprint for securing the sustainable future of the planet” (Agenda 21, n.d.). This initiative outlined the following areas that may help hotels create their environmental sustainable strategies: 1. Waste minimization. ......
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...Foundations Hotel & Conference Center LLC Hotel Business Plan Period: 2011 – 2016 790 Indian Trail Blvd. Traverse City, MI, 49686 Phone: 231-590-2546 Fax: 866-293-0079 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.foundationshotel.com Contact: Julia Hoard, Manager/Director THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND IS NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION 1 Table of Contents ________________________________________________________ Introduction 3 Executive summary 4 Marketing 8 Foundations product mix 8 Market analysis 10 Marketing goals 11 Pricing strategy 12 Operations 12 Advertising and promotion 15 SWOT analysis 16 The organizational structure 18 Management and personnel 18 Administrative organization 19 Construction Bid Education/Skills Training/Internships 20 20 2 Introduction Business description Foundations Hotel & Conference Center is a 3-diamond hotel and offers luxury accommodation and associated amenities to local, regional, national and international tourists and travelers. For business travelers we offer a wide range of facilities such as conference and meeting rooms and exhibition space, including all necessary conferencing equipment and security. Business formation The company was started by Pine Grove Church of God in 2009. The company form is a Limited Liability Company, LLC. Registration......
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...which may impact Marriot’s ability to compete successfully with other hotel and timeshare properties for customers. 3) Currency exchange fluctuation might make Marriot very vulnerable to foreign markets. b) Business risk 4) – 7) 4) Trademark or intellectual property infringement 5) Circumstances, such as the bankruptcy of its branch hotel owner or franchisee, or a failure under some agreements to meet will impact Marriot for sure. 6) Business segments risk -----unbalance gain between managing and franchising Marriott follows the business model wherein it emphasizes on managing and franchising hotels, rather than owning them. The company operated 46% of its hotel rooms under management agreements, 52% under franchise agreements. But, as compared to this, only 33.6% of the revenue in FY2009 were earned through franchising while 66.4% from own operation. The emphasis on management contracts and franchising although tends to provide more stable earnings in periods of economic softness, however does not provide much scope for revenue growth. c) Risk from emerging markets : 7) The economic and political instability in the developing country lead to the risk of Marriots operation including customer loyalty and reputation. In 2008, a massive bomb blast has hit the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, killing at least 40 people. These incidents could result in lower check-ins at Marriott hotels which will affect the company’s business and reputation in the......
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Camping vs Hotels
...Camping in the deep woods versus staying in a hotel Amber Duncan University Composition and Communication one October 29 2011 Axia College of University of Phoenix Camping in the deep woods is better than staying in a hotel. Camping in the deep woods means to stay on state land not a campground. Camping in the deep woods has many trees, animals, bugs, and there is not any other people around. While camping there is no bathroom so you will have to find a tree. Compared to hotels, camping in the deep woods is more work, less expensive and more exciting. Camping is hard work but worth the time and effort that is put into camping. Setting up the tents is easy unless you receive a new one and do not know how to set it up right. Fire building is a skill needed when camping because in order to get light heat, or cook you need a fire. Fire wood is everywhere on state land or on the side of the road for sale. When staying in hotels all you need is cloths, swim suit and anything you want to bring to keep yourself occupied. When camping there is twice more equipment to be hauled around than staying in a hotel. Hotels have beds and are made for you and on the other hand, you have to make your tent, bed, and, set camp up. Hotels are less work but not usually worth the money. Camping is less expensive than staying hotels because there are no accessories while camping in the deep woods. Equipment needed for camping so when you get that equipment then you are set for years...
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...Camping site When going camping, it is important to prepare for it but even more essential is choosing a perfect campsite. This is because a good camping site will flourish ones camping experience and make it memorable. A camp site can be defined as a place used for overnight staying in the outdoors. There are several factors to consider when choosing a campsite, but the most important factors or steps to follow can be summarized as follows; 1. Camping place The first step is to choose a camping site. This should be a place which has been used by previous campers, because you will need to establish a site and make the place habitable for camping. By using previously occupied campsite, one is able to save energy and time for other activities because previous campers would have made the site habitable. It is also important for to remember that a new campsite might not be recognized by officials, and when disaster happens, the officials might not be able to alert or reach you to help. 2. Accessibility The second most important factor is accessibility, it is important to ask yourself how you plan to go camping, whether it is a drive up the campsite or it is accessible via a foot trail. If it is via a foot trail, choose a campsite with half a mile or less walk. 3. Views or attraction The third factor that is important to consider is, what kind of surroundings you expect, consider how it looks, whether it has good views or things that you will enjoy ...
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...Jestan Sands 4279165 MEMORANDUM Date: February 5, 2016 To: Lisa Smith, General Manager From: Jestan Sands, Assistant General Manager Subject: The 5 Diamond Effect; Importance of hotel Rating system Thank you for your request on the 5 diamond system and what it would take to upgrade vs. the effectiveness to our international market. This report will include the following information: · Star vs Diamond : The Diamond Rating Defined · Importance of Five Diamond and luxury branding in industry · Areas to be evaluated by Hotel Bienvenue to upgrade rating to Five Diamond · Expected Benefits to be obtained as result The Hotel Bienvenue has been respected for years as a Four Diamond hotel. Its recent drop in revenue and guest room nights has shown to be a cause for concern by the management team. This report will highlight the diamond rating system currently in place and also define the steps for us to rebrand as a Five Diamond resort, as well as discuss the benefits being received by current brands of same rating– in particular, The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation - to maximize brand strength and revenue on a global scale. Star / Diamond Rating System: Mobil Company is responsible for the “star” rating whereas AAA (American Automotive Association) is home to the Diamond Rating system. Whereas both as credible, the standards are pretty much the same and the only difference is that AAA rates and has almost 3 times the amount in the portfolio......
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...http://www.itcportal.com/careers/your-career-choice.aspx Executive summary This marketing strategic plane is designed for the one of the leading hotel chains which is itc hotels group. ITC is one of the leading chains with the number of hotels all over India. This report will discuss the major areas like operations, marketing, finance and human resource and try to analyses the gap in their polices and working also presents the appropriate solutions. Key success full factors The exclusive Towers concept of a hotel within a hotel, with its own Towers Club and an unique service design is now available at seven ITC Hotels - Luxury Collection .The Executive Club, a concept designed to meet the specific needs of the business traveler, pioneers a tradition in corporate hospitality, setting a premium on discreet efficiency and business related services. Executive Club services are available at nine ITC Hotels at key business locations. The recently launched ITC One offers a new dimension in Corporate Hospitality and is about discovering the’ Power of Personal Space’. ITC One is available at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, ITC Maratha, Mumbai, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai, ITC Sonar, Kolkata, ITC Windsor, Bangalore, ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad and ITC Gardenia. EVA Exclusive rooms dedicated for the single lady traveler. These rooms have amenities keeping in mind the requirements of a lady pertaining to her special needs in bathroom accessories, security, and safety and......
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Camping vs Hotels
...because as the Disney team was finishing its work Travers’s own treatment arrived in the mail. “The more I think about it,” Walt Disney wrote her diplomatically, “the more I am inclined to feel that it would be highly advantageous for all concerned if you could come to Los Angeles and spend at least a week with us here in the studio, getting acquainted with the people who will carry the picture through to completion, and giving us the benefit of your reactions to our presentation.” He promised her a lovely trip, with opportunities to tour Disneyland in the company of a hostess and attend a private screening of “The Parent Trap.” She would, in short, undergo the final phase of hypnosis, swimming in chlorinated water beside movie stars at the hotel pool, visiting Sleeping Beauty’s castle, and—almost as an afterthought—approving the Disney script instead of her own. But after Disney’s years of fawning attention, Travers arrived in California expecting to be deferred to completely. Moreover, she was not as awed by Disney’s achievements as others were. Young Richard Sherman may have considered Walt Disney “the greatest storyteller—maybe the greatest man of the twentieth century,” but Pamela Travers had discussed her poetry with William Butler Yeats and shared a masthead with T. S. Eliot. She thought that “Steamboat Willie” was a fine entertainment for youngsters, but she considered most of the Disney oeuvre manipulative and false. In her mind, he traded in sentimentality and......
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...Camping facilities How can Internet technologies help a business form strategic alliances with its customers,suppliers, and others? Information technology can help a business form strategic alliances with its customers, suppliers, andothers by enabling communications, collaboration, and information sharing in ways that were never before possible. By virtue of working together online, managers can monitor and automaticallycapture process metrics, identify bottlenecks, and recommend process improvements within and between organizations. 7. How could a business use Internet technologies to form a virtual company or become an agilecompetitor? http://www.scribd.com/doc/100987190/Chap-002 Virtual company: Example: a person or company could use the Internet to acquire customers and then farm out the work to suppliers. A simple example of this can be found managing contractors. A company solicitscustomers for contract work (customers) and then solicits reliable contractors who can do this work (suppliers). In exchange for a share in the contractor's earnings, the virtual company handles the billing and customer relations. It manages its reputation by monitoring the quality of the contractor'swork. High performing contractors retain a larger percentage of their earnings, and low performingcontractors are not invited to work on future contracts. Some software vendors now lease (or providefor free) web enabled business software to manage accounting, customer relations......
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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, baking delicious candies, listening to your favorite holiday chart toppers and spending time with your loved ones. It’s also that time of year for your annual internal debate — whether you should stay with your family you’re visiting or stay in a hotel during the holidays.
Staying with family is usually an event itself. If you’ve ever seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, you know how quickly a well-meaning family holiday can quickly turn into disaster. Uninvited guests, embarrassing over-sharing, and desert-dry turkey turn happy holidays into holiday disaster.
Staying at a hotel during the holidays has a bit of a different film reputation than staying with your family. Think of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, when Kevin enjoys all of the amenities a hotel has to offer.
It’s not an easy decision to make (well, maybe for some it is), but it’s a decision that must be made. There are good and bad things for each option. No choice is a wrong choice, unless you have that one family member who insists every single year you stay with them because staying in a hotel just isn’t an option. But for you, one choice may be the better choice for you to make this holiday season.
To help you see your options in more detail, here are the pros and cons of staying with your family and staying in a hotel so you can decide which option is your best option.
Staying with family
- You save money.
- You’re able to spend more time with your family and make holiday memories.
- Access to a nearby kitchen that’s full of free food and drinks is there whenever you want it.
- It feels like you’re at home because you’re in a house surrounded by family.
- You have no alone time with your significant other and/or with your spouse and your children.
- Your bed is the couch or the floor, which aren’t comfortable options–so you don’t get a good night’s rest.
- You get woken up when you’re not ready, and it’s usually in a way you don’t want to be woken up.
- You have to clean up after yourself, and sometimes after other family members.
Staying in a hotel
- You can have privacy and quiet time when you need it.
- You share a bathroom with fewer people.
- There’s always hot water, no matter what time of the day you decide to shower.
- You get to sleep in a big, comfortable bed and fall asleep when you’re ready
- Maids take care of your dirty towels, take out your trash and make the bed for you every day.
- It does cost money to stay in a hotel.
- You have to drive back and forth from your hotel and your family’s house.
- Staying in a hotel takes you away from your family, meaning less time you get to spend with them.
- You sometimes have to buy food and drinks separately/
Whether you decide to stay with your family or stay in an IHG® hotel this holiday season, make sure you choose the option that best suits you and ensures you (and your family) have the happiest, most comfortable and most sane holiday season this year.