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The Tourist

By Olen Steinhauer
  • Book ID : 9781429977180
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 416
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 229
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Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist" for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity—but he's since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIA's New York headquarters. He's acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he's tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind. However, when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo's oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who's holding the strings once and for all. In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer---twice nominated for an Edgar Award---tackles an intricate story of betrayal and manipulation, loyalty and risk in an utterly compelling novel that is both thoroughly modern and yet also reminiscent of the espionage genre's luminaries: Len Deighton, Graham Greene, and John LeCarré.

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"This is a timely and easily accessible book that addresses a number of issues that are of central concern to the development of tourism studies. It will also be of interest to those in cultural studies, social geography and social anthropology who are concerned with the relationship between the production and consumption of place." - Kevin Meethan, University of Plymouth Sharp and engaging, Tourist Cultures presents valuable critical insights into tourism - arguing that within the imagined-real spaces of the traveller self it becomes possible to envisage tourist cultures and futures that will both empower and engage. Here is a framework for understanding tourism which is subject-centred, dynamic, and capable of dealing with the complexity of contemporary tourist cultures. The book argues that tourists are not passive consumers of either destinations or their interpretations. Rather, they are actively occupied in a multi-sensory, embodied experience. It delves into what tourists are looking for when they travel, be they on a package tour, or immersing themselves in the places, cultures and lifestyles of the exotic. Tourism is examined through a consideration of the spaces and selves of travel, exploring the cultures of meaning, mobilities and engagement that frame and define the tourist experience and traveller identities. This book draws on the explanatory traditions of sociology, human geography and tourism studies to provide useful insights into the experiential and the lived dimensions of tourism and travel. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this is a welcome contribution to the growing literature on tourism and will be important reading for students in a range of social science and humanities courses.

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  • File Pdf: the-blue-ocean-strategy-in-the-tourist-industry.pdf

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Essay from the year 2021 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: Nowadays, companies are required to be constantly willing to change in order to achieve efficient business success. This is due to the fact that markets today are characterized by extensive saturation and overcrowding of competing companies. Finally, the large quantity of products and services on offer is hardly differentiable for consumers. The challenges listed above confirm that systematic and efficient innovation management is necessary to secure the existence and future orientation of companies. Within the tourism industry, in particular, there is enormous pressure to innovate due to global competition and the growing expectations of guests. However, tourism businesses are not known for being innovative, they tend to copy showcase examples. This is because there is often a lack of money for research and development, as well as time, as it is already a major challenge to perform the day-to-day tasks. According to a study by PwC, innovative companies should grow faster, generate more revenue and thus represent a key success factor for companies. Therefore, the question of how to embed systematic innovation management in a company is increasingly coming to the fore. One option used when embedding innovation management in companies is the Blue Ocean Strategy. What exactly is meant by the Blue Ocean strategy and how it works will be explained and demonstrated in more detail in this paper. Furthermore, the focus of this scientific essay is to answer the question of to what extent the application of the Blue Ocean strategy within the tourism industry can contribute to its success. This will be analyzed and explained using the example of the “CitizenM” - Hotel chain. In particular, reference will be made to its focus, divergence, and compelling tagline.

The Disaster Tourist

By Yun Ko-Eun
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Isbn : 1640094172
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 109
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Welcome to the desert island of Mui, where a paid vacation to paradise is nothing short of a disaster in this “mordantly witty novel [that] reads like a highly literary, ultra–incisive thriller (Refinery29). Jungle is a cutting–edge travel agency specializing in tourism to destinations devastated by disaster and climate change. And until she found herself at the mercy of a predatory colleague, Yona was one of their top representatives. Now on the verge of losing her job, she’s given a proposition: take a paid “vacation” to the desert island of Mui and pose as a tourist to assess the company’s least profitable holiday. When she uncovers a plan to fabricate an extravagant catastrophe, she must choose: prioritize the callous company to whom she’s dedicated her life, or embrace a fresh start in a powerful new position? An eco–thriller with a fierce feminist sensibility, The Disaster Tourist introduces a fresh new voice to the United States that engages with the global dialogue around climate activism, dark tourism, and the #MeToo movement.

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

By Melanie Smith,Nicola MacLeod,Margaret Hart Robertson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Isbn : 1446200302
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 409
  • File Pdf: key-concepts-in-tourist-studies.pdf

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Tourism is the fourth biggest industry in the world. What are the key concepts in Tourist Studies? This essential resource for students of tourism contains concise and authoritative entries on: • Planning Tourism • Sustainable Tourism • Festivals and Events • Cultural Tourism • Economics of Tourism • Regeneration • The Experience Economy • Urban Tourism • Sex Tourism Shrewdly judged to suit the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.

ICTR 2020 3rd International Conference on Tourism Research

By Dr. José Martí-Parreño ,Dr. Roberto Gómez-Calvet ,Dr. Javier Muñoz de Prat
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Conferences and publishing limited
  • Isbn : 1912764555
  • Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 925
  • File Pdf: ictr-2020-3rd-international-conference-on-tourism-research.pdf

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Aspects of Tourist Behavior

By Metin Kozak
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443850918
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: aspects-of-tourist-behavior.pdf

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As in other fields of research, the behaviour of consumers has also received a great deal of attention in tourism research over the past few decades due to its growing importance in the efficient marketing and management of tourism operations. The rapid development of IT applications and the equally swift changes of needs and wants have influenced consumers in terms of the behaviour involved in searching for information and in decision-making processes. As such, this book encompasses a collection of chapters addressing various aspects of tourist behaviour, from need-recognition to post-consumption, supported through selected practical examples from a range of countries, such as Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, Jamaica, Taiwan, Malaysia, and South Africa, among others. The book, systematic in structure and thorough in content, is very useful for people who wish to improve and update their current knowledge of tourist behaviour, and also to those carrying out further research on this field.

Mediating the Tourist Experience

By Caroline Scarles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317098498
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 890
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Traditionally, tourism media has referred to the image of destinations constructed through media texts such as brochures and postcards, with increasing attention towards other mediascapes such as films and television. Yet, with prolific advancements in technologies of media communication, such traditional formats have experienced a shift in the productive and consumptive practices through which they come into being. The possibilities of production and subsequent consumption are unequivocally changing the ways in which tourists imagine, understand and engage with destinations. This book therefore explores the role of tourism media and mediating practices in the development of non-linear processes of communication and understanding as both producers and consumers come together to negotiate the tourist experience. In varying ways it examines the emergent relationships and connections between media practices and tourism practices, everyday experiences and encounters of place. Collectively, the authors in this book address a range of media and technologies from brochures, television, video and film to mediated virtual spaces, such as e-brochures, Internet cultures, social networks, and Google Earth. In doing so, the book highlights the continued significance of media in tourism contexts; recognising both traditional and newer technologies, and the non-linear, continuous cycle of mediated representations and experiences.

Pig the Pug

By Aaron Blabey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338285904
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 909
  • File Pdf: pig-the-pug.pdf

Book Summary:

A hilarious book about learning to share from the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator Aaron Blabey.

The Emerald Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality

By Marios Sotiriadis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787435296
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 874
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Book Summary:

This book is a practical handbook for entrepreneurship in tourism related industries. The book will provide students and prospective entrepreneurs with the knowledge, know-how and best practices in order to assist them in planning, implementing and managing business ventures in the field of tourism.

Tourism Management

By Stephen Page
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 113634599X
  • Pages : 394
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 700
  • File Pdf: tourism-management.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the leading texts in the field, Tourism Management is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of tourism as you study for a degree, diploma or single module in the subject. It is written in an engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of tourism and builds up your understanding as you progress through this wide ranging global review of the principles of managing tourism. It traces the evolution and future development of tourism and the challenges facing tourism managers in this fast growing sector of the world economy. This book is highly illustrated with diagrams and colour images, and contains short case studies of contemporary themes of interest, as well as new data and statistics.