Managing Visitor Attractions New Directions

Author: Bruce Prideaux
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136381201
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Business & Economics

'Managing Visitor Attractions' is a unique text that provides a cutting edge insight into the issues, principles and practices of visitor attractions today and into the future. Divided into five parts, the book tackles the following topics: · the role and nature of visitor attractions · the development of visitor attraction provision · the management of visitor attractions · the marketing of visitor attractions · future issues and trends With contributions from around the world, the book is illustrated with up-to-date, international case studies from the UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China, Denmark and Canada. It is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of visitor attraction management, written by subject specialists with a wealth of experience in this field.

Managing Visitor Attractions

Author: Brian Garrod
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136381287
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Visitor attractions represent a complex sector of the tourism industry and are the catalytic focus for the development of tourism infrastructure and services. As this area grows, there are still many questions to be answered and issues to be understood – such as what visitor attractions actually are, what forces drive their development, who visits them and why, how they are funded, and what the numerous day-to-day challenges are in respect of their management and marketing. The second edition of this successful text investigates these issues further and provides more solutions and suggestions for the present and future. Now in its 2nd edition, Managing Visitor Attractions: New Directions has been fully revised and updated to include new case studies on attractions in Singapore, seasonal variation, religion-based attractions, HRM issues and heritage tourism. It also includes five new chapters looking at attraction success and failure, interpretation, school excursions, managing gardens and brand management. Divided into five parts, the book tackles the following core topics: • the role and nature of visitor attractions • the development of visitor attraction provision • the management of visitor attractions • the marketing of visitor attractions • future issues and trends With contributions from around the world, this is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of visitor attraction management, written by subject specialists with a wealth of experience in this field.

Managing World Heritage Sites

Author: Anna Leask
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136381140
Release Date: 2006-08-14
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia. The responsibility to manage them successfully and ensure that the resources are not damaged by visitors, war or environment is therefore vital. Managing World Heritage Sites covers the management issues encountered at cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites). WHS sites are high profile and as their designation states they are unique. They are often government owned and subject to political debate, they have iconic status and are therefore crucial to national tourism industries, and often involve a large number of stakeholders within their management structures. This text considers all of these aspects in arriving at solutions for site management principles. In 12 chapters and 5 case studies it covers issues such as WHS designation, marketing, visitor management, revenue generation and management. Each chapter will examine the management issues associated with managing heritage within the WH Sites, making clear use of management practices to apply the theory. Managing World Heritage Sites: • Includes international case studies such as World Heritage Sites in the Americas, Machupicchu, Stonehenge, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, Megalithic Temples of Malta.• Is authored by an international contributor team of well known and respected experts in this field • Has a user friendly and logical structure including aims, introduction, case study, conclusion, references and websites and examples best practice. • 5 specific case study chapters including a location map, an explanation of key issues, conclusion, and questions for self-study

Tourism New directions and alternative tourism

Author: Stephen Williams
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415243769
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Tourism.

This collection of key articles from the most influential journals and books in the field examines what social scientists mean by the term tourism, and what it means to be a tourist. Carefully selected and introduced by the editor, this material charts the sociological changes that have occurred in tourism, and the change from the upper-class grand tours of the late nineteenth-century to the mass tourism of the present day. The collection also assesses the economic impacts of tourism on local economies, environmental considerations, and whether the growth of tourism is sustainable in a post-September 11th world. "Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences" is an accessible and comprehensive resource designed for academics and scholars researching in tourism, globalization, and human geography.

Heritage Visitor Attractions

Author: Anna Leask
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 0826460615
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

The first clearly structured textbook to examine Heritage Visitor Attractions from an operations management perspective. The book begins by defining the characteristics of HVAs and the principles of operations management and deals with the design of HVAs. It then looks at their quality and improvement , examining capacity management. The links between operations and strategy are then analysed, and the final section consists of six in-depth case studies which graphically illustrate the issues highlighted in the rest of the book.

Tourism Marketing

Author: Alan Fyall
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 187315089X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides a thorough and detailed understanding of tourism marketing principles and practice within the context of inter- organisational collaboration.

The Tourism Area Life Cycle Conceptual and theoretical issues

Author: Richard Butler
Publisher: Channel View Books
ISBN: PSU:000057931593
Release Date: 2006-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is divided into five sections, the conceptual origins of the TALC, spatial relationships and the TALC, alternative conceptual approaches, renewing or retiring with the TALC, and predicting with the TALC. It concludes with a review of the future potential of the model in the area of the destination development process. This volume consists of specially invited chapters by leading researchers who have reviewed the original model in the light of their own and other conceptual and theoretical positions and models. The book is divided into five sections, the conceptual origins of the TALC, spatial relationships and the TALC, alternative conceptual approaches, renewing or retiring with the TALC, and predicting with the TALC. The book concludes with a review of the future potential of the model in the area of the destination development process.

New Directions in Rural Tourism

Author: Derek R. Hall
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: UOM:39015058225692
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Bringing together a wide range of international case studies by way of illustration, this book provides an interdisciplinary perspective and overview of the latest conceptual thinking on, and the evolving strategic roles of rural tourism, . In doing so, it provides readily accessible material drawn from a range of environmental and cultural contexts and draws attention to the nature and interrelationships between local and global issues in rural tourism and development.

Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Author: Victor T. C. Middleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750644716
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Now in its third edition, the best-selling text, Marketing in Travel and Tourism, explains the principles and practice of marketing as they are increasingly being applied in the global travel and tourism industry. Building on the success of previous editions, the authors have completely revised the text to reflect the changes in the travel and tourism industry in the 21st century. International examples and case studies drawn from recent practice in several countries are used throughout the text. Case studies emphasising the role of ICT include: Microburners, Travel Inn (budget hotels), RCI Europe, the Balearic Islands, and ICT and the role of the Internet in international NTO strategies. With its comprehensive content and user friendly style, Marketing in Travel and Tourism third edition takes the reader from an initial definition of the subject matter through to the application of marketing in the travel and tourism industry, discussing crucial components such as planning strategy and the marketing mix, making it an indispensable text for both students and practitioners alike. Explains the concepts and principles of marketing Extensive use of case histories and examples A classic work of reference

The Heritage Tourist Experience

Author: Dallen J. Timothy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 0754626970
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This three volume reference series provides an authoritative and comprehensive set of volumes collecting together the most influential articles and papers on tourism, heritage and culture. The papers have been selected and introduced by Dallen Timothy, one of the leading international scholars in tourism research. The second volume The Heritage Tourist Experience focuses on the nature of the heritage experience, the demand for heritage, and managing visitors and their experiences. Sold individually and as a set, this series will prove an essential reference work for scholars and students in geography, tourism and heritage studies, cultural studies and beyond.