Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism

1st Edition

Authors: William F. Theobald H.E. Dunsmore
Paperback ISBN: 9780750646444
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd October 1999
Page Count: 236


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'Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism' is designed to allow students, academics and practitioners within the leisure and tourism fields to get the very most out of the World Wide Web, helping them track down and fully exploit the most useful resources available.

This book includes pointers on how to find and utilise, among other things: the latest economic statistics and demographics, information about government agencies and their programs, the content of universities' websites, up-to-the-minute statistics on visitor arrivals and departures, information on forthcoming meetings and conferences, and details of contents in periodicals.

'Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism' contains: · details of interesting sites for content, design and / or specific information · notes emphasizing important information about a site · shortcuts and easy-to-use methods for performing functions · a wide variety of Internet topics - from how to find a provider to how to compress and decompress files that you download.

The book is now updated and supported by a new companion website which provides the reader with regular updates about the latest online developments - thus continually keeping them up to speed in what is an exceptionally fast-moving medium.

Key Features

The only book on the market aimed specifically at guiding readers in this subject to free internet resources Now supported by a companion website providing regular updates about the latest internet developments


Tourism students and lecturers, tourism practitioners

Table of Contents

What in the world is the internet?; How to use the internet; Computers and electronic mail; The World-Wide Web; Web browsers; Using the Web effectively; Electronic library resources; University and college resources worldwide; Electronic reference information, texts, journals and other internet resources; Electronic discussion groups; Searching the World-Wide Web: software, computing, citation and troubleshooting; Appendices


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About the Author

William F. Theobald

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Travel & Tourism Program, Purdue University, USA

H.E. Dunsmore

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, Indiana