Tourism: Concepts and Practices

Tourism: Concepts and Practices

by John R. Walker, Josielyn T. Walker
     
 

Capturing the taste of the industry, Tourism: Concepts and Practices explores this exciting field using a systems approach. Building on the author’s experience, it looks at the characteristics of tourism and the demand side first, then organizing tourism, followed by the operating sectors. Full-color photographs, industry profiles, and a career emphasis

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Capturing the taste of the industry, Tourism: Concepts and Practices explores this exciting field using a systems approach. Building on the author’s experience, it looks at the characteristics of tourism and the demand side first, then organizing tourism, followed by the operating sectors. Full-color photographs, industry profiles, and a career emphasis reveal the opportunities tourism holds for both consumers and professionals. Special geography spotlights examine the reasons people travel and the places people go.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138142452
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
536,207
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TOURISM

1. Tourism Introduction, Past and Present Tourism

2. Motivation for Leisure Travel

3. Tourism Marketing

4. Tourism Economics

PART II: ORGANIZING TOURISM

5. Tourism Organizations and Policy

6. Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development

7. Tourism Research

PART III: OPERATING SECTORS 1

8. Attractions and Entertainment

9. Conventions, meetings and Expositions

PART IV: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HERITAGE AND ECOTOURISM

10. Tourism Sociology

11. Cultural and Heritage Tourism

12. Ecotourism

PART V: OPERATING SECTIONS 2

13. Distribution Organizations

14. Transportation

15. Lodging and Restaurants

16. Tourism in the Future

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