Tourism and the Lodging Sector book cover

Tourism and the Lodging Sector

Tourism and the Lodging Sector is a pioneering book, the first text of its kind to examine the lodging sector from a tourism perspective. The book highlights the importance of the lodging sector in tourism as a major income generator and essential part of the travel experience.

The book offers an international perspective on topics such as sustainability, security, economic development, technology and globalization. The issues, concepts and management concerns facing this industry are examined, highlighting important topics such as:

  • The place of accommodations in tourism and vice versa
  • The social ecological and economic implications of lodging development
  • Management and restructuring issues in a globalizing industry
  • Sustainable tourism and the accommodation sector
  • Cross-sectoral linkages between lodging, food services, gaming, conferences, and other intermediaries
  • The interaction between supply and demand
  • Safety and security in tourism and lodging

Tourism and the Lodging Sector critically examines a wide range of lodging establishments from an industry and social science perspective, drawing parallels and distinctions between the various types of accommodation, from campgrounds for the cost-conscious or adventurous outdoor traveler, to luxury, 5-star resorts, and more innovative accommodation such as tree-house hotels and ecolodges.

Essential reading for students of tourism this book is an indispensable guide, unprecedented in the field of tourism management.

Dallen J. Timothy is Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA

Victor B. Teye is Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA

Undergraduates in tourism; tourism professionals


Published: May 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8659-4


  • Chapter One: Tourism and Tourist Accommodations SECTION I: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE LODGING SECTORChapter 2: Demand for Lodging and TourismChapter 3: Current Issues in Human Resources, Structural Change, and e-Commerce in the Global Lodging SectorChapter 4: The Socio-Economic Implications in the DestinationChapter 5: Globalization and Inclusiveness in the Lodging SectorChapter 6: Accommodations and the Green MovementChapter 7: Safety and Security Issues in a Globalizing WorldChapter 8: Food and Beverage Services, Gaming and ConferencesSECTION II: TOURIST LODGING TYPES AND FORMSChapter 9: Hotels, Motels and ResortsChapter 10: Second Homes and TimesharesChapter 11: Small-Scale Boutique Accommodations: Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges, Farm Stays and PensionsChapter 12: Mobile LodgingChapter 13: Youth Hostels and Backpacker AccommodationChapter 14: CampingChapter 15: Novelty and Alternative LodgingChapter 16: Critical Issues and the Future of Lodging


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