Effectively Develop and Manage a Resort Property-Revised and Updated In recent years, the definition of "resort" has expanded to include any facility that provides recreation and entertainment in combination with lodging. Revised and updated for these changes, Resorts: Management and Operation, Second Edition covers both new trends, like the increasing popularity of timeshares and cruise ships, and tried-and-true businesses like ski areas, golf resorts, spas, and casinos. The book provides a comprehensive look at how today's industry classifies, develops, markets, and manages these various properties. In addition to covering new growth areas in the resort field, this Second Edition also features a wide range of resources for learning, including: * New chapters on cruise ships, specialty resorts, and casinos, highlighting the newest trends in the industry * New resort case studies in each chapter * Expanded coverage on spas, pools, and indoor waterparks * Quick Getaway sidebars, showing practical examples and applications of theories discussed in the book * Updated statistics throughout the text that reflect the latest industry information * Enhanced discussions of the importance of developing facilities from an environmentally conscious and business-smart perspective so that the integrity of the natural base is maintained Students on their way to a career in resorts, as well as professionals seeking to update or improve their understanding of the business, will find Resorts: Management and Operation, Second Edition the key to success in this exciting industry.
This book provides a complete guide to the development of hotels and resorts, covering all aspects of planning, market analysis, interior design and the installation of technical services. Fred Lawson's text is concise and the information easy to access. He examines the distinctive characteristics of different hotel types, identified by market and location, and specifies the special requirements of each type. Recognising the need for continuous maintenance and life-cycle refurbishment, a full chapter is devoted to these subjects and the business aspects of the hotel operation are considered. Throughout the book are numerous illustrations of projects showing outstanding examples of hotels and village resorts as well as current trends in design and development. Fred Lawson is well known as an hotel consultant and is now Visiting Professor at the University of Bournemouth. He has a number of successful books to his credit. As a leading international consultant he has been involved in major hotel and tourism projects in 35 countries including assignments for the World Bank, EC, UNDP and the World Tourism Organisation. The hotels featured include: Bali Hilton International, Oberoi Hotel - Bombay, Hotel Nikko - Australia, Guildford YMCA - UK, Meridien Hotel - Cairo, Turtel Sorgun Resort Village - Turkey. * Covers all aspects of planning and design, including marketing and investment appraisal * Logical framework and comprehensive coverage promotes handy reference use * Numerous examples provide practical help in application of principles
Drawing on examples from a range of economies and environments, this text develops a global perspective on the management issues facing coastal resorts. The main management themes highlighted include the processes of restructuring, and attempts to develop sustainable agendas.
Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.
Welcome to Anderson's Family Resorts Keepsake Album! Nestled along the meandering shores of beautiful Leech Lake in northern Minnesota, the Anderson's Family Resorts have been welcoming vacationers for more than 25 years. Our families are proud to call our guests friends. We've enjoyed getting to know the stories of generations of families. Now, in this book, we're pleased to be able to share ours with you. Hear about how the Anderson's Family Resorts got started, learn more about the history of Walker, Minnesota, and enjoy the many memories of life at the lake!
"The photography is stunning and the book gives a privileged insight into some of the most beautiful and stylish resorts. Highly Recommended!" Hot Brands Cool Places There are few destinations more alluring than resorts. The combination of an evocative
AVCE travel and tourism advanced: student book.
Commencing in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, the obvious jump-off point for any visitor to the country, the book is sectioned into the provinces, each of which is carefully explored, not only selecting a variety of hotels and resorts ranging from five-star to budget, but noting the attractions and area around them. Not only does each double-facing page show a picture of the hotel, but with it is a full description that allows ones mind to not only see it but gain a feel of the place.
Want to relax and bask on sun-drenched beaches or dive in and enjoy great water sports? Drink in Mexico's rich history and heritage or drink up margaritas? Shop for Huichol art, Oaxacan textiles, Taxco silver, or precious gemstones or explore an eco-park? Explore the pyramids and ancient ruins or tee up for world-class golf? Stay in an incredible luxury resort or a handcrafted casa in a remote village? With information on the top beach resorts in Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Los Cabos and Southern Baja, and more, this friendly guide gives you all kinds of ideas and options, plus information on: The best beaches, most romantic getaways, best bets for families, and hottest night life The desert caves of Los Cabos, the Caribbean reefs off Cancún and Cozumel, and more Sea kayaking, sportfishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more Ixtapa with its high-class hotels and Zihuatanejo with its small-town charm Where to enjoy authentic Mexican foods such as beef filet tacos, pozole, mango éclairs, poc chuc, and more Like every For Dummies travel guide, Mexico's Beach Resorts For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best accommodations and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
For over 125 years, Berrien County has beckoned visitors with its magnificent beaches, attractions, and events. During the early 20th century, some visitors to southwestern Michigan were upper-class industrialists, while others were working-class families belonging to close-knit ethnic communities. As the area developed into a resort haven, elaborate mansions shared the beach with the cottages of Irish, Czech, Swedish, Jewish, Greek, Lithuanian, Polish, Italian, and African-American communities. This book chronicles the early history of Berrien County's resort culture -- from the twinkling amusement parks of Silver Beach and the House of David and the marathon dances at Shadowland Pavilion to the mineral baths at the Whitcomb Hotel and the fruit orchards found throughout the "Heart of the Fruit Belt."
A guide, which provides a description of the most luxurious and exotic resorts around the world describing the resorts in terms of history, accommodations, dining, sport facilities, shopping, entertainment and general environs. It features over 700 color photos, which depict the special qualities and charm of the various properties.
The book features full details and descriptions of resorts, hotels or guesthouses that the authors regard as memorable. The description of each place is not just factual, but emotional in that it reveals impressions. It is more as though a friend is making a word-of-mouth recommendation rather than the bland copy of a brochure. Details of the overall size, the facilities, rates, service, local tours and attractions are fully covered.
These three resorts, he argues, served as forerunners of twentieth-century pleasure cities such as Aspen, Las Vegas, and Orlando.
Hill resorts in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Qu'est qui fait qu'un hôtel de bord de mer soit un établissement de luxe ? En général, c'est surtout l'accès direct à la mer, à une plage soignée, d'un sable fin de rêve, et le fait que tout cela soit mis à la disposition exclusive de l'hôte, ne serait-ce que pour une durée limitée. Ce livre montre les plus belles maisons possédant leur baie propre, situées sur leur propre île et possédant une piscine chauffée d'eau salée ou offrant des lits en baldaquin en acajou. Il invite le lecteur à faire un tour du monde et l'emmène dans les plus beaux villages du littoral pour lui présenter des établissements connus, au nom qui chante. Il renferme aussi des conseils dont la découverte vaut le détour. Le soin apporté à la fabrication de ce livre, qui contient des photos de grande qualité, brillantes et de grand format, répond au raffinement des établissements de luxe qu'il présente.
Describes landmark hotels and resorts in Alabama and discusses their historic significance
The Caribbean has the fortune—and the misfortune̬to be everyone's idea of a tropical paradise. Its sun, sand and scenery attract millions of visitors each year and make it a profitable destination for the world's fastest growing industry. Tourism is increasingly touted as its only hope of creating jobs and wealth—literally, the island's last resort. Last Resorts examines the real impact of tourism on the people and landscape of the Caribbean. It explores the structure of ownership of the industry and shows that the benefits it brings to the region do not live up to its claims. New developments in ecotourism, sex tourism, and the burgeoning cruise industry are not changing this pattern of short-term exploitation of the region's resources. The book shows how Caribbean societies are corrupted by tourism and its culture turned into floorshow parody. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated. It gives voice to people inside the tourism industry, its critics, and tourists themselves, and offers vital insights into a phenomenon that is central to the globalized world of today.
The first comprehensive study of the emergence of Devon's seaside resorts. Relating the development of these resorts to the wider processes of social and economic change, it explains why early tourists were drawn to the remote Devon coast and shows how fishing villages were transformed into fashionable watering places. Themes covered include bathing rituals and sea-water drinking, health cures and cholera epidemics, sophisticated amusements and improving recreations, paddle-steamers and excursion trains.