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
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.
Describes landmark hotels and resorts in Alabama and discusses their historic significance
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.
AVCE travel and tourism advanced: student book.
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.
Hill resorts in Uttar Pradesh, India.
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."
"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
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.
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 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.
Despite being viewed as a dangerous region to visit, leisure travel across the Middle East has thrived even in the post-9/11 era. In Beaches, Ruins, Resorts, Waleed Hazbun investigates this overlooked industry to show how tourism is shaping the economic development and international relations of the region in dramatic ways. Hazbun tells the new and surprising story of how the draw of glittering beaches, luxury hotels and resorts, and sightseeing at ancient ruins impact the Arab world--promoting both economic globalization and political authoritarianism.
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.
With over 300 gorgeous photographs, this book is an exploration of Asia's most stunning hotels and resorts. From a stilled villa above a blue lagoon in the Maldives and a remote yoga resort in the hills of Bhutan to serene enclaves in the bustling cities of Dubai and Bangkok, Asia offers an unmatched range of luxurious accommodations to satisfy those looking to escape or in search of a one-of-a-kind experience. Beach resorts, hill resorts, spa resorts, health resorts, golf resorts—there is something for every top-tear vacationer. All the Asian hotels and resorts showcased in this book spread over a vast area between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, epitomize grandeur and opulence and inimitable Asian hospitality. All are renowned for their magnificent settings, distinctive local architecture, lavish living spaces, contemporary styling with an Asian twist and impeccable service. And all fuse modern-day, taken-for-granted amenities with rich cultural traditions and warm and friendly hospitality. Sure to be a wonderful addition to any design or travel book collection, Asian Resorts is a wonderful guide to many of the best luxury accommodations in Asia. Featured resorts and hotels include: Uma Paro, Bhutan Losari Coffee Plantation Resort & Spa, Java The Royal Pita Maha, Bali Thalassa Shima Hotel & Resort, Japan Maison Souvannaphum, Laos Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, Thailand One & Only Royal Mirage, UAE
Mountain Resorts analyzes whether the law protects the ecological systems of mountains from the adverse impacts associated with resorts, examining how it might better recognize the value of the mountain ecosystem.
Wenn es einen Golferhimmel gibt, dann sieht er mit Sicherheit so aus wie diese prächtige Auswahl luxuriöser Golfanlagen! An einigen der spektakulärsten Winkel der Erde gelegen, verbinden sie atemberaubende Landschaften mit anspruchsvollen Platzdesigns. Wir können Ihnen nicht versprechen, dass Sie der nächste Jack Nicklaus oder Martin Kaymer werden aber ganz gleich, ob Sie Anfänger oder Profi sind, werden Sie die unzähligen Annehmlichkeiten dieser Resorts zu schätzen wissen, ganz zu schweigen von der Weltklassearchitektur und den exklusiven Interieurs. Von den Tropen bis nach Schottland punkten diese Anlagen mit den schönsten Unterkünften, dem besten Essen und den erlesensten Weinen, die Sie sich vorstellen können.