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.

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.

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.

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 in the International Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Author: Fevzi Okumus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136444838
Release Date: 2010-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism is a vital text for all those studying cutting edge theories and views on strategic management. Unlike others textbooks in this area, it goes further than merely contextualizing strategic management for hospitality and tourism, and avoids using a prescriptive, or descriptive approach. It looks instead, at the latest in strategic thinking and theories, and provides critical and analytical discussion as to how and if these models and theories can be applied to the industry, within specific contexts such as culture, profit and non-profit organizations. This title also provides online support material for tutors and students, in the form of guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook, PowerPoint presentations and case studies plus additional exercises and web links for students.

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.

Tourism Management

Author: Stephen J. Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317665922
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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management Issues in China and India

Author: Stephen Ball
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136414596
Release Date: 2009-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics

This book represents a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date analysis of key sectors in the hospitality and tourism industries in China and India, and will address the market's growing need for information on Tourism in China and India. The text will be written in an accessible style drawing on the authors’ wealth of theoretical, educational and industry experience. The text will contain inputs from academic colleagues and commercial contacts from the identified region. Case studies will give real life experiences of hospitality and tourism companies and organisations operating in this region and will include interactive exercises and discussion points.