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Tourism Principles, Practices, Philosophies

ISBN-10: 0470084596

ISBN-13: 9780470084595

Edition: 11th 2009

Authors: Charles R. Goeldner, J. R. Brent Ritchie

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This is a revision of the most comprehensive and widely used introductory text for tourism and hospitality students worldwide. It covers theories, philosophies, and practices of tourism while introducing students to the development, structure, and impact of tourism on destinations and travelers alike. This edition features new professional profiles that give insights into tourism careers; more end-of-chapter review tools; a revised four-color insert; and more! The most comprehensive text available, Tourism, 11th Edition offers an undergraduate- or graduate-level introduction to this important industry.
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Book details

List price: $110.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Preface
Tourism Overview
Tourism in Perspective
Introduction
What Is Tourism?
Components of Tourism and Tourism Management
Basic Approaches to the Study of Tourism
Economic Importance
Benefits and Costs of Tourism
Summary
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercise
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problems
Selected References
Tourism through the Ages
Introduction
Early Beginnings
Early (and Later) Tourist Attractions
Early Economic References
The First Travel Agents
Historic Transportation
Accommodations
Chronologies of Travel
Summary
About The Reading
Reading 2.1
Some Past, Present, and Future Trends in the Travel Industry
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercises
Questions for Review and Discussion
Selected References
Career Opportunities
Introduction
Job Forecasts
Job Requirements
Career Possibilities
Career Paths in Tourism
Internships
Other Sources of Career Information
Summary
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercise
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problems
Selected References
How Tourism Is Organized
World, National, Regional, and Other Organizations
Introduction
International Organizations
Developmental Organizations (International and National)
Regional International Organizations
National Organizations
Regional Organizations
State and Community Organizations
Summary
About The Reading
Reading 4.1
Pacific Asia Travel Association
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercises
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problems
Selected References
Passenger Transportation
Introduction
The Airline Industry
The Rail Industry
The Motorcoach Industry
The Automobile
The Cruise Industry
Other Modes
Summary
About The Reading
Reading 5.1
Australia's Olympic Park Station and Rail Link
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercises
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problems
Selected References
Hospitality and Related Services
Introduction
The Lodging Industry
The Food Service Industry
Meeting Planners
Meetings and Conventions
Summary
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercises
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problems
Selected References
Organizations in the Distribution Process
Introduction
Travel Agents
Internet
Consolidators
The Tour Wholesaler
Specialty Channelers
Choosing Channels
Summary
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercises
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problems
Selected References
Attractions, Entertainment, Recreation, and Other
Introduction
Attractions
Gaming
Recreation
Entertainment
Festivals and Events
Shopping
Education
Publishing
Marketing and Publicity Organizations
Miscellaneous Services
Summary
About The Reading
Reading 8.1
History of Amusement Parks
Key Concepts
Internet Sites
Internet Exercises
Questions for Review and Discussion
Case Problem
Selected References
Understanding Travel Behavior
Motivation for Pleasure Travel
Introduction
A Focus on Customers
The Need for a Theory
The Development of Motivation Models
Summary
Key Concepts
Internet Exercise
Questions for Review and Discussion