The Business of Tourism9th Edition
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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 you to not only understand these new changes but look at them with a critical eye and predict future trends.
This book is the ideal foundation 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 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.
PART I: DEFINING AND ANALYSING TOURISM AND ITS IMPACTS
1. An introduction to tourism
2. The development and growth of tourism up to the mid-twentieth century
3. The era of popular tourism: 1950 to the twenty-first century
4. The demand for tourism
5. The economic impacts of tourism
6. The socio-cultural impacts of tourism
7. The environmental impacts of tourism
PART II: THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM PRODUCT
8. The structure and organisation of the travel and tourism industry
9. Tourist destinations
10. Tourist attractions
11. Business tourism
12. The hospitality sector: accommodation and catering services
13. Tourist transport by air
14. Tourist transport by water
15. Tourist transport on land
PART III: INTERMEDIARIES IN THE PROVISION OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM
16. The management of visitors
17. The structure and role of the public sector in tourism
18. Tour operating
19. Selling and distributing travel and tourism
20. Ancillary tourism services
PART IV: CASE STUDIES
- Throughout the text, the 'Future Issues' are considered to offers some predictions of how things may change in the industry.
- In-depth case studies drawing together experiences of the industry from around the world are used to explore key tourism issues.
- Completely updated to cover some of the new and emerging topics including the volatility of oil prices, dark tourism, medical tourism, educational travel and events tourism.
Chris Holloway is Former Professor of Tourism Management at Bristol Business School, University of West of England. Previously, he held management positions in passenger shipping, tour operating and retail travel in both the USA and the UK
Claire Humphreys lectures at the University of Westminster. She has experience working in and researching different aspects of the tourism industry and is particularly interested in tourist consumer behaviours.
7 Oct 2012
The book weights as an elephant. So if you need to bring this opus to school etc, don't rather try it. Then text. It's unbelievable boring and long. If the authors were the real professionals of tourism business, they could say completely the same things in a ~400 pages less. Then the font. I need really my magnifying glass, to understand the letters. Even if my nose is in the book. And last, the money. If I knew, that the 50 ? book, which I need as a student would be so bad, I will never buy it. But example of airplanes was very interesting!