The Business of Tourism

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Designed specifically as a textbook for students following travel and tourism courses, this volume aims to provide a foundation in the principles of business operations in the travel industry. The book should also be useful for others already employed in tourism who wish to broaden their knowledge.

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Lecturers' comments on the fourth edition:
"Good, clear comprehensive coverage. An excellent introduction."
"Well written - to the point - excellent as a guide."
"An excellent introduction to the key components and issues relating to the tourism industry - comprehensive."

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"This book is a matchless guide to the operations and structures of the contemporary tourism industry. Holloway’s accessible text has long been a classic and continues to be essential student reading."

Dr Nigel Morgan

Reader in Tourism Studies

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff


The Business of Tourism is a well established and popular text, providing an accessible introduction to the study of travel and tourism, from its historical roots to the present-day state and likely future direction.

This 7th edition provides an up-to-date account of the development, impacts and major players in this fast-moving industry as well as the significant changes in the wake of world events such as 9/11 and the Asian Tsunami of 2004. The text contains a wealth of examples to set the theory in context and a number of longer cases at the end of the book have been chosen to represent the diversity of the industry – from small-scale local attractions to the world-wide appeal of major destinations.

Among the key topics covered in the book are:

-          the global economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism

-          technological change and its impact on the industry

-          the historical and future developments of the industry

-          the structure and sectors of travel and tourism

-          further reading and references for more extensive study



Chris Holloway is Former Professor of Tourism Management at Bristol Business School, University of West of England

Neil Taylor is a former director of specialist tour operator Regent Holidays and currently editor of Bradt’s Guides to Estonia, the Baltic Capitals and Tallinn


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J. Christopher Holloway
Published by Longman Pub Group (1996)
ISBN 10: 0582290422 ISBN 13: 9780582290426
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Book Description Longman Pub Group, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. 4th. Seller Inventory # DADAX0582290422

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