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Title: Managing Airports: An International Perspective

 

Author: Anne Graham

 

Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Ltd.

 

Introduction

 

Managing Airports presents a comprehensive and cutting-edge insight into today's international airport industry. Approaching management topics from a strategic and commercial perspective, rather than from an operational and technical viewpoint, the book provides an innovative insight into the processes behind running a successful airport. (Source)

 

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Title: Safeguarding Intangible Heritage : Practices and Politics (Ebook)

 

Author: Akagawa, Natsuko & Smith, Laurajane

 

Publisher: Routledge

 

Introduction

Safeguarding Intangible Heritage presents a significant cross section of ideas and practices from some of the key academics and practitioners working in the area, whose areas of expertise span anthropology, law, heritage studies, linguistics, archaeology, museum studies, folklore, architecture, Indigenous studies and history. The chapters in this volume give an overarching analysis of international policy and practice and critically frame case studies that analyze practices from a range of countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Taiwan, the UK and Zimbabwe. With a focus on conceptual and theoretical issues, this follow-up to Intangible Heritage, by the same editors, will be of great interest to students, scholars and professionals working in the fields of heritage and museum studies, heritage conservation, heritage tourism, global history, international relations, art and architectural history, and linguists. (Source)

 

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Title: The Cultural Dimension of Global Business

 

Author: Gary P. Ferraro, Elizabeth K. Briody

 

Publisher: Routledge.

 

Introduction

The Cultural Dimension of Global Business continues to provide an essential foundation for understanding the impact of culture on global business and global business on culture. The highly experienced authors demonstrate how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of global business, examining a range of issues that individuals and organizations face as they work globally and across cultures. The cross-cultural scenarios presented in each chapter allow students of business, management, and anthropology alike to explore cultural difference while gaining valuable practice in thinking through a variety of complex and thorny cultural issues. (Source)

 

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Title: Tourism and Hospitality : Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges (Ebook)

 

Author: Krebs, Rafael A.

 

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

 

Introduction:

In this compilation, the authors investigate factors that stop female participation in leisure cycling using research combining literature on LTPA gender constraints, cycle tourism and cycling in general to contribute to the little existing knowledge of female cycling constraints. The westernized way of understanding culture, marked by Eurocentric defensive self-tropings and policies of world colonization, is addressed and contrasted with that of non-western communities. An essay-review is presented focusing on the role of alcohol consumption within the rite of hospitality, defining hospitality as, an ancient inter-tribal pact, which ensures the common defence in case of wars and person-exchanges for peace-times. Later, six dimensions of the value of the information obtained in social media by Generation Y travelers were identified in these context of research: the utilitarian value, the risk avoidance, the hedonic value, the sensations felt during the process of search, the value of the interaction with other users, and the perceived congruence between the information obtained in these virtual sources and the identity of the consumer. The authors go on to examine to what extent the adoption of robots to meet with guests and their needs prompts what some scholars deem the death or the end of hospitality. While some scholars lament the introduction of robots, others understand the trends in leisure and consumption are changing daily. Derridas views on hospitality in relation to unwanted pregnancy are studied, including his views on invitation and visitation. Following this, the authors examine the problem of fragmentation experienced by tourism-applied research in recent years. The socio-economic factors that prevented tourism its maturated and stylized form are discussed. In closing, the critical limitations and problems of tourism research today are explored. The authors deliberate on the legacy of French sociology, which centers on a pejorative connotation revolving around tourism in recent decades. (Source)
 

 

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Title: Digital Echoes : Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage(Ebook)

 

Author: Sarah Whatley, Rosamaria K. Cisneros, Amalia Sabiescu

 

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

 

Introduction:

This book explores the interplay between performing arts, intangible cultural heritage and digital environments through a compendium of essays on emerging practices and case studies, as well as critical, historical and theoretical perspectives. It features essays that engage with varied forms of intangible cultural heritage, from music and storytelling to dance, theatre and martial arts. Cases of digital technology interventions are provided from different geographical and cultural settings, from Europe to Asia and the Americas. Together, the collection reflects on the implications that digital interventions have on intangible cultural heritage engagements, its curation and transmission in diverse localities. The volume is a valuable resource for discovering the multiple ways in which cultural heritage is mediated through digital technologies, and engages with audiences, artists, users and researchers. (Source)

 

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Title: Ritz and Escoffier : The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class (Ebook)

 

Author: Barr, Luke (Editor)

 

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

 

Introduction

In early August 1889, César Ritz, a Swiss hotelier highly regarded for his exquisite taste, found himself at the Savoy Hotel in London. He had come at the request of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the financier of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas, who had modernized theater and was now looking to create the world's best hotel. D'Oyly Carte soon seduced Ritz to move to London with his team, which included Auguste Escoffier, the chef de cuisine known for his elevated, original dishes. The result was a hotel and restaurant like no one had ever experienced, run in often mysterious and always extravagant ways--which created quite a scandal once exposed. (Source)


 

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Title: Tourism Policy and Planning : Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ebook)

 

Author: DAVID L. EDGELL SR, JASON SWANSON

 

Publisher: Routledge

 

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The wellspring to the future global growth in tourism is a commitment toward good policy and strategic planning. Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow offers an introduction to the tourism policy process and how policies link to the strategic tourism planning function as well as influence planning at the local, national, and international level.(Source)

 

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Title: Music As Heritage : Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives (Ebook)

 

Author: Robert Shepherd (Editor)

 

Publisher: Routledge

 

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As economic, technological and cultural change gathers pace across the world, issues of music heritage and sustainability have become ever more pressing. Discourse on intangible cultural heritage has developed in complex ways in recent years, and musical practices have been transformed by safeguarding agendas. Music as Heritage takes stock of these transformations, bringing new ethnographic and historical perspectives to bear on our encounters with music heritage. The volume evaluates the cultural politics, ethics and audiovisual representation of music heritage; the methods and consequences of music transmission across national borders; and the perennial issues of revival, change and innovation.(Source)

 

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Title: Sustainable Value Creation in Hospitality : Guest on Earth (Ebook)

 

Author: Elena Cavagnaro

 

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd.

 

Introduction:

The environmental, social and financial dimensions of sustainability rest on the ethical principles of avoiding harm and doing good. This means diminishing the environmental impact of societies, organizations and individuals, avoiding waste wherever possible, and leaving a positive environmental and social footprint. Based on theory and practice, this text takes the student through the key issues focusing on the hospitality industry, particularly the hotel sector. It analyses environmental, economic and social value in the industry, and what can be done to maximize the good for all the stakeholders in the long term. It delivers a clear focus on the four major areas in which value is created in the hotel industry- distribution; buildings; procurement and operations; a clear description and analysis of the key sustainability challenges faced in each area; a wide range of international industry cases; and chapters with clear introductions, summaries and learning outcomes. (Source)

 

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Title: Tourism Marketing for Small Businesses (Ebook)

 

Author: Steven Pike

 

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd.

 

Introduction:

Small tourism businesses form the majority of the employment opportunities within the tourism industry. However, many texts seem to overlook this significant sector of the industry and focus instead on the larger multinational companies. This unique text focuses on the application of global marketing principles specifically for small tourism businesses around the world and links academic theory with real world practice illustrated via international case studies. Written in an engaging style and structured to follow a 12-13 week semester course Tourism Marketing for Small Businesses enables understanding of formulating, implementing and monitoring a marketing strategy. Each chapter will contain summary review questions and a mini case with discussion question. Accompanying the text are lecturer resources in the form of PowerPoint slides for each chapter, with links to relevant URLs and YouTube clips. A vital text for all tourism and marketing students as well as tourism industry practitioners who have marketing responsibilities. (Source)