The Business of Tourism 10th Edition
The tourism industry is in a constant state of flux, where trends and attitudes are frequently susceptible to outside influences, including factors such as technological and economic change. The Business of Tourism by Chris Holloway and Claire Humphreys is the ideal textbook to help readers not only understand these new changes but look at them with a critical eye and predict future trends. This book is an essential text for students of tourism management or travel and tourism. The historical context is combined with background theory and research, plus up-to-date international case studies. It examines in detail the tourism product, its impacts and the nature of the tourist, to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the management of this important global industry. The result is a practical and relevant text for any student wishing to work in one of the many diverse sectors of the tourism industry.
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism presents a collection of readings that represent an essential and authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of the interdisciplinary field of tourism studies.
- Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of tourism studies across the social sciences
- Introduces emerging topics and reassesses key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments
- Includes 50 newly commissioned essays by leading experts in the social sciences from around the world
- Contains cutting-edge perspectives on topics that include tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development
- Sets an agenda for future tourism research and includes a wealth of bibliographic references
About the Author
Alan A. Lew is Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University, USA. He is Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies , and co-author of Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach (2009), World Regional Geography (2010), and Tourism Geography (2014). C. Michael Hall is Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent, Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and Visiting Professor at Linneaus University School of Business and Economics, Kalmar, Sweden. He is Co-Editor of Current Issues in Tourism and an Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies . Allan M. Williams is Professor of Tourism and Mobility Studies at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Co-Editor of Tourism Geographies , and co-author of several books, including Critical Issues in Tourism (2002), Tourism and Tourism Spaces (2004), and Tourism Innovation (2008).
Tourism can be a challenging subject for students because it is both dynamic and susceptible to economic turbulence and shifts in trends. Tourism: A Modern Synthesis is an essential textbook for tourism students looking for a clear and comprehensive introduction to their studies which helps overcome these challenges. The authors apply a strong business approach to the subject reflecting developments in the teaching and content of modern courses and the text covers both key principles and contemporary themes and issues at a global scale. It is the ideal guide to Tourism for students across all levels, serving as a point of reference throughout their course.
Plato’s Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato’s mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates’ praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.
For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Hospitality Information Systems, and Hospitality Technology. This text examines technology strategies for the hospitality industry. Exceptionally practical in approach, this edition includes a new chapter on technology in the casino industry and a new chapter on technology for meetings and events. A separate chapter is devoted to planning and investment as students learn what technology exists and how to use it to succeed in the hospitality business.