Managing and co-ordinating tourism in a destination requires the organisation and co-operation of a large number of sectors, businesses, local authorities and individuals. Since tourism is an important driver in many economies, destination governance in tourist destinations needs to be done well, to achieve economic aims and maintain sufficient infrastructure. This book provides a guide to the theoretical and methodological understanding of how to implement best practice governance procedures, with case studies illustrating good performance. It is suitable for researchers and students in touri.
The impact of crises on tourism has increased in the last ten years in response to terrorism, war, health emergencies, and natural disasters. Tourism Crises presents the latest research on crisis management with in-depth analysis of tourism flows and the economic well-being of communities at the regional, national, and international levels. This timely book examines a range of conceptual issues, including crisis communication and the safety of employees of the industry, and features case studies of responses to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, SARS, the 1999 Austrian avalanche disaster, and the epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.
Consumer satisfaction is a key issue for all those involved in tourism and hospitality services. Through a multitude of case studies this book explores the challenges of managing tourism and hospitality businesses in order to produce maximum customer satisfaction. It outlines the various frameworks available for the study of tourist satisfaction, before examining service delivery systems and definitions of quality. It then discusses the role that marketing can play in tourism and hospitality services, and the ways in which hospitality and tourism services can be improved. The book contains examples of customer dissatisfaction, and examples of organisations that have succeeded in providing profitable services with high levels of customer loyalty.
An innovative and practical textbook from one of the major names in academic tourism, it focuses on the huge importance of good marketing within the tourism industry by explaining why it is important and then demonstrating how it can be done. Divided into two parts, this textbook takes the student through the underlying principles of marketing in tourism, with the second part of the book consists of eleven short case studies, which look at marketing in a wide range of tourism settings.
Explore how lifestyle concepts are linked to marketing the hospitality and tourism industry Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction is a comprehensive benchmark review of how lifestyle concepts can be applied to the hospitality and tourism industry. Noted authorities present multifaceted viewpoints examining a range of topics, such as matching the lifestyles of tourism providers and guests, lifestyle segmentation studies, and methodological issues in lifestyle segmentation research. You’ll learn how the consideration of lifestyle concepts can improve the effectiveness of marketing in addition to providing quality managemen...
This book provides an introduction to the key issues involved in developing and managing destinations. Looking at such areas as tourist satisfaction, impacts of tourism and policies, Eric Laws assesses the differing importance of tourism for residents, employees, investors and tourists. Cases include Tibe, Hawaii, South Africa, Wales, Tonga and Antarctica. The book concludes with a detailed analysis of Dubai integrating the various issues raised throughout the book.
This is part of a series of modern commentaries based on new English translations made by their respective editors. While adhering strictly to sound scholarship and doctrine, they intend, above all, to bring out the theological and religious message of the New Testament to the contemporary Church.
Using examples from the UK, Europe, America, Australia and Asia, this book provides an analysis of the latest thinking and practice in dealing with extreme and sudden reductions in demand for specific tourist destinations or products. It shows that managerial responses, including problem solving and market recovery steps, vary in effectiveness and that recovery may be slow after initial problems are overcome.
The aim of this book is to enhance theoretical and practical understanding of quality management in tourism and hospitality. It provides a benchmark of current knowledge, and examines the range of research methods being applied to further develop tourism and hospitality service management research. It is hoped that this book will stimulate new research questions by highlighting tensions and challenges in the area.