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The Tourist

By Olen Steinhauer
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429977180
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist" for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity—but he's since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIA's New York headquarters. He's acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he's tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind. However, when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo's oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who's holding the strings once and for all. In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer---twice nominated for an Edgar Award---tackles an intricate story of betrayal and manipulation, loyalty and risk in an utterly compelling novel that is both thoroughly modern and yet also reminiscent of the espionage genre's luminaries: Len Deighton, Graham Greene, and John LeCarré.

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: information-and-communication-technologies-in-support-of-the-tourism-industry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This book examines the process of transformation as it relates to the tourism industry, and the changes to that industry from modern electronic communications. It covers not only geographically supportive technologies in communication, but also in terms of culture, economics, marketing, social, and regional issues"--Provided by publisher.

The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour

By Philip L. Pearce
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483146677
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 492
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Book Short Summary:

The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour is a seven-chapter book that describes tourists, tourism, and tourist psychology. The book particularly explores economic, geographical, anthropological, and sociological studies of tourism. Subsequent chapters look into the social role of tourist; an approach to tourist motivation; social contact between tourists and hosts; and environmental settings of tourist behavior. The book will be useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and relevant practitioners, and in some cases for a rather broader public in the field of social psychology.

A Practical Guide to Managing Tourist Experiences

By Isabelle Frochot
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000520382
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: a-practical-guide-to-managing-tourist-experiences.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides students with a concise and practical guide that presents key understandings of the tourist experience and provides strategic guidance on how to develop an impactful and memorable experience. Chapters follow the path of the tourist journey, firstly exploring consumer behaviour, the decision-making process and the tourist’s need for escape, and providing insights into the strategic implications of consumer behaviour and the concept of immersion in tourism. Subsequent chapters look at the impact of experiences; consider trends in tourism experience such as wellness, sustainability, authenticity and fantasy; and provide experience design models. The final chapter offers a unique ten-step approach to designing impactful and memorable tourist experiences. Highly practical and engaging, this book is packed full of case studies and examples, from forest bathing in Finland to truffle hunting in Italy, as well as tools and exercises to guide the design process. This book offers students a full understanding of how the experience is lived from the tourist perspective, how tourism providers can manage that process and how to develop successful experimental marketing interventions. This is essential reading for all tourism students and future tourism managers.

GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

By Chaudhuri, Somnath,Ray, Nilanjan
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1522550895
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: gis-applications-in-the-tourism-and-hospitality-industry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Geographic information systems (GIS) provide information that can be useful across many disciplines. One of these disciplines is the travel and hospitality industry. GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry is a vital scholarly publication that explores the applications of GIS to the leisure travel industry, specifically the importance of GIS in trip planning, online bookings, and location-based services. Highlighting coverage on a wide range of topics such as cultural heritage tourism, geospatial collaborative tourism recommender systems, and decision support systems, this book is geared toward business managers, academicians, researchers, graduate-level students, and professionals looking for current research on the impact of GIS on recreational travel.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

By Linda L. Lowry
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1483368963
  • Total of Pages : 1640
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 740
  • Pdf File: the-sage-international-encyclopedia-of-travel-and-tourism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes

How the online presence of a tourist destination affects the country brand. The Case of Lithuania

By Viktorija Širvinskytė
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3668309876
  • Total of Pages : 135
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 736
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Book Short Summary:

Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Tourism, grade: 1.3, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (Faculty of Business Studies), course: Tourism Development Strategies, language: English, abstract: This thesis is aimed to test a hypothesis of the country brand’s reliance on the online presence. The created evaluation model used in the primary research of this paper determines whether there is enough evidence in the data gathered to indicate that the online presence of a tourist destination corresponds to its country brand’s rank. The research is focused on the online presence of Lithuania as a weak ranking country brand. The online presence results of Lithuania as a tourist destination are compared to the examples of two stronger country brands. The conclusions derived from the comparison of the results determine the success of the online presence of Lithuania, establish whether the hypothesis of the thesis is true or not, while noting the limitations and possible errors of the research, and provide the suggestions for the country brand and online presence improvements.