Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group Sessions
AAG Meeting in Denver - April 5 - 9, 2005

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RTS SESSIONS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

Paper Session: 2245 (Re)Emerging Leisure Places and Spaces in Developing Lands
is scheduled on Wednesday, 4/6/05, from 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Organizer(s): Alan A. Lew - Northern Arizona University
Chair(s): Alan A. Lew - Northern Arizona University
Presenters(s):
10:00 AM George F. Roberson - University of Massachusetts
Abstract Title: Visualizing Tangier
10:20 AM Anne K. Soper - Indiana University
Abstract Title: Future Destinations: Mauritian-ness and Tourism
10:40 AM William Hipwell
Abstract Title: Re-Constructing Nature and Reterritorializing Alishan: Taiwan’s Cou Nation and the Making of Danayigu
11:00 AM Ruei-Suei Sun - UCLA
Abstract Title: The Production of Local Globalism- The case of "Xin Tian Di" in Shanghai
11:20 AM Alan A. Lew - Northern Arizona University
Abstract Title: Disneyfying the City: Urban Recreation in Guilin, China

Meeting Session: 2704 Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group Business Meeting
is scheduled on Wednesday, 4/6/05, from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Rudi Hartmann of the University of Colorado-Denver has offered to organize a joint dinner following the session.)

RTS SESSIONS - THURSDAY, APRIL 7

Paper Session: 3132 Tourism and the Tourist in the American West
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Organizer(s): Amanda Rees - University Of Wyoming
Chair(s): Amanda Rees - University Of Wyoming
Presenters(s):
8:00 AM Prof. Duncan Jamieson - Ashland University
Abstract Title: The Bicycle and National Parks
8:20 AM Amanda Rees - University Of Wyoming
Abstract Title: Class and the Dudescape: Dude Ranching in Grand Teton National Park 1908-1955
8:40 AM Anthony Chiaviello - The University of Houston-Downtown
Abstract Title: The Sentimental Genre in Cartography: The Rhetoric of a "Tourist Map" of Southeast Arizona
9:00 AM Patrick Long - University of Colorado, Boulder
Abstract Title: Economic and Social Impacts of Second Homes
Discussant(s):
Alan A. Lew - Northern Arizona University

Paper Session: 3205 Mountain Tourism: Aspects of Change
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Organizer(s): Sanjay K Nepal - Texas A&M University
Chair(s): Robert E. Pfister - East Carolina University/
Presenters(s):
10:00 AM PAULETTE BYNOE
Abstract Title: Ecotourism and Institutional Arrangements: Does it matter?
10:20 AM Sanjay K Nepal - Texas A&M University
Abstract Title: Resident attitudes toward tourism development in a peripheral mountain community in British Columbia, Canada
10:40 AM Robert E. Pfister - East Carolina University
Abstract Title: Packaging Mountain Tourism: Creating a Preferred Vision
Discussant(s):
Rudi Hartmann - University of Colorado

Panel Session: 3631 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISM: STATE OF THE ART
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 5:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Organizer(s): Dimitri Ioannides - Southwest Missouri State University
Chair(s): Dimitri Ioannides - Southwest Missouri State University
Panelist(s): Dimitri Ioannides - Southwest Missouri State University
Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Lorri K. Krebs - Salem State College
Jan Mosedale - University of Exeter
Barbara Carmichael - Wilfrid Laurier
Keith Debbage - University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Friedrich M. Zimmermann - University of Graz

RTS SESSIONS - FRIDAY, APRIL 8

Paper Session: 4106 Nature-based Tourism and Recreation
is scheduled on Friday, 4/8/05, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Organizer(s): Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Chair(s): Robert L. Janiskee - University of South Carolina/
Presenters(s):
8:00 AM Robert L. Janiskee - University of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Via Pacis Pannoniae: Greenways, Placemaking, and Trans-Border Cooperation in Serbia and Croatia
8:20 AM Dimitri Ioannides - Southwest Missouri State University
Abstract Title: Towards Sustainable Tourism Development in the EU's Insular Areas
8:40 AM Mr. David Fornander
Abstract Title: Mt. Whitney: Climbing toward first world eco-tourism
9:00 AM Lisle S. Mitchell - University Of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Campground Service Areas: The Great Smoky Mountains
9:20 AM Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Abstract Title: State Regulation and Support of Agritourism, Direct Marketing and Promotion of Agriculture: Post-Fordist Practices Within a Dominant, Neo-Fordist Agriculture System

Paper Session: 4206 Planning Heritage Tourism for Economic Development
is scheduled on Friday, 4/8/05, from 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Organizer(s): Dave Lemberg - Western Michigan University
Chair(s): Dave Lemberg - Western Michigan University
Presenters(s):
10:00 AM Roy Jones - CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOG
Abstract Title: Waltzing the Icons: ‘Swagmen’, ‘Squatters’ and ‘Troopers’ at Australia’s North West Cape
10:20 AM Seth Appiah-Opoku - University Of Alabama
Abstract Title: Enhancing Community Participation in Ecotourism: The Case of Kakum National Park in Ghana
10:40 AM Kathleen Vazoulas
Abstract Title: Using GIS to Understand the Heritage Tourist
11:00 AM Chris McMorran - University Of Colorado
Abstract Title: Heritage Tourism in Japan: Development Strategy for a Remote Destination
11:20 AM Dave Lemberg - Western Michigan University
Abstract Title: The River Country Heritage Water Trails Pilot Project

Paper Session: 4306 Tourism Development and Second Home Ownership in an Expanding 'New Europe'
is scheduled on Friday, 4/8/05, from 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Organizer(s): Rudi Hartmann - University of Colorado
Chair(s): Rudi Hartmann - University of Colorado
Presenters(s):
12:00 PM Helmut Wachowiak
Abstract Title: The Cultural heritage of the Hanseatic League as an approach to tourism development of the Baltic Sea Region
12:20 PM Peter Thuy
Abstract Title: Low Cost Market development and tourism in Eastern Europe
12:40 PM Prof. Monika Rulle
Abstract Title: Changes in Health Tourism in Europe
1:00 PM Prof. Kristine Zamastil
Abstract Title: International Education
Discussant(s):
Anton Gosar - Faculty of Humanities Koper, University of Primorska

Panel Session: 4419 Stadiums in the geographic eye: fieldtrip and roundtable discussion
is scheduled on Friday, 4/8/05, from 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Organizer(s): Mr. Chris Gaffney - University Of Texas
Chair(s): Mr. Chris Gaffney - University Of Texas
Panelist(s):
Hunter Shobe - University of Oregon
Robert Ross - Syracuse University
Larry Scott Deaner - Kansas State University
Scott C. Roper - West Texas A&M University

Paper Session: 4506 Urban Tourism, Culture and the Revitalization of Downtown Neighborhoods
is scheduled on Friday, 4/8/05, from 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM
Organizer(s): Rudi Hartmann - University of Colorado
Chair(s): Rudi Hartmann - University of Colorado
Presenters(s):
4:00 PM Fiona Henderson
Abstract Title: Staging the Kiss: Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville and the Tourist Experience of Romantic Paris
4:20 PM Martine GERONIMI
Abstract Title: Heritage and Tourism, a success story in the Old Montreal, the strategy of Boutique Hotels
4:40 PM Ken Schroeppel
Abstract Title: The Role of Urban Tourism in the Revitalization of Downtown Denver
5:00 PM Jeff Shoemaker - The Greenway Foundation
Abstract Title: The Reclamation of the South Platt River

RTS SESSIONS - SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Panel Session: 5104 An Agenda for Recreation, Tourism and Sport Geographies
is scheduled on Saturday, 4/9/05, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Organizer(s): Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Chair(s): Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Presenters(s):
8:00 AM Introduction: Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Panelist(s):
Robert L. Janiskee - University of South Carolina
Lisle S. Mitchell - University Of South Carolina
Daniel Olsen – University of Waterloo
Dallen J. Timothy - Arizona State University
Rebecca Torres - East Carolina University
David Truly – Central Connecticut State University

Paper Session: 5105 Tourism Theory
is scheduled on Saturday, 4/9/05, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Organizer(s): Michelle Marie Metro-Roland - INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Chair(s): Michelle Marie Metro-Roland - INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Presenters(s):
8:00 AM Rudi Hartmann - University of Colorado
Abstract Title: "The World at an Age of Recreational Travel and Tourism" 1983 Denver AAA Paper Revisited
8:20 AM John Davenport - California State University Northridge
Abstract Title: Consuming the Dark Landscape: Meaning and Motivation in the Visitation of Dark Tourism Sites
8:40 AM Michelle Marie Metro-Roland - INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Abstract Title: The Impossibility of Unmediated Tourism: Pregnant Signs & Bustling Alleys in Skopje, Macedonia
9:00 AM Ms. Caroline Scarles
Abstract Title: Becoming Tourist: Visual Moments and Photographic Theory in Understanding the Tourist Experience
9:20 AM Daniel C. Knudsen - Indiana University
Abstract Title: Tourism and Theory: An Examination of Theoretical Frameworks for the Study of Tourism

Paper Session: 5404 Issues in Tourism and Recreation Geography
is scheduled on Saturday, 4/9/05, from 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Organizer(s): Deborah L. Che - Western Michigan University
Chair(s): Daniel H. Olsen - UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Presenters(s):
2:00 PM Yuxia Huang
Abstract Title: Learning ontology from online travel information for Semantic Web-based tourism services
2:20 PM Wendy Miller - University at Buffalo (CANCELLED)
Abstract Title: The Importance of Interpretive Signs for Day Hikers as Judged by a Mental Mapping Exercise
2:40 PM Daniel H. Olsen - UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Abstract Title: Mediating Sacred Space: Tourism at Religious Sites
3:00 PM David Truly - Central Connecticut State
Abstract Title: Tourism Development in Connecticut: The Role of Tourism Districts
3:20 PM Jan Mosedale - University of Exeter
Abstract Title: Corporate Geography of the Big 6

OTHER SESSIONS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO RTS MEMBERS

Paper Session: 3435 World Heritage Sites, Tourism and Travel Literature
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Organizer(s): Program Committee
Chair(s): Kevin J. Patrick - Indiana University
Presenters(s):
1:00 PM Rieko Nitsu
Abstract Title: A policy on the conditions for inscription to World Heritage List --- From a point of view of the theory of Landscape ---
1:20 PM Sharon Thomas
Abstract Title: Geography Takes a Holiday
1:40 PM Mr. Jason Woods - University Of Kansas
Abstract Title: Writings from Abroad: An Examination of Three Popular Travel Guides
2:00 PM Kevin J. Patrick - Indiana University
Abstract Title: Romantic Landscape Tourism and the Orchestration of Show Caves

Paper Session: 3543 Caribbean Critical Cultural Geographies: Tourists, Travellers and Refugees
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Organizer(s): Susan P. Mains - University of the West Indies-Mona
Chair(s):Susan P. Mains - University of the West Indies-Mona
Presenters(s):
3:00 PM Margaret Timothy-Burgess
Abstract Title: Managing Heritage: Tourism, Community, and Identity in Lopinot, Trinidad
3:20 PM Susan Stewart
Abstract Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Redeveloping a Cultural Heritage in Port Royal, Jamaica
3:40 PM Stacie-Ann Berry
Abstract Title: Promoting Community: Tourism and the Calabash Festival in Treasure Beach, Jamaica
4:00 PM Tracey Elcock
Abstract Title: Music and Cultural Identity: The Place of Rapso Music in Trinidad and Tobago
4:20 PM Peter Kelly
Abstract Title: (Re)Producing Haiti: Lefebvre, News and Images of Refugees in Jamaica

Paper Session: 3520 Outdoor Recreation & Sports: Current Issues
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Organizer(s): Program Committee
Chair(s): Margaret M. Gripshover - University Of Tennessee
Presenters(s):
3:00 PM Gillian Fiona Dalrymple - University Of Glasgow
Abstract Title: Modelling Recreation: ecological and perceptual dimensions
3:20 PM Theodore L. Goudge - Northwest Missouri State
Abstract Title: The Courts of Foreign Exchange: A Spatial Analysis of Major College Tennis.
3:40 PM Stephen J. Stadler - Oklahoma State University
Abstract Title: A U.S. CLIMATOLOGY OF PLAYABLE DAYS FROM HOURLY DATA
4:00 PM Margaret M. Gripshover - University Of Tennessee
Abstract Title: Run, Spot, Run!: The Evolution of Dog Agility in the United States, 1990-2003

Paper Session: 3643 Ecotourism
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 5:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Organizer(s): Program Committee
Chair(s): Maharaj Vijay Reddy - University Of Exeter, UK.
Presenters(s):
5:00 PM J Ritterbeck - University of California Santa Barbara
Abstract Title: Ecotourism Development, Sustainable Communities and Empowering Local Decision Makers in the Rural Periphery of Costa Rica
5:20 PM Julie Weinert - The Ohio State University
Abstract Title: The gender of management and the management of gender: Ecotourism in Ecuador
5:40 PM Mr. Ramiro Campos
Abstract Title: Landscapes as Commodities: tourism promotion and spectacle production in Cusco, Peru
6:00 PM Sarah Schwartz - UNIVERSIY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Abstract Title: Ghana’s ecotourism industry: do definitions matter?
6:20 PM Maharaj Vijay Reddy - University Of Exeter, UK.
Abstract Title: Indicators for Sustainable Ecotourism Development in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. – Data Analysis.

Paper Session: 3620 Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Gambling: Trends and Issues
is scheduled on Thursday, 4/7/05, from 5:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Organizer(s): Program Committee
Chair(s): Scott C. Roper - West Texas A&M University
Presenters(s):
5:00 PM Zina R. Merkin - University of Kentucky
Abstract Title: Rivers of Information: American Whitewater Website
5:20 PM Dennis Brown - U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture
Abstract Title: How Does Recreation Activity Affect Rural Communities?
5:40 PM William V. Ackerman - Ohio State University
Abstract Title: Deadwood 2004: Gambling, Historic Preservation, and Community Revitalization
6:00 PM Scott C. Roper - West Texas A&M University
Abstract Title: Labor Relations and Baseball-Stadium Construction in an American Factory-City

Paper Session: 5114 Tourism Geography: International Perspectives
is scheduled on Saturday, 4/9/05, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Organizer(s): Program Committee
Chair(s): Mohammed T. Al-Yousef - King Saud
Presenters(s):
8:00 AM Mohammed T. Al-Yousef - King Saud
Abstract Title: Tourism Seasonality Patterns in Saudi Arabia.
8:20 AM Ms. Harng Luh Sin
Abstract Title: ‘Involve me and I will learn’: A Study of Volunteer Tourism originating from Singapore
8:40 AM Jeong-Rock Lee - Department of Geography, Chonnam National University, Korea
Abstract Title: Geography of Community Festivals and Events in South Korea: 1991-2002

Paper Session: 5214 Tourism Geographies
is scheduled on Saturday, 4/9/05, from 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Organizer(s): Program Committee
Chair(s): Abigail Foulds - University Of Kentucky
Presenters(s):
10:00 AM Pip Forer - University of Auckland
Abstract Title: Placing Tourists: Using the logic of time geography to lever the value of itinerary data
10:20 AM Ms. Linda Malam
Abstract Title: Thai Beach Tourism: Intimate Geographies and Multiple Masculinities/Femininities
10:40 AM Russell Fielding - University Of Montana
Abstract Title: Islandness, Fixed-Links, and Tourism Along Florida's Gulf Coast
11:00 AM William E. O'Brien - Florida Atlantic University
Abstract Title: A Florida state park under Jim Crow: Uncovering a segregated past
11:20 AM Abigail Foulds - University Of Kentucky
Abstract Title: Whose City is This?: Impacts of Tourism and the Expatriate Community in Granada, Nicaragua