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  • Community Sense of Place Community Sense of Place Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development: A Sustainable Approach
  • Climate, Weather, and Tourism Climate, Weather, and Tourism Tourism destinations and their individual tourism businesses are all vying for tourists at their respective locations.
  • Engagement and Community Engagement and Community In partnership with the Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development.
  • Rural Tourism Rural Tourism Sustaining rural America is one of today's pressing issues.
  • RESET RESET Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • US Travel Care Code US Travel Care Code The United States Travel Care Code has been developed and is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
  • RETI RETI The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative
  • Tourism and Entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship Developing the local tourism industry as part of an economic development strategy.

Research Activities

Research Abstracts Submitted/Presented


2013

  • (Not so) Dark Tourism: The case of Ghana’s Lake Volta and Akosombo Dam. Kline, C and Johnson, L. International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V: Tourism Critical Practice: Activating Dreams into Action. June 25-28, 2013, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • Dreaming of New Social Movements that Result in Grassroots Action: The Case of HandMade in America Knollenberg. W., Kline, C. and McGehee, N.International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V: Tourism Critical Practice: Activating Dreams into Action. June 25-28, 2013, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • Exploring the Decision-making of the University SAVE Market. Kline, C., Swanson, J. and Slocum, S. Rural Tourism - Challenges in Changing Times: Community, Experience, Economy and Environment Conference. June 13-15, 2013 Hólar, Iceland.
  • A Study of Foodie Types and their Travel Behaviors Green, E. and Kline, C. Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe Chapter Annual Conference. April 17-19, 2013, Dublin, Ireland.

2012

  • Support and Challenge Factors for Tourism Entrepreneurs: Two Cases from North Carolina Kline, C., Shah, N., Tsao, J and Cook, A. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, November 2012. Asheville, NC.
  • Property Owners’ Attitude Towards Sustainable Tourism Development: A Spatial Approach Hao, H., Long, P., Curtis, S. and Kline, C. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, November 2012. Asheville, NC.
  • Applying Positive social entrepreneurship and ecological systems theories to understand food entrepreneurs and their operation. Co-authored by Neha Shah. Big Ideas in Rural Settings: Tourism and Rural Entrepreneurship Conference. September 2012. Laurier Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, Canada.
  • A spatial analysis of tourism entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial climate in Southeastern United States Co-authored by Huili Hao. Jim Kleckley and Derek Alderman. Big Ideas in Rural Settings: Tourism and Rural Entrepreneurship Conference. September 2012. Laurier Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, Canada.
  • Place Based Clusters as an Economic Development and Community Building Tool Co-authored by Sharon Paynter and Kenny Flowers. Southeastern Conference for Public Administration. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September, 2012.
  • Support and Challenge Factors for Tourism Entrepreneurs: Two Cases from North Carolina (November 2012). Kline, C., Shah, N., Tsao, J., Cook, A., & Hao, H. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.
  • Property Owners’ Attitude towards Sustainable Tourism Development --- A Spatial Approach (November 2012). Hao, H. & Long, P. Curtis, S., and Kline, C. Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. Asheville, NC. November 18-20.
  • Property Owners Attitudes of the Effects of Tourism and Second Home Development on the Future Economic Stability in Coastal Countie. (Sept. 2012). Symposium on Measuring the Performance and Economic Contribution of Tourism, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Long and Hao)
  • Applying Positive social entrepreneurship and ecological systems theories to understand food entrepreneurs and their operation. (September 2012). Kline, C. Shah, N. & Rubright, H.. Big Ideas in Rural Settings: Tourism and Rural Entrepreneurship Conference. Laurier Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, Canada.
  • A spatial analysis of tourism entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial climate in Southeastern United States. Kline, C., Hao. H, Alderman, D., Kleckley, J. & Gray, S. (September 2012). Big Ideas in Rural Settings: Tourism and Rural Entrepreneurship Conference. Laurier Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, Canada.
  • Place Based Clusters as an Economic Development and Community Building Tool (September 2012). Paynter, S., Kline, C. & Flowers. K. Southeastern Conference for Public Administration. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Assessing Place Attachment among Permanent and Second Home Property Owners in a Tourism Dependent Coastal County (June 2012). Travel and Tourism Research Association Research Symposium. (Hao and Long).
  • An Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) of Arts and Cultural Tourist Activities and Amenities in Havana. (June 2012). Travel and Tourism Research Association 2012 Graduate Research Symposium. (Hingtgen, Green and Kline).
  • How minority residents perceive their community as a viable minority tourist destination: A case study of African American residents in Columbia, South Carolina (June 2012).Travel and Tourism Research Association, Graduate Research Symposium. (Benjamin, S).
  • Factors Influencing Brand Loyalty to Microbreweries in North Carolina (June 2012). Travel and Tourism Research Association 2012 Graduate Research Symposium. (Murray and Kline).
  • Property Owners’ Attitudes Toward Climate Change and It’s Impact on Future Property Values in Coastal Tourism Destination (Feb. 2012). Social Coastal Forum, Charleston, SC. (Long, Hao and Curtis).
  • Effects of Oil in Coastal Waters on Tourism-Impacted Business’ Preparedness and Response. (Feb. 2012). Social Coastal Forum, Charleston, SC. (Powers, Knollenberg, Hao, Wilson, Kain, Smith and Long).
  • Use of Weather and Climate Data in Tourism Business Decision-Making: The Case of Beaufort, North Carolina (Feb. 2012). Social Coastal Forum, Charleston, SC. (Blair, Curtis and Long).
  • Homeowners’ Attitudes toward Tourism: Comparing Seasonal and Permanent Property Owners in Mountain and Coastal resort Communities. (Feb 2012). Associations of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York City, NY. (Hao and Long).
  • On Being Black in Mayberry: The Racial Politics of Tourism in Mount Airy, North Carolina(Feb 2012). Associations of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York City, NY. (Benjamin and Alderman).
  • Landing Additional Green Consumers by Connecting with Fly fishing Enthusiasts (March 2012). Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Myrtle Beach, SC. (Winslow and Oliver).

2011

  • Property Owners’ Perceptions of Sustainable Tourism: Comparing Coastal and Mountain Environments (Sept. 2011). SE Conference on Public Administration. (Rassel, Hao and Long).
  • Remaking Mount Airy into Mayberry: Film-Induced Tourism and the Politics of Place Identity (Nov 2011). Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Savannah, GA. (Alderman and Benjamin).
  • Attitudes of resident and second home property owners to climate change considerations and their affects on future property values in coastal counties. (Dec. 2011). 19th International Congress on Biometeorology, Auckland, NZ. (Long, Hao and Curtis)

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