International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Hospitality and Tourism Management in an international sense in a multidisciplinary field of study that involves preparation of people with the relevant know-how, determination, and skills for managerial, marketing, and operations positions. It involves the general industry that offers accommodation, food, accommodations, and tourism services to the holiday-maker. Hospitality and Tourism Management as a field of study, draws a lot from other basic disciplines to provide the fundamental and relevant knowledge and skills that are necessary to fulfill the diverse demands placed upon individuals in managerial positions within the hospitality industry. It focuses on the contents of business basics with a tourism covering, cross cultural, social competence, and leadership and professional competence with the aim of leaving a memorable feeling and experience to its end users.
With globalization, it is now easier for people to migrate with ease from one place to the other, thus the concept of international tourism and hospitality. This has resulted into a surge of various hospitality and tourism industries coming up with claims of offer better services due to the competition. A better understanding of the necessary management needed with respect to the international hospitality and tourism entails would offer much satisfactory results to the industry. The research entails an in depth look at various aspects of hospitality and tourism management with respect to international tourism with the aim of realizing factors with optimal effects within the industry.
- What are the roles, scopes and challenges experienced on tour and guide operations?
- What are the functions and challenges travel agencies are likely to meet?
- How do sports affect tourism?
- How do tourism and the society correlate?
- What are the impacts of tourism on society and vice versa?
- How does the social event impact on tourism?
- How does guest psychology affect tourism?
- What factors affect the tourist decision making process, for instance, perception, motivation, personality and learning?
- What are the social determinants of tourism?
- What are the marketing challenges, opportunities, responses to global competition and markets?
- What are the trends involved in hospitality and tourism?
- What is the role of HR in hospitality and tourism?
- How and what are the trends in HRM affect hospitality and tourism?
- What is the concept of economics and how does it relate to hospitality and tourism?
- What are the multiplier effect and linkages between economics and tourism?
- What are the global economic trends in reference to the hospitality and tourism?
- What are the roles of UNWTO, UNDP, UNESCO, IATA, and PATA in promoting destination?
Hospitality: International travel and tourism: Tourists or guests: Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM): Economics.
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This source was found through the internet. The journal addresses the questions of how the strategies in tourism and hospitality at large can be formulated and those involved in the process.
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This source was found through the internet. The thesis paper provides a theoretical aspect of tourism and marketing from the hospitality industry’s point of view in reference to the challenges encountered by accommodation providers in relation to their services
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This source was found through the internet. The book examines the cross-cultural perspective of the American and Chinese tourists in reference to the assessment of the of service quality in Vietnam.
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This source was found through the internet. Based on world biggest employers in hospitality and tourism industry, the book provides an in-depth examination of the problems, challenges and issues involved in the complexity of human resource management.
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This source was found through the internet. These guides offer companion in understanding key concepts in the management of the hospitality industry.
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This source was found through the internet. The textbook offers a practical understanding of key financial aspects of business management and control for effective decision making in relation to hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.
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This source was found through the internet. The book presents an analysis of how human resource evolves with respect to international tourism, hospitality and leisure.
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This source was found through the internet. The book contains relevant material on the behavior and analysis of the said behavior.in respect to tourism, hospitality and leisure.
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This source was found through the internet. The book explains various principles of economy and concepts, defines key words and explains a number of analytical models and techniques used in forecasting.
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This source was found through the internet. The book correlates various concepts of economy and how they apply in tourism management.