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Cruise Operations Management

Author : Philip Gibson
ISBN : 9780750678353
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cruise Operations Management provides a comprehensive and contextualised overview of hospitality services for the cruise industry. As well as providing a background to the cruise industry, it also looks deeper into the management issues providing a practical guide for both students and professionals alike. A user-friendly and practical guide it discusses issues such as: · The history and image of cruising · How to design a cruise and itinerary planning · Roles and responsibilities on a cruise ship · Customer service systems and passenger profiles · Managing food and drink operations onboard · Health, safety and security Cruise Operations Management presents a range of contextualised facts illustrated by a number of case studies that encourage the reader to examine the often complex circumstances that surround problems or events associated to cruise operations. The case studies are contemporary and are constructed from first hand research with a number of international cruise companies providing a real world insight into this industry. Each case study is followed by questions that are intended to illuminate issues and stimulate discussion. The structure of the book is designed so the reader can either build knowledge cumulatively for an in-depth knowledge of managerial practices and procedures onboard a cruise ship, or they can ‘dip in' and make use of specific material and case studies for use within a more generic hospitality or tourism learning context. * Comprehensive overview of hospitality services and operations written specifically for the cruise industry * Uses contemporary examples to illustrate the unique aspects of this industry providing a clear understanding of managing operations onboard * Flexible format enables readers to build knowledge cumulatively or jump in and make use of specific material within a hospitality or tourism learning context
Category: Business & Economics

The Bussiness Of Travel Agency And Tour Operations Management

Author : A.K Bhatia
ISBN : 9788120790810
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Travel agent has become an integral part of the world’s fastest growing travel and tourism industry. A large percentage of all international and domestic travel is arranged by travel agents. The scope and functions of a modern travel agency have increased manifold over the years. The present book The Business of Travel Agency and Tour Operations Management explains the various concepts of travel agency operations in a systematic manner and makes it easier for not only students of tourism management but also working professionals to comphend the subject. Since customer relation is key to the success of travel agency business, the book explains the need for understanding and retaining the customers as it is easier to retain loyal customers than to make new ones. This book contains some additional features including key terms, comprehensive outline of as many concepts as possible, references and bibliography. Throughout, the approach has been to explain the concepts in a simple and comprehensive manner. The main objective of the book is to provide valuable source material on the complex subject of travel agency business to graduate as well as post-graduate and management students of travel and tourism, travel agencies, airlines and others engaged in the business of tourism.
Category: Business & Economics

The Business And Management Of Ocean Cruises

Author : Michael Vogel, Alexis Papathanassis and Ben Wolber
ISBN : 1845938461
Genre : Cruise lines
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This book is divided into six parts, which are organized to guide the reader step by step from the macro level of the cruise industry to the micro level of operations management on board cruise ships. Part I (chapters 1-4) sets the scene for the book by characterizing the conditions under which cruise lines operate. Part II (chapters 5-8) includes four chapters that address issues of significance for corporate managers in the cruise sector. Part III (chapters 9-11) deal with aspects of the marketing mix employed by cruise lines to attract passengers and fill their ships. Part IV (chapters 12-15) is concerned with managerial functions related directly to the cruise product. Part V (chapters 16-19) focuses on operational management functions on board cruise ships. The final Part VI (chapter 20) looks at future development possibilities for the cruise sector.
Category: Cruise lines


Author : Robert Christie Mill
ISBN : 9780471747222
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

The Business And Management Of Ocean Cruises

Author : Michael Vogel
ISBN : 9781845938451
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.18 MB
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After decades of solid growth, the worldwide ocean cruise sector has become a noticeable economic factor and a significant employer. In the way it combines social, technological and natural systems to form its products, cruise tourism is an increasingly attractive area of study; particularly with regards to the managerial challenges posed by the interaction of these systems. This book brings together industry know-how, managerial experience and academic rigour to cover some of the most important and interesting managerial challenges associated with ocean cruises.
Category: Business & Economics

Tourism Management

Author : Terry V. Liu
ISBN : 1600210589
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 37.6 MB
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Tourism appears to be an industry that anyone can understand, but in reality it is a very complex subject. It is a meeting ground for economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, ecology and national priority issues among other challenges. Issues of employment, prices and contribution to GDP are all a part of the scope of this book, as well. This new volume brings together research on tourism management from around the world.
Category: Business & Economics

Cruise Management

Author : Alexis Papathanassis
ISBN : 9783834971593
Genre : Business & Economics
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Increasingly, cruise operators are utilising information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve service-effectiveness and process efficiency, both on- and off-board. Therefore, it is worth initiating a discussion on the potential and challenges ICTs entail for both cruise operators’ back-offices and for cruisers’ consumption experiences. This book documents the proceedings of the 1st e-Cruising Conference (Bremerhaven, Germany), which was aimed at discussing the possibilities and applicability of ICTs and mobile services in various aspects of cruise operations. Following a rigorous double-blind review, the best papers were chosen to be incorporated in this volume.
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : CORNELL:31924095702811
Genre : Associations, institutions, etc
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Category: Associations, institutions, etc

The Business Of Tourism Management

Author : John G. Beech
ISBN : 0273688014
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.14 MB
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This exciting new book, firmly embedded in the management discipline, equips students and future managers of tourism with both the business skills and an understanding of tourism , which will enhance their employment prospects within the dynamic industry. The Business of Tourism Management(BOTM) provides an introduction to key aspects of tourism, and to the practice of managing a tourism business. It explores the functions of management within the world of tourism, showing how tourism as a business has evolved, how the tourism and travel industry is structured, and how tourism businesses operate within their political, economic and socio-cultural environments. Written and contributed by leading academics and practitioners in the UK, Europeand Australia,The Business of Tourism Management is ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism management.
Category: Business & Economics