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Introduction to Travel and Tourism: An International Approach

Introduction to Travel and Tourism: An International Approach

Michael M. Coltman

ISBN: 978-0-471-28862-6

Mar 1989

384 pages

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The fundamentals of travel and the impacts of tourism throughout history and the world

Introduction to Travel and Tourism: An International Approach presents an all-encompassing exploration of the travel industry. Whether you are planning a career in travel or simply enjoy new places, this book offers in-depth information from a global perspective. Authoritative discussion covers tourism, attractions, food, planning, accommodations, transportation and more, with a full examination of economics, cultural impact, environmental effects, and governmental involvement. Insightful explanations surrounding marketing, feasibility, travel agencies, wholesalers and operators will appeal to career-minded readers, and an appendix covering franchising offers new perspective on the industry's future.

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Chapter 1 Introduction: A Trip Through Time

Chapter 2 Travel Patterns and Trends

Chapter 3 Leisure Time and Tourism

Chapter 4 Travel Motivators and Destination Life Cycles

Chapter 5 Attractions

Chapter 6 Governments and Tourism

Chapter 7 Tourist Statistics

Chapter 8 Transportation Methods

Chapter 9 Automotive Travel

Chapter 10 Rail Travel

Chapter 11 Ship Travel

Chapter 12 Air Travel

Chapter 13 Accommodations

Chapter 14 Timesharing

Chapter 15 Conventions and Incentive Travel

Chapter 16 Food Services

Chapter 17 Economic Impacts

Chapter 18 Environmental Impacts

Chapter 19 Cultural Impacts

Chapter 20 Planning

Chapter 21 An Introduction to Feasibility Studies

Chapter 22 Marketing

Chapter 23 Tour Wholesalers and Operators

Chapter 24 Travel Agencies

Appendix An Introduction to Franchising