Real-world advice for quick retention of the most important business concepts and skills of hospitality finance Hospitality Financial Management provides a straightforward, practical approach to help the hospitality manager effectively analyze hospitality industry management reports and financial statements; prepare accurate business forecasts, strategic pricing models, and effective cost-control systems; manage working capital; develop and finance growth strategies; perform investment analysis; prepare investment packages; negotiate and structure business deals; and ultimately increase shareholder value and personal wealth. This comprehensive how-to book includes:* Feature Stories–brief histories of famous hospitality leaders highlighting how they have used financial management skills to attain success for their companies and significant financial rewards for themselves * Learning Outcomes–a summary of key topics covered in each chapter * Finance in Action–scenarios that apply the concepts, skills, and techniques presented in the chapter to real-world situations. A step-by-step solution is provided for each problem to walk the reader through the necessary financial calculations * The Real Deal–boxed inserts that emphasize the relevance of the book by linking financial concepts to fun facts associated with situations students either have or will encounter in their everyday lives * Concept Checks–case studies that reinforce the materials presented and enable students to practice their analytic and problem-solving skillsHospitality Financial Management is the perfect book for undergraduate and graduate hospitality management students, hospitality industry managers, and owners of small hospitality businesses.
Agnes DeFranco is a Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Her research areas are hospitality finance, cost control, accounting, and cultural and diversity issues. She has been recognized with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Applied Research. She is also the 2006-2007 President of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, an international professional association formed in 1952 with over 4,600 members worldwide. Thomas Lattin is a CPA who has earned partner status with three international hospitality accounting/consulting firms and served as president of a national hotel management company as well as president of a publicly traded hotel real estate investment trust. He is currently the Sir Rocco Forte Executive in Residence at the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and Managing Director of Lattin & Associates, a management consulting firm.
For courses in Hospitality Marketing, Tourism Marketing, Restaurant Marketing, or Hotel Marketing. Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism, 6e is the definitive source for hospitality marketing courses. Taking an integrative approach, this highly visual, four-color book discusses hospitality marketing from a team perspective, examining each hospitality department and its role in the marketing mechanism. These best-selling authors are known as leading marketing educators and their book, a global phenomenon, is the most frequent adoption for the course. Developed with extensive student and professor reviews, this edition includes new coverage of social media, discussion of current industry trends, and hands-on application assignments.
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.
The 3 rd Edition of Resorts: Management and Operation is a summary of almost 30 years of thought, analysis, and research into the field of resort management written from a business viewpoint yet takes into account the unique structure of resorts. The text is divided into three sections. Each section has a philosophical basis for the inclusion of the subsequent principles and practices. The first section covers major types of resorts: those that are mountain-based, beach-based and golf/tennis based. Two chapters are devoted to each of the various resort types. The first chapters of each resort type focuses on development issues with the impact on operations noted throughout. The second chapter in each resort type deals with guest profiles and management issues. The second section highlights what makes managing a resort different from managing a ‘regular’ hotel. The final section features a newly expanded chapter on spas, pools, and indoor water parks along with individual chapters on specialty resorts, cruise ships and casinos, reflecting the importance of these types of properties.