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Improving destination marketing: New research aims to enhance the traditional tourism brochure

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Brochures remain an important element in the marketing of tourism destinations across the world.

Researchers at U of G are using eye-tracking glasses to understand consumer behaviour and improve travel brochures.

Images are the most important element of a travel brochure to tourists, while ads make the brochure seem "less trustworthy."


CBE faculty receive prestigious U of G research awards

Three faculty from the College of Business and Economics (CBE) have been named recipients of the University of Guelph’s research awards. These awards recognize excellence and innovation for researchers on the path to becoming world leaders, and whose success has already set them apart on the global stage. The awards are based on scholarly output, knowledge innovation and training of highly qualified personnel.

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How does the minimum wage increase affect employers and employees?

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Ontario's minimum wage increase may result in more layoffs, and those who manage to keep their jobs may be faced with bigger workloads.

Passing the extra cost onto consumers would help employers afford higher wages only if it’s implemented industry-wide

The amount of notice an employee receives before a layoff varies based on industry.

How does fast-food advertising affect children?

Need to know:

Children are not always capable of understanding between fact and fiction in advertising.

Restrictions to fast-food advertising in Quebec resulted in a significant drop in childhood obesity.

Francophone children have a lower recall rate and brand preference vs. Anglophone children in Quebec.

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