Events and Tourism Review <p><em>Events and Tourism Reivew</em> (ETR) is a universal journal for events, tourism and hospitality research and reviews. It intends to provide a global platform for innovative and applied studies that make a significant contribution to the practice and development of events and tourism products and services. <em>ETR</em> publishes and promotes up-to-date quality research and review papers. It also serves as a unique forum for the publication of noteworthy case studies for professional and academic use in local, national and global communities.</p> en-US <p>Copyright to works published in <em>Events and Tourism Review</em> is retained by the author(s).</p> (Godwin-Charles Ogbeide) (Ted Polley) Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:06:31 -0500 OJS 60 Conducting Infectious and Communicable Disease Education in Hospitality Organizations Viewpoint <p>Every day, employees in the lodging and hospitality industry are potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious diseases. Federally sponsored biosafety and infectious disease training sessions were conducted at two lodging sites in an effort to promote infectious disease primary prevention, as well as mitigation and management techniques in the hospitality industry in an effort to develop interdisciplinary connections between public health and hospitality. The trainings were positively received, but as this viewpoint reveals, further research, partnerships, and curriculum development is needed in this area in order for it to have long-term and impactful effects.</p> Brandon Howell Copyright (c) 2019 Brandon Howell Mon, 30 Dec 2019 09:55:55 -0500 Understanding Millennials’ Motivations to Visit State Parks <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: 200%; text-indent: 0.5in;"><span lang="EN" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">Many state parks have been identified as National Natural Landmarks as a result of their extraordinary representation of flora, fauna, and geological resources. While many state park’s scenic stretches of flowing rivers and large lakes are popular for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing, it’s influence on millennials is worth studying. This study aims to understand millennials’ motivations to visit state parks and the influence of pictures of the outdoor activities on social media. Push factors of motivation such as sightseeing, social interaction, and relaxation, and pull factors such as local activities, amenities, variety, and uniqueness were used to assess their preferences. Data was collected using an online survey on Qualtrics platform from undergraduate students at a state university in Pennsylvania. This study is unique as it focuses on millennials’ motivations to visit state parks, which is not heard in the literature.<span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp; </span></span></p> Nripendra Singh, Kristen kealey Copyright (c) 2019 Nripendra Singh, Kristen kealey Mon, 30 Dec 2019 09:58:19 -0500 Festival Admission and Visitors’ Behavioral Intentions <p style="line-height: 200%; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt 0in;">Food festivals provide unique opportunities for leisure, social and cultural experiences, help generate business and income for the host community and promote a positive image of the local community. This study examines the behavioral intentions of first time and repeat visitors to revisit and recommend a festival when admission fee is charged vs no admission. The study also investigates the impact of admission fees on the intention to revisit and recommend the festival for different age groups. Two-way ANOVA and independent t-tests were used. Results found that admission fees impacted the intentions to revisit and recommend the festival.</p> <p style="line-height: 200%; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt 0in;"><strong>Keywords:</strong> Festival, Behavioral intentions, Revisit, Recommendations, Admission fee, Age</p> Yvette Green, Han Chen, Kim Williams Copyright (c) 2019 Yvette Green, Han Chen, Kim Williams Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:01:53 -0500 Service-learning in a Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Academic Program <p>One-hundred and twenty-three undergraduate students in three Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management (THEM) courses participated in a survey that captured service-learning barriers and perceptions of the experiences over the course of the 2017 spring semester. Results from the exploratory factor analysis generated three distinct factors from the perceived benefits of service-learning: (1) civic engagement, (2) social awareness, and (3) translational learning. Statistically significant negative correlations were found between barriers and perceptions of service-learning benefits. Implications from this research includes the identification and creation of interventions to reduce barriers so students may receive the benefits associated with service-learning. &nbsp;</p> Kevin Naaman, Chengming Hu, Brandon Howell, Weixuan Wang Copyright (c) 2019 Kevin Naaman, Chengming Hu, Brandon Howell, Weixuan Wang Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:03:42 -0500