Tourism Management: managing for change is a complete synthesis of tourism, from its beginnings through to the major impacts it has on today's global community, the environment and economy. Provocative and stimulating, it challenges the conventional thinking and generates reflection, thought and debate. This bestselling book is now in its second edition and has been fully revised with updated statistics and a complete set of brand new case studies.
Tourism Management covers the fundamentals of tourism, introducing the following key concepts:
• The development of tourism
• Tourism supply and demand
• Sectors involved: transport, accommodation, government
• The future of tourism: including forecasting and future issues affecting the global nature of tourism
In a user-friendly, handbook style, each chapter covers the material required for at least one lecture within a degree level course. Written in a jargon-free and engaging style, this is the ultimate student-friendly text, and a vital introduction to this exciting, ever-changing area of study.
The text is also accompanied by a companion website packed with extra resources for both students and lecturers. Accredited lecturers can request access to download additional material by going to http://textbooks.elsevier.com to request access.
· A complete synthesis of the tourism industry
· Second edition includes a complete set of new case studies including 2012 Olympics, Southwest airlines, and policies for tourism in South Africa, as well as updated statistics
· Companion website packed with extra resources both for students and lecturers
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science & Technology Books|
About the Author
Stephen Page is Senior Professor of Sustainable Tourism Management at London Metropolitan Business School. He has worked in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and France and has written, edited or contributed to 33 leading books on tourism, a number of which have been sponsored by the tourism sector. He has worked with many private sector and public sector agencies on tourism consultancy in terms of tourism and leisure strategies, feasibility studies, problem-solving including high profile projects such as the Channel Tunnel and Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand. He is also an editor of the top Tourism journal, Tourism Management published by Elsevier and Series Editor of the Elsevier Advances in Tourism Research Series. He is a regular contributor to industry conferences and meetings as a speaker on industry-related topics and has been ranked as one of the top Tourism academics in the UK based on publications in the top three Tourism journals for the 5 year period 2003-2008.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Tourism Today – why is it a global phenomenon embracing all our lives?; Tourism – Its origins, growth and future; Demand for tourism – Why do people engage in tourism?; The Supply of Tourism; Transporting the tourist I: Surface transport; Transporting the tourist II: The aviation sector; Accommodation and Hospitality Services; Tour operating and travel retailing; Visitor attractions – (Jo Connell and Stephen J. Page); The management of tourism; The public sector in tourism; Managing the visitor and tourist sites; The future of tourism: Post tourism?; Index