• Travel & holiday
      June 2010

      Taxi Hand Signs

      by Susan Woolf

      There is a unique, beautiful and practical art book, travel companion and memento that tourists to South Africa and South Africans themselves can use and admire. It is the Taxi Hand Sign book, created and researched by fine artist Susan Woolf. In South Africa, if you want to catch a ride on a mini taxi bus, you have to know the correct hand sign to show passing taxis so that the driver can stop for you if he is going in that direction. Most people only know three or four signs, which are the routes they take every day. Before this book existed it was very hard to find out which signs went where; you'd have to ask a designated person at a major taxi rank - if you could find them. For the past ten years Susan Woolf has been researching and documenting the hand signals relating to taxi routes in South Africa. This 10cm by 10cm booklet (which you can slip into your back pocket) contains contains beautifully and playfully rendered taxi hand signs, with a Table of Contents in front that indicates routes and destinations and connects them to the appropriate hand sign. There is also an artfully concealed folding map at the back, which shows routes in Gauteng, Soweto and the Johannesburg CBD, in London Underground fashion. Never before have the hand signs been collated and connected to their routes and never before has there been a map that shows the actual taxi routes - not even the taxi associations have them. Susan also invented a series of symbols that, when combined in different ways and raised on paper, enable blind people to learn and use the signs themselves, as well as teach them to their sighted children. A book called "Taxi Hand Signs for the Blind" was printed in Braille with the symbols and launched in September 2009. 10 of these hand signs (blind and sighted) were chosen for the 2010 South African National Stamp. These were launched in January and were acknowledged all over the world during the 2010 soccer world cup.

    • Tourism industry
      May 2016

      Heritage Tourism Destinations

      Preservation, Communication and Development

      by Edited by Maria D. Alvarez, Atila Yüksel, Frank Go

      Heritage tourism is tied to myth making and stories; creative content that can be shared, stored, combined and manipulated, but that depends on a unique cultural or natural history. A significant section of the wider phenomenon that is cultural tourism, heritage tourism is a demand-driven industry that continues to be a subject of heated debate in academic circles. Beginning with an overview of the subject, this book considers the conservation and revitalization of heritage destinations, as well as the role local communities have in supporting an attraction. It then discusses product development and communication around the world, using new techniques such as social media and examples from food tourism and sporting events, before a final section reviews the planning and institutionalisation of heritage spaces. A timely conclusion subsequently considers the implications of developments such as globalisation, technological improvement and climate change upon these unique destinations. A valuable addition to the literature, this book is the first to bridge the gap between theory and practice, including the latest research and international case studies for researchers and practitioners in tourism and destination management.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2017

      Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning

      by A.J. Veal

      The gap between theory and practice in the leisure, sport and tourism studies areas seems to have widened as scholars have become more specialized. Nevertheless, it is imperative that students be as familiar as possible with a wide range of social and political theory, and also be able to reconcile that knowledge with their own current and future roles as practicing professionals. A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to public policymaking and planning in the leisure, sport and tourism sectors, this book: - examines the theoretical issues underpinning public sector policymaking such as political ideologies, leisure wants, needs, demand and benefits, and human rights in leisure, sport, tourism and culture; - discusses the debates surrounding the role of the state versus market, and models of organizational decision-making; and - uses applied sections addressing strategic planning and performance evaluation to provide a link between theory and practical analytical techniques. As well as extensive updating of sources, this new edition examines such topics as libertarianism, theocracy, anti-establishment politics, and the concept of generations. A new chapter presents discussions of a number of 'issues and challenges' facing the leisure, sport and tourism sector. Introducing the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leisure, sport and tourism, this book is also a useful addition to the shelf of any policy maker or practitioner within the industries. ; A multi-disciplinary approach to policy making and planning in the leisure, sport and tourism sectors, this book provides an introduction for students. It examines theoretical issues underpinning public sector policy making, debates around the role of the state versus market, and models of organisational decision-making. ; -: Preface I: SOCIETY, POLITICS, POLICY & PLANNING 1: Introduction 2: Political ideologies 3: Wants, needs, obligations, etc. 4: Human rights and citizenship rights 5: The market versus the state II: PLANNING FRAMEWORKS 6: Public policy-making 7: Types of plan 8: Evaluating approaches to planning 9: U-Plan: participation-based approach to planning III: PLANNING TOOLS 10: Planning tool 1: Consultative 11: Panning tool 2: Facility/service audit: Process & Capacity 12: Planning tool 3:Facility/service audit: Facility use/assessment 13: Planning tool 4: Forecasting demand IV: EVALUATION 14: Economic evaluation 15: Performance evaluation V: SECTORS, GROUPS & ISSUES 16: Policy and planning in particular sectors 17: Policy and planning for particular groups 18: Issues/challenges

    • Business, Economics & Law
      August 2019

      Overtourism

      Issues, realities and solutions

      by Rachel Dodds, Richard W. Butler

      As it is becoming increasingly clear that the environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism on destinations must be managed appropriately to secure their long-term viability, there is a critical need to understand governance and planning tools that can resolve current problems of overtourism without losing the benefits of tourism development.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2018

      Tourism and Animal Welfare

      by Neil Carr, Donald M Broom

      "This text is long overdue and timely. Carr and Broom have placed the issues firmly in the broader context of the relationship between our species and the others which share this planet with us...As they argue it is possible for tourists and the travel and tourism sector to take and exercise responsibility to drive change, Carr and Broom's text helps us to understand the issues and the context and to make better-informed choices." Harold Goodwin Responsible Tourism Partnership Animals are among the most sought after tourist attractions and the impact on them is a matter of concern to an increasing number of people. Tourism and Animal Welfare uniquely addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. It explores important foundations such as the meaning of 'animal welfare' and its relation to ethics, animal rights and human obligations to animals. It also explores the nature and diversity of the position and role of animals within tourism. 'Tales from the front line' is the section of the book that provides the reader with the views and experiences of animal welfare organisations, individual leaders, tourism industry organisations and operators, and academic experts. These case studies and opinion pieces will encourage the reader to consider their own position regarding animals in tourism and their welfare. The book: · is written by an authoritative author team that draws from the fields of tourism studies (Neil Carr) and animal welfare science (Donald Broom); · contains 14 case studies written by internationally recognised experts and iconic individuals in the field of animal welfare; · is written in an engaging style and features full colour illustrations. From students and academics to vets and those working within the tourism industry, this book will provide an engaging and thought-provoking read. It will also appeal to those with an interest in animal welfare, particularly in relation to the tourism industry.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2018

      Strategic Management in Tourism

      by Luiz Moutinho, Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez, Alejandro Pérez-Ferrant, Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez, Anne-Mette Hjalager, Brent W Ritchie, Dawn Gibson, Eduardo Parra-López, Geoff Southern, James Wilson, Jithendran Kokkamikal, José Alberto Martínez-González, Kanes Rajah, Kun-Huang Huarng, Larry Dwyer, Luiz Moutinho, María Moral-Moral, Mercedes Melchior-Navarro, Noel Scott, Rafael Alberto Pérez, Ronnie Ballantyne, S.F. Witt, Scott McCabe, Shirley Rate, Tiffany Hui-Kuang Yu, Vanessa Yanes-Estévez, Yawei Jiang, Yvette Reisinger

      This comprehensive textbook has, at its core, the importance of linking strategic thinking with action in the management of tourism. It provides an analytical evaluation of the most important global trends, as well as an analysis of the impact of crucial environmental issues and their implications. Fully updated throughout, this new edition: -Covers forecasting, functional management and strategic planning; -Includes extra chapters to incorporate a wider spread of important topics such as sustainability, authenticity and crisis management; -Contains pedagogical features throughout, such as learning objectives, questions and case studies to aid understanding Now in its third edition, and reviewing the major factors affecting international tourism management, this well-established student resource provides an essential overview of strategic management for students and professionals in the tourism sector.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      December 2017

      Transforming Travel

      Realising the potential of sustainable tourism

      by Jeremy Smith

      Transforming Travel combines stories from leading companies, interviews with pioneers and thinkers, along with thorough analysis of the industry's potential to make lasting, positive change. - A unique collection of case studies and stories of the most successful, inspirational, impactful and innovative travel businesses in the world. - A vital presentation of the latest research and statistics on the positive impacts and potential of transformative, sustainable tourism, - A positive and realistic vision of the scope of tourism to promote sustainable development at a time when travel and interaction with foreign cultures is facing numerous existential challenges. Written in a highly engaging style Transforming Travel presents an urgent argument for transforming tourism so it might reach its potential to promote tolerance, restore communities and regenerate habitats, while providing a vital guide for anyone looking to develop the successful sustainable tourism enterprises and destinations needed to do so.

    • Local history

      Big Thicket Guidebook

      Exploring the Backroads and History of Southeast Texas

      by Lorraine G. Bonney

      Start your engines and follow the backroads, the historical paths, and the scenic landscape that were fashioned by geologic Ice Ages and traveled by Big Thicket explorers as well as contemporary park advocates—all as diverse as the Big Thicket itself. From Spanish missionaries to Jayhawkers, and from timber barons to public officials, you will meet some unusual characters who inhabited an exceptional region. The Big Thicket and its National Preserve contain plants and animals from deserts and swamps and ecosystems in between, all together in one amazing Biological Crossroad. The fifteen tours included with maps will take you through them all. Visitors curious about a legendary area will find this book an essential companion in their cars. Libraries will use the book as a reference to locate information on ghost towns, historic events, and National Preserve features. “A result of a prodigious amount of local research as well as a great deal of driving and tramping around, this book might end up as a classic.”—Thad Sitton, author of Backwoodsmen: Stockmen and Hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley

    • Tourism industry
      June 2013

      Kinders van die duine

      by Fritz Eloff

      The Kalahari dessert remains one of the mystrious places on earth. It's children now merely extinct and transformed by the modern world - the Bushmen- is a legacy and an inherritance. Fritz Eloff- researcher and academic at the age of 93 great his life long friends and honour the world of the kalahari with this picturisk publication. The book take your through the history, places and people. This book forms part about stories of Africa. Translated the title is "Children of the dunes"

    • Film, TV & radio
      January 2013

      Downton Abbey on Location

      An Unofficial Review and Guide to the Locations Used

      by J. P. Sperati & Sabine Schreiner

      No one does period television drama like the British! In the proud tradition of The Forsyte Saga, The Duchess of Duke Street, The Jewel in the Crown and Upstairs, Downstairs, the latest series to entrance viewers around the world is Downton Abbey, created by Oscar® winning author and actor Julian Fellowes. The story of Lord Grantham and his family centres upon Downton Abbey, their mansion in Yorkshire – but it’s no secret that the magnificent house we see on screen is Highclere Castle in Hampshire, more than 200 miles away! Downton Abbey on Location is a must for the real devotee!

    • Tourism industry
      February 2016

      Operations Management in the Travel Industry

      by Edited by Peter Robinson, Paul Fallon, Harry Cameron, John C Crotts

      Covering the applied managerial perspective of the travel industry, this book looks at the core disciplines and the application of theory to practice. Considering individual and corporate social responsibility, it teaches effective managerial skills by reviewing legal frameworks, quality management and marketing, financial management, and the management of shareholders and stakeholders. It discusses current trends such as sustainability and governmental emission targets against a background of the needs of a commercial business to innovate and increase profits. A valuable tool for both students and those working in the travel industry, this new edition includes new content, a revised structure and all-new international case studies.

    • Tourism industry
      February 2016

      Operations Management in the Travel Industry

      by Edited by Peter Robinson, Paul Fallon, Harry Cameron, John C Crotts. Crispin Dale, Steve Gelder, Sine Heitmann, Ade Oriade, Whyeda Gill Mclure, Ghislaine Povey, Samantha Prior, Christine Roberts, Debra Wale, Caroline Wiscombe

      Covering the applied managerial perspective of the travel industry, this book looks at the core disciplines and the application of theory to practice. Considering individual and corporate social responsibility, it teaches effective managerial skills by reviewing legal frameworks, quality management and marketing, financial management, and the management of shareholders and stakeholders. It discusses current trends such as sustainability and governmental emission targets against a background of the needs of a commercial business to innovate and increase profits. A valuable tool for both students and those working in the travel industry, this new edition includes new content, a revised structure and all-new international case studies.

    • Tourism industry
      February 2016

      Mountain Tourism

      Experiences, Communities, Environments and Sustainable Futures

      by Edited by Harold Richins, John Hull.

      Mountains have long held an appeal for people around the world. This book focusses on the diversity of perspectives, interaction and role of tourism within these areas. Providing a vital update to the current literature, it considers the interdisciplinary context of communities, the creation of mountain tourism experiences and the impacts tourism has on these environments. Including authors from Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, the development, planning and governance issues are also covered.

    • Tourism industry
      December 2015

      Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

      by Garth Lean

      This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.

    • Tourism industry
      December 2015

      Demystifying Theories in Tourism Research

      by Kelly Bricker, Holly Donohoe

      It often seems that there is more confusion than consensus regarding tourism theory. Does tourism have theories it can truly own, or does it just borrow from other academic disciplines? It can be difficult to understand the theories and conceptual frameworks available, and how to apply these ideas to a research endeavour. This book reviews theoretical perspectives on tourism from planning and management, through marketing and host communities to the tourism consumers themselves. Covering issues such as tour guiding, rural tourism development and destination image, it provides a complete guide to the industry. Including pedagogical features throughout, this book is an accessible approach to a controversial subject.

    • Tourism industry
      September 2015

      Risk and Safety Management in the Leisure, Events, Tourism and Sports Industries

      by Mark Piekarz, Ian Jenkins, Peter Mills

      The management of risk and safety is not simply a matter of trying to remove risks, but is necessary and vital to these industries. Sensible risk management is concerned with making the most of the positive opportunities or reducing the negative risks. This books shows how the absence of explicit risk practices is not necessarily an absence of risk management, and how many existing operational and strategic practices can be understood as part of a process of risk and safety management. Its main objective is to develop greater clarity in the communication of risks and the development of safety programmes, illustrating how organisations can use a single language of risk, relevant for all levels of management and areas of operation.

    • Tourism industry
      August 2015

      Transformational Tourism

      Host Perspectives

      by Edited by Yvette Reisinger

      Transformational Tourism deals with the important issue of how travel and tourism can change human behaviour and have a positive impact on the world. The book focuses on human development in a world dominated by post-9/11 security and political challenges, economic and financial collapses, as well as environmental threats; it identifies various types of tourism that can transform human beings, such as educational, volunteer, survival, community-based, eco, farm, extreme, religious, spiritual, wellness, and mission tourism.

    • Tourism industry
      June 2015

      Responsible Tourism

      Concepts, Theory and Practice

      by Edited by David Leslie.

      Tourism is one of the world's biggest industries. Responsible tourism is concerned with the effects of tourism on people, ecology, and communities, and seeks to ameliorate these impacts by providing tourism which benefits host communities, improves working conditions, involves the local community, promotes cultural heritage, and benefits the environment. This book discusses responsible tourism as a whole, including the politics, policy and planning behind it, and major sub-topics such as poverty reduction, the environment, transport, governance, wildlife tours and heritage.

    • Tourism industry
      June 2015

      Planning for Tourism, Leisure and Sustainability

      International Case Studies

      by Anthony S. Travis

      Providing a wide range of case studies in sustainable tourism planning, this authoritative work presents cases at both international and national levels as well as on a regional, sub-regional, urban, local and site scale. Drawing on the author's world-wide experience and with contributions from professionals in the field, this book takes a comparative approach relating to different economic, political and temporal dimensions, examining established initiatives both in the context of the standards of the time and from a modern perspective looking back. With an emphasis on sustainability, this unique collection is an essential resource for tourism planners, researchers and students.

    • Tourism industry
      June 2015

      Research Themes for Tourism

      by Sine Heitmann, Peter U C Dieke, Crispin Dale, Glen Croy, Patsy Morgan, Helen Farrell, Gemma Gelder, Duncan Marson, Ade Oriade, Ghislaine Povey, Christine Roberts, Geoff Shirt, Carol Southall, Richard Tresidder, Peter Wiltshier. Edited by Peter Robinson, Sine Heitmann, Peter U C Dieke.

      Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. Now available in paperback, this textbook provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festivals and events and heritage and cultural tourism are covered.

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