Walker College of Business associate professor of management, Dr. Carol Kline, was quoted in a recent article from the Washington Post about a growing trend in the hospitality industry: animal experiences.
Specifically, the post details Airbnb's newly unveiled animal experiences and its claim that their opportunities adhere to "industry-leading" standards on animal welfare.
The policies, experts speculate in the article, are in response to growing consumer concern for animal rights.
"Whether the policies actually slow visitation at certain attractions or force broader changes in the industry is an open question," she said. “I’m excited to see the increase in consciousness about impacts of tourism... in terms of how meaningful these policies are, I think it’s too soon to tell.”
About Appalachian's Hospitality & Tourism Management Program
Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HOS) may be obtained by completion of the Walker College of Business core courses, core required HOS courses and internship. The HOS major is intended for students who plan to seek careers in the hospitality or tourism industry. Learn more online, management.appstate.edu/academics.