The success of Global Tourism has led to this fully revised and updated second edition which retains all the strengths of the original book and is enhanced by the inclusion of five new chapters - * The effects of tourism on societies past and present *Selecting policy instruments for sustainable developments *Alternative tourism: a comparative analysis of meaning and impact *Aid, government and tourism studies in less developed countries *Why destination preservation makes economic sense Using the perspective and expertise of 33 leading educators and practitioners, Global Tourism chronicles the effect of tourism on contemporary society. Global Tourism explores the critical issues facing those involved in the tourism domain. It discusses: · The philosophical and directional difficulties facing the tourism industry · The importance of social issues and ills in current and future tourism practice · .The sustainable development issues of tourism Those individuals dealing with travel and tourism planning, marketing and management at local, regional and national levels will find this book invaluable. All those involved in education in leisure, recreation, hospitality and travel, and students of tourism will benefit from reading this title. William Theobald is Professor and Chairman of both the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme in Travel and Tourism and the Leisure Studies Division at Purdue University, USA where he teaches recreation and tourism management.
Rates the 379 metropolitan areas in the United States according to nine factors such as housing, transportation, health care, and recreation, to aid people in deciding where and if to relocate to a new city.
Evaluates more than four hundred metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada, rating such factors as job market, housing costs, crime rates, climate, health care, education, and quality of life.
Presents one hundred travel destinations around the globe, from an African safari or an exploration of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to a beach on Martha's Vineyard, accompanied by special recommendations on places to visit while traveling.
Unto These Hills : A Drama of the Cherokee
The career of Stanley C. Plog spans the worlds of academia, professional consulting, and business development. He founded Plog Research, Inc. and was its Chairman and CEO. The company serves a broad segment of the travel industry throughout the world, including airtlines, hotel chains, destinations, cruise lines, rental car companies, and travel media. At UCLA, he was first the academic director of the Training Program in Social Psychiatry and formed the Urban Observatory, a social problems study center. The popular press has labeled him "Dr. Destination" for his ability to turn around destinations and resort areas that face declining revenues. His accomplishments include helping rejuvenate troubled airlines, cruise lines, hotel groups, and other travel-related companies. He frequently speaks at major travel conferences worldwide, and is a regular contributor to ASTA Agency Management, Travel Weekly, and other trade publications. Dr. Plog is also an editor for the Journal of Travel Research and the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quartely, He has written two other books on travel (Leisure Travel: Making it a Growth Market...Again!, and Vacation Places Rated). Currently, he operates as an independent consultant, continues to assist his previous company (now owned by NFO Worldwide), services an online research company (Equation Research), and provides guidance to destinations and travel suppliers.
Whether your retirement relocation is around the corner or years away, this book is your gateway to 100 cities handpicked by the editors of Where to Retire magazine, the authority on retirement relocation. Delve inside to find that special place that piques your interest and promises the right elements to qualify as your new hometown. On these pages you'll find an assortment of possible destinations in 34 states, written by experienced travel writers with a keen eye for the details that take a place from worth visiting to worth staying. Each city profile combines local knowledge, extensive research and in-depth interviews with retirees who already made the move. Then check the stats. Every feature is loaded with data on taxes, housing, health care and more, allowing you to compare and choose.