Exploring The Hospitality Industry by John R. WalkerExploring The Hospitality Industry by John R. Walker

Exploring The Hospitality Industry

byJohn R. Walker

Paperback | December 24, 2014

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Exploring the Hospitality Industry helps readers advance in their careers by giving them a broad foundation of hospitality industry knowledge presented in a lively, visually appealing, engaging manner. The emphasis is on the people, companies, and positions that make up the hospitality industry today, and the focus on sustainability includes case studies on practitioners and corporations that engage and involve readers as they explore the trends in this ever-growing field. The book moves beyond just restaurants and hotels to cover all facets and segments of the industry, including new growth areas such as event management, meeting planning, cruising, theme parks, and gaming entertainment.


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This title is also available with MyHospitalityLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. To help students explore the hospitality industry, MyHospitalityLab includes industry-specific simulations from Hospitality & Tourism Interactive (HTi), and real case studies written by industry leaders.


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John R. Walker, D.B.A., FMP, CHA, is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and the McKibbon Professor Emeritus of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of South Florida, Sarasota–Manatee. John’s years of industry experience include management training at the Savoy Hotel London, followed by stints as assistant food and beverage man...
Title:Exploring The Hospitality IndustryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:December 24, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133762777

ISBN - 13:9780133762778

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

1. Hospitality Spirit

2. Tourism

3. Characteristics of Tourism

4. Lodging

5. Lodging Operations

6. Cruising

7. Restaurants

8. Restaurant Operations

9. Managed Services

10. Beverages

11. Clubs

12. Theme Parks and Attractions

13. Gaming Entertainment

14. Meetings, Conventions, and Expositions

15. Special Events