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