Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Editors: S. Medlik Andrew Lockwood
Paperback ISBN: 9780750656276
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th March 2002
Page Count: 344


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'Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century' is a collection of essays which consider the future of tourism and hospitality. The international team of contributors represent a wide range of interests involved in tourism and hospitality.

Divided into three parts, this book analyses:

· Global dimensions, patterns and trends -demographic, social, economic and technical · Regional development of such areas as Africa, Asia, Europe and America, among others · The future of various sectors within the industries - such as transport, tourist attractions, coastal resorts and timesharing.

'Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century' is suitable for: senior personnel in private and public sector tourism and hospitality operations; international and national official tourism bodies and other organizations; universities and other higher education institutions; universitties and other higher education institutions; consultancy; finance, construction and supply industries; and as a reference point for students.

Key Features

Well known contributors

International perspective on tourism and hospitality


Professionals in tourism and hospitality operations. Students on degree courses in travel and tourism and those studying options in leisure, business studies, hospitality management and geography courses.

Table of Contents

Global views - World travel and tourism today(Todd); The world of today and tomorrow 1 (Cetron); The world of today and tomorrow 2 (Willmott & Graham); World population and standard of living: the implications (Frechtling); Tourism and hospitality on the way to the 21st century (Muller); The future of leisure time (Clark); Tourism research and theories: a review (Weiler); Hospitality research and theories: a review (Olsen); Forecasting future tourism flows (Witt & Song); Global regions futures - Africa (Teye); Asia Pacific (Chamberlain); The Caribbean (Poon); Europe (Cleverdon); Middle East (Wahad); North America (Cook); South America (Schluter); Sectoral futures - Which way for tourist attractions? (Middleton); Hospitality and the tourist of the future (Olsen); The future of cruising (Coulson); Transport: the tail that wags the dog (Seekings); The future of timesharing (Hitchcock); The tourism market place: new challenges (Affolter); Travel distribution systems: one-to-one marketing (Bergsma); Perspectives and thoughts on tour guiding (Weiler & Ham); National tourist offices (Leu); Public - private sector partnerships (Heeley); Coastal resorts and climate change (Lohmann); Conclusions: problems, challenges, solutions (Butler & Jones).


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About the Editor

S. Medlik

Professor Medlik is an author, consultant and educator with close on half a century of involvement in travel, tourism and hospitality. Former head of the Department of Hotel, Catering and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, UK, he is now Emeritus Professor of that university. He also held senior academic appointments in the United States, Canada, the West Indies and Australia. His consultancy assignments covered economic, market and trend studies and training, institutions and strategies for sponsors in Britain and abroad. His published work includes 20 books and other publications and more than 100 contributions to the professional and technical press. He is a Fellow of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association, Founder Fellow of the Tourism Society, and was the first Chairman of the Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Author, Consultant, Educator and Emeritus Professor, University of Surrey

Andrew Lockwood

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Hospitality Management, University of Surrey, UK


"This book would benefit anyone reading it with even a passing interest in the topic. It is easily readable, and a very understandable introduction to the topics that will be consuming us in the years ahead." -Mosche Davidow, Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, Univesity of Haifa, Israel