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Behind the Scenes at Special Events : flowers, props, and design. by
Call Number: TX911.3.M27M25 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality by Whether you want to spend your days outside leading tours or in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for customers, the travel and hospitality industries offer a diverse array of career opportunities.
Call Number: HF5382.T734B87 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
Convention management and service by
Call Number: TX911.2 .A23 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Marketing in the hospitality industry by
Call Number: TX911.3.M3N95 2011
Publication Date: 2011
New Frontiers in Space (Reference Shelf) by
Call Number: TL789.8.U5 N49 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean, Volume I : Beaches and Hotels by The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, and its tourism attractions and infrastructure and three-quarters of its people are concentrated along its coastlines. While the Caribbean contributes to less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions, its beaches and hotels are among the most vulnerable to climate impacts, including increasingly fierce and frequent hurricanes, sea-level rise, and loss of coral and mangroves. This book details many techniques for mitigating and adapting to climate impacts and demonstrates how socially and environmentally responsible companies are proving resilient in coping with climate change.
Publication Date: 2016-06-01
Coastal Tourism, Sustainability, and Climate Change in the Caribbean, Volume II : Supporting Activities by This second volume on coastal tourism and climate change in the Caribbean examines three key supporting sectors: golf, local agriculture and cuisine, and aviation. Today, climate change is propelling accelerated reforms in these three sectors. Initiatives to link local agriculture to tourism are enriching visitor experiences and revitalizing local crops and cuisine, while reducing the carbon impact-the food print-from agricultural imports. Similarly, golf certification programs are providing templates for constructing and operating courses with smaller carbon footprints. In aviation, as well, virtually all international airlines are testing non-fossil fuel alternatives, and a nascent but growing green airport movement is reducing aviation's carbon footprint and improving its resilience. As the volume concludes, coastal tourism in the Caribbean is today addressing two intertwined concerns and opportunities: Òthe impacts of climate change and imperative of responsible tourism.
Publication Date: 2016-06-01
The Good Company : Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism, and Wine by The Good Company tells the stories of over 30 inspiring companies around the world that are among the ethical leaders in the industry. The broad positive message is encouraging and enervating; each of the companies seeks to live up to the highest standard. The authors tell the steps they have taken and what has motivated them or enabled them to pursue such noble aims. "At last, a book that tackles the topic of sustainability in the global travel industry, but with a real understanding of its economic importance as a better alternative - a must read."--Michael MCloskey, Former Chairman, The Sierra Club "This much-needed work is essentially a cookbook, filled with inspiring recipes for sustainable travel. This will be a valuable resource - for everyone from students to industry leaders - for many years to come."--Jeff Greenwald, Executive DIrector, Ethical Traveler
Publication Date: 2015-08-28
How can the tourism industry respond to the global challenges arising from climate change and environmental degradation? by The international tourism industry is one of the world’s largest industries and plays an important role in the climate change agenda. Climate is a key resource for tourism and the industry is highly sensitive to the impacts of climate change and global warming, many elements of which are already being felt today. In this context, this ebook explores a critical question: How can the tourism industry respond to the global challenges arising from climate change and environmental degradation?
Publication Date: 2016
Achieving Success Through Innovation : Cases and Insights from the Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Industry by This book investigates the genesis and success of innovation in the hospitality industry as detailed in over four dozen case studies. In many of the cases studies, the innovators themselves provide the insights into their innovative inspiration and the lessons learned from the way they brought their innovative ideas to life. The cases include innovations for improved customer service, stronger human resources, and new food service and lodging concepts. While updated technology forms the basis for many of the innovations, some of the cases focus specifically on technology improvements, with a particular focus on the use of technology as a mediator in the service value chain. With the passage of several years, the book shares the outcome of the innovative concepts—most of which continue to operate. The lessons presented will provide you a valuable perspective on success through innovation, whether you are operating in the hospitality industry or another business.
Publication Date: 2016-09-11
Advances in Hospitality and Leisure by Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (AHL), a peer-reviewed research journal, has been published annually since 2004. AHL is indexed in Scopus and included in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal quality list. Its editors, editorial board members and ad-hoc reviewers include scholars from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. AHL utilizes this international focus to participate in innovative methods of inquiry and inspire new research topics that are vital and have been in large neglected in the context of hospitality, tourism, and leisure. It strives to address the needs of the populace willing to disseminate seminal ideas, concepts, and theories derived from scholarly inquiries. This volume includes full papers and research notes which discuss conceptual models and empirical investigations using inductive and deductive methods. Potential readers may retrieve useful articles to outline new research agendas, suggest viable topics for a dissertation work, and augment the knowledge of the new subjects of learning.
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Authenticity and Tourism : Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences by Debates around the concept of authenticity date to the earliest theories of tourism, as scholars attempted to understand motivations for traveling away from 'home' and touristic experiences of places far 'away'. Over time, theories of authenticity have burgeoned from epistemological to ontological notions drawing a broad range of philosophers into tourism research. This edited volume features chapters that engage with key debates about authenticity - its materiality, how it is perceived, and how it is experienced. The book is comprised of four sections thematically organized around popular trends in authenticity research in tourism, making this volume appropriate as both a comprehensive text and as individual investigations. Authenticity & Tourism: Materialities, Perceptions, Experiencesincludes chapters that engage with the pragmatic and the theoretical, including conversations on marketing and the production of tourism attractions, examinations of the constructive nature of authenticity, and the politics of authentication processes. Also included are contributions that revisit technological trends in tourism and advance debates of authenticity in souvenirs, photographs, and simulated experiences, as well as those more firmly anchored in the theoretical, pushing boundaries and establishing paths for future research. Across these chapters, the authors employ a range of methodologies, from autoethnography to photo and food-elicitation combinations to discourse and content analyses. Set against a backdrop of truly global case studies, this collection exemplifies the multiple facets of authenticity research in tourism.
Publication Date: 2018-09-14
Cultural and Heritage Tourism and Management by The tourism industry continues to evolve as people’s interests have changed. There has been a shift in the type of experiences sought when people travel. One of the reasons behind this is the desire for travelers to be more engaged as they travel and get to know a community through their culture and heritage. Tourists are craving authenticity. In an environment of chain restaurants, hotels, and stores people are seeking the differences of what communities offer. This book will be a guide to how a community can sustainably develop their cultural and tourism resources in order to attract and retain the sought-after cultural and heritage tourist.
Publication Date: 2017-11-01
Ecotourism, Nature Conservation and Development : reimagining Jordan's Shobak arid region by In the field of desert conservation, this book presents a new approach that preserves ecosystems, fosters local economic development and capitalizes on both natural and cultural landscapes for ecotourism. Situated in the special protected area of Shobak, a Jordanian desert region rich in historical background and biodiversity, the innovative strategic plan unites the goals of nature preservation and regional development in a groundbreaking way, by developing tools for promoting the untapped potentials of wild arid areas. It integrates the professions of landscape architecture and architecture with various other disciplines including natural resources management and ecology in order to provide complex, tailored solutions that are resilient to shifting socio-political contexts and harsh arid environments.
Publication Date: 2014-10-13
Global Ecotourism and Local Communities in Rural Areas by This book discusses global ecotourism and its impact on local communities in rural areas. In recent years, an increasing number of international travelers travel all over the world in search for natural resource-based settings, tranquility and adventure in remote areas. Tourist expenditures create local demands for traded goods and services, thus creating jobs and generating income for local people. This book explores the impact of global ecotourism on the livelihoods of local people in Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, Malaysia, and the extent to which they incorporate daily economic activities in ecotourism industry. This book also suggests a model of rural production (household livelihood strategies) in an ecotourism area which highlights the increase in non-agricultural income from both wage-work and home-based production. The new forms of employment have beneﬁted local women who now have easy access to income. The consequences of world incidents such as the attack on World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; Bali bombing and the outbreak of SARS disease on the arrival of tourists and the livelihood of local people here are also discussed.
Publication Date: 2011
Marketing Places and Spaces by Marketing Places and Spaces' covers a broad range of issues that hospitality and tourism executives will benefit from addressing, but frequently forget to do so. To provide an indication of the broad range and exciting coverage of issues, here are a few titles of the 21 chapters in the volume: Conceptualizing the Value Co-creation Challenges for Tourist Destinations: a Supply-Side Perspective; The Emotional Attachment Built through the Attitudes and Managerial Approach to Place Marketing and Branding - The Golden City of Kremnica, Slovakia; Events as a Differentiation Strategy for Tourist Destinations; How do Tourists Turn Space into Place? - A Conceptualisation for Sustainable Place Marketing; the Influence of Slow City in the Context of Sustainable Destination Marketing; Wedding-based Tourism Development: Insights from an Italian Context.Authors include tourism researchers working in Finland, UK, Macau, Japan, New Zealand, and beyond. A practical strategy guide and an in-depth complement with extensions to Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat Pray Love' for hospitality and tourism professionals and educators is the relevant perspective that 'Marketing Places and Spaces' provides.
Publication Date: 2015-07-08
Places of the Imagination : Media, Tourism, Culture by Recent years have seen an explosive growth in the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular novels, films or television series. Places of the Imagination presents a timely and insightful analysis of this form of media tourism, exploring the question of how best to explain the increasing popularity of media tourism within contemporary culture. Drawing on extensive empirical and interview material, this book examines the representation of landscapes in popular narratives that have inspired media tourism, whilst also investigating the effects over time of such tourism on local landscapes, and the processes by which tourists appropriate the landscape, experiencing and accommodating them into their imagination. Oriented around three central case studies of popular television detective shows, famous films and classic literature, Places of the Imagination develops a new theoretical understanding of media tourism. As such, it will appeal to sociologists and cultural geographers, as well as those working in the fields of media and cultural studies, popular and fan culture, tourism and the sociology of leisure.
Publication Date: 2011-06-10
Potential Development Strategies on Marine and Beach Tourism by Marine and beach tourism is one of the still growing fields in tourism worldwide. These tourism activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, fishing, observing marine mammals and birds, cruising or ferry riding, sea kayaking, visiting fishing villages and lighthouses, sailing, and motor yachting. The growth in marine and beach tourism has helped develop and improve coastal areas. Thailand, with its numerous attractions and tourist destinations, continues to amaze the world regarding marine and beach tourism. One of the most popular marine and beach destinations in Thailand is Phuket. Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and considered to be the most famous. This island has an exceptional climate: The monsoon in Phuket comes earlier than in the other parts of the gulf and during the rainy season, the island experiences rain only once or twice a day. The purpose of this study aims to develop the fields of ecotourism, sea tourism, and beach tourism. The study was conducted at the site of Phuket, being one of the worldwide known marine and beach attractions and well-known among foreigners. Moreover, the island of Phuket also has many beautiful marine and beach attractions that are still to be discovered by the public and need to be developed to entice more tourists to come and revisit the island.
Publication Date: 2017-07-13
Progress in Hospitality Research II by This ebook investigates the following: trends in hospitality management research; customer loyalty in the hospitality industry; transitioning loyalty programmes; talent management and work-life balance: serive quality in China's hospitality and tourism industry; and sustainability issues and hospitality and tourism firms' strategies.
Publication Date: 2015
Thanatourism : Case Studies in Travel to the Dark Side by Thanatourism, or dark tourism, is an increasingly pervasive feature of the contemporary tourism landscape. Travel to have actual or symbolic 'encounters with death' is not a new phenomenon and is now one of the fastest growing areas for debate and research in the study of Tourism. Thanatourism is an important new overview of the growing field. It introduces more rigorous scholarship, new philosophical perspectives and a wealth of empirical material on the contemporary and historical consumption of death with case studies designed to stretch and challenge current discourse. Contexts presented in the book will include- * well known religious sites * battlefield locations * genocide camps *lesser known exhibition centres and a plague site. It takes a broad methodological approach and discusses both research and teaching approaches in thanatourism as well as acknowledging its emotive nature. It is an essential new resource for all those who research or teach in the area as well as for upper level students.
Publication Date: 2015-10-30
Tourist Utopias : Offshore Islands, Enclave Spaces, and Mobile Imaginaries by Released on the 500-year anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More's Utopia, this volume seeks to adapt and apply More's fecund imagination to the contemporary leisure landscape. The contributors to this volume theorize and analyze a variety of 'tourist utopias' - a nascent socio-spatial form crucial to a post-industrial global economy. From Disney World to Dubai, 'Middle Earth' to Marina Bay, Macau to Abu Dhabi, these sites share common characteristics that include their respective status as 'spaces of exception'; entrepreneurial governance regimes that rely on cooperation among state and non-state actors; transient, multinational populations; immaterial and affective forms of labor and consumption; superlative and iconic architecture; and economies devoted to such leisure activities as shopping, gambling, and spectacle. These locales are not only popular destinations for migrant workers and mobile tourists from around the globe, but also serve as cultural laboratories for testing new formats and protocols of an emergent post-Fordist form-of-life.
Publication Date: 2017-06-15
Traditions and Innovations in Contemporary Tourism by This book presents significant theoretical and empirical studies of various aspects of hospitality and tourism from the perspetives of both tradition and innovation. With thirty-nine contributors from Bulgaria, Croatia, Indonesia, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA, if offers a collection of recent regional and marketing studies. The first part is dedicated to traditional tourism and hospitality issues ranging from tourism policy and planning and management practices, through cultural even marketing to the need for more intercultural communication. Special attention is paid to new developments in specialised types of tourism and specific tourist destinations. The second part of the book deals with new developments in the tourism industry offering a range of chapters on new technologies and techniques, the modern concept of urban and city tourism development and specific new and innovative tourism types and products--back cover.
Publication Date: 2018
Travel and Leisure (Careers in Focus) Explores various careers in the travel and leisure industries, including the educational or training requirements, ways to get started, advancement possibilities, salary figures, employment outlook, and more.
Publication Date: 2018
Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality : a critical review by In an era of continued globalisation and economic-restructuring youth employment constitutes what many commentators regard as one of the key policy issues of our time. This important new book gives the first comprehensive overview of key concepts, theories and knowledge relating to youth employment in the Tourism sector. Specifically Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality discusses rates of youth employment in tourism and hospitality, working conditions for youth and the role of youth employment in tourism in developing countries. It explores barriers to youth employment, from both supply and demand-side perspectives. It reviews the relationship between education, training and youth employment before looking at the education to work transition through the lenses of career decision-making and career development theories. It also discusses the role of tourism internships in early work socialisation, as well as graduate entrepreneurship in tourism. It is essential reading for those delivering and developing tourism programmes, and for students of tourism and hospitality. It also appeals to policy-makers and managers in the wide range of sectors that constitute tourism and hospitality and beyond as well as those in related fields such as education, human resources management and career guidance.
Publication Date: 2015-10-31
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- Hotel Management
- Hotel & Motel Management
- Restaurant Business
- Restaurant Hospitality (paper copy in the Library)