International Business and Tourism
Global Issues, Contemporary Interactions
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International Business and Tourism by Tim Coles
Book DescriptionWhether it's bungee jumping in Queenstown or visiting the Guinness factory in Dublin, where we travel - and what we do when we get there - has changed significantly in the past twenty years. This innovative textbook explores what is possibly the most unrecognized of international service industries, placing tourism in the context of contemporary globalization and trade-in services. It provides new perspectives on tourism as a form of international business, and the implications for firms, the state and individuals. Split into four separate sections, with introductions outlining the key themes in each, it examines important topics such as: * the role of governance and regulation in tourism services * the effects of increased global mobility on tourism entrepreneurship * how tourism businesses are becoming internationalized * why other business sectors are increasingly interested in tourism. Case studies are used throughout to highlight important issues, from developments in the aviation industry to the rise of working holidays. This book gets to the core of a crucial service industry, and is essential reading for any researcher or student of tourism or international business.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415424318
(246mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim Coles
Tourism, Diasporas and Space, Paperback (April 2014)
Diasporas result from the scattering of populations and cultures across geographical space and time. This title embarks on a navigation of the nature of the connections between tourism and diasporic populations and networks.
Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines, Hardback (December 2012)
This book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines.
International Business and Tourism, Hardback (March 2008)
Explores what is possibly the most unrecognized of international service industries, placing tourism in the context of contemporary globalization and trade in services. This textbook provides fresh perspectives on tourism as a form of international business, and the implications for firms, the state and individuals.
Tourism, Power and Space, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Tim Coles
Considers how leisure and tourism acts as a major focus by which power may be understood in a geographical context. Exploring the intricacies of the relationships between power, tourism and leisure, this volume illustrates the extent to which power impacts on the unfolding structures, practices and organization of tourism and leisure.
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Author Biography - Tim Coles
Tim Coles is University Business Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Management in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Exeter, UK, where he is also co-director of the Centre for Tourism Studies. C. Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; and a Docent at the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland. He is also co-editor of the journal Current Issues in Tourism.
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