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Tourism in China
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 354

Tourism in China

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-13
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Examine China's impact on the world tourism market! Tourism in China is a comprehensive study of tourism and the travel industry in China--past, present, and future. Since joining many of its Asia-Pacific neighbors in identifying tourism as a vehicle for socioeconomic growth and poverty alleviation, China has become the leader in the Asian travel industry, surpassing all forecasts with high and constant growth in international and domestic tourism activity. In fact, the World Trade Organization predicts that by 2020, China will become the world's leading tourism destination, receiving 145 million visitors. This timely book examines the diverse opportunities and challenges the country's touri...

The International Hospitality Business
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 422

The International Hospitality Business

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-11-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

International Hospitality Business: Management and Operations will introduce hospitality managers to the most up-to-date developments in hospitality to prepare you for the rapidly changing world of international hospitality. This book is a compilation of the most current research in global operations. It examines new developments, new management concepts, and new corporate mergers. International Hospitality Business analyzes and discusses the complexity of the political, economic, financial, commercial, and cultural environment within which international business takes place to help you become a productive global manager. Through International Hospitality Business, you will learn how an effe...

Convention Tourism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Convention Tourism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-22
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Stay up to date on international trends in convention tourism! Convention Tourism: International Research and Industry Perspectives is a thorough analysis of the industry’s key markets, combining insightful articles with detailed case studies. Equally valuable as a professional handbook, research reference guide, and textbook, this comprehensive book includes an account of the history of convention tourism and its economic contributions, marketing and human resources analyses, global and regional developments, and research issues and challenges. Convention Tourism addresses issues critical to the three key regions of the convention and meeting industry--North America, Europe, and Asia-Paci...

Consumer Behavior in Travel and Tourism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 556

Consumer Behavior in Travel and Tourism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-10-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Containing original and previously unpublished theoretical and empirical studies, Consumer Behavior in Travel and Tourism will give professionals, professors, and researchers in the field up-to-date insight and information on trends, happenings, and findings in the international hospitality business arena. A great resource for educators, this book is complete with learning objectives, concept definitions, and even review questions at the end of each chapter. From this book, readers will understand and learn the needs and preferences of tourists and how to investigate the process of destination and product selection to help provide customers with products and services that will best meet thei...

Tourism in Southeast Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Tourism in Southeast Asia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-07-04
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Make the most of the potential for tourism and hospitality in Southeast Asia! Tourism is known as the world's fastest growing industry, but until now there has been precious little published on the industry as it relates to Southeast Asia and Indo-China. Tourism in Southeast Asia: A New Direction focuses on the remarkable growth in international tourism seen in that region in recent years. Some of the topics explored in Tourism in Southeast Asia: A New Direction are: cross-border cooperation ecotourism opportunities for local communities existing tourism organizations the vulnerability of current tourism policies and suggestions for change the impacts of tourism on local communities the flow...

Geography and Tourism Marketing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

Geography and Tourism Marketing

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-07-04
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Tourism is an extremely challenging business. Some strategies work phenomenally well sometimes and fail at others. You may be aware of the increased fragmentation of the consumer market and of the important role geography plays in tourist response but have difficulty finding a pattern to this without doing a lot of research. Geography and Tourism Marketing will provide you with diverse studies through which you will gain a better understanding of what excites and entices all types of consumers along with new strategies in your field to keep you up-to-date in the unpredictable business of tourism. Geography and Tourism Marketing is a compilation of greatly varied and valuable case studies and...

Sex and Tourism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Sex and Tourism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Explore the complex relationship between tourism and intimacy in this new book with a worldwide perspective! With a unique combination of academic and personal accounts, Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust takes you behind the scenes with motel owners, adventure travel guides, backpackers, and others working on all sides of the international tourism industry. The editors have created a model that views the situation from three different perspectives: tourist, tourism provider, and nature of the encounter. Unlike other related volumes, this book is not just about the sex trade, but also about the role of tourism in love, marriage, and relationships. The global focus of Sex an...

The Practice of Graduate Research in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

The Practice of Graduate Research in Hospitality and Tourism

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  • Published: 2014-06-23
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Improve your hospitality and tourism research abilities with this impressive collection of research methods! The Practice of Graduate Research in Hospitality and Tourism assists you in gaining insight into different facets of research design, conceptual development, research methods, and conclusions drawn from research in hospitality and tourism. As a professional, researcher, or graduate student in the hospitality and tourism field, you will benefit from this collection of chapters that represent examples of research trials conducted by graduate students in hospitality and tourism and are selected on the basis of the originality of the students’concepts, research methods, and interest of ...

Casino Industry in Asia Pacific
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 266

Casino Industry in Asia Pacific

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  • Published: 2012-11-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This single volume gives you comprehensive information on Asia-Pacific gaming! Casino Industry in Asia Pacific: Development, Operation, and Impact is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive review of the gaming industry in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This valuable resource thoroughly details the history, the operational issues, and the impact of casino gaming in Australia, Korea, Macao, and Southeast Asia—and the Pachinko phenomenon in Japan. International authorities discuss crucial issues that involve policy makers and casino developers, allowing industry players a global perspective as they consider various important viewpoints in their long-range planning. Casino Industry in As...

Marketing Issues in Pacific Area Tourism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Marketing Issues in Pacific Area Tourism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-09
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Marketing Issues in Pacific Area Tourism exposes researchers, tourism professionals, and students to the complexities of marketing issues in the most dynamic region in world tourism today. Dispelling commonly held Western assumptions, inviting new research, and stressing the importance of tourism development in this area to the economics of world tourism, this book shows you how and why this region has experienced such tremendous growth. Some of the larger countries you learn about include China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Since many of these countries are becoming not only generators of tourist demand but also new tourist receiving areas, this book c...