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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Globalization of Tourism and Hospitality

Author: Tim Knowles
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844800466
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

The Globalization of Tourism & Hospitality is an innovative textbook that provides a fresh insight into the strategic rationale behind the globalization of the tourism & hospitality industry. The book draws on the unique backgrounds of the author from different regions of the world to give a truly international perspective on the issues covered. The Globalization of Tourism & Hospitality is an innovative textbook that provides a fresh insight into the strategic rationale behind the globalization of the tourism & hospitality industry. The book draws on the unique backgrounds of the author from different regions of the world to give a truly international perspective on the issues covered.

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.

Global Cases on Hospitality Industry

Author: Timothy L. G. Lockyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136452321
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Get a comprehensive research-based look at real life hospitality industry issues from leaders in the field Global Cases on Hospitality Industry is a comprehensive examination into hospitality issues around the world. This detailed look at the industry’s dynamics uses an international perspective that provides reader understanding by spanning several strategic and functional areas in management practices. Leading academics, trainers, and consultants from around the globe offer research-based perspectives on real life issues in this competitive industry. This important text extensively explores various aspects of the industry from both Asian and Western countries, providing important insights into policymaking, research, consulting, and teaching. Global Cases on Hospitality Industry presents extensively-researched illustrative case studies and accounts of revealing management practices from experts around the world. This book explains both the positive and negative impact of certain real life policy and management decisions in various aspects of the industry. This text discusses topics such as marketing, human resources, strategy, entrepreneurship, the use of technology, and ethics, using inside looks into different hospitality and travel and tourism companies. The book includes numerous figures and tables to clearly illustrate research data. Topics in Global Cases on Hospitality Industry include: consumer marketing research price promotions consumer behaviors bed and breakfast expectation analysis assessment of service quality company organizational structure labor productivity human resource issues franchise restaurants impact around the world tour operator strategies similarity of problems between the hospitality and tourism industries heritage tourism societal effects of tourism development ethical challenges and much more! Global Cases on Hospitality Industry is essential reading for hospitality management educators, students, trainers, and researchers in services management.

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.

The SAGE Handbook of Hospitality Management

Author: Roy C Wood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446206423
Release Date: 2008-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

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

International Tourism and Hospitality in the Digital Age

Author: Kumar, Suresh
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466682696
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Tourism is one of the most rapidly evolving industries of the twenty-first century. The economy of many countries all over the world depends on their ability to attract visitors and maintain a distinct edge in a highly competitive market. International Tourism and Hospitality in the Digital Age brings together the best practices for growth, development, and strategic management within the tourism and hospitality industries. Highlighting comparative research that explores the cross-cultural contexts and societal implications of tourism, this book is an essential resource for professionals, researchers, academics, and students interested in a contemporary approach to promoting, managing, and maximizing profitability of leisure and recreation services.

Facilities Management and Development for Tourism Hospitality and Events

Author: Ahmed Hassanien
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780640341
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Facilities planning for tourism, hospitality and events (THE) is an important subject from both theoretical and applied perspectives, as land, property and resources represent major components of the foundation of the industry. As future managers, it is imperative that students have a sound basic knowledge of property and the various resources, systems and services associated with it. Covering important contemporary subjects such as sustainable planning and environmental management, this book considers the planning, development and management of facilities operations from several key perspectives, drawing upon the expertise of complementary experts in the design, management and development of THE facilities.

Hospitality Retail Management

Author: Conrad Lashley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136398216
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

'Hospitality Retail Management' provides students and managers with a practical guide to managing units in hospitality retail organizations. Customers rely on a particular chain of hotels, restaurants or pubs to provide the same level of service and environment across the board. This standardised service provides the customer with the security of knowing what to expect from that particular organisation. However, this standardisation allows little room for creativity for individual managers to respond to the particular needs of their local market. There is a growing realisation that there is greater profitability if the chain can offer both standardised services across all its retail operations while at the same time allowing local managers the freedom to interpret the needs of its local market as they see fit. 'Hospitality Retail Management' shows managers and students how competitive advantage can be gained by adopting management techniques which are both 'tight and loose', and demonstrates how you can manage businesses with well-defined objectives while also allowing local managers to interpret their local market as they see fit. Conrad Lashley has done extensive consultancy with companies such as McDonalds and uses case studies from these companies to reiterate key issues throughout the text.