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See below for a selection of the latest books from Hospitality industry category. Presented with a red border are the Hospitality industry books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Hospitality industry books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Hospitality Revenue Management

Hospitality Revenue Management

Author: Peter Szende Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2020

This new textbook, Hospitality Revenue Management: Concepts and Practices, provides a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the basic concepts and best practices of hospitality revenue management. With a real-world, hands-on approach, the book places students in the role of a revenue manager striving to succeed in an ever-changing hospitality business environment. The book takes a unique multi-author, collaborative approach, with chapters from outstanding industry leaders who share their experience and provide the information necessary to arm students with the most up-to-date tools and methods they to be effective in the hospitality revenue management field. The chapters cover the important topics in hospitality revenue management, including hotel pricing, hotel segmentation, distribution channels, competitive analysis, hotel forecasting, performance analysis, market data, supply and demand management, and more.

Slavery and Liberation in Hotels, Restaurants and Bars

Slavery and Liberation in Hotels, Restaurants and Bars

Author: Conrad Lashley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2020

This is the first book to explore workforce slavery and liberation together within commercial hotel, restaurant and bar activities, the hospitality industry being particularly vulnerable to potential illegal action and reputational damage via involuntary involvement in human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Slavery is the most oppressive form of labour exploitation and is illegal in Western Europe and most of the industrialised world. On the other hand, 'neo-slavery' oppresses the powerless through low pay and employment practices that predominantly serve the interests of the employer. This book explores the most exploitative forms of slavery, 'neo-slavery' and human trafficking in the hotel industry, and offers insights into empowerment through liberative trade unions and worker co-operatives. The study's multifaceted cross-cultural approach includes in-depth chapters on Brazil and the Netherlands as well as a multitude of examples from the UK, exposing the topic as an international problem. Written by international specialists, this significant book will appeal widely to upper-level students and researchers in hospitality, and specifically, to all those interested in human resource management in the hospitality and hotel industry, as well as human rights issues and business ethics.

The Spa Manager's Essential Guide

The Spa Manager's Essential Guide

* Focuses on key areas highlighted by industry leaders as lacking in today's spa managers/directors * Provides practical spa management guidance, in an 'easy to read' style, covering the most important areas essential in operating any spa facility successfully * Based on hands-on experience of fitness, spa, beauty and medical rehabilitation centre operations, in addition to the opinions of over 40 spa experts * Covers not just beauty and wellness spa operations, but also medical rehabilitation (hot spring/Balneotherapy) spas The Spa Manager's Essential Guide contains all the basic day to day information on how to run a wellness, beauty or thermal spa operation successfully. It focuses on those areas that industry leaders have identified as critical and missing in today's spa leaders, combined with advice from over 40 spa experts. It takes the reader through essential spa management tools and systems, giving recommendations on how spa managers should present and manage themselves and their teams to operate a spa facility of any size successfully. All of the most important aspects of spa management are delivered in a concise, understandable format - this guide provides: * Practical management information on how to manage day to day spa operations * Personal skills and knowledge required for building a successful spa team * Essential information on the most common range of health spa and wellbeing products and services and how they connect and interrelate with each other There are no other text books on the market that contain as much spa product knowledge and operational management advice based on such a wide range of experience in just one book. This is an essential core text for all students on spa management education programmes or related modules, as well as for existing and aspiring spa managers.

Management Accounting for the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Industries 3rd edition

Management Accounting for the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Industries 3rd edition

Author: Debra (Course Director, HOSPA, Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University, UK) Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

Management Accounting for the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Industries - A Strategic Approach 3rd edition is an up-to-date and relevant reference guide to accounting for decision making in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries. Its' user-friendly and easy to follow style is based on the author's extensive first-hand experience of working with and delivering training and professional development in the sector. This third edition of this long-standing and effective text is fully revised and updated to include: * Pricing strategies to include examples of Revenue Management tactics; * Ratios such as TREVPAR and GOPPAR; * The growth of management contracts, franchising and leasing strategies for growth; * Increasing variety of funding options including crowd funding; * More detailed examples based on the author's personal contemporary experience in training hotel financial controllers; * Further industry specific content to reflect current trends and practice. Key features include: * Up-to-date and relevant content designed to suit the needs of the current Hospitality Professional; * The latest recommendations of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry; * Current trends and practice; * Numerous case examples and scenarios to use in class; * Online resources to support the text. See http://www.goodfellowpublishers.com/manacc3 for details. This book is an essential guide for practitioners and students who are required to study management accounting in the context of the hospitality industry. For practitioners, the book is intended to help those who need an improved grasp of accounting information to assist them in their day-to-day work. For students, the book is aimed at those who are studying accounting as part of their degree or professional studies course.

Strategic Management for Hospitality & Tourism Sector

Strategic Management for Hospitality & Tourism Sector

Author: Jennifer Raga Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Strategic Management for Hospitality & Tourism Sector discusses the basic concept of strategic management for the sector of hospitality and sector. It includes the idea of competitiveness in the hospitality industry. This book also discusses the medical tourism and wellness strategy along with the notion of corporate travel management. It provides the reader with insights of implementing different strategies in the field of hospitality and tourism so as to understand the challenges, current trends and future aspects of hospitality and tourism industry.

Managing Hotel Front Office Operations

Managing Hotel Front Office Operations

Author: R. Mishra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Hospitality Information Technology

Hospitality Information Technology

Author: Sophea Tieng Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Hospitality Information Technology discusses the fundamental concept of technology and its application in the hospitality sector. It includes the idea of lodging, robotics, e-commerce and hospitality information center. This book also discusses about smartphones and social media in context to hospitality sector, the concept of database management system and internet of things in relation with the hospitality sector. It provides the reader with insights of the development of information technology in the hospitality sector so as to get better understanding of the technical challenges and future of technology in the field of tourism.

A Professional Guide to Room Division Operations

A Professional Guide to Room Division Operations

Author: Manoj Kumar Yadav Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A Professional Guide to Room Division Operations is a training manual for the students and professionals in the room divisions of hospitality organizations. The book is divided into two parts - Part I is on Front Office Operations, which discusses topics like front office organization, revenue resources, guest segmentation, reservation, tariff, reception, bell centre, support centres, call operations, billing, handling special situations, guest cycles and so on. The second part on Housekeeping Operations discusses topics on linen and uniform room operations, organization of housekeeping, cleaning and polishing, public area cleaning, area inspection, in-room services, interior decoration, laundry services, pest control and waste disposal, safety and security, room selling techniques, night auditing, and so on. With its wide coverage and approach to the subject, the book will serve as a complete standalone resource for students, front office, hospitality and housekeeping professionals. Salient Features: Learning aids include learning objectives, examples, chapter activities, key terms and review questions. Every operation is given in a step-wise manner following the standard operating procedures in the industry Scroll boxes have been used to present important and interesting facts. Labelled diagrams have been used to aid understanding of the concepts.

Human Resource Management in Hospitality Cases

Human Resource Management in Hospitality Cases

Author: Peter Szende, Suzanne Markham Bagnera, Danielle Clark Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Human Resource Management in Hospitality Cases adopts a practical case-based approach to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in future hospitality managers. Using tried-and-tested real-life scenarios, this book thoroughly prepares hospitality students for a career in the field. Chapters are comprised of 75 short vignettes, split into nine sections that reflect and cover the primary challenges facing hospitality managers on a daily basis, including leadership credibility, building and managing employee performance, managing a diverse workforce, dealing with problem behaviors, and many others, all contextualised within the hospitality industry. With a main think point and series of questions for each case, the book is a highly insightful and engaging read. Suggested answers and solutions to the questions can be found within the extensive online resources that complement the book. Each section is also contextualized and theorized with an additional reading section, organized by key concept. This book will be essential for all students of hospitality and an invaluable resource for current practitioners in the field as well.

Human Resource Management in Hospitality Cases

Human Resource Management in Hospitality Cases

Author: Peter Szende, Suzanne Markham Bagnera, Danielle Clark Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Human Resource Management in Hospitality Cases adopts a practical case-based approach to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in future hospitality managers. Using tried-and-tested real-life scenarios, this book thoroughly prepares hospitality students for a career in the field. Chapters are comprised of 75 short vignettes, split into nine sections that reflect and cover the primary challenges facing hospitality managers on a daily basis, including leadership credibility, building and managing employee performance, managing a diverse workforce, dealing with problem behaviors, and many others, all contextualised within the hospitality industry. With a main think point and series of questions for each case, the book is a highly insightful and engaging read. Suggested answers and solutions to the questions can be found within the extensive online resources that complement the book. Each section is also contextualized and theorized with an additional reading section, organized by key concept. This book will be essential for all students of hospitality and an invaluable resource for current practitioners in the field as well.

Plunkett's Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac 2020

Plunkett's Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac 2020

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

By many measures, restaurants and hospitality make up one of the largest and fastest growing industry sectors in the world. Globally, hospitality can be considered to be a broad and multifaceted sector, ranging from fast food restaurants to fine dining and catering on one side, and hotels, inns resorts and cruise lines on the other. Our exciting Plunkett's Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac offers a comprehensive market research and reference package covering the entire field. Profiles of leading companies in fast food, family restaurants, fine dining, catering, hotels, inns, resorts, cruises, food service, food distributors, information systems and much more are covered in exacting details. The corporate section includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of 400 leading companies, public and private, in all facets of the industry. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Managing Hospitality Experiences

Managing Hospitality Experiences

Author: Adenike (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) Adebayo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Managing hospitality experiences is a crucial part of the hospitality business and industry alike. While many textbooks cover the management of hospitality services, this text focuses specifically on experiences, while also providing a full and detailed insight into the ways in which experiences are designed and delivered. Using examples from the gamut of hospitality, this book explores issues around people, services and spaces. It covers management issues such as marketing, human resources, operations, quality management, facilities management, project management and strategy, while considering hospitality operations within their wider geo-social and geo-environmental settings. This book includes a range of important contemporary topics, such as sustainability, resilience and ethics; supported throughout by learning objectives, case studies, review questions, links to videos and further reading suggestions. This book: Emphasises experiences within hospitality, providing students with a focused and applicable text. Includes numerous international industry case studies to illustrate how hospitality organisations manage experiences; these real-life scenarios provide key teaching points. Provides wider theoretical principles to develop the field of hospitality and place it within an industry context. An invaluable read for undergraduate students of hospitality and event management, this textbook also provides an overview for postgraduate students and those studying further education courses in hospitality and related areas.