Author : Sabah Balta & Murat Bengisu
School/Work Place : Yasar University, Turkey (Sabah Balta), Izmir University of Economics, Turkey (Murat Bengisu)
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Year : 2008

Employment is one of the important requirements for the integration of disabled people to daily life. The tourism industry is one of Turkey’s important industries with a great potential for growth. However this growth must be a planned and balanced one with appropriate consideration of its human resources. In order to get the most benefit from the disabled workforce, it is of interest to understand the types of jobs that may be more suitable for specific types and degrees of disability. Suitability is a relative issue which may be described differently if one is an employee, an employer, or an expert. It would also change from one person to another. This study aims to determine different types of jobs suitable for different types of disability. A two-round Delphi survey will be used to find some optimized answers to this complex question. The study does not aim to limit or dictate the types of jobs for disabled people, but rather to find out new possibilities of employment and come up with certain recommendations for the disabled community and the hospitality industry on this issue.

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13 Think Tank XVIII Sustainable Experience: Innovative sustainable communi... file 1649 Jan 07, 2019

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12 Think Tank XI CRS 2.0: Management Perspectives of Sustainable Hospit... file 6347 Oct 14, 2013

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11 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4614 Oct 14, 2013

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10 Think Tank IX The role of values in sustaining the hospitality labou... file 4190 Oct 13, 2013

The role of human resources in sustaining hospitality enterprises has long been recognized (Hjalager und Andersen 2001; Baum 2007). Personnel are considered vital for the delivery of touristic experiences, thus being a central ingredient of ...

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9 Think Tank VIII Responding to Climate Change in Australian Resort Hote... file 5357 Oct 13, 2013

Extensive infrastructure and client expectations of luxury will mean that their carbon footprint and water usage is likely to exceed significantly that of average urban households. Often located in coastal or riverine settings, they are vuln...

Author: Charles Arcodia & Chantal Dickson 

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» Think Tank VIII Employment of the Disabled Workforce in the Hospitalit... file 8566 Oct 13, 2013

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Year: 2008 

7 Think Tank VIII Integrating Sustainability into Tourism Education and ... file 4162 Oct 13, 2013

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6 Think Tank VII Barriers to Innovation in Hospitality Provision: Towar... file 4398 Oct 13, 2013

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5 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility in the Catalan hospita... file 4969 Oct 13, 2013

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4 Think Tank IV Possibilities for Sustainable Tourism Management in Ac... file 3443 Oct 13, 2013

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3 Think Tank IV Attitudes towards Environmental Responsibility among S... file 3415 Oct 13, 2013

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Year: 2004 

2 Think Tank IV Evaluating Environmental Initiatives of German Hotels file 2720 Oct 13, 2013

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1 Think Tank IV Impediments to Sustainable Service Quality in Luxury H... file 15319 Oct 13, 2013

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