Tourism and the Lodging Sector

ISBN-10: 0750686596
ISBN-13: 9780750686594
Edition: 2009
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Description: Despite the extreme importance of the lodging sector in tourism as a major income generator and essential part of the travel experience, there remains a scarcity of consolidated works that examine it from a tourism perspective. This book looks  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 5/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Despite the extreme importance of the lodging sector in tourism as a major income generator and essential part of the travel experience, there remains a scarcity of consolidated works that examine it from a tourism perspective. This book looks thoroughly and carefully at the lodging/accommodation sector from a tourism industry and tourism social science perspective. It examines critically this segment of tourism from and highlights the issues, concepts, and management concerns facing a wide range of lodging establishments. * Takes a comprehensive look at accomodation from a tourism social science perspective. * Looks at emerging trends in accomodation operations and management * Draws parallels and distinctions between various forms of lodging

List of Figure and Tables
Tourism and Tourist Accommodations
Contemporary Issues in the Lodging Sector
Demand for Lodging and Tourism
Current Issues in Human Resources, Structural Change, and e-Commerce in the Global Lodging Sector
The Socio-Economic Implications in the Destination
Globalization and Inclusiveness in the Lodging Sector
Accommodations and the Green Movement
Safety and Security Issues in a Globalizing World
Food and Beverage Services, Gaming and Conferences
Tourist Lodging Types and Forms
Hotels, Motels and Resorts
Second Homes and Timeshares
Small-Scale Boutique Accommodations: Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges, Farm Stays and Pensions
Mobile Lodging
Youth Hostels and Backpacker Accommodation
Camping
Novelty and Alternative Lodging
Critical Issues and the Future of Lodging
Index

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