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