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Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism

1st Edition

By William F. Theobald, H. E. Dunsmore


236 pages

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Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism is designed to allow students, academics and practitioners within the leisure and tourism fields to get the very most out of the World Wide Web, helping them track down and fully exploit the most useful resources available.

This book includes pointers on how to find and utilise, among other things: the latest economic statistics and demographics, information about government agencies and their programs, the content of universities' websites, up-to-the-minute statistics on visitor arrivals and departures, information on forthcoming meetings and conferences, and details of contents in periodicals.

Features include:

  • details of interesting sites for content, design and / or specific information
  • notes emphasizing important information about a site
  • shortcuts and easy-to-use methods for performing functions
  • a wide variety of Internet topics - from how to find a provider to how to compress and decompress files that you download.

The book is now updated and supported by a new companion website which provides the reader with regular updates about the latest online developments - thus continually keeping them up to speed in what is an exceptionally fast-moving medium.

Table of Contents

What in the world is the internet?; How to use the internet; Computers and electronic mail; The World-Wide Web; Web browsers; Using the Web effectively; Electronic library resources; University and college resources worldwide; Electronic reference information, texts, journals and other internet resources; Electronic discussion groups; Searching the World-Wide Web: software, computing, citation and troubleshooting; Appendices

About the Authors

William Theobald was Professor and Chairman of both the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme in Travel and Tourism and the Leisure Studies Division at Purdue University, USA

H. E. Dunsmore is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism