1st Edition

Tourism and Hospitality Issues and Developments

Edited By Jaime Seba Copyright 2012
    286 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    286 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Tourism has become a key global economic activity as expectations with regard to our use of leisure time have evolved, attributing greater meaning to our free time. Tourism is one of the world s largest industries, and in many regions it is the single largest source of investment and employment. This new book provides a look at many important issues in the field of tourism and hospitality, including understanding tourist preference, satisfaction, and motivation; tourism and hospitality education; rural tourism and its impact on local residents; the increasing popularity of cultural and heritage tourism; strategies for sustainable tourism; and more.

    1. Tourism
    National Park Service
    2. Tourism Development in Local Communities
    Fariborz Aref, Ma’rof Redzuan, Sarjit S. Gill, and Abrisham Aref
    3. Local Communities and Tourism Development
    Fariborz Aref and Ma’rof Redzuan
    4. Rebuilding After Catastrophe
    Hejiang Shen, Limei Yuan, Yana Liu, Zhang Ying, and Wei Fei
    5. Tourist Preferences Study Using Conjoint Analysis
    Shalini N. Tripathi and Masood H. Siddiqui
    6. Tourist Satisfaction and Destination Loyalty Intention
    Patricia Oom do Valle, João Albino Silva, Júlio Mendes, and Manuela Guerreiro
    7. Recreation, Tourism, and Rural Well-being
    Richard J. Reeder and Dennis M. Brown
    8. Rural Tourism
    Dennis M. Brown
    9. Development and Research of Rural Tourism
    Hejiang Shen, Xuejing Wang, and Min Wang
    10. Cultural Tourism: Gold Mine or Land Mine?
    Christina Cameron
    11. Heritage Tourism
    Cheryl M. Hargrove
    12. A Position Paper on Cultural and Heritage Tourism
    US Department of Commerce
    13. Historical Authenticity in Heritage Tourism Development
    Craig Wiles and Gail Vander Stoep
    14. Tourism Image Orientation Study of Tianjin
    Li Jin and Liming Zhao
    15. Management Strategy for China Group Hotel
    Junfeng Li
    16. Education Tourism Market in China
    Bin Wang and Shen Li
    17. Traveling Patterns of Arab Tourists in Malaysian Hotels
    Zulkifl i Ibrahim, Mohd Salehuddin Zahari, Maimunah Sulaiman, Zulhan Othman,
    and Kamaruzaman Jusoff
    18. Problems in Developing Bun Festival Tourism in Hong Kong
    Matthew M. Chew
    19. Tourism Development in Plateau State, Nigeria
    Eugene J. Aniah, E. I. Eja, Judith E. Otu, and M. A. Ushie
    20. Recreational Valuation of a Natural Forest Park
    Sohrabi Saraj B., Yachkaschi A., Oladi D., Fard Teimouri S., and Latifi H.
    21. Estimating Arrival Numbers for Informal Recreation
    Andy Jones, Jan Wright, Ian Bateman, and Marije Schaafsma
    22. Local Residents’ Attitudes Toward Tourism
    Maureen Y. Bender, Jinyang Deng, Steve Selin, Doug Arbogast, and R. A. Hobbs


    Jaime A. Seba, as a specialist in hospitality and tourism service, has conducted extensive industry research to develop training initiatives for cruise ship staff around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Certified in human performance improvement through the American Society of Training and Development, she works with major cruise lines to improve customer service and enhance operational function through the integration of new technology. Seba has more than 10 years experience in media, public and corporate communication, and she is currently employed by Holland-America Cruise Lines.