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Tourism in the Arab World: An Industry Perspective
Hamed Almuhrzi, Hafidh Alriyami and Noel Scott
This book is the first to explore Arabic tourism from a business viewpoint, rather than taking a sociological, anthropological or political stance. It focuses on business planning, management and marketing destinations in the Arab World, which are topics crucial for industry stakeholders and which have previously been neglected in the tourism literature. The book examines similarities and differences in the emergence and development of the tourism industry in countries across the Arab world as well as its inbound and outbound travel flows. It analyses several different aspects of Arabic tourism including tourism policy, organisation and planning, tourism product development, destination marketing and consumer behaviour. This volume will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of tourism studies, business and Middle Eastern studies.
Tourism Theory, 3rd Ed
Gui Lohmann and Alexandre Panosso Netto
Theories within tourism can be difficult, even confusing areas to understand. Developed from the successful Portuguese textbook Teoria do Turismo, Tourism Theory provides clear and thorough coverage of all aspects of tourism theory for students and researchers of tourism. Consisting of five sections and over fifty entries, this book covers nine of the most important models in tourism study. The first three sections examine general concepts in tourism; disciplines and topics; and the tourist, which includes areas such as demand, gaze, psychology and typologies. A fourth section covers intermediation, distribution and travel, reviewing aspects such as travel agencies, tourist flows and multi-destination travel patterns. The final section encapsulates the tourism destination itself, covering organisations, the destination image, supply, seasonality and more.
Asian Genders in Tourism
Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore and Paolo Mura
While gender research in tourism has become increasingly important within Western academic circles, little has been written from an Asian perspective. This book is the first to address this knowledge gap and to fully explore Asian gendered identities and tourism. The chapters reflect upon the role of tourism in producing, reiterating and resisting existing gendered structures of power in Asia. The authors attempt to reconcile both Asian and Western perspectives on gender using their own personal experiences of understanding and negotiating Western and Asian identities and practices.
Tourism and Oil: Preparing for the Challenge
This book is the first to examine oil constraints and tourism and address one of the key challenges for the tourism industry in the future. It provides an estimate of how much oil tourism consumes globally and summarises state-of-the-art information on oil resources, oil data and public discourse. It also explores key dimensions of tourism in a post-peak oil world, including the role of renewable energy sources, transport systems, tourist experiences and low-carbon destinations.
Climate Change and Tourism: From Policy to Practice
Susanne Becken and John Hay
The contribution of tourism to climate change, and the likely consequences of climate change for key tourist destinations, has been well reported and discussed. Yet, there is a lack of evidence-based systematic practical advice as to how the tourism industry should respond to the challenge of climate change. Building on a sound conceptual understanding of the links between climate change and tourism, this book shows how the tourism sector might best respond. It not only focuses on the roles of supportive policies and institutions in ensuring a strong "enabling environment" for practical responses, but also on the practical responses themselves.
Tourism and the Environment
Edited by Susanne Becken (2012)
This volume is a unique collection of important academic contributions made in the field of tourism and the environment in the last 30 years. Dr. Becken has carefully selected seminal articles which together represent a wide range of theoretical and applied pieces of research and offer detailed examples from different geographical areas.
Accounting Essentials for Hospitality Managers
Chris Guilding's book provides a comprehensive overview of the most relevant accounting information for hospitality managers. It demonstrates how to organise and analyse accounting data to help managers make informed decisions with confidence. The book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students’ learning and understanding. It is a key resource for all future hospitality managers.
Contemporary Destination Governance: A Case Study Approach
Pechlaner, H., Beritelli, P., Pichler, S., Peters, M., & Scott, N. (Eds.). (2015).
Destination governance describes the collective management of tourism destinations. Promoting collective action in tourism destinations means dealing with a myriad of different actors and applying various instruments. This book approaches the issue of contemporary destination governance from a case study point of view focusing on 16 destinations. It demonstrates how different theories from the fields of organizational studies, strategic management, tourism research and sociology can enlighten our understanding of particular real-world situations. Last but not least the bottom-up approach supports practitioners and students by making otherwise complex theories accessible to a broader audience.
The Practice of Sustainable Tourism: Resolving the paradox
Routledge: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobilities (Series)
Edited by Michael Hughes, David Weaver and Christof Pforr (2015)
A fresh perspective which interrogates and resolves the paradoxes that are implicit in efforts to implement sustainable tourism.
Tourism Management (5th edition)
David Weaver and Laura Lawton
Tourism is increasingly widespread and complex, and sophisticated and adaptive management is therefore required to realise its full potential as a positive and sustainable economic, ecological, social and cultural force. This textbook gives students an introductory exposure to tourism that provides a foundation for further informed engagement with the sector, first in the remainder of their tertiary studies and then in their capacity as managers.
Event Audiences and Expectations
This book examines for the first time why people participate in festivals and events, the types of events which stimulate participation, and the fanatical antics of fans who become involved in these events. By doing so the book offers significant insight into how event managers can entice and manage participant expectations as well as manage audience involvement. The book is based on primary research using participant observation, as well as in-depth interviews with event participants, event managers and government officials involved in over 50 international events to gain new perspectives into audience behaviour.