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Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism

Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism is the must-have text for students studying travel and tourism. It brings theory to life by using industry-based case studies, and in doing so, 'speaks the language' of the Travel and Tourism student.Among the new features and topics included in this edition are:* international case studies from large-scale businesses such as Airtours, MyTravel and South West Airlines * user-friendly applications of strategic management theory, such as objectives, products and markets and strategic implementation, together with illustrative case studies, and longer case studies for seminar work and summaries* contemporary strategic issues affecting travel and tourism organizations, such as vertical integration and strategic alliancesStrategic Management for Travel and Tourism is a well-rounded book, ideal for all undergraduate and postgraduate students focusing on strategy in travel and tourism.

Audience
Undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the travel tourism fields;practitioners.

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Published: December 2002

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-4854-7

Reviews

  • "...the appeal of this book lies in its ability to act as a general reference text primarily to final year undergraduate students. In a text of 401 pages the authors have been able to provide a comprehensive introduction to the concept of business strategy. Material is clear concise and logical and the text is written in a student-friendly fashion. There is much to commend in this book and as such it should make a valuable contribution to the teaching of tourism." - Tourism Management Volume 27, Issue 5 , October 2006, Pages 1084-1085

Contents

  • Introduction; Strategy and strategic objectives for travel and tourism organizations; Introduction to strategy for travel and tourism; The travel and tourism organization - competences, resources and competitive advantage; The travel and tourism organization - the human context; Financial analysis and performance indicators; The travel and tourism organization - products and markets; The external environment for travel and tourism organizations - the macro context; The external environment for travel and tourism organizations - the micro context; SWOT Analysis; Competitive strategy and strategic direction for travel and tourism organizations; Strategic methods of development for travel and tourism; Strategic evaluation and selection; Strategic implementation for travel and tourism organizations; International and global strategies for travel and tourism organizations; Case studies; Glossary; Index.

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