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A Dictionary of Tourism and Travel

Allan Beaver
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Allan Beaver: Visiting Professor, University of Bournemouth

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Abstract: A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism is an accessible and authoritative A to Z, providing over 7,000 definitions of travel and tourism terminology, including the operating language of the travel industry, acronyms of organizations, associations, and trade bodies, IT terms, and brand names. Completely up to date, this dictionary covers the implications of web technology and social media on the travel and tourism industry, as well as new products and services, such as e-tickets, home-based travel agents, awareness amongst consumers and within the industry of terror-threatened travel, recent changes in legislation, and environmental concerns. Useful appendices include the World Tourism Organization Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, the recommended tourism syllabus content for Higher Education courses worldwide, and a list of the EC Neutral Computerized Reservation System Rules. The content is further enhanced by over 750 web links, listed and regularly updated on a companion website, which expand the scope of the dictionary into the digital realm. Providing a wealth of information on one of the fastest-growing global industries of the 21st century, this dictionary is the ideal point of reference for students taking travel, tourism, and hospitality courses, as well as professionals working within these areas.

Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780199605088
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