Managing Tourism and Hospitality Services

Author: B. Prideaux
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845930158
Release Date: 2006-09-14
Genre: Electronic books

The aim of this book is to enhance theoretical and practical understanding of quality management in tourism and hospitality. It provides a benchmark of current knowledge, and examines the range of research methods being applied to further develop tourism and hospitality service management research. It is hoped that this book will stimulate new research questions by highlighting tensions and challenges in the area.

Management of Tourism and Hospitality Services

Author: Rebecca Dei Mensah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483693170
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

What standards should tourism and hospitality practitioners adhere to? What goes into designing and delivering quality tourism and hospitality services? What management functions are necessary for the maintenance of high service standards? What critical issues confront the tourism industry today? The answers to these questions have been adequately addressed by this book which is indispensable to both students and practitioners of hospitality and tourism. This book provides insights into different segments of the tourism and hospitality industry, management functions, design and delivery of tourism and hospitality services as well as critical issues such as service quality and technological applications.

Improving Tourism and Hospitality Services

Author:
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 0851990444
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Consumer satisfaction is a key issue for all those involved in tourism and hospitality services. Through a multitude of case studies this book explores the challenges of managing tourism and hospitality businesses in order to produce maximum customer satisfaction. It outlines the various frameworks available for the study of tourist satisfaction, before examining service delivery systems and definitions of quality. It then discusses the role that marketing can play in tourism and hospitality services, and the ways in which hospitality and tourism services can be improved. The book contains examples of customer dissatisfaction, and examples of organisations that have succeeded in providing profitable services with high levels of customer loyalty.

Human Resource Management for Hospitality Services

Author: Alistair L. Goldsmith
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1861520956
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

HRM for Hospitality Services offers a concise approach to human resource practice within the hospitality industry, while giving sufficient depth of coverage for degree level students. HRM for Hospitality Services offers a concise approach to human resource practice within the hospitality industry, while giving sufficient depth of coverage for degree level students.

Service Quality Management in Hospitality Tourism and Leisure

Author: Connie Mok
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136386565
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Does your staff deliver the highest quality service possible? Customers today expect a very high overall level of service in hospitality, tourism, and leisure. Competition in these fields will thus be driven by strategies focusing on quality of service to add value, as opposed to product or price differentiation. Service Quality Management in Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure highlights concepts and strategies that will improve the delivery of hospitality services, and provides clear and simple explanations of theoretical concepts as well as their practical applications! Practitioners and educators alike will find this book to be invaluable in their businesses and in preparing students for the business world. This essential book provides you with clear, comprehensive explanations of theoretical concepts and methods that will give you the competitive edge in this fast-changing field. Topics covered include: services management marketing operations management human resources management service quality management Service Quality Management in Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure brings together an array of pertinent materials that will measure and enhance customer satisfaction and help you provide superior hospitality services, and groups them in easy-to-use clusters for quick reference.

Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Author: Vinnie Jauhari
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482223569
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This new book focuses on the important concern of sustainability in tourism and hospitality industry. As the world’s natural resource base is limited, the world is looking for solutions in the domains of energy, water, alternate building materials, resource redeployment, and sustainable livelihoods as well. The tourism and hospitality industry is a large deployer of natural and created resources. Some of the themes the book addresses include: designing sustainable restaurants sustainable accommodation practices designing green hotels energy conservation in hotels- a Green Approach technology and sustainability marketing sustainability to consumers sustainable culinary practices sustainable employee practices sustainable equipment design for the hospitality industry sustainable tourism practices sustainable transport practices sustainable tourism destinations/cities The book takes sustainability beyond the realms of external factors that matter to an organization. The authors look at various constituents of the hospitality sector and analyze each of those from a sustainability standpoint. The book includes case studies that are global in nature and that show how sustainable applications can be used and how concerns can be addressed. Environmental challenges are also discussed. This book is futuristic with lot of practical insights for the students, faculty,. and practitioners. Since the contributors are from across the globe, it is fascinating to see the global benchmarks.

Strategic Management for Tourism Hospitality and Events

Author: Nigel Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135038274
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Strategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events is the must-have text for students approaching this subject for the first time. It introduces students to fundamental strategic management principles in a Tourism, Hospitality and Events context and brings theory to life by integrating a host of industry-based case studies and examples throughout. Among the new features and topics included in this edition are: Extended coverage to Hospitality and Events to reflect the increasing need and importance of a combined sector approach to strategy New international Tourism, Hospitality and Events case studies from both SME’s and large-scale businesses are integrated throughout to show applications of strategic management theory, such as objectives, products and markets and strategic implementation. Longer combined sector case studies are also included at the end of the book for seminar work. New content on emerging strategic issues affecting the tourism ,hospitality and events industries, such as innovation, employment, culture and sustainability Web Support for tutors and students providing explanation and guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook and case studies, additional exercises, case studies and video links for students. This book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students’ learning and understanding. This book is an essential resource to Tourism, Hospitality and Events students.

Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations

Author: Dhiman, Mohinder Chand
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522507093
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The stability and wealth of a nation’s economy is dependent upon the success of various industrial sectors. The tourism industry has experienced massive growth in recent years, creating more jobs and becoming a source of foreign exchange. Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the recent developments and contemporary issues within the services sector, highlighting cross-cultural implications as well as societal impacts of hospitality and tourism on emerging markets. Providing insight on managing and maximizing profitability, this book is ideally designed for researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and academicians involved in the services industry.

Managing Employee Attitudes and Behaviors in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Author: Salih Kusluvan
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1590336305
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The tourism industry, of which the hospitality industry is the core element, is one of the largest and the fastest growing industries world-wide. According to World Tourism Organisation forecasts, the industry will continue to grow and employ more people in the twenty-first century. In parallel with the growth of the tourism and hospitality industry world-wide, consumer expectations and demands for quality are rising while consumer tastes are varying on the one hand, and competition among the firms, both nationally and internationally, is intensifying on the other. In this business environment of heightened consumer expectations, distinct market segments that demand unique products and services, and stiff competition, tourism and hospitality organisations are looking for ways to excel in service quality, customer satisfaction, competition and performance. This book takes the view that employees are one of the most, if not the most, important resources or assets for tourism and hospitality organisations in their endeavour to provide excellent service, meet and exceed consumer expectations, achieve competitive advantage and exceptional organisational performance. The purpose of this book is to emphasise the critical role of employees for tourism and hospitality organisations and to examine the ways and means of managing their attitudes and behaviours for the mutual benefit of both parties: tourism and hospitality organisations and their employees.

Tourism Management

Author: Stephen J. Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317665915
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Business & Economics

One of the leading texts in the field, Tourism Management is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of tourism as you study for a degree, diploma or single module in the subject. It is written in an engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of tourism and builds up your understanding as you progress through this wide ranging global review of the principles of managing tourism. It traces the evolution and future development of tourism and the challenges facing tourism managers in this fast growing sector of the world economy. This book is highly illustrated with diagrams and colour images, and contains short case studies of contemporary themes of interest, as well as new data and statistics. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include: new content on: sports, festivals and event tourism, social media impacts on tourism and the effects of the global economic downturn on tourism, as well as emerging themes in tourism such as slow travel, dark tourism, volunteer tourism and medical tourism updated case studies on BRIC markets and new case studies from the Middle East and Asia enhanced tourism and sustainable development coverage, which runs throughout the book as a major theme, highlighting the challenge of climate change and future tourism growth transport section with more international perspectives from China and South America an updated companion website with: additional case studies, quizzes, PPTs, further reading, web reading and video links, and longer reflective case study per chapter to aid both teaching and learning.

Management and Technology in Knowledge Service Tourism Hospitality

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138001336
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism and Hospitality 2013 contains papers covering a wide range of topics in the fields of knowledge and service management, web intelligence, tourism and hospitality. This overview of current state of affairs and anticipated developments will be of interest to researchers, entrepreneurs and students alike.

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Author: Metin Kozak
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786357137
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The book addresses topics such as tourism education and its development in the latter part of the twentieth century, taking “tourism” to be a broader field than “hospitality.”

Managing Quality Service In Hospitality How Organizations Achieve Excellence In The Guest Experience

Author: Robert Ford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781439060322
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

MANAGING QUALITY SERVICE IN HOSPITALITY: HOW ORGANIZATIONS ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN THE GUEST EXPERIENCE, 1st edition teaches the concept and principles of treating customers as guests and creating a WOW experience for them. Many other texts in this subject area skip over guest-focused service strategy in hospitality or service organizations. This text fully covers the topic of managing hospitality organizations by using academic studies and real life experience from companies like Walt Disney Company, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Darden Restaurants, Southwest Airlines and many others. The text is written in three sections: strategy, staffing, and systems. Each chapter includes suggested hospitality activities for students in which students are encouraged to visit local organizations to talk with guests, employees and managers to obtain a variety of perspectives on the guest experience. Other activities will have students going to the internet to visit established sites for hospitality organizations. Real and hypothetical hotels, restaurants, and other business types found in the hospitality industry are included as case studies giving the opportunity for discussion of hospitality concepts and principles. Ethics in Business segments encourage students to analyze ethical issues associated with chapter topics. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with Lessons Learned, review questions, Ethics in Business, activities, and case studies. The included Instructor’s Guide provides answers to the end-of-chapter questions and to the discussion questions following the chapter cases, additional field exercises in hospitality, true-false and multiple-choice quizzes, and additional material to assist the instructor in preparing course outlines and lesson plans, providing the best known about managing hospitality organizations big or small. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Franchising Hospitality Services

Author: Conrad Lashley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136402272
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

'Franchising in the Hospitality Industry' provides an overview of the issues, debates and challenges associated with business franchising. In two parts, this text firstly looks at the issues from both an academic and practitioner perspective. The second part looks more closely at service sector groups in the hospitality industry, such as hotels, leisure and catering using national and international examples and illustrations. These demonstrate how the theories and debates discussed in the first part, are tackled in real life situations. Examples used are from well known companies such as McDonalds, Baskin Robbins, Burger King, Choice Hotels, Holiday Inn, Domino Pizza, Pierre Victoire amongst others.