ICTR 2018 International Conference on Tourism Research

ICTR 2018 International Conference on Tourism Research

Author: Dr Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen, JAMK University of Applied Science Jyväskylä, Finland

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 9781911218760

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These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the International Conference on Tourism Research (ICTR 2018) which is being hosted by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland on 23-24 March 2018.

Global Dynamics in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality

Global Dynamics in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality

Author: Pappas, Nikolaos

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522502029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Worldwide, tourism is the third largest economic activity in direct earnings after petroleum and automobile industries, and by far the largest one if indirect earnings are also taken into consideration. Taking into account the profound economic impact the tourism and hospitality industries can have on regions and cities around the world, further research in this area is critical. Global Dynamics in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality takes a holistic approach to tourism and hospitality operations, education, and research. Highlighting the latest research in the field, real-world examples of how these industries are shaping economic development as well as future outlooks and opportunities for growth, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, professionals, and graduate-level students.

Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business

Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business

Author: Mark Dodds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317486527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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Contemporary sport business is international. From global sport competitions and events, sponsorship deals and broadcasting rights to labour markets and lucrative flows of tourists, anybody working in sport business today has to have an international perspective. This book offers the broadest and most in-depth guide to the key themes in international sport business today, covering every core area from strategy and marketing to finance, media and the law. Including authors from more than twenty countries spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, this handbook addresses the most important issues in the world of sport business from a uniquely global perspective. Each chapter examines a particular cross-section of business and sport, encompassing all levels from grassroots to professional and elite. Divided into seven major subject areas, it offers insights from experts on: International Sport Business Strategy Sport Marketing Sport Economics and Finance International Sport Law Sport Media and Communication Sport Tourism Sport Development. The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business.

International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States

International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States

Author: Marcus L. Stephenson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317690887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the fastest growing economies in the world and is remarkably unique. It shares similar associations and affinities: tribal histories, royal kinship, political associations, Bedu cultural roots, Islamic heritage, rapid urbanization, oil wealth, rentier dynamics, state capitalist structures, migrant labour, economic diversification policies and institutional restructuring. Therefore, this volume takes the study of tourism away from its normative unit of analysis, where tourism in the region is being examined within the context of the Middle East and the wider Islamic and Arab world, towards an enquiry focusing on a specific geo-political territory and socially defined region. Although international tourism development in the region embodies a range of challenges, complexities and conflicts, which are deeply contextualized in this volume, the approach overall does not endorse the normative ‘Gulf bashing’ position that has predominated within the critical enquiries in the region. It presents a forward-looking and realistic assessment of international tourism development, examining development potentialities and constructive ways forward for GCC states and the region as a whole. This edited volume provides a real attempt to examine critically ways in which tourism and its development intersect with the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and industrial change that is taking place in the region. By doing so, the book provides a theoretically engaged analysis of the social transformations and discourses that shape our contemporary understanding of tourism development within the GCC region. Moreover, it deciphers tourism development’s role within the context of the GCC states undergoing rapid transformation, urbanization, ultra-modernization, internationalization and globalization. In addition to state-specific illustrations and destination case studies, the work provides insights into relatable themes associated with international tourism development in the region, such as tourism’s relationship with religion, heritage and identity, the environment and sustainability, mobility and cross-border movements, the transport industry, image production and destination branding, mega-development and political stability and instability. The book combines theory with diverse case study illustrations, drawing on disciplinary knowledge from such fields as sociology, political economy and social geography. This timely and original contribution is essential reading for students, researchers and academics in the field of tourism studies and related subject areas, along with those who have regional interests in Middle East studies, including Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

Author: Linda L. Lowry

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483368962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1640

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Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes

Sustainable Human Resource Management in Tourism

Sustainable Human Resource Management in Tourism

Author: Tom Baum

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030417352

Category: Science

Page: 238

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This book addresses the application of sustainable HRM principles within tourism in the specific context of Africa, a neglected area of study. It draws on diverse aspects of HRM, from the micro- (individual) through the meso-level (organisational) to the macro-level (policy, governmental). It also reflects the diverse challenges facing a critical area within emerging African tourism, that of its workforce. The book is substantially research-based and provides a state-of-the-art picture of emergent studies in this area, drawing on case examples from a wide-range of African contexts. As such, it provides a comprehensive resource and starts discussion in an emergent research area.

Strategic Management in the International Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Strategic Management in the International Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Author: Fevzi Okumus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136444838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism is a vital text for all those studying cutting edge theories and views on strategic management. Unlike others textbooks in this area, it goes further than merely contextualizing strategic management for hospitality and tourism, and avoids using a prescriptive, or descriptive approach. It looks instead, at the latest in strategic thinking and theories, and provides critical and analytical discussion as to how and if these models and theories can be applied to the industry, within specific contexts such as culture, profit and non-profit organizations. This title also provides online support material for tutors and students, in the form of guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook, PowerPoint presentations and case studies plus additional exercises and web links for students.

International Tourism Management

International Tourism Management

Author: Arjun Kumar Bhatia

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120724127

Category: Tourism

Page: 564

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This book tries to examine the complex global phenomenon of international tourism, exploring its various concepts in their different manifestations. The book offers comprehensive information on various concepts, methods and frameworks giving a systematic overview of the subject on a global basis. Key elements of the book include: nature and components of the tourism industry; destination planning and management; marketing strategies and communication; economic dimensions and international co-operation.

Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

Author: Colin Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415665759

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

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Medical and health tourism is a significant area of growth in the export of related services. This text addresses the substantial political, philosophical and ethical issues that arise out of these transnational practices.

The Business of Tourism

The Business of Tourism

Author: A. K. Bhatia

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120731182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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Travel and tourism is one of the world s most important and fastest growing economic sectors, generating jobs and substantial wealth for economies around the globe. The present book The Business of Tourism Concepts and Strategies explains the complex tourism phenomenon in its various manifestations. Various academic disciplines are involved in the study of tourism because of the complex nature of the subject. Some basic disciplines such as economics, psychology, sociology and geography contribute a great deal to the understanding of the subject. Newer disciplines like marketing and management, special interest tourism, travel legislation and business travel have been introduced in this volume. The book gives the reader a global perspective of the travel and tourism industry. The approach has been to provide a simple and comprehensive outline of as many concepts as possible. The book contains some additional features which will be of great help to the reader. These features include case studies having references to the subject matter discussed in various chapters. The cases are taken from the industry and provide interesting material for interactive discussion. Contents " Acknowledgements " Preface " Travel Trade Abbreviations " Tourism-A Historical Perspective " Consumer Behaviour and Tourism Demand " Dimensions of Tourism " Measuring The Demand For Tourism " The Structure of Tourism Industry " The Tourism Industry And Public Sector Organisation` " Special Interest Tourism " International Cooperation In Tourism " Travel And Accommodation " Travel And Transport " Retail Travel Trade " Travel Legislation " Business Tourism " Marketing and Promotion for Tourism " Tourism Planning And Environment " Glossary Travel and Tourism " Ticketing And Airlines Terms " Hotel Industry Terms " Travel Trade Publications " International Tourism Periodicals " Travel Industry Journals And Periodicals " Travel Research Journals " Education and Training in Travel and Tourism Institutes " International Organisations " Travel Related Publications of International Organisations " Bibliography " Index " CASE STUDIES