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Family Tourism

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Heike A. Schänzel,Ian Yeoman,Elisa Backer

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6905

The family remains at the emotional heart of society, and makes up a significant proportion of the tourism market. However, the concept of family has changed over the decades and there are now different types of families that have their own unique attributes and needs. Families may have one parent or two, who may or may not be of different genders. This cutting-edge book constructs a multidisciplinary perspective on family tourism by discussing various types of families; how parents and children influence travel behaviours now and in the future and how family holidays may also be linked to stress. Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives provides a compilation of issues from academic writers around the globe, to provide a range of perspectives linked by a common theme of family tourism with a futures perspective.

Special Interest Tourism

Concepts, Contexts and Cases

Author: Sheela Agarwal,Graham Busby,Rong Huang

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 178064566X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 6459

Special interest tourism is growing rapidly due to a discerning and heterogeneous travel market and the demand for more focused activity or interest-based tourism experiences. This book approaches the topic from the perspective of both supply and demand, and addresses the complexities now inherent in this area of tourism. It presents a contextualised overview of contemporary academic research, concepts, principles and industry-based practice insights, and also considers the future of special interest tourism in light of the emergence of ethical consumerism. Sometimes referred to as niche or contemporary tourism, this book provides a complete introduction to the study of special interest tourism for students.

The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality

Author: Donald Getz,Jack Carlsen,Alison Morrison

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7435

The family business is a global phenomenon, and is particularly prominent in tourism and hospitality. In many cases, the family business was developed for the purpose of facilitating personal and family goals. For example, in rural areas, farmers can use tourism as a way to generate additional income, thereby remaining in the area and retaining family property. Running a bed and breakfast establishment is a way to mix family and work. Lifestyle, locational and autonomy motives are the norm, but profit and growth-oriented entrepreneurs are also found within family businesses.This book is the first academic treatment of family business issues within the tourism and hospitality industry. It provides comprehensive assessment of ownership, management and family-related concerns across the entire business and family life cycle. Many new international case studies of real family businesses are used to illustrate key points. The book will be of significant interest to researchers and students in tourism and hospitality, small business and entrepreneurship studies, as well as to owners and potential investors in family businesses.

Best Practices in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management

A Quality of Life Perspective

Author: Ana María Campón-Cerro,José Manuel Hernández-Mogollón,José Antonio Folgado-Fernández

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319916920

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

View: 6410

This volume analyses the positive effects that tourism generates on resident’s quality of life, and how this influences tourists’ quality of life as they enjoy an enriching experience in the destination they visit. It provides significant theoretical and empirical contributions, as well as, case studies related to quality of life in hospitality and tourism marketing and management. This volume is the result of the effort that many researchers from all over the world have done to spread some new light on this outstanding research line and add knowledge on the relationship between tourism and quality of life of both residents and tourists. This last is highlighted as a fundamental factor to take into account for the development of new tourism practices. This volume is a true reference for researchers, students and professionals working in tourism marketing and management.

Social Tourism in Europe

Theory and Practice

Author: Scott McCabe,Dr. Lynn Minnaert,Anya Diekmann

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845412354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 8741

This book, the first on social tourism in English, provides a comprehensive analysis of the various systems and practices in support of disadvantaged people's enjoyment of tourism. Combining theory and practice and a truly European perspective, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to examine the concepts and contexts underpinning social tourism that will be a key reference point for students, practitioners and researchers. Theoretical perspectives on social tourism are assessed in the context of social inequality, sustainability, family diversity, mobility and the welfare society. The case studies cover public initiatives, charities and voluntary organisations, from a range of different countries including the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark and Poland, covering the diversity of systems and practices in Europe.

Royal Tourism

Excursions Around Monarchy

Author: Phil Long,Nicola J. Palmer

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845410807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 1835

The relationships between tourism and royalty have received little coverage in the tourism literature. This volume provides a critical exploration of the relationships between royalty and tourism past, present, and future from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

Authenticating Ethnic Tourism

Author: Philip Feifan Xie

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845411579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2469

This book represents a shifting of emphasis away from the discourse of authenticity to the process of authenticating ethnic tourism. It focuses upon what authentication is, how it works, who is involved, and what the problems are in the process. By using the study of folk villages on Hainan Island, China, the book suggests that authenticity evolves from a static into a more dynamic concept, which can be formulated according to the different stages of development relating to all the stakeholders involved. Authentication is an interactive process in which a balance of forces defines a state of equilibrium. The book uncovers some interesting findings that will significantly contribute to the literature on ethnic tourism in developing areas. "Finally, here is a way to move beyond old debates about authenticity in tourism studies, with a pragmatic, useful approach for analyzing `authentification' processes. Xie's models of stakeholders' interactions and the paradoxes encountered in ethnic tourism development have worldwide application for academics and stakeholders themselves."Margaret Swain, University of California, USA

Creating Experiences in the Experience Economy

Author: Jon Sundbo,Per Darmer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848444001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 330

Creating Experiences in the Experience Economy focuses on the creation of experience from a business perspective. In doing so, the book establishes a more solid foundation for making better and more complex analyses of experience creation, paving the way for the development of analytically based and innovative experiences in experience firms and institutions. The contributors emphasise that experience creation is not an easy task with a straightforward formula and examine how marketed experiences are constructed, developed and innovated. Presenting diverse and innovative perspectives, the contributors discuss and present models for how experiences are designed, produced and distributed. With its cross-disciplinary approach to experience creation, this fascinating study will appeal to researchers and academics of business administration, services, culture and tourism.

Tourism Management in Southern Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9781868911868

Category: Tourism

Page: 290

View: 4055

Coastal Mass Tourism

Diversification and Sustainable Development in Southern Europe

Author: Bill Bramwell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

View: 9700

This text examines the development of mass tourism in coastal regions of Southern Europe, with implications for similar regions. It provides a critical assessment of attempts to make mass tourism resorts more sustainable, and the development of smaller-scale, alternative tourism products.

Tourism SMEs, Service Quality, and Destination Competitiveness

Author: E. Jones and C. Haven

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845930882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 4594

This book focuses in on the dominant role of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in the tourism and hospitality industry. It explores their impact on consumer perceptions of a destination, drawing on examples of small hotels, guesthouses, cafes and restaurants. It also highlights the challenges faced by SMEs to promote destination business growth - with discussion of competitiveness, quality and standards. With its entity-relationship model of a destination, this edited collection of international papers fully explores the dynamics SMEs. Case studies from around the world also puts SMEs research into a global context.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118942299

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 7485

A fully-revised and updated new edition of a concise and insightful socio-historical analysis of the Cuban revolution, and the course it took over five and a half decades. Now available in a fully-revised second edition, including new material to add to the book’s coverage of Cuba over the past decade under Raul Castro All of the existing chapters have been updated to reflect recent scholarship Balances social and historical insight into the revolution with economic and political analysis extending into the twenty-first century Juxtaposes U.S. and Cuban perspectives on the historical impact of the revolution, engaging and debunking the myths and preconceptions surrounding one of the most formative political events of the twentieth century Incorporates more student-friendly features such as a timeline and glossary

Making the World Safe for Tourism

Author: Patricia Goldstone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300087635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9437

A study of the social and political impacts of tourism. It explores how and why tourism aligned itself with political power; how it became embedded within non-tourist institutions like the World Bank; and how, since World War II, it has become an instrument of international development policy.

Tourism, Mobility and Second Homes

Between Elite Landscape and Common Ground

Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall,Dr. Dieter K. Müller

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 2402

Second homes - the cottage, the summer house, the bach - are an important part of the tourism and leisure lifestyles of many people in the developed world. Second homes are therefore an integral component of tourism experiences in rural and peripheral areas. Yet, despite their significance not only for tourism but also for rural communities and the rural economy, relatively little research has been undertaken on the topic until recent times. This volume represents the first major international analysis and review of second homes for over 25 years. It will provide a significant resource for those interested in changing patterns of tourism and leisure behaviour as well as the use of the countryside and peripheral areas. The book describes the economic, social and environmental impacts of second homes as well as their planning implications and places such discussions within the context of contemporary human mobility. The volume represents essential reading for those interested in rural regional development processes and the development of new rural leisure landscapes.

Journal on Moving Communities

Author: N.A

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9789044121643


Page: N.A

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Tourism in India

Author: Prof K Vijaya Babu,Jayaprakashnarayana Gade

Publisher: Zenon Academic Publishing

ISBN: 8192681971


Page: 256

View: 4193

The tourism industry of India is economically important and growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated ₹ 6.4 trillion or 6.6% of the nation's GDP in 2012. It supported 39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment. The sector is predicted to grow at an average annual rate of 7.9% from 2013 to 2023. This gives India the third rank among countries with the fastest growing tourism industries over the next decade. India has a large medical tourism sector which is expected to grow at an estimated rate of 30% annually to reach about ₹ 95 billion by 2015. According to provisional statistics 6.29 million foreign tourists arrived in India in 2011, an increase of 8.9% from 5.78 million in 2010. This ranks India as the 38th country in the world in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. Domestic tourist visits to all states and Union Territories numbered 1,036.35 million in 2012, an increase of 16.5% from 2011. The most represented countries are the United States (16%) and the United Kingdom (12.6%). In 2011 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi were the most popular states for foreign tourists. Domestic tourists visited the states Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu most frequently. Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Agra have been the four most visited cities of India by foreign tourists during the year 2011. Worldwide, Chennai ranked 41 by the number of foreign tourists, while Delhi is ranked at 50, Mumbai at 57 and Agra at 65 and Kolkata at 99. The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 ranks India 65th out of 144 countries overall. The report ranks the price competitiveness of India's tourism sector 20th out of 144 countries. It mentions that India has quite good air transport (ranked 39th), particularly given the country’s stage of development, and reasonable ground transport infrastructure (ranked 42nd). Some other aspects of its tourism infrastructure remain somewhat underdeveloped however. The nation has very few hotel rooms per capita by international comparison and low ATM penetration. As per the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, December 2013, India’s rank in the World Tourism Receipts during 2012 was 16th and rank in international tourist arrivals was 41. The rank of India was 7th among Asia and the Pacific Region in terms of tourism receipts during 2012. The Ministry of Tourism designs national policies for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other stakeholders in the sector including various Central Ministries/ agencies, State Governments, Union Territories and the representatives of the private sector. Concerted efforts are being made to promote new forms of tourism such as rural, cruise, medical and eco-tourism. The Ministry also maintains the Incredible India campaign. India's rich history and its cultural and geographical diversity make its international tourism appeal large and diverse. It presents heritage and cultural tourism along with medical, business, educational and sports tourism. Therefore the practitioners, academicians and researchers need to meticulously review these aspects and acquaint them with knowledge to sustain in such scenarios. Thus, these evident scenarios emphasize the need of a broad-based research in the field of Tourism in India. This book is an attempt in that direction. I sincerely hope that this book will provide insights into the subject to faculty members, researchers and students from the Tourism institutes, consultants, practicing managers from industry and government officers. Prof. K.VijayaBabu Jayaprakashnarayana. G

Narratives of Travel and Tourism

Author: Jacqueline Tivers,Tijana Rakic

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409439745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

View: 3846

This book takes two broad themes as its starting point - travellers and their narratives, and place narratives in travel and tourism - the book has a deliberately wide scope, with different chapters addressing the subject through various relevant 'lenses' and in relation to a number of different contexts. The narratives discussed include both historical and contemporary, as well as 'real-life' and fictional, narratives contained within travel writing, travel and tourism stories and different types of media.

GCE AS Travel and Tourism Single Award for AQA

Author: Alan Marvell,Peter Hayward

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435446574

Category: Tourism

Page: 150

View: 8526

Exactly what you need for the new GCEs in Travel and Tourism These four student books are matched to every type of AS Level GCE course students can take - whether it is a single award or double award with Edexcel or OCR. Pitched at just the right level for GCE candidates, with accessible style and content. Written by an experienced author team to give tutors absolute confidence in the quality of the content. Fully covers all the units students need for either a single or a double award. In full colour.

Children's and Families' Holiday Experience

Author: Neil Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136837566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 5691

Children’s and Families’ Holiday Experience is the first volume to consider the active social role of children (0 – 18) as well as parents in shaping the nature of the family holiday experience. It provides significant insights into the holiday desires, expectations, and experiences of children and the families’ tourism behaviour, that offers the potential for the tourism industry to plan, develop, and market products that provide a higher quality service to these populations. This book traces the modern history of the demand for and provision of holidays for children and families. As part of this it examines the nature of the holiday desires of parents and children and the roles society and the tourism industry play in influencing these. It provides an analysis of the changing nature of the holiday desires and experiences of children as they evolve through different life stages and the influence this has on the shape of family holidays. Given increasing concerns about child safety and education, this book examines both issues within the tourism experience. Finally, the book analyses how the tourism industry caters to the needs of children and families and offers insights into how this could be improved in the future.

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