1st Edition

Tourism, Transport and Travel Management

By M.R. Dileep Copyright 2019
    492 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    492 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The terms travel and tourism are often used interchangeably in tourism literature. This comprehensive textbook provides students with essential knowledge of the intricate relationship existing between travel, transport and tourism.

    The book analyses the structure, functions, activities, strategies and practices of each of the sectors in the travel industry, such as airlines, airports, tour operators, travel agencies and cruises. It is structured into six parts, covering all modes of transport (air, land and water), travel intermediation, the tour operation business and impacts and prospects for the future. International case studies are integrated throughout to showcase practical realities and challenges in the travel industry and to aid students’ learning and understanding.

    Written in an accessible and engaging style, this is an invaluable resource for students of tourism, hospitality, transport and travel management courses.

    Section I: Tourism and Transport

    Chapter 1: Travel and Tourism: An Introduction

    Chapter 2: Transport and Tourism

    Section II: Air Transport

    Chapter 3: Introduction to Air Transportation

    Chapter 4: Airport

    Chapter 5: Airport Operations

    Chapter 6: Airline Management

    Section III: Land and Water Transportation

    Chapter 7: Land Transport and Tourism

    Chapter 8: Cruise Tourism

    Section IV: Travel Intermediation

    Chapter 9: Travel Intermediaries

    Chapter 10: Travel Agency Management

    Chapter 11: Travel Distribution Systems

    Section V: Tour Operation Business

    Chapter 12: The Business of Tour Operation

    Chapter 13: Package Tour

    Chapter 14: Tour Marketing

    Chapter 15: Pre-Tour Preparations

    Chapter 16: Managing the Tour

    Section VI: Impacts and Prospects

    Chapter 17: Impacts of Travel And Tourism

    Chapter 18: The Prospects




    M. R. Dileep is a noted tourism academic, author and columnist. His qualifications include M.T.A., MPhil, PhD and IATA diplomas. He has worked for the Ministry of Higher Education, in the Faculty of Tourism, CAS Salalah, Sultanate of Oman; and as Head of Tourism at Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) and at Pazhassiraja College (Calicut University), Kerala, India.