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1st Edition

Tourism and the Lodging Sector

ISBN 9780750686594
Published August 11, 2011 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Tourism and the Lodging Sector is a pioneering book and is the first text of its kind to examine the lodging sector from a tourism perspective. The book highlights the importance of the lodging sector in tourism as a major income generator and essential part of the travel experience. The book offers an international perspective on topics such as sustainability, security, economic development, technology and globalization. The issues, concepts and management concerns facing this industry are examined, highlighting important topics such as:

  • the place of accommodations in tourism and vice versa
  • the social ecological and economic implications of lodging development
  • management and restructuring issues in a globalizing industry
  • sustainable tourism and the accommodation sector
  • cross-sectoral linkages between lodging, food services, gaming, conferences, and other intermediaries
  • the interaction between supply and demand
  • safety and security in tourism and lodging.

Tourism and the Lodging Sector critically examines a wide range of lodging establishments from an industry and social science perspective, drawing parallels and distinctions between the various types of accommodation, from campgrounds for the cost-conscious or adventurous outdoor traveler, to luxury, five-star resorts, and more innovative accommodation such as tree-house hotels and ecolodges. This is essential reading for students of tourism, this book is an indispensable guide, unprecedented in the field of tourism management.

Table of Contents

1. Tourism and Tourist Accommodations  Part 1: Contemporary Issues in the Lodging Sector  2. Demand for Lodging and Tourism  3. Current Issues in Human Resources, Structural Change, and e-Commerce in the Global Lodging Sector  4. The Socio-Economic Implications in the Destination  5. Globalization and Inclusiveness in the Lodging Sector  6. Accommodations and the Green Movement  7. Safety and Security Issues in a Globalizing World  8. Food and Beverage Services, Gaming and Conferences  Part 2: Tourist Lodging Types and Forms  9. Hotels, Motels and Resorts  10. Second Homes and Timeshares  11. Small-Scale Boutique Accommodations: Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges, Farm Stays and Pensions  12. Mobile Lodging  13. Youth Hostels and Backpacker Accommodation  14. Camping  15. Novelty and Alternative Lodging  16. Critical Issues and the Future of Lodging

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