Tourism and the Lodging Sector

1st Edition

Authors: Dallen Timothy Victor Teye
Paperback ISBN: 9780750686594
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th May 2009
Page Count: 296


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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

Key Features

  • High-profile authors approach lodging from a tourism perspective
  • Includes treatment of booming trends like timeshare and mobile lodging
  • Takes a global perspective on topics such as sustainability, economic implications and information technology


Undergraduates in tourism; tourism professionals

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Tourism and Tourist Accommodations SECTION I: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE LODGING SECTOR Chapter 2: Demand for Lodging and Tourism Chapter 3: Current Issues in Human Resources, Structural Change, and e-Commerce in the Global Lodging Sector Chapter 4: The Socio-Economic Implications in the Destination Chapter 5: Globalization and Inclusiveness in the Lodging Sector Chapter 6: Accommodations and the Green Movement Chapter 7: Safety and Security Issues in a Globalizing World Chapter 8: Food and Beverage Services, Gaming and Conferences SECTION II: TOURIST LODGING TYPES AND FORMS Chapter 9: Hotels, Motels and Resorts Chapter 10: Second Homes and Timeshares Chapter 11: Small-Scale Boutique Accommodations: Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges, Farm Stays and Pensions Chapter 12: Mobile Lodging Chapter 13: Youth Hostels and Backpacker Accommodation Chapter 14: Camping Chapter 15: Novelty and Alternative Lodging Chapter 16: Critical Issues and the Future of Lodging


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About the Author

Dallen Timothy

Dr. Dallen Timothy is an Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. He holds a B.Sc. degree in geography from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in geography from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Waterloo. His research interests in tourism include heritage, community-based planning, political boundaries and supranationalism, shopping and consumption, peripheral and rural regions, less-developed countries, and religiously-motivated travel.

Affiliations and Expertise

is Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA

Victor Teye

Associate Professor of Tourism and Coordinator of the Travel and Tourism Program at Arizona State University. Teye has served as a Fulbright Scholar and a tourism consultant on the United Nations Development Program and the United States Agency for International Development projects in Africa. A human geographer (MA and PhD, University of Manitoba, Canada), his teaching and research interests lie in tourism development issues in developing countries, especially in Africa and the Caribbean regions.

Affiliations and Expertise

is Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA