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Limits to Climate Change Adaptation
Walter Leal Filho and Johanna Nalau (eds) (2018)
This book sheds new light on the limits of adaptation to anthropogenic climate change. The respective chapters demonstrate the variety of and interconnections between factors that together constitute the constraints on adaptation. The book pays special attention to evidence that illustrates how and where such limits have become apparent or are in the process of establishing themselves, and which indicates future trends and contexts that might prove helpful in understanding adaptation limits.
Tourism in the Arab World: An Industry Perspective
Hamed Almuhrzi, Hafidh Alriyami and Noel Scott (2017)
This book is the first to explore Arabic tourism from a business viewpoint, rather than taking a sociological, anthropological or political stance. It focuses on business planning, management and marketing destinations in the Arab World, which are topics crucial for industry stakeholders and which have previously been neglected in the tourism literature. The book examines similarities and differences in the emergence and development of the tourism industry in countries across the Arab world as well as its inbound and outbound travel flows. It analyses several different aspects of Arabic tourism including tourism policy, organisation and planning, tourism product development, destination marketing and consumer behaviour. This volume will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of tourism studies, business and Middle Eastern studies.
Tourism Management (5th edition)
David Weaver and Laura Lawton (2017)
Tourism is increasingly widespread and complex, and sophisticated and adaptive management is therefore required to realise its full potential as a positive and sustainable economic, ecological, social and cultural force. This textbook gives students an introductory exposure to tourism that provides a foundation for further informed engagement with the sector, first in the remainder of their tertiary studies and then in their capacity as managers.
Tourism Theory, 3rd Ed
Gui Lohmann and Alexandre Panosso Netto (2017)
Theories within tourism can be difficult, even confusing areas to understand. Developed from the successful Portuguese textbook Teoria do Turismo, Tourism Theory provides clear and thorough coverage of all aspects of tourism theory for students and researchers of tourism. Consisting of five sections and over fifty entries, this book covers nine of the most important models in tourism study. The first three sections examine general concepts in tourism; disciplines and topics; and the tourist, which includes areas such as demand, gaze, psychology and typologies. A fourth section covers intermediation, distribution and travel, reviewing aspects such as travel agencies, tourist flows and multi-destination travel patterns. The final section encapsulates the tourism destination itself, covering organisations, the destination image, supply, seasonality and more.
The Practice of Sustainable Tourism
Resolving the paradox
Michael Hughes, David Weaver and Christof Pforr, (eds) (2015)
A fresh perspective which interrogates and resolves the paradoxes that are implicit in efforts to implement sustainable tourism.
Tourism and Oil: Preparing for the Challenge
Susanne Becken (2015)
This book is the first to examine oil constraints and tourism and address one of the key challenges for the tourism industry in the future. It provides an estimate of how much oil tourism consumes globally and summarises state-of-the-art information on oil resources, oil data and public discourse. It also explores key dimensions of tourism in a post-peak oil world, including the role of renewable energy sources, transport systems, tourist experiences and low-carbon destinations.
Contemporary Destination Governance: A Case Study
Pechlaner, H, Beritelli, P, Pichler, S, Peters, M, & Scott, N, (eds) (2015)
Destination governance describes the collective management of tourism destinations. Promoting collective action in tourism destinations means dealing with a myriad of different actors and applying various instruments. This book approaches the issue of contemporary destination governance from a case study point of view focusing on 16 destinations. It demonstrates how different theories from the fields of organizational studies, strategic management, tourism research and sociology can enlighten our understanding of particular real-world situations. Last but not least the bottom-up approach supports practitioners and students by making otherwise complex theories accessible to a broader audience.
Event Audiences and Expectations
Jo MacKellar (2014)
This book examines for the first time why people participate in festivals and events, the types of events which stimulate participation, and the fanatical antics of fans who become involved in these events. By doing so the book offers significant insight into how event managers can entice and manage participant expectations as well as manage audience involvement. The book is based on primary research using participant observation, as well as in-depth interviews with event participants, event managers and government officials involved in over 50 international events to gain new perspectives into audience behaviour.
Accounting Essentials for Hospitality Managers
Chris Guilding (2014)
Chris Guilding's book provides a comprehensive overview of the most relevant accounting information for hospitality managers. It demonstrates how to organise and analyse accounting data to help managers make informed decisions with confidence. The book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students’ learning and understanding. It is a key resource for all future hospitality managers.
Climate Change & Tourism: From Policy to Practice
Susanne Becken and John Hay (2012)
The contribution of tourism to climate change, and the likely consequences of climate change for key tourist destinations, has been well reported and discussed. Yet, there is a lack of evidence-based systematic practical advice as to how the tourism industry should respond to the challenge of climate change. Building on a sound conceptual understanding of the links between climate change and tourism, this book shows how the tourism sector might best respond. It not only focuses on the roles of supportive policies and institutions in ensuring a strong "enabling environment" for practical responses, but also on the practical responses themselves.
Tourism and the Environment
Susanne Becken (ed) (2012)
This volume is a unique collection of important academic contributions made in the field of tourism and the environment in the last 30 years. Dr. Becken has carefully selected seminal articles which together represent a wide range of theoretical and applied pieces of research and offer detailed examples from different geographical areas.