The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management

The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management
Author: Roy C Wood,Bob Brotherton
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781446206423

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At last, a comprehensive, systematically organized Handbook which gives a reliable and critical guide to all aspects of one of the world's leading industries: the hospitality industry. The book focuses on key aspects of the hospitality management curriculum, research and practice bringing together leading scholars throughout the world. Each essay examines a theme or functional aspect of hospitality management and offers a critical overview of the principle ideas and issues that have contributed, and continue to contribute, within it. Topics include: • The nature of hospitality and hospitality management • The relationship of hospitality management to tourism, leisure and education provision • The current state of development of the international hospitality business • The core activities of food, beverage and accommodation management • Research strategies in hospitality management • Innovation and entrepreneurship trends • The role of information technology The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management constitutes a single, comprehensive source of reference which will satisfy the information needs of both specialists in the field and non-specialists who require a contemporary introduction to the hospitality industry and its analysis. Bob Brotherton formerly taught students of Hospitality and Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also taught Research Methods to Hospitality and Tourism students at a number of international institutions as a visiting lecturer; Roy C. Wood is based in the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, India

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management
Author: Chris Cooper,Serena Volo,William C. Gartner,Noel Scott
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2018-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781526461421

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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on theories, concepts and disciplinary approaches to tourism studies, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Researching Tourism Part Two: Social Analysis Part Three: Economic Analysis Part Four: Technological Analysis Part Five: Environmental Analysis Part Six: Political Analysis This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies
Author: Tazim Jamal,Mike Robinson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-06-18
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781446206621

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"The strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable." - Professor Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis "The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating." - Professor Mike Crang, Durham University Tourism studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues and agenda of tourism studies, exploring: The evolution and position of tourism studies The relationship of tourism to culture The ecology and economics of tourism Special events and destination management Methodologies of study Tourism and transport Tourism and heritage Tourism and postcolonialism Global tourist business operations Ranging from local to global issues, and from questions of management to the ethical dilemmas of tourism, this is a comprehensive, critically informed, constructively organized overview of the field. It draws together an inter-disciplinary group of contributors who are among the most celebrated names in the field and will be quickly recognized as a landmark in the new and expanding field of tourism studies.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management
Author: Roy C Wood
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781473927766

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"An innovative and cross-cutting approach to Hospitality that examines the fundamentals of the subject in a concise and commendable way. Roy Wood’s academic and practitioner expertise is brought to bear on this succinct synthesis of the subject that will quickly become a must read for all students and academics in the hospitality area." - Professor Stephen J. Page, Bournemouth University Hospitality Management: A Brief Introduction is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying hotel and hospitality management and hospitality studies. The book includes coverage of the principal areas of functional management in hospitality including: employee relations accommodation management food and beverage management marketing and sales industry structure and strategy the nature of management roles hospitality management education future trends in the field. Roy Wood uses a wide range of established and contemporary research and reflects critically on its subject, including from the perspective of the hospitality consumer, to ensure that readers gain wide awareness of the realities and challenges of the hospitality industry.

Key Concepts in Hospitality Management

Key Concepts in Hospitality Management
Author: Roy C Wood
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781446290729

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"Accessibly written and thoughtfully edited, making it essential reading for those studying hospitality and embarking on a career in the industry." - Peter Lugosi, Oxford School of Hospitality Management "This text is a fascinating read... Roy Wood has spent 25 years teaching, researching and writing on the hospitality industry - much of that learning is here in this book." - Erwin Losekoot, Auckland University of Technology "All different aspects of the hospitality industry are elaborated on... All in all a wonderful course book for for our students!" - Claudia Rothwangl, ITM College This book covers the major concepts students are likely to encounter throughout their study within the hospitality management, giving a comprehensive and up-to-date overview as well as providing engaging everyday examples from around the world. A leading figure in the field, Roy Wood has successfully gathered international contributors with direct experience of hospitality management and the hospitality industry as a whole, ensuring the academic, geographical and practical integrity of the book. Key Concepts in Hospitality Management is written for undergraduate students and those studying short postgraduate or executive education courses in hospitality management, events management, tourism management and leisure management.

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration Handbook of Applied Hospitality Strategy

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration Handbook of Applied Hospitality Strategy
Author: Cathy A. Enz
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1080
Release: 2010-07-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781412905909

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This state-of-the-art handbook approaches the topics of hospitality strategy with an emphasis on immediate application of ideas to current practice. Top hospitality scholars make original contributions with the inclusion of senior level executives input, insights and current best practices. By incorporating the latest research and thinking on various strategic topics with the commentary and insights of successful executives this handbook blends cutting edge ideas and comprehensive reviews of the subject with innovative illustrations and examples from practice. The strength of the handbook is its combination of academic rigour and hospitality application. The handbook will have a clear reference orientation and focus on key topical issues and problem of interest to practitioners and advanced students of hospitality strategy.

Researching Hospitality and Tourism

Researching Hospitality and Tourism
Author: Bob Brotherton
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781473903531

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"This textbook will be used to support undergraduate dissertation supervision. The book clearly sets out the research philosophies, principles and practices relevant to conduct of fieldwork. A useful and informative text to aid the research design and process." - Nazia Ali, Bedfordshire University "A key text for students studying research methods or undertaking a research project in the hospitality and tourism industries." - Lisa Wyld, Westminster Kingsway College "An excellent overview of primary research itself and its application in Hospitality and Tourism." - Jane Warren, SHRM College Hospitality and tourism is the fourth biggest industry in the world. What are the key research issues in the field? What methods are particularly useful to answer questions of management, policy, strategy and general understanding? This is the first comprehensive guide to research methods and issues for students engaged in hospitality and tourism studies. Jargon-free, incisive and relevant, the book offers an uncluttered guide to key concepts and essential research techniques. It is grounded in a real world approach that concentrates upon the issues that students will encounter in their studies and work experience. It fills an enormous gap in the field providing students with the first dedicated introduction to research methods for hospitality and tourism students.

Leisure Studies

Leisure Studies
Author: Shaun Best
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781446202289

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here What is the place of leisure in societies where people complain of 'over-work'? How do personal freedom and choice relate to the inequalities of class, gender, disability and ethnicity? This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today. The book: • situates the student in the field • provides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisure • explores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability and age • discusses to role of the sate • examines leisure in the context of changing work relationships • locates leisure in the debate around globalization In short, this is an indispensable, one-stop guide to understanding leisure.

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies
Author: Melanie Smith,Nicola MacLeod,Margaret Hart Robertson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-03-22
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781446200063

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Tourism is the fourth biggest industry in the world. What are the key concepts in Tourist Studies? This essential resource for students of tourism contains concise and authoritative entries on: • Planning Tourism • Sustainable Tourism • Festivals and Events • Cultural Tourism • Economics of Tourism • Regeneration • The Experience Economy • Urban Tourism • Sex Tourism Shrewdly judged to suit the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.

Understanding Tourism

Understanding Tourism
Author: Kevin Hannam,Dan Knox
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1446246590

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This text introduces tourism students to concepts drawn from critical theory, cultural studies and the social sciences. It does so with a light and readable touch, highlighting the ideas that underlie contemporary critical tourism studies in a practical and engaging way. Specifically, the authors examine how post-structuralist thought has led to a re-imagining of power relationships and the ways in which they are central to the production and consumption of tourism experiences. Eleven clear, relevant chapters provide an accessible introduction to tourism defining, explaining and developing the key issues and methods in this exciting field. These topics include: • Regulating Tourism • Commodifying Tourism • Embodying Tourism • Performing Tourism • Tourism and the Everyday • Tourism and the Other • Tourism and the Environment • Tourism and the Past • Tourism Mobilities • Researching Tourism A strong teaching text, this will be well received by lecturers seeking an authoritative, multi-disciplinary book on contemporary tourism and by students who want a practical, grounded introduction which understands their learning and research needs.

Key Concepts in Event Management

Key Concepts in Event Management
Author: Bernadette Quinn
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781446291009

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"I found this text to be exactly what we were looking for to give our students a good understanding of the contemporary issues that affect the Events industry. I have recommended this as essential reading. It is well written and the format makes it an easy read raising key issues and challenging theory." - Tanya Bellingham, School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Plymouth "An essential events managment reference handbook which addresses a number of key issues within the industry. A very interesting read!" - Thomas Fletcher, Liverpool John Moores University In recent years we have seen an enormous growth of festivals and event activity and the literature within the field is consequently huge. In order to make sense of this rapid and dynamic development, students are dependent on a book that can lead them through the myriad of theoretical frameworks offered. This book naturally situates itself in the middle of this need, offering a comprehensive and illuminating account of the festival and event field. Written with academic rigour yet accessible at the same time, Quinn proves herself to be an outstanding communicator and stimulator of knowledge. International in content and timely in its up to date coverage of key topics, this will be an invaluable reference source for students from of Event Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Sport and Leisure Management.

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education
Author: Matthew J. Schuelka,Christopher J. Johnstone,Gary Thomas,Alfredo J. Artiles
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2019-09-30
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781526485991

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This handbook examines policy and practice from around the world with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. It sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This makes it an ideal text for researchers and those involved in policy-making, as well as those teaching in classrooms today. Chapters are separated across three key parts: Part I: Conceptualizations and Possibilities of Inclusion and Diversity in Education Part II: Inclusion and Diversity in Educational Practices, Policies, and Systems Part III: Inclusion and Diversity in Global and Local Educational Contexts

Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa
Author: Marina Novelli,Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong,Manuel Alector Ribeiro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2020-11-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781351022538

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This book provides a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies around tourism in Africa, and the major factors that are affecting tourism development now and in the future. Drawing upon research emerging from collaborations between a growing number of African academics and practitioners based in the continent and in the African diaspora as well as international colleagues, the Handbook offers key critical insights into the issues, challenges and trends that Africa and African tourism is facing. Part I covers continent-wide issues such as climate change, ICT, heritage and development. The remaining parts are organised along geographic lines, with each chapter covering the development of tourism, current trends and discussion of critical issues such as community participation, gender, backpacking, urban tourism, wildlife tourism and conservation. Combining an overview of key theories, concepts, contemporary issues and debates, this book will be a valuable resource for students, academics and practitioners investigating the role of tourism in Africa.

Tourism Management

Tourism Management
Author: Clare Inkson,Lynn Minnaert
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781526450647

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An introductory text that gives its reader a strong understanding of the dimensions of tourism, the industries of which it is comprised, the issues that affect its success, and the management of its impact on destination economies, environments and communities. Now in a full colour design, the new edition features a clear focus on the issues affecting 21st century tourism, providing students with extensive coverage on the effects of globalisation and global conflict; sustainability and climate change; developments in digital technology and the rise of the sharing economy. International case-studies and snapshots (mini-case studies) are used throughout and have been taken from around the globe, including the US, China, Russia, Gambia, Bhutan, Cuba, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Caribbean, Canada and the UK, and from companies including TUI, Airbnb and Marriot. The accompanying Online Resources include PowerPoint slides and an Instructor's Manual for lecturers and additional case studies, useful video links, and web links for students. Suitable for students new to tourism studies.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism
Author: Linda L. Lowry
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1640
Release: 2016-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781483368962

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Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes