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Motivational Factors Influencing a Choice of Destination Made by Tourists By Farrukh Khan
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Human motivations are the driving force for action and decide choices made by individuals. This general and broad observation is also true for tourism and tourists often reconcile their motivations... More > for wanting to indulge in tourism with that which specific destinations offer to them. However, motivations vary and individual attributes including age, gender, cultural orientation, occupation etc do influence what motivates their desires and the resulting choices. Thus, it is important for those involved with tourism, including the tourism operators and tourism policy makers to try to understand better, how motivating factors influence choice of destinations. This project report presents a discussion about the motivational factors that influence tourists and their choice of destinations.< Less
United Kingdom Tourists’ Perception of Shanghai and its Theme Parks By Farrukh Khan
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Until the late 1940s, Shanghai had a reputation for being a cosmopolitan, semi-colonial port city based on laissez – faire capitalism. However, the far – reaching economic reforms... More > implemented in China in the 1990s recreated Shanghai as a cosmopolitan, financial and commercial centre with global links. Since then, Shanghai has embraced modernity at warp speeds and the city attracts tourists from all over the world. Most of these tourists are amazed at the intermingling of the East and the West in urban modernity. Skyscrapers of the most daring design abound and many theme parks now add to the attraction of Shanghai, which offers something for everyone. Many tourists from the United Kingdom visit Shanghai every year and the number of such tourists has presented a rapid increase. The British tourist is very well informed, curious and daring, even by European standards. This dissertation project presents an examination of the perceptions of the tourists from the United Kingdom about Shanghai and its theme parks.< Less
United Kingdom Tourists’ Perception of Shanghai and its Theme Parks By Farrukh Khan
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Until the late 1940s, Shanghai had a reputation for being a cosmopolitan, semi-colonial port city based on laissez – faire capitalism. However, the far – reaching economic reforms... More > implemented in China in the 1990s recreated Shanghai as a cosmopolitan, financial and commercial centre with global links. Since then, Shanghai has embraced modernity at warp speeds and the city attracts tourists from all over the world. Most of these tourists are amazed at the intermingling of the East and the West in urban modernity. Skyscrapers of the most daring design abound and many theme parks now add to the attraction of Shanghai, which offers something for everyone. Many tourists from the United Kingdom visit Shanghai every year and the number of such tourists has presented a rapid increase. The British tourist is very well informed, curious and daring, even by European standards. This dissertation project presents an examination of the perceptions of the tourists from the United Kingdom about Shanghai and its theme parks.< Less
Motivational Factors Influencing a Choice of Destination Made by Tourists By Farrukh Khan
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Human motivations are the driving force for action and decide choices made by individuals. This general and broad observation is also true for tourism and tourists often reconcile their motivations... More > for wanting to indulge in tourism with that which specific destinations offer to them. However, motivations vary and individual attributes including age, gender, cultural orientation, occupation etc do influence what motivates their desires and the resulting choices. Thus, it is important for those involved with tourism, including the tourism operators and tourism policy makers to try to understand better, how motivating factors influence choice of destinations. This project report presents a discussion about the motivational factors that influence tourists and their choice of destinations.< Less
The Concept of Film Genre By Farrukh Khan
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Despite the fact that the history of the cinema presents many discussions about genre as a distinguishing feature that characterises films or groups of films, this concept continues to compel... More > discussion and thought among those with knowledge of film studies. Perhaps a reason for the previously mentioned is the fact that the production of film, its textual features and social expectations arising out of popular culture remain in flux, fixing new ideas for filmmaking, new texts and evolving expectations for spectators. However, genre is not something that is subject to rigid rules and it can be difficult to classify a film. The noir films have presented much controversy related to genre and film scholars present arguments for and against accepting the Film Noir as a genre. This essay presents a discussion about film genre and considers the 1949 Nicholas Ray film ‘They Live by Night’, which is considered to be a noir film with a romantic twist.< Less
Analysis of a Film “The Shining, 1980” and its Adaptation from the Novel “The Shining” by Stephan King By Farrukh Khan
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Adaptation is nothing new and many novels and pieces of literature have been transformed into a different media, which is the audio-visual media, in which the requirements related to storytelling and... More > keeping the audience entertained is somewhat different from those for text. However, studying an adaptation in a critical manner can be of great use to those who are studying the craft of making films that will continue to shape popular culture and present messages in the future. This essay presents a discussion about the adaptation and the transformation of Stephan King’s novel ‘The Shining’ into the movie by Stanley Kubrick with the same name.< Less
Analysis of a Film “The Shining, 1980” and its Adaptation from the Novel “The Shining” by Stephan King By Farrukh Khan
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Adaptation is nothing new and many novels and pieces of literature have been transformed into a different media, which is the audio-visual media, in which the requirements related to storytelling and... More > keeping the audience entertained is somewhat different from those for text. However, studying an adaptation in a critical manner can be of great use to those who are studying the craft of making films that will continue to shape popular culture and present messages in the future. This essay presents a discussion about the adaptation and the transformation of Stephan King’s novel ‘The Shining’ into the movie by Stanley Kubrick with the same name.< Less
The Concept of Film Genre By Farrukh Khan
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Despite the fact that the history of the cinema presents many discussions about genre as a distinguishing feature that characterises films or groups of films, this concept continues to compel... More > discussion and thought among those with knowledge of film studies. Perhaps a reason for the previously mentioned is the fact that the production of film, its textual features and social expectations arising out of popular culture remain in flux, fixing new ideas for filmmaking, new texts and evolving expectations for spectators. However, genre is not something that is subject to rigid rules and it can be difficult to classify a film. The noir films have presented much controversy related to genre and film scholars present arguments for and against accepting the Film Noir as a genre. This essay presents a discussion about film genre and considers the 1949 Nicholas Ray film ‘They Live by Night’, which is considered to be a noir film with a romantic twist.< Less
Quality Television By Farrukh Khan
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For all those with an interest in television, it is important to realise that understanding television can demand an extremely rich analysis. Yet it is important to understand television because it... More > has become a fundamental part of everyday life for a vast majority of people in all societies from around the world. Today, television is a wondrous looking-glass which provides a multitude of views and perspectives to anyone who watches it from the comfort of their living room. However, not many will have thought about television as media because they are more interested in the news and entertainment that is presented on the tube. Despite the previous observation, debates about what is presented on television are common in the community and “quality television” is often much talked about. This essay presents a discussion about quality television and an attempt is made to decide if there is such a thing as “quality television”.< Less
Public Policy on Public Houses: A Report on Influencing Factors on Attitudes of Binge Drinking in 18 – 24 Year Old Young Adults in the United Kingdom By Farrukh Khan
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Binge drinking has now been recognised as being a serious problem which affects young adults not only in the United Kingdom, but also in other countries with a predominantly Anglo – Saxon... More > culture. This phenomenon is possibly not a new one and those who indulged in binge drinking episodes were earlier referred to as being ‘lager louts’ in Britain. However, binge drinking has received considerable media attention in recent years because of the harm for the individual and the community that has come to be associated with it. This dissertation attempts to identify the influencing factors associated with attitudes of binge drinking which can have an impact on marketing for educating the public and designing interventions for positively influencing young adults.< Less