National Geographic Learning’s Visual Geography of Travel and Tourism 5th Edition
Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society, this remarkable book helps you master the basic tenets of world geography while exploring established and emerging tourist destinations worldwide. The book begins with an overview of geographic concepts and an introduction to the global tourism industry, including the perspective of both hosts and guests. World destinations are covered in twelve sections divided into short, easy-to-digest chapters, each presenting regional geographic information and physical, cultural, and touristic details specific to individual countries and locations. Each destination features a flag, National Geographic map, descriptive introduction from the National Geographic Atlas of the World, key facts and data, travel and cultural tips, and information on significant tourist destinations and attractions. Each section contains National Geographic articles in the features “Insider Info,” “Through the Visitor’s Eyes,” “City Highlights,” and “Preserving the Future.” In addition to extensive updates to reflect the latest trends and developments in world tourism, the Fifth Edition now features a vibrant, full-color design. Ideal for avid travelers and aspiring hospitality, travel, and tourism professionals, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING’s VISUAL GEOGRAPHY OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM, Fifth Edition, is an engaging and informative guide to the world’s varied and appealing destinations.
About the Author
Jan van Harssel, Ed.D., is professor of hospitality management in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University. The author of numerous textbooks and articles, Dr. van Harssel writes frequently about issues impacting the national and international hospitality and tourism industry. His research and teaching interests center on community tourism planning and destination design approaches, guest services management, event and attractions management, behavioral economics, and heritage tourism. He serves as a consultant to numerous local and regional tourism agencies and is a frequent presenter at seminars and workshops. A native of The Netherlands, Dr. van Harssel received a master’s degree in tourism and travel administration from the Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions in New York City and a doctoral degree from the University of Vermont. Lloyd Hudman was a professor at Brigham Young University where he taught for over twenty five years. He traveled extensively and led university study-abroad programs to London, Madrid, Europe, and the Middle East. Richard Jackson is a professor of geography at Brigham Young University. He taught courses to students in the tourism major for over thirty years. He received his Ph.D. from Clark University. He has led student study-abroad experiences in Europe and Russia.
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