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This textbook explores the fundamental principles of marketing applied to tourism and hospitality businesses, placing special emphasis on SMEs in the international tourism industry. It includes examples from a wide range of destinations, from emerging markets to high-income countries. Taking a comprehensive approach, the book covers the whole spectrum of tourism and hospitality marketing including destination marketing, marketing research, consumer behaviour, and digital and social media marketing. Practical in focus, it gives students the tools, techniques, and underlying theory required to design and implement successful tourism marketing plans. Chapters contain in-depth case studies, including companies like Marine Dynamics Shark Tours (South Africa), Reality Tours & Travel (Mumbai, India), and Makeover Tours (Turkey). Thematic case studies include 'Halal Tourism in Southeast Asia', and 'Marketing and Branding Rwanda'. These illustrate key concepts and theory, with definitions, key summaries, and discussion questions providing further insights. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for a comprehensive text with a practical orientation.
Critical animal studies is increasingly interfacing with tourism research in an effort to shed light on the various ways animals are incorporated into touristic experience. Exploring non-human work in tourism: From beasts of burden to animal ambassadors builds upon the theoretical connections of animal ethics, agency, and welfare as it foregrounds specifically the work that animals perform in the industry. While some types of animal labor are more readily identified, readers of this volume may be surprised by how many forms of animal labor are overlooked. Taking a widely international perspective, with cases from the Arctic, China, Costa Rica, China, Finland, Greece, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, this volume offers readers diverse scenarios of animals working. The book is arranged along three themes of work. Performative work focuses on the animals whose performances are front and center of tourists' motivations and experiences. Value-added work turns attention to the co-working relationships of animals, while the political work of animals as ambassadors and icons is examined within the chapters on hidden labor. Additionally, the book makes theoretical considerations of the implications of positioning animals as workers and offers reflections on ways this focus on working animals extends current scholarship in the field.
Guest Service In The Hospitality Industry focuses on the delivery of services in the hospitality industry to the guests or tourists that have the enthusiasm to travel and know about the various places. It also informs the readers about the various things to look forward to, to provide good services to the guests. This book also discusses about the introduction to hospitality industry, the meaning of quality service, the service to the guests in food and beverage industry and knowing and assessing the failures in order to succeed in the hospitality sector.
In its third edition, this massive reference work lists the final resting places of more than 12,000 people from a wide range of fields, including politics, the military, the arts, crime, sports and popular culture. Many entries are new to this edition. Each listing provides birth and death dates, a brief summary of the subject's claim to fame and their burial site location or as much as is known. Grave location within a cemetery is provided in many cases, as well as places of cremation and sites where ashes were scattered. Source information is provided.
Managing Hospitality Facilities discusses the basic concept of hospitality and the management of food and beverage department. It includes the idea of laundry management, and planning and design process in the field of hospitality. This book also discusses about safety and hospitality management along with the technological advancements in the management of hospitality industry, the concept of customer satisfaction and sustainability and also the need analysis for training in the hospitality industry. It provides the reader with basic insights of managing the hospitality facilities so as to understand various concepts related to the field of hospitality such as laundry management and need analysis.
Hospitality: An Introduction introduces the concept of hospitality to the readers and presents hospitality as a service industry. It demonstrates travel and tourism as an impeccable part of the hospitality business and discusses the operational development of the hotel and lodging industry. Also discussed in the book is the food service industry and the role of technology in hospitality. The book gives much information on the aspect of leisure and recreation in hospitality and details the various trends and future aspects of the industry.
This textbook offers a fully integrated approach to the theory and practice of service management, exploring the operational dynamics, management issues and business models deployed by service firms. It builds on recent developments in service science as an interdisciplinary research area with emphasis on integration, adaptability, optimization, sustainability and rapid technological adoption. The book explores seven fundamental processes that are key to successfully managing service businesses, helping students gain insights into: how to manage service businesses, with coverage of both small firms and large transnationals service business models, operations and productivity managing service employees how service firms engage in product and process innovation marketing, customers and service experiences internationalization of service businesses the ongoing servitization of manufacturing This unique textbook is an ideal resource for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying service businesses and practitioners.