Tourism and the Lodging Sector

Tourism and the Lodging Sector

by Dallen J. Timothy, Victor B. Teye
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750686596

ISBN-13: 9780750686594

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Tourism and the Lodging Sector is a pioneering book, the first text of its kind to examine the lodging sector from a tourism perspective. The book highlights the importance of the lodging sector in tourism as a major income generator and essential part of the travel experience.

The book offers an international perspective on topics such as sustainability,

Overview

Tourism and the Lodging Sector is a pioneering book, the first text of its kind to examine the lodging sector from a tourism perspective. The book highlights the importance of the lodging sector in tourism as a major income generator and essential part of the travel experience.

The book offers an international perspective on topics such as sustainability, security, economic development, technology and globalization. The issues, concepts and management concerns facing this industry are examined, highlighting important topics such as:

  • the place of accommodations in tourism and vice versa
  • the social, ecological and economic implications of lodging development
  • management and restructuring issues in a globalizing industry
  • sustainable tourism and the accommodation sector
  • cross-sectoral linkages between lodging, food services, gaming, conferences, and other intermediaries
  • the interaction between supply and demand
  • safety and security in tourism and lodging.

Tourism and the Lodging Sector critically examines a wide range of lodging establishments from an industry and social science perspective, drawing parallels and distinctions between the various types of accommodation, from campgrounds for the cost-conscious or adventurous outdoor traveler, to luxury, 5-star resorts, and more innovative accommodation such as tree-house hotels and ecolodges.

Essential reading for students of tourism this book is an indispensable guide, unprecedented in the field of tourism management.

Dallen J. Timothy is Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA Victor B. Teye is Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750686594
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figure and Tables vii

Chapter 1 Tourism and Tourist Accommodations 1

Section I Contemporary Issues in the Lodging Sector 11

Chapter 2 Demand for Lodging and Tourism 13

Chapter 3 Current Issues in Human Resources, Structural Change, and e-Commerce in the Global Lodging Sector 29

Chapter 4 The Socio-Economic Implications in the Destination 47

Chapter 5 Globalization and Inclusiveness in the Lodging Sector 63

Chapter 6 Accommodations and the Green Movement 81

Chapter 7 Safety and Security Issues in a Globalizing World 101

Chapter 8 Food and Beverage Services, Gaming and Conferences 117

Section II Tourist Lodging Types and Forms 131

Chapter 9 Hotels, Motels and Resorts 133

Chapter 10 Second Homes and Timeshares 155

Chapter 11 Small-Scale Boutique Accommodations: Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges, Farm Stays and Pensions 177

Chapter 12 Mobile Lodging 197

Chapter 13 Youth Hostels and Backpacker Accommodation 213

Chapter 14 Camping 227

Chapter 15 Novelty and Alternative Lodging 239

Chapter 16 Critical Issues and the Future of Lodging 259

Index 263

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