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Tourism and Hospitality

Issues and Developments, 1st Edition

Edited by Jaime Seba

Apple Academic Press

286 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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




About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Sales & Selling
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SCIENCE / General