The Business of Leisure

Tourism History in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Andrew Grant Wood

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

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Category: History

Page: 342

View: 508

The Business of Leisure critically surveys a wide selection of travel practices, places, and time periods in considering the development of the hospitality industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Considering tourism from early sojourners to contemporary dark tourism thrill seekers, contributors to The Business of Leisure examine key economic, political, social, and environmental issues. A number of eminent scholars in the field draw on original research focusing on Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. In addition to describing key aspects of industry development in a variety of settings, contributors also consider diverse ways in which histories of travel relate to larger political and cultural questions.

The Business of Leisure

Tourism, Sport, Events and Other Leisure Industries

Author: Ken Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 632

Whereas leisure was once treated as a social service, a business culture has swept through what remains of the voluntary and public sectors today. Ken Roberts explains how and why this has happened, what it means for tourism, sport, the arts and broadcasting, and why events, in particular mega-events, have become prize acquisitions. The Business of Leisure addresses the trend towards commercialisation in the provision of leisure that has not only continued but accelerated since the 2004 publication of The Leisure Industries. This updated second edition reflects how recent developments such as the age of austerity, demographic changes and the rise of digital information technologies have transformed the leisure sector. At the same time, the book demonstrates how voluntary associations and public providers have been able to withstand the ever-growing pressures from big business and commerce. This thought-provoking text provides both a historical overview and an up-to-date introduction to the contemporary study of leisure. It is an invaluable resource for students in areas such as Leisure Studies and Management, Sports Studies, Tourism and Events Management, as well as those on Management, Business and Sociology courses.

The Business of Leisure

Tourism, Sport, Events and Other Leisure Industries

Author: Ken Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 794

Whereas leisure was once treated as a social service, a business culture has swept through what remains of the voluntary and public sectors today. Ken Roberts explains how and why this has happened, what it means for tourism, sport, the arts and broadcasting, and why events, in particular mega-events, have become prize acquisitions. The Business of Leisure addresses the trend towards commercialisation in the provision of leisure that has not only continued but accelerated since the 2004 publication of The Leisure Industries. This updated second edition reflects how recent developments such as the age of austerity, demographic changes and the rise of digital information technologies have transformed the leisure sector. At the same time, the book demonstrates how voluntary associations and public providers have been able to withstand the ever-growing pressures from big business and commerce. This thought-provoking text provides both a historical overview and an up-to-date introduction to the contemporary study of leisure. It is an invaluable resource for students in areas such as Leisure Studies and Management, Sports Studies, Tourism and Events Management, as well as those on Management, Business and Sociology courses.

The Business of Leisure

Tourism History in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Andrew Grant Wood

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 817

The Business of Leisure critically surveys a wide selection of travel practices, places, and time periods in considering the development of the hospitality industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Considering tourism from early sojourners to contemporary dark tourism thrill seekers, contributors to The Business of Leisure examine key economic, political, social, and environmental issues. A number of eminent scholars in the field draw on original research focusing on Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. In addition to describing key aspects of industry development in a variety of settings, contributors also consider diverse ways in which histories of travel relate to larger political and cultural questions.

The Business of Leisure

Author: Aspatore Books Staff

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page:

View: 881

The Business of Leisure examines the interesting intersection where business meets fun. From building a successful recreational destination to finding and employing the right individuals, authors articulate the ins and outs of this fascinating industry. From the mindset behind ideal customer service, to the challenges of the off-season and a depressed travel market, this book leaves no topic unexplored. any recreation provider, aspiring innkeeper or developer mustn't miss this title.

Safety Essentials for Business and Leisure Travel

Air, Land, Sea and during Pandemics!

Author: David Birkett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 210

View: 204

At this moment in time, when the world is only just beginning to recover from the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the research in this book makes for essential reading. It will serve to help re-establish confidence and reduce anxiety in business and leisure travellers who are planning to embark on new travel experiences in a world impacted by longer-lasting armed conflicts, increased global violence, and higher frequencies of natural disasters. This book blends in-depth academic research around global risk mitigation with unique perspectives on business and leisure travel safety, narrated by authors who have extensive knowledge of security and risk mitigation systems. Each page contains easy-to-follow advice for domestic and international travel, but differs from other books, in that it addresses the ‘hard’ issues of travel safety (such as theoretical research around risk mitigation), in lieu of setting the focus solely on the ‘soft’ issues (like itinerary planning) which tend to be the focus of many travel publications today. Moreover, unique to this book is an extreme travel section adapted to business and leisure travellers, which makes for compelling reading and deals with kidnapping, risk mitigation and contingency planning. It incorporates the real-life experiences of one of the authors, who survived torture and abduction, and whose experiences now inform pre-deployment training for Australian Defence Force personnel for operations in armed conflict. This book blends the female and male voice into a narrative that combines the perspectives of professional security experts with common sense travel advice. The research that has gone into this book is essential reading for anyone who intends to embark on business or leisure travel, either in their own country or overseas, or who is interested in studying travel from an academic viewpoint.

Fundamentals of Leisure Business Success

A Manager's Guide to Achieving Success in the Leisure and Recreation Industry

Author: William Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 764

Easy to read and conducive to discussion, Fundamentals of Leisure Business Success: A Manager‘s Guide to Achieving Success in the Leisure and Recreation Industry takes a practical, upbeat look at the worlds largest industry--leisure and recreation--and gives you practical tips and surefire strategies for making your own profit or nonprofit leisure

Key to Taiwan

Business & Leisure

Author: David Gagniere

Publisher:

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Category: Industries

Page: 426

View: 580

Stowe

The Perfect Setting for Business and Leisure

Author:

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Category: Manors

Page:

View: 389

The Business of Sport and Leisure

The Economic and Social Impact of Sport and Leisure in New Zealand : a Report Prepared for the Hillary Commission for Sport, Fitness and Leisure

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Category: Sports

Page: 228

View: 401

Singapore

Your Choice for Business and Leisure

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Category: Singapore

Page: 46

View: 605

Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses

Start-up and Sustainable Operations

Author: Robert E. Pfister

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 541

"Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses: Start-Up and Sustainable Operations reveals the keys to business success in the commercial recreation, event, and tourism sector. Until now, students, professors, and professionals interested in this growing industry have been limited to general business or basic recreation texts. In this book the authors have combined their expertise as both business owners and professors to offer a comprehensive and industry-specific course textbook and step-by-step guide for business start-up." "Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses presents new professionals and potential business owners with clear, easy-to-read directions for developing and writing a business plan. The book's business profiles and case studies serve as examples to follow when working on the plan and help readers gain insight into how businesses are planned, started, and funded. It also lays out important strategies for starting a business and shares best practices based on successful recreation businesses."--BOOK JACKET.

The Business of Tourism

Place, Faith, and History

Author: Emeritus Board of Governors Professor Philip Scranton

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 133

The Business of Tourism transports readers from the foundations of mass leisure travel in 1860s Egypt to contemporary religious sight-seeing in Branson, Missouri; from the Stalinist Soviet Union to post-Soviet Cuba. This collection of ten essays explores the enterprises, institutions, and technologies of tourist activity.

Recreation Business

Author: John Robert Kelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Affaires

Page: 469

View: 581