Dr Geoff Dickson, Dr Melody Oliver, Dr Hannah Badland, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
Given the critical nature of making sense of what is happening and the failure to do so in examining actions causing the 2007 global economic collapse, theory and research in performance evaluation is worthy of substantial attention in tourism management. The present article includes a case study that describes and analyzes three performance audit reports over a 3-decade period for one U.S. State government’s destination management organization’s (DMO) actions and outcomes.
While the past 60 years or so have seen a quickly growing amount of scholarly research into
journalism practices, much of it has been restricted to the arena of hard news. However, the past two
decades have seen other forms of journalisms come to the fore. One such case is travel journalism in
newspapers and on television, as well as online. Given news organisations’ cuts in international news
reporting, TV travel shows and newspaper travel sections are increasingly important in representing
foreign cultures, and thus important for communication research.