Introduce students to the exciting world of international hospitality with this extensively-revised textbook that explores key issues in global hotel development and management. Students will learn about new trends and developments that have changed the context of international hotel operations and management and explore international policies affecting travel, tourism, and hospitality development. Topics include: Trends in global distribution systems, sustainable development,new hotel products, and consumer demographics Growth and importance of China, India, and the Middle East as destinations for hotel development and management Country-specific policies regarding investment regulations, visa programs, hotel classification systems, and travel advisories
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Globalization, Tourism, and the Lodging Sector
Emergence of International Hotels
Political Aspects of the International Travel, Tourism, and Lodging Industry
Financing International Hotels
The Decision to Go Global
Developing an International Hotel Project
International Contracts and Agreements
Selection and Preparation of International Hotel Executives
International Human Resources Management
International Hotel Operations
International Hotel Classifications and Standards
International Hotel Sales and Marketing
Global Competition and the Future