9780138142452

Tourism Concepts and Practices

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  • ISBN13:

    9780138142452

  • ISBN10:

    0138142459

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/21/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Capturing the taste of the industry,Tourism: Concepts and Practicesexplores this exciting field using a systems approach. Building on the authorrs"s experience, it looks at the characteristics of tourism and the demand side first, then organizing tourism, followed by the operating sectors. Full-color photographs, industry profiles, and a career emphasis reveal the opportunities tourism holds for both consumers and professionals. Special geography spotlights examine the reasons people travel and the places people go.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TOURISM

1.      Tourism Introduction, Past and Present Tourism

2.      Motivation for Leisure Travel

3.      Tourism Marketing

4.      Tourism Economics

 

PART II: ORGANIZING TOURISM

5.      Tourism Organizations and Policy

6.      Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development

7.      Tourism Research

 

PART III: OPERATING SECTORS 1

8.      Attractions and Entertainment

9.      Conventions, meetings and Expositions

 

PART IV: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HERITAGE AND ECOTOURISM

10.  Tourism Sociology

11.  Cultural and Heritage Tourism

12.  Ecotourism

 

PART V: OPERATING SECTIONS 2

13.  Distribution Organizations

14.  Transportation

15.  Lodging and Restaurants

16.  Tourism in the Future

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