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AN OPTIMUM MODEL OF FISH AUCTION IN INDONESIAN FISHING PORTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FISHERMAN  [cached]
Ernani Lubis and Anwar Bey Pane
Journal of Coastal Development , 2012,
Abstract: Fishing Port as the economic center of fisheries is an important component in fishing catch system that needs to be organized and managed, especially for fish marketing activities. Indonesian fisherman income which is still low, due to the fish marketing system in the fishing port is unfavorable for the fisherman. The purpose of this study is to formulate an optimum model of the fish auction in the fishing port in order to increase the income of fisherman. Aspects which were studied comprises the major aspects such as the management aspects, socio-economic of fishing and fishing port and following by additional aspects ofbiotechnic of fishimg port. It has been obtained the optimum model of the fish auction that is Integrated Model and Modern Fish Auction Model. The model has 2 (two) submodel. Submodel-1 : Integrated Fish auction that is a gradually and directionally implementation model of fish auction in the Fish Landing Basewith due respect to the readiness of the auction and the integration courtier/skipper’s (punggawa) role. This model also consider the readiness to the auction minimum and effective standards to ensure the quality of fish and sanitation in fish auction place and rearrangement the role of courtier/skipper. This model can be applied to Pontap Fish Landing Base. Submodel-2 : Modern and Continuous Fish Auction Model, that is agradually and directionally implementation model of the fish auction with due respect to improving modernization of actual fish auction standards. This model can be applied to Palabuhanratu Territorial Fishing Port.
ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM THROUGH CUSTOMER SATISFACTION  [PDF]
Marinescu Roxana Cristina,Ispas Roxana
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2012,
Abstract: In tourism, hotels play an important role and contribute to the economic growth in cities and other places endowed with attractions which are universally recognized. Two elements are essential in the tourism industry system: product quality and human resources. In terms of quality of the hotel services, that is the one that allows to the tourist enterprise to own a competitive advantage, gain competitive differentiation and reputation among customers by achieving a high degree of customer satisfaction. Hotel customer satisfaction would be impossible if the hotel management does not perform periodic evaluations on customer satisfaction and quality, which are the focus of this paper. Therefore, this paper focuses on customer satisfaction measured by the SERVQUAL model.
Organotin compounds in surface sediments from selected fishing ports along the Chinese coast
KeGang Zhang,JianBo Shi,Bin He,WeiHai Xu,XiangDong Li,GuiBin Jiang
Chinese Science Bulletin , 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s11434-012-5406-6
Abstract: The concentrations and species of organotin compounds (OTCs) in 52 surface sediment samples from nine fishing ports along the Chinese coast were studied. Butyltins (BTs) and phenyltins (PhTs) were derivatized using sodium tetraethylborate (NaBEt4) and determined by head-space solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) gas chromatography coupled with a flame photometric detector (GC-FPD). The concentrations of OTCs ranged from <3.6 to 194 ng (Sn) g 1 dry weight (dw) for monobutyltin (MBT), <2.3 to 41.5 ng (Sn) g 1 dw for dibutyltin (DBT), <0.7 to 86.0 ng (Sn) g 1 dw for tributyltin (TBT) and <5.1 to 66.1 ng (Sn) g 1 dw for monophenyltin (MPhT), respectively. The concentrations of diphenyltin (DPhT) and triphenyltin (TPhT) were below the limit of detection (LOD). BTs were the main species in the sediments except for the samples collected from Shazikou fishing port in Qingdao. The concentrations of MBT were higher than DBT and TBT. The concentrations of OTCs in the sediments varied widely among different sampling locations. The concentrations of BTs were much higher in the samples collected from fishing ports close to the South China Sea than those in coast of the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. MPhT was prevalent in most sampling stations except for those in coast of the East China Sea. The environmental and ecotoxicological risks of TBT in most sediment samples were low.
Tourism Marketing: Measuring Tourist Satisfaction  [PDF]
Juan Carlos Castro, Mauricio Quisimalin, Carmen de Pablos, Viviana Gancino, Jessica Jerez
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2017.103023
Abstract: The research was aimed at identifying and validating determinants of tourist satisfaction. The study area was the provinces of Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Pastaza, Tungurahua, defined in Zone 3 of Ecuador, which transcended their geostrategic commercial position in the center of the country. In this context, the main objective of the study was to measure tourist satisfaction and to evaluate its determinants defined in variables such as product, price, distribution and tourist service as secondary axes of scope and transversal design. The sample synthesized an unknown sampling frame of 610 random tourists, representative sample where a semi-structured personal survey of 34 questions was applied considering 46 moderate variables and 9 classification variables. The statistical techniques used correspond to the partial least squares (PLS) method to give consistency to four items of product, two of the price, three of the distribution, one of the promotion and finally five of the service that allowed. All this was validated with the internal consistency of the model through composite relativity (CR), and Cron Bach's alpha, convergent validity was analyzed using the mean variance extracted (AVE), the structural model was examined through the coefficient Of determination (R2) and the Path (β) values, determined that this relationship is positive and consistent between variables of infrastructure, attention, cleanliness of the establishment and availability of parking; food and fun; ease of finding places and availability of service information; gastronomic and cultural tourism, positive tourism experience, successful choice of destination, fulfilled expectations, repetition of the trip and recommendation of destination.
Measuring Tourist Satisfaction by the Jordanian Tourism Services in the Area off Um Qais
Marzouq Ayed Al Qeed,Moayyad A. Fawaeer,Bader A. Qaid
International Journal of Marketing Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ijms.v4n1p150
Abstract: This study lies in the measurement of tourist satisfaction by the Jordanian tourism services provided in the area of Umm Qais tourism in terms of hotel services and the provision of means of transport, restaurants and other services that contribute to the satisfaction of tourists through marketing and promotion through various means. By returning to the study references and studies related to the research topic and methodology used to prepare the analytical and descriptive identification, we reached out the results that would contribute to the tourists satisfaction with the services provided in the area of Umm Qais through our findings and recommendations.
The Socio-Economic Impact of Agro-Tourism Activity on Fishing Communities in Malaysia
Mahazan Muhammad,Azimi Hamzah,Sulaiman Md. Yassin,Bahaman Abu Samah,Neda Tiraieyari,Jeffrey Lawrence D`Silva,Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril
International Business Management , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2012.660.664
Abstract: The main attempt of this study is to explore the socio-economic impacts of agro-tourism activity of fishing communities in Malaysia. As many studies with regard to tourism are placing their focus on tourism in general, less has been placed on agro-tourism and the expected findings from this study can fill the existing gap. This is a quantitative study where data were gained through developed questionnaires. A total of 880 respondents from eight Desa Wawasan Nelayan villages had been selected randomly. Findings have confirmed that agro-tourism activities were able to increase villagers income, provide employment opportunities and increase demand for local products. Albeit its advantages were economic, it can be concluded that agro-tourism activities embolden healthy relationships within the community while at the same time uplifting their quality of life.
An Evaluation of Optimism and Life Satisfaction of Undergraduate Students in the School of Tourism and Hotel Management  [cached]
Safak Unuvar,Selahattin Avsaroglu,Mustafa Uslu
Asian Social Science , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n12p140
Abstract: In recent years there are numerous institutions providing education in tourism sector which increase its importance,because of the need for qualified staff. School of Tourism and Hotel Managements are one of these institutions which provide the highest level of education. Due to the forefront of human element because of tourism sectors' structural caharcteristics the purpose of this study is to evaluate optimism and life satisfaction of the undergraduate tourism and hotel management students. “Optimism Scale” developed by Balci and Yilmaz (2002) was used to measure students’ optimism, and “Life Satisfaction” developed by Diener, Emmons, Larsen and Griffin (1985), translated into Turkish by Koker (1991) was used to measure students’ life satisfaction. Element sampling method was used. The sample involved the students who enrolled at School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Selcuk University in Turkey, during the spring semester of 2010-2011 academic year (n= 479). Results showed that the students scored moderately on satisfaction and highly on optimism. Female students were more optimistic and satisfied than male students and the higher the level of income students had, the more optimistic and satisfied they were. Another result showed that there was a positive correlation between students’ optimism and life satisfaction.
An Empirical Analysis on How the Building Quality, Tourism Attraction and Tourism Public Service Influence the Satisfaction of Tourism Real Estate Consumption  [PDF]
Zhiyong Jiang, Jun Li, Dexiang Mei
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.88122
Abstract: This article provides an analysis of related factors on consumer satisfaction for the tourism real estate from the perspective of consumer behavior and psychological. In addition, by using structural equation model, this paper has carried on an empirical research on how three factors such as tourism real estate construction quality, the quality of tourist attractions and tourism public service quality influence on the consumers’ satisfaction with tourism real estate. The conclusion shows that above three factors have significant positive influence on customer satisfaction, and among them, the tourist attraction quality has maximum impact, tourism public service second and tourism real estate construction quality the least. The conclusion of this paper will contribute to the development of tourism real estate in China.
Enhancing the Satisfaction of Consumers of Tourism Services, a Core Element of the Marketing Polices
C?t?lina Lache,Alexandru Trifu
IBIMA Business Review , 2011,
Abstract: Consumer’s satisfaction is vital for the tourism companies. Leaving aside the fact that it is associated by the marketing specialists with the outcome of the purchasing and consumption processes, with consumers’ loyalty and with company profitability, the satisfaction degree of the tourism services consumers derives from the highest wishes, of accomplishing the cultural, artistic needs of communion with the nature, of rest, relaxation, of being beside those who share the same hobbies with us. This is why, both the producers, the tourism services providers, and the suppliers are particularly interested in the way in which the clients perceive the overall tourism product, but also each of the services encompassed by the service package. The exact evaluation of the clients’ satisfaction has become a central element of the marketing policies, next to the quality policy. The enhancement of the satisfaction stands at the basis of the loyalty raising policies and aims the clients, but also the employees, the shareholders and the suppliers. The paper presents the results of the research performed between 01.01.2010 and 01.09.2010. The matter under study consists of two distinct samples: 180 clients chosen randomly of the data bank held by 3 companies in the field of tourism (hotel, restaurant and tourism agency) and a sample of 50 employees, who are employees with the 3 analysed companies, residing in Romania, in the N-E region. The research method consists in making a poll, measuring opinions on an ordinal Likert scale, and in processing the information. The results reflect the concern for the thorough evaluation of the consumer’s satisfaction and its enhancement. Our study emphasises the importance of tourism services in Romania North-East, in order to absorb labour force and to ensure consumers’ high satisfaction, for leisure time and for refill “the batteries” for working activities.
“Tourism Potentiality” as an Additional Activity for Socio-Economic Development of the Fishing Field in Las Aguamitas, Sinaloa, Mexico  [PDF]
Marcela Rebeca Contreras-Loera, Elizabeth Olmos-Martinez
Modern Economy (ME) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/me.2014.56063
Abstract:

Riparian rural communities are characterized as spaces whose main activity is the exploitation of natural resources of the sea, but the diversification of economic activities is an option to change their current situation. The fishing cooperative plays a critical role in addressing the challenges imposed by the demands of today’s world. It is necessary to implement practices that contribute to economic, social and ecological development of the locality. This paper presents results of research whose objective was to identify the tourism potentiality as a complementary activity to economic and social development of the rural community in Las Aguamitas and the role of the fishing cooperative Barra de La Tonina, in local community development. Data collection was conducted through semi-structured interviews and observation. In addition, a survey to characterize socioe-conomically cooperative members was applied. The findings indicate that Las Aguamitas is a rural community with a wide range of natural and human resources to promote and encourage tourism. Even though the members of the cooperative and the community residents offer travel services, these are informal and without professionalization of the activity. From the above, it is concluded that the rural community has potential for tourism as a complementary activity for socioeconomic development, however it needs to train and professionalize the activity.

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