The Business of Tourism

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Financial Times Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 716 pages
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"This book is a matchless guide to the operations and structures of the contemporary tourism industry. Holloway's accessible text has long been a classic and continues to be essential student reading."Dr Nigel MorganReader in Tourism StudiesUniversity of Wales Institute, Cardiff The Business of Tourism is a well established and popular text, providing an accessible introduction to the study of travel and tourism, from its historical roots to the present-day state and likely future direction.This 7th edition provides an up-to-date account of the development, impacts and major players in this fast-moving industry as well as the significant changes in the wake of world events such as 9/11 and the Asian Tsunami of 2004. The text contains a wealth of examples to set the theory in context and a number of longer cases at the end of the book have been chosen to represent the diversity of the industry from small-scale local attractions to the world-wide appeal of major destinations.Among the key topics covered in the book are:- the global economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism- technological change and its impact on the industry- the historical and future developments of the industry- the structure and sectors of travel and tourism- further reading and references for more extensive study Chris Holloway is Former Professor of Tourism Management at Bristol Business School, University of West of EnglandNeil Taylor is a former director of specialist tour operator Regent Holidays and currently editor of Bradt's Guides to Estonia, the Baltic Capitals and Tallinn

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