The Routledge Handbook Of Hotel Chain Management

Author: Maya Ivanova
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317618432
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The Routledge Handbook Of Hotel Chain Management from the Author: Maya Ivanova. Understanding the global hotel business is not possible without paying specific attention to hotel chain management and dynamics. Chains are big business, approximately 80 percent of hotels currently being constructed around the world are chain affiliated and, in 2014, the five largest brands held over a one million rooms. The high economic importance of the hotel chains and their global presence justifies the academic research in the field however, despite this, there is no uniform coverage in the current body of literature. This Handbook aids in filling the gap by exploring and critically evaluates the debates, issues and controversies of all aspects of hotel chains from their nature, fundamentals of existence and operation, expansion, strategic and operational aspects of their activities and geographical presence. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and regions to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on current issues and future debates. Each of the five inter-related section explores and evaluates issues that are of extreme importance to hotel chain management, focusing on theoretical issues, the expansion of hotel chains, strategic and operational issues, the view point of the individual affiliated hotel and finally the current and future debates in the theory and practice of hotel chain management arising from globalisation, demographic trends, sustainability, and new technology development. It provides an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hotel management, hospitality, tourism and business encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics of Hospitality as well as those of Tourism, Marketing, Business and Events Management.

The Sage Handbook Of Hospitality Management

Author: Roy C Wood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206424
Size: 15.25 MB
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The Sage Handbook Of Hospitality Management from the Author: Roy C Wood. At last, a comprehensive, systematically organized Handbook which gives a reliable and critical guide to all aspects of one of the world's leading industries: the hospitality industry. The book focuses on key aspects of the hospitality management curriculum, research and practice bringing together leading scholars throughout the world. Each essay examines a theme or functional aspect of hospitality management and offers a critical overview of the principle ideas and issues that have contributed, and continue to contribute, within it. Topics include: • The nature of hospitality and hospitality management • The relationship of hospitality management to tourism, leisure and education provision • The current state of development of the international hospitality business • The core activities of food, beverage and accommodation management • Research strategies in hospitality management • Innovation and entrepreneurship trends • The role of information technology The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management constitutes a single, comprehensive source of reference which will satisfy the information needs of both specialists in the field and non-specialists who require a contemporary introduction to the hospitality industry and its analysis. Bob Brotherton formerly taught students of Hospitality and Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also taught Research Methods to Hospitality and Tourism students at a number of international institutions as a visiting lecturer; Roy C. Wood is based in the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, India

Air Transport Tourism Nexus A Destination Management Perspective

Author: Maya Georgieva Ivanova
Publisher: Zangador
ISBN: 9549278646
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Air Transport Tourism Nexus A Destination Management Perspective from the Author: Maya Georgieva Ivanova. The aim of current research monograph is to provide a deeper view of the complex relationship between the air transport and tourism industries. The adopted point of view – a destination perspective – enables one to go into a more detailed exploration of the topic and to consider issues that usually remain invisible at the strategic managers’ level. The elaborated destination analysis framework and the identification of common points between aviation and tourism set the groundwork for further examination of the air transport-tourism nexus. Therefore, the book would be useful both for students and researchers in the field of tourism, hospitality and destination management, and for practitioners and destination management representatives who may find interesting insights and ideas for improvement. The monograph would be suitable also for managers and representatives from the air transport industry by providing them with the other point of view – that of the local tourist destination – to consider in their strategic growth and negotiation process.

The Routledge Handbook Of Sustainable Food And Gastronomy

Author: Philip Sloan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134457405
Size: 25.70 MB
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The Routledge Handbook Of Sustainable Food And Gastronomy from the Author: Philip Sloan. The issues surrounding the provision, preparation and development of food products is fundamental to every human being on the planet. Given the scarcity of agricultural land, environmental pollution, climate change and the exponential growth of the world’s population where starvation and obesity are both widespread it is little wonder that exploring the frontiers of food is now a major focus for researchers and practitioners. This timely Handbook provides a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on sustainable food. It begins by analyzing the historical development surrounding food production and consumption, then moves on to discuss the current food crisis and challenges as well as the impacts linked to modern agriculture and food security. Finally, it concludes with a section that examines emerging sustainable food trends and movements in addition to an analysis of current food science innovations. Developed from specifically commissioned original contributions the Handbook’s inherent multidisciplinary approach paves the way for deeper understanding of all aspects linked to the evolution of food in society, including insights into local food, food and tourism, organic food, indigenous and traditional food, sustainable restaurant practices, consumption patterns and sourcing. This book is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of gastronomy and gastronomy’s contribution to sustainable development. The title includes a foreword written by Roberto Flore, Head Chef at the Nordic Food Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Handbook Of Hospitality Strategic Management

Author: Michael Olsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136439528
Size: 47.18 MB
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Handbook Of Hospitality Strategic Management from the Author: Michael Olsen. Handbook of Hospitality Strategic Management provides a critical review of mainstream hospitality strategic management research topics. Internationally recognized leading researchers provide thorough reviews and discussions, reviewing strategic management research by topic, as well as illustrating how theories and concepts can be applied in the hospitality industry. This book covers all aspects of strategic management in hospitality. The depth and coverage of each topic is unprecedented. A must-read for hospitality researchers and educators, students and industry practitioners.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And Sustainability

Author: C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135099146
Size: 62.84 MB
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And Sustainability from the Author: C. Michael Hall. Sustainability remains one of the major issues in tourism today. Concerns over climate and environmental change, the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis, and the seeming failure to meeting UN Millennium development goals have only reinforced the need for more sustainable approaches to tourism, however they be defined. Given the centrality of sustainability in tourism curricula, policies, research and practice it is therefore appropriate to prepare a state of the art handbook on the relationship between tourism and sustainability. This timely Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability is developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on this area. It is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content. The volume commences with an assessment of tourism’s global environmental, e.g. climate, emissions, energy use, biodiversity, water use, land use, and socio-economic effects, e.g. economic impacts, employment and livelihoods, culture. This then provides the context for sections outlining the main theoretical frameworks and constructs that inform tourism and sustainability, management tools and approaches, and the approaches used in different tourism and travel industry sectors. The book concludes by examining emerging and future concerns in tourism and sustainability such as peak-oil, post-carbon tourism, green economy and transition tourism. This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of tourism and tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. Its assessment of tourism’s global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come.

Handbook Of Hospitality Operations And It

Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750687533
Size: 58.30 MB
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Handbook Of Hospitality Operations And It from the Author: Peter Jones. Handbook of Hospitality Operations and IT provides an authoritative resource for critical reviews of research into both operations and IT management. Internationally renowned scholars provide in-depth essays and explanations of case studies, to illustrate how practices and concepts can be applied to the hospitality industry. The depth and coverage of each topic is unprecedented. A must-read for hospitality researchers and educators, students and industry practitioners. * Theories of operations management, involving the processing of materials, customers and information * The responsibilities of the operations manager: quality, productivity, and innovation * The role of the customer in operations management * Major aspects of operations and information management in hospitality

Handbook Of East Asian Entrepreneurship

Author: Tony Fu-Lai Yu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317658205
Size: 18.15 MB
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Handbook Of East Asian Entrepreneurship from the Author: Tony Fu-Lai Yu. With the shift of the global economic gravity toward emerging economies and the roaring economic growth of the past three decades in China, East Asian catching-up growth strategies have profound implications for latecomer economies. While there are many handbooks on entrepreneurship in general, there is no reference on East Asian entrepreneurship. This is the first of its kinds in the market. The volume provides a useful reference for those who want to know East Asian entrepreneurship and business systems. It also provides many excellent cases and illustrations on the growth of entrepreneurial firms and the rise of branded products in East Asia. Policy makers or scholars who are interested in entrepreneurship, small and medium sized enterprises, Asian business systems, international business, innovation and technology management, economic development, strategic management and East Asian studies would benefit from this volume. The volume contains two parts. The first part is the key concepts associate with entrepreneurship and East Asian firm growth and transformation. The second part presents cases of entrepreneurial firms and their founders in East Asia, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. With the handbook, scholars, students and policy makers can grab some basic ideas how entrepreneurs and firms in East Asia compete and survive in the world market and understand why and how East Asia economies can emerge as one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Part I concepts: relating to Entrepreneurship: Guanxi Catching-up strategies Types of entrepreneurship Business System Strategic Management Leadership Part II cases cover variedly from manufacturing to services industries, and specifically including traditional and newly corporations ranging from toys, convenient stores, fast fashion, high-tech, to catering and service. Written by experts in their respective areas, Handbook of East Asia entrepreneurship is an excellent review of theories, policies and empirical evidences on important topics in Entrepreneurship in East Asian economic development. The book is both a superb teaching tool and a valuable handbook in development economics.

Investment Policy Review

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publisher: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
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Investment Policy Review from the Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Peru's investment climate has improved darmatically in the 1990s, and the hyperinflation and economic turmoil of the previous decade are past. The main objective since 1990 has been to encourage privately owned businesses to emerge and develop. The more stable economic scene has been supported by political developments: a reduction of terrorist activity; settlement of a border dispute with Ecuador. Initial years of hardship, with per capita income at its lowest level for decades in 1992, have gradually given way to steady growth. Peru has been very successful in attracting foreign direct investment, but as the scope for further privatisation of state assets dwindles, it remains to be seen if this success can be maintained.

Classic Reviews In Tourism

Author: Christopher P. Cooper
Publisher: Channel View Books
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Classic Reviews In Tourism from the Author: Christopher P. Cooper. This book draws together some of the leading authors in tourism to provide state of the art reviews of research in fields of tourism. The book revisits classic reviews which first appeared over a decade ago in the Progress in Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Management book series. The reviews will be of use to students, researchers and teachers of tourism.