Author: Ellie Gunesch
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Touristik / Tourismus, Note: 2,2, Fachhochschule Eberswalde, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Individualtourismus ist ein wichtiges Segment der Tourismusindustrie. Seine moglichen positiven Auswirkungen werden jedoch gerade von Entwicklungslandern meist noch unterschatzt. So greift der Individualtourismus im Gegensatz zu einigen anderen Formen des Entwicklungsland-Tourismus in der Regel auf vorhandene Infrastruktur zuruck und erfordert keine hohen Investitionen zu deren Einrichtung. Zwar geben Individualtouristen oft relativ wenig Geld pro Tag aus; aufgrund ihrer verhaltnismassig langen Aufenthaltsdauern sind sie dennoch in der besuchten Region okonomisch oft bedeutend. Australien und Neuseeland fuhrten bereits umfangreiche Forschungen auf diesem Gebiet durch. Sie erkannten und etablierten den Individualreise-Markt als gewinnbringenden Bestandteil ihrer Tourismusmarkte. Eine aktuelle Studie des Segmentes in Sudostasien verdeutlichte auffallende Zusammenhange zwischen den Individualreisenden der verschiedenen Regionen. Vorliegende Arbeit hatte daher zum Ziel, eventuelle Parallelen und Unterschiede zwischen den Individualtouristen in Vietnam und den Backpackern bereits untersuchter Destinationen herauszustellen. Auf diese Weise sollten Ruckschlusse auf die Potentiale des Tourismussegments in Vietnam gezogen werden. Dies ist insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund der vergleichsweise jungen Rolle Vietnams im internationalen Tourismus von Interesse. In diesem Zusammenhang stellte sich die Frage nach eventuell begunstigenden Rahmenbedingungen des Landes. Da keine Marktforschungsdaten aus dem Individualtourismusbereich fur Vietnam vorlagen, war zunachst eine grundlegende, empirische Informationsbasis vonnoten. Sie sollte grosstmoglichen Aufschluss geben uber die verschiedenen Aspekte des Reisetypus wie demographische Parameter, Reisemotivationen, Auswahl und Nutzung touristischer Infrastruktur sowie abschliessende Beurteilungen und Einschatz"
Author: Ly Nguyen
While growing up in Vietnam, Pham Thi Phuong never dreamed of becoming a manicurist. But when Saigon falls in 1975, a pregnant Phuong and her Air Force officer husband, Minh, are forced to flee the country on a fishing boat. With only two dollars in their pockets, Minh and Phuong finally arrive in Seattle, Washington, where they begin a new life filled with seemingly insurmountable challenges. As the young couple welcomes their daughter, Mai, into their uncertain world, Phuong struggles to find happiness and independence in a foreign culture. Despite sensing that her mother is desperately unhappy and that her parents marriage is rapidly unraveling, Mai tries to remain a loving and strong daughter. In a last ditch effort to make ends meet, Phuong opens a nail salon. Expected to be a dutiful daughter and help the family business grow, the initially reluctant Mai soon develops a deep compassion and respect for her mother and the other women who become a part of the salon. Same Same shares an intimate and heartwarming glimpse into the life of a Vietnamese nail salon worker who somehow remains strong and resilient throughout the trials in her life.
Author: Doug Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Political Science
Samuel Lewis, the youngest of seven children born to African American working class parents, and Hamilton Armstrong III, the only son of a wealthy white family and local leader of the Ku Klux Klan, grew up in the same small Virginia town, but lived worlds apart. They meet through mischief and despite the racial barriers of the pre-Civil Rights era, a life-long friendship is formed. Both driven by a passion for writing, they begin journalism careers at different New York newspapers, experience dangerous, as well as raunchy times in Vietnam and enter the sunset years of their careers at the same Atlanta newspaper where they are dueling political columnists: Sam pens the conservative viewpoint and Ham provides the liberal perspective. Unexpected excitement enters their lives as a bomb meant for Sam kills a colleague in the midst of their coverage of Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency. “Brothers under the same skin, Same Same sketches the lives of two talented journalists, one white, one black, in a novel that is part thriller and part morality tale. Doug Smith, a ground breaking reporter, undoubtedly lived the themes echoed in this book and he skillfully weaves a tale with a message that is both timely and timeless.” -Eleanor Clift, Newsweek and Daily Beast contributor and panelist with The McLaughlin Group “Doug Smith has written a fetching race-drama that flips the script on group assumption about life, love and politics. There is energy here, start to finish; and the tension puts the reader on his toes, then back on his heels. The author is quite savvy about the newspaper industry, mindful of its decline and guarded about newspapers way forward. But it is race politics in America, glancing off White House politics, where the novel takes on currency and makes itself a worthy book for our time.” -Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author “People say newspapers are dying. Well, Doug Smith’s new rollercoaster novel certainly sends them out with a bang. Murder, sex, race, politics, scandal--all set in the newsroom. I love it!” -Tony Kornheiser, co-anchor of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption
Author: Sally Wootton
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
'Same same, but different' is an account of some of the author's travel experiences in greenland, Australia, Southeast Asi, New Zealand and Colombia. It is not intended as a travel guide but is a way for the author to share her experiences with others.
Author: Betty Dennison Haught
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the story of twin brothers, Tim and Tad who served in the Vietnam War together, but only one of them came back home. They tell about their experiences as U. S. Army Engineers in letters back home to their family and friends. However, even with the tragedy of Tad being killed in action, because of a girl that he had never met writing to him, this story has a happy ending.
Author: Marthe Jocelyn,Tom Slaughter
Publisher: Tundra Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This marvelous concept, finding common characteristics in different creatures and object, coupled with masterful paper cuts makes Same Same a clever introduction to similarities
Author: Michael Anthony
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Tens of thousands of readers have enjoyed Mike’s Worthless Opinions (www.mikesworthlessopinion.com) over the past five years; his refreshingly simple way of looking at life has promoted patience, tolerance, and good will worldwide. Mike reveals his simple solutions to complicated issues with knowledge gained by real experience. Having traveled to over one hundred countries, educated by Jesuits, and his extensive business success, Mike’s opinions reveal amazing logic and truth. Same Same, but Different is a continuing collection of issues we all face, and the follow up book to Mike’s, Memoirs of a White Man, a book that deals with man’s social struggles, mistakes, and the lessons we learn from them. Sit back and enjoy; you may find out that Mike’s opinions, are not that worthless after all.
Author: Mattox Roesch
Publisher: Unbridled Books
He’s in the middle of nowhere, Alaska, because his Eskimo mother has moved home, and Cesar, a seventeen-year-old former gang banger, is convinced that he’s just biding his time ‘til he can get back to LA. His charmingly offbeat cousin, Go-boy, is equally convinced that Cesar will stay. And so they set a wager. If Cesar is still in Unalakleet in a year, he has to get a copy of Go-boy’s Eskimo Jesus tattoo. Go-boy, who recently dropped out of college, believes wholeheartedly that he is part of a Good World conspiracy. At first Cesar considers Go-boy half crazy, but over time in this village, with his father absent and his brother in jail for murder, Cesar begins to see the beauty and hope Go-boy represents. The choice. This is a novel about a different Alaska than many of us have read about in the past, about a different kind of wilderness and survival. As Cesar (who later assumes his Eskimo name, Atausiq) becomes connected to the community and to Go-boy, the imprint he bears isn’t Go-boy’s tattoo but the indelible mark of Go-boy’s heart and philosophy, a philosophy of hope that emphasizes our similarities to one another as well as a shared sense of community, regardless of place. As Go-boy says to Cesar, “Sometimes we’re always real same-same.”
Author: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different! Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.
Author: Peter Mendelsund
The fiction debut from the LA Times bestselling author of What We See When We Read-- a novel of ideas set in a mysterious institute in the desert. In the shifting desert sands on the outskirts of a Middle Eastern city sits a mysterious Institute, where Fellows in every field of knowledge and endeavor under the (inhospitably hot) sun work on Projects and give Discourses(TM) and dedicate themselves to copying, cloning, replicating, and reproducing a world to which none of them seem to have any intention of returning. Same Same is Percy Frobisher's account of his tenure as a Fellow at the Institute, and his attempt to realize--or is it simulate?--his own audacious Project. Imagining a world in which simulacra have as much value as the real--so much so that any distinction between the two vanishes, and even language seeks to reproduce meaning through ever more degraded copies of itself--Peter Mendelsund has crafted a deeply unsettling novel about what it means to exist, and to create . . . and a future that may not be far off.
Marketing Basics from the Streets of Bangkok
Author: Michael K. Lyons
Bangkok is one of the most mysterious and exciting cities on the planet - and in this plugged-in Asian metropolis is a underlining story that offers unique marketing lessons. SAME SAME: Marketing Basics from the Streets of Bangkok is not a typical basics book with charts, graphs, and yawns. This is an on-boarding ride to the magic of marketing weaved through an Asian darling city. Learn the classic 4Ps while visiting an impressive bespoke tailor, a delicious but inconspicuous dessert shop, a world famous tattoo artist in the land where tattoos take on a spiritual meaning, and a lucrative second hand watch market, all while sipping a Singha and surviving a tuk tuk. Note from Author: Proceeds from the sale of this book will fund the Chenoa and Michael K. Lyons Scholarship for the Sons and Daughters of Law Enforcement.
Author: John R. Fraser
Terrorism was once a topic limited to certain sectors of the world, such as the Middle East or South Africa. However, in recent years, it appears that no one is safe in any part of the globe. A growing number of countries must take measures to protect citizens and visitors from the threat of terrorism. The Unites States of America is the latest addition to this list. It has become evident in recent years that terrorism is no longer a localized event, but rather an increasing global problem. It has also become obvious that terrorism requires a global solution as well. Evidence has been mounting that terrorist groups are beginning to connect and form alliances. This gives them greater strength and greater resources. It seems they are finding common ground and are beginning to coordinate efforts. This will be the topic of the proposed research. The research contained in this dissertation supports the formation of terrorist coalitions by examining extensive information contained in United States Department of State Annual Reports on Patterns of Global Terrorism. It examines the recent trend towards former single terrorist organizations forming alliances in order to conduct large-scale global acts of terrorism. The findings of this report support the thesis that terrorist groups indeed are cooperating for the purposes of a common cause. The interconnectivity of financing and the sharing of training grounds for these groups are examined in detail. Better communications technology has played a significant role in the formation of these groups and the abilities of these groups to conduct coordinated acts of terrorism against multiple nations.
Is Chile Atypical?
Author: Mr. Alessandro Rebucci,Marco A Espinosa-Vega
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This paper investigates empirically the pass-through of money market interest rates to retail banking interest rates in Chile, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and five European countries. Overall, Chile''s pass-through does not appear atypical. Based on a standard error-correction model, we find that, as in most countries considered, Chile''s measured pass-through is incomplete. But Chile''s pass-through is also faster than in many other countries considered and is comparable to that in the United States. While we find no significant evidence of asymmetry in Chile''s pass-through across states of the interest rate or monetary policy cycle, we do find some evidence of parameter instability, around the time of the Asian and Russian crises. However, we do not find evidence that the switch to a more flexible exchange rate regime in 1999 and the "nominalization" of Chile''s interest rate targets in 2001 have affected significantly the pass-through process.
Author: Poh Ling Yeow
Publisher: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcastiing Corporation
Come on a new journey with Poh Ling Yeow with her long awaited cookbook SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, the follow-up to her bestselling 'Poh's Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures', which stayed in the top 10 Australian bestsellers list for six weeks. The 100 brand new recipes in the book are organised in pairs that share a common process, ingredient or texture - so a 'bite sized spice' could be Kunyit (turmeric) Fried Chicken or a Curry Puff, and a 'yummy curry' could be Prawn and Pineapple Curry or a Beef Rendang. Full of mouth-watering recipes and as stylish as its author, SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT will inspire you to go in new culinary directions with familiar ingredients