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The Granite Kingdom: A Cornish Journey

by Tim Hannigan

A fascinating, lyrical account of an east-west walk across Britain's westernmost and most mysterious region.A distant and exotic Celtic land, domain of tin-miners, pirates, smugglers and evocatively named saints, somehow separate from the rest of our island...Few regions of Britain are as holidayed in, as well-loved or as mythologized as Cornwall. From the woodlands of the Tamar Valley to the remote peninsula of Penwith – via the wilderness of Bodmin Moor and coastal villages where tourism and fishing find an uneasy coexistence – Tim Hannigan undertakes a zigzagging journey on foot across Britain's westernmost region to discover how the real Cornwall, its landscapes, histories, communities and sense of identity, intersect with the many projections and tropes that writers, artists and others have placed upon it.Combining landscape and nature writing with deep cultural inquiry, The Granite Kingdom is a probing but highly accessible tour of one of Britain's most popular regions, juxtaposing history, myth, folklore and literary representation with the geographical and social reality of contemporary Cornwall.

Great British Dad-ventures: 101 maps for dads who like doing things

by Mat Riley

WATERSTONES' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2023: NATURE AND TRAVELWhen you're stuck for a great gift for Dad, look no further than GREAT BRITISH DADVENTURES: the ultimate guide to helping Dad discover adrenaline-inducing, mind-expanding or stomach-pleasing mini or big adventures around the British Isles - and families of all ages can join in the fun too!Using maps of all the Scottish and English counties and the Welsh principal areas, the book pinpoints almost 1,000 destinations and activities, including plenty of free and baby-friendly options (and a few that are for Dad's friends only). Whether he's looking for something interesting to do nearby at the weekend or heading off on holiday around our vast and varied British Isles, GREAT BRITISH DAD-VENTURES has all the inspiration Dad needs to get off his screen and do something exciting. Activities include: - walks, hikes, cycling and mountain biking - castles and museums - watersports, wild swimming and boat trips - nature reserves and safari parks - orienteering and bushcraft experiences - scenic driving routes and walking tours - climbing, coasteering and gorge walking - brewery and vineyard tours - and plenty of activities that are unique to the local areas.

Grenzüberschreitender Tourismus in Schutzgebieten: Potenziale, Fallstricke und Perspektiven

by Marius Mayer Wojciech Zbaraszewski Dariusz Pieńkowski Gabriel Gach Johanna Gernert

Dieses Buch erörtert, welche Hindernisse für den grenzüberschreitenden Tourismus zwischen Nachbarländern wie Polen und Deutschland trotz des Schengener Abkommens bestehen. Am Beispiel von Schutzgebieten im Nordosten Deutschlands und im Nordwesten Polens wird das Phänomen der sozioökonomischen und kulturellen Barrieren für den grenzüberschreitenden Tourismus analysiert. Darüber hinaus werden die Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Online-Befragung in beiden Ländern vorgestellt und sozioökonomische und sozialgeographische Forschungen zu Grenzgebieten, Naturtourismus in Schutzgebieten, nationalen Stereotypen und Vorurteilen diskutiert. Als eine der wenigen Quellmarktstudien zum Schutzgebietstourismus ist diese Studie für Wissenschaftler und Praktiker (Schutzgebietsmanager, Tourismusfachleute) gleichermaßen relevant und bietet ihnen Einblicke für die künftige Forschung und Tourismuspraxis.

Hades: the third in the thrilling Blades of Bronze historical adventure series set in Ancient Greece (Blades of Bronze #3)

by Mark Knowles

The exciting new historical novel in Mark Knowles' Blades of Bronze series. You've read the myths of Ancient Greece... now see how life really was in the Age of Heroes.Decades after the voyage of the fabled Argo, the last remaining Argonauts are scattered to the corners of the Greek world, old men living on past glories.The great victory at Troy is naught but a memory. The gods have abandoned Greece. The last vestiges of once-mighty kingdoms are crumbling and the enemy is nearly at the gates.The Age of Heroes is dead. The Sea People are coming...Only one young man can rise up, channel the spirit of the Argonauts, and inspire and renew the heroism of old: Xandros, callow grandson of the great Jason. His mission is a desperate one, and it may yet be too late. Will the old world crumble and burn once and for all, or will a new hero rise to victory?Reviews for the Blades of Bronze series:'A bold and thrilling voyage that plunges you deep into the world of ancient myth. Knowles's storytelling captured my imagination from the very first page. Wonderfully atmospheric.' Daisy Dunn'What a spectacular triumph! Knowles has taken a reassuringly familiar legend and elevated it into a new, realistic and engrossing story.' Sam Taw'A deeply researched historical epic, so brilliantly brought to life I could taste the salt air on my tongue.' Adam Lofthouse

The Half Known Life: Finding Paradise in a Divided World

by Pico Iyer

'Nothing less than a guided tour of the human soul' Elizabeth Gilbert'In elegant and ecstatic prose, Pico Iyer uncovers our wonderful capacity for hope' Katherine MayOne of our most perceptive travel writers embarks on an exploration of the world's holiest places and where we might find paradise on Earth.It's so easy, I thought, to place Paradise in the past or the future – anywhere but here.After half a century of travel, from Ethiopia to Tibet, from Belfast to Jerusalem, Pico Iyer asks himself what kind of paradise can ever be found in a world of unceasing conflict. In a spectacular journey, both inward and outward, Iyer roams from crowded mosques in Iran to a film studio in North Korea, from a holy mountain in Japan to the sometimes spooky emptiness of the Australian outback.At every stop, he makes connections with unexpected strangers – mystics and taxi drivers and fellow travellers – and draws on his own memories, of time spent in a Benedictine monastery high above the Pacific, of regular travels with the Dalai Lama, of hearing his late mother speak of sunlit moments in pre-Partition India.By the end, he has upended many of our expectations and dared to suggest that we can find paradise right in the heart of our angry, confused and divided world.

Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa

by Stephen Spawls Abubakr Mohammad Tomáš Mazuch

This handbook is the first complete guide to the herpetofauna of northeast Africa, covering seven countries – Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.The seven countries of north-east Africa – Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia – share a remarkably diverse landscape, and the region is home to a vast array of herpetofauna, from the Variable Green Toad to the Congo Hinged Terrapin, the Nubian Pigmy Gecko and the Pasteur's Desert Racer. This handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference to all 114 species of amphibian and 458 species of reptile known from the region, including caecilians, frogs, turtles and tortoises, lizards, crocodiles and snakes. Featuring more than 950 photos, Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa includes information on identification, habitat and distribution, behaviour, and best locations to see species, as well as up-to-date species maps. Supporting chapters cover the region's habitats, conservation, and safety when observing and handling amphibians and reptiles. This is an essential resource for anyone interested in the unique and extraordinarily diverse herpetofauna of north-east Africa.

Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research II: Enhancing the Lives of Tourists, Residents of Host Communities and Service Providers (International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life)

by Muzaffer Uysal M. Joseph Sirgy

The second volume of this handbook develops on and extends the discussion in the successful first volume, published in 2012. This is a timely addition to the literature, drawing on the momentum that quality of life (QOL) research in tourism has gained in the 21st century and on the boom in the tourism industry itself. It focuses on four areas of growth in QOL research in the recent past: (1) travelers/tourists, (2) host communities, (3) service providers, and (4) the role of technology. The handbook helps management of tourism firms and policy makers develop specific policies and programs to ensure the most positive impact of tourism on tourists, host communities, and service providers. The comprehensive coverage of topics in this handbook makes it a state-of-the-art reference. Academics interested in QOL research in travel and tourism, tourism practitioners interested in applying the science of QOL in the tourism industry, as well as policy makers involved in regulating the industry will view the handbook as indispensable source of recent research.

Heritage Conservation and Tourism Development at Cham Sacred Sites in Vietnam: Living Heritage Has A Heart (Global Vietnam: Across Time, Space and Community)

by Quang Dai Tuyen

This open access book considers the growing field of heritage tourism from community perspectives. It explores how the Cham—Vietnam’s large ethnic minority—reconcile their needs for economic development with the boundaries circumscribed by their traditional culture. It examines struggles that local minority stakeholders like the Cham face when trying to participate in areas of development that typically fall under State control. How will tourism affect the ancient sacred spaces that are the Cham’s lifeblood? In what areas is their participation permitted? From what areas are they excluded? Through a novel mix of indigenous methods, participant observation, local voices, and rich ethnographic description, this book provides a rare glimpse into the discourses that have been percolating throughout the community in recent years. The relevance of this study extends beyond the Cham community, and aims to resonate with experiences of the myriad indigenous and minority communities around the world who face similar issues with heritage conservation and tourism development. This book is of interest to students and researchers of heritage studies, tourism management, cultural studies, Asian studies, as well as policymakers, and academicians seeking current research on the connections between culture, conservation, sustainable development, and tourism.

The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd

by Merryn Glover

'Merryn Glover’s The Hidden Fires is not just brave, it is remarkable' – Sir John Lister-Kaye The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd is a response to Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. Drawing from the author's upbringing in the Himalayas and gradual adaptation to Scotland’s hills, Merryn Glover contrasts her own Cairngorm experiences with Shepherd’s. Exploring the same landscapes and themes of the classic work, she challenges the reader to new understandings of this mountain range and its significance in contemporary Scotland.

Hidden Valley: Finding freedom in Spain's deep country

by Paul Richardson

The story of the real 'good life' of an off-grid existence in rural SpainPaul Richardson fled the city to live on the land in a rough-and-tumble village on the edge of Europe. Immersing himself in the culture of his remote Spanish community, he learned the traditional arts of animal husbandry and vegetable growing, wine-making and home distilling, and made bread from the rye he sowed on the stone-walled terraces of his twelve-acre farm. In prose that shimmers with wit and sensuality, the author charts his personal route-map along a road less travelled - from urban pressures to rural tranquility, and from insecurity to fulfilment. Along the way he pays tribute to the influences that have shaped his progress - from The Good Life to Henry David Thoreau, from the 1970s pioneers to self-sufficiency to his farming neighbours in the far-flung region of Extremadura. In Richardson's hands, off-grid living both becomes an act of rebellion and a heartening proof that a simpler, better life is possible, if only we can remove ourselves from the ethos in which conspicuous consumption is a duty and success/failure the wheel on which society turns. Hidden Valley is a glorious narrative of one man's journey towards self-reliance. Original and thought-provoking, it is also hugely entertaining.

High Caucasus: A Mountain Quest in Russia’s Haunted Hinterland

by Tom Parfitt

'A thrilling and beautiful book' Philip Marsden'Tom Parfitt has re-invented travel writing for the 21st century' Oliver BulloughOn 1 September 2004, Chechen and Ingush militants took more than a thousand people captive at a school in the Caucasus region of southern Russia. Working as a correspondent, Tom Parfitt witnessed the bloody climax in which 314 hostages died, more than half of them children. The experience left Tom emotionally shredded, struggling to find a way to return to his life in Moscow and put to rest the ghosts of the Beslan siege.Having long been fascinated by the mountainous North Caucasus, Tom turned to his love of walking as a source of both recuperation and discovery. In High Caucasus, he shares his remarkable thousand-mile quest in search of personal peace - and a greater understanding of the roots of violence in a region whose fate has tragic parallels with the Ukraine of today.Starting his journey in Sochi on the Black Sea and walking the mountain ranges to Derbent, the ancient fortress city on the Caspian, Tom traverses the political, religious and ethnic fault-lines of seven Russian republics, including Chechnya and Dagestan. Through bear-haunted forests, across high altitude pastures and over the shoulders of Elbrus, Europe's highest mountain, he finds companionship and respite in the homes of proud, little-known peoples. Walking exerts a restorative power; it also provides a unique, ground-level view of a troubled yet exquisite corner of the world.High Caucasus is a stunning memoir of confronting trauma through connection with history, people and place.

The Hollow Throne: An epic adventure set in Roman Britannia (The Sarmatian Trilogy #3)

by Tim Leach

The unmissable conclusion to Tim Leach's critically acclaimed historical adventure series set in the Roman Empire.AD 180. Vindolanda, Britannia. Sarmatian warrior Kai and his adopted tribe, the Votadini, struggle for survival in unfamiliar lands north of the Wall, living just beyond the reach of Rome.When an old enemy takes control of the Votadini's hated foes, a confederation of tribes known as the Painted People, and rouses them to action, Kai heads south, hoping to ally with the Romans against this resurgent threat.But the Romans have heard tales of butchery and mayhem beyond the Wall. Lucius, Legate of the North, believes Kai and his allies are responsible, and sends forth an expedition to capture his old comrade.Can Kai survive the onslaught – or will such determined enemies spell the end for the warrior and his tribe?The Hollow Throne is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Adrian Goldsworthy.Reviews for Tim Leach:'Roman military adventure at its best.' Simon Turney 'The characters feel rounded and real, and the Sarmatians' attempts to keep their world alive and evade the tyrannous reach of Rome are heartbreaking.' The Times 'Tim Leach writes beautifully.' For Winter Nights 'Recommended.' Historical Novel Society 'Magnificent.' Historia 'A poetic, absorbing narrative.' Sunday Times

Home Waters: Discovering the submerged science of Britain’s coast

by David Bowers

A fascinating and original look at how the sea has defined Britain - and decided the course of its history - for thousands of years.Being an island nation is a core part of the British identity. An estimated two thirds of the world's population have never seen the sea, but in the UK that drops to under 10 per cent. Yet most people don't appreciate the impact our position on the edge of a continental shelf has had on our history, going back thousands of years.Our coast neither starts nor ends at the beach, and this eye-opening book takes a look beneath the surface to explore the forces of nature that have made Britain what it is. We experience some of the highest tides on the planet and we are battered with waves that have travelled halfway around the globe before they get here, but most of what we understand about our unique waters has only been discovered in living memory.In this fascinating guided tour of the fantastically varied British coastline, Professor David Bowers combines oceanography with maritime history, explaining tides, currents and waves in an accessible way whilst revealing how they have been responsible for both salvation (the Channel alone checked the Nazi advance in 1940) and disaster (such as the catastrophic 1953 flooding that led to the ingenious development of the Thames tidal barrier). He covers everything from how ocean swell waves were first recorded here in preparation for the D-Day landings, to how the first underwater light measurements paved the way to modern ocean satellite observation.This is a story 8,000 years in the making, ever since the country broke away from mainland Europe in the Mesolithic era, and in his insightful and irreverent telling of it Professor Bowers shows that the British Isles are defined by the sea, regardless of whether you look at them from land or water. With exclusive photos and specially commissioned illustrations, the book encourages you to visit all the places it explores, but when you stand on the beach or clifftop you will never think of Britain in quite the same way again.

Hospitality and Travel Marketing

by Alastair M. Morrison

Fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, Hospitality and Travel Marketing provides students with an international and systematic approach to hospitality and travel marketing structured around planning, research, implementation, control, and evaluation. Written in a user-friendly style and structured in a logical and organized manner to aid learning, students benefit from the ease of communication, practical nature, and excellent use of relevant and up-to-date cases. The author's global experience in the industry is emphasized through content on hospitality and travel marketing and other parts of tourism, along with a plethora of timely and relevant ‘real-life’ case examples from around the world. This new fifth edition is positioned as a post-COVID-19 text, reflecting the new realities of marketing after the pandemic, and has been updated to reflect these current trends in the field, including e-marketing, mobile marketing, societal marketing, and destination branding. It specifically has been updated by: • Including three new technology chapters on e-marketing, marketing on social media platforms, electronic customer relationship management (eCRM), and customer co-creation in marketing • A new chapter on social responsibility, societal and social marketing • New content on the new realities of the post-COVID era and the increasing competitiveness in hospitality and travel, greater emphasis on branding, disruptive technologies, consumer control, marketing and generations, uses of user-generated content, and globalization • New global case studies throughout with reflective questions to use in class or for self-study • New marketing and e-marketing mini cases throughout the book • New and updated additional resources to aid understanding and teaching, including PowerPoint slides This international, accessible, and comprehensive whole-industry textbook, written by a world-renowned author and industry expert, is an invaluable study companion for students of hospitality and travel marketing.

Hospitality and Travel Marketing

by Alastair M. Morrison

Fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, Hospitality and Travel Marketing provides students with an international and systematic approach to hospitality and travel marketing structured around planning, research, implementation, control, and evaluation. Written in a user-friendly style and structured in a logical and organized manner to aid learning, students benefit from the ease of communication, practical nature, and excellent use of relevant and up-to-date cases. The author's global experience in the industry is emphasized through content on hospitality and travel marketing and other parts of tourism, along with a plethora of timely and relevant ‘real-life’ case examples from around the world. This new fifth edition is positioned as a post-COVID-19 text, reflecting the new realities of marketing after the pandemic, and has been updated to reflect these current trends in the field, including e-marketing, mobile marketing, societal marketing, and destination branding. It specifically has been updated by: • Including three new technology chapters on e-marketing, marketing on social media platforms, electronic customer relationship management (eCRM), and customer co-creation in marketing • A new chapter on social responsibility, societal and social marketing • New content on the new realities of the post-COVID era and the increasing competitiveness in hospitality and travel, greater emphasis on branding, disruptive technologies, consumer control, marketing and generations, uses of user-generated content, and globalization • New global case studies throughout with reflective questions to use in class or for self-study • New marketing and e-marketing mini cases throughout the book • New and updated additional resources to aid understanding and teaching, including PowerPoint slides This international, accessible, and comprehensive whole-industry textbook, written by a world-renowned author and industry expert, is an invaluable study companion for students of hospitality and travel marketing.

Hospitality Security: Managing Security in Today’s Hotel, Nightlife, Entertainment, and Tourism Environment

by Darrell Clifton

Hospitality Security: Managing Security in Today’s Hotel, Nightlife, Entertainment, and Tourism Environment, Second Edition provides experience-based, proven methods for preventing and resolving the challenges faced by today’s hospitality security staff and leadership. The lodging component of a hospitality environment creates challenges to the security professional by its complex set of assets and amenities—especially when combined with gaming environments. Whether the reader is establishing, or improving, a professional, proactive proprietary security force, or the manager of a boutique hotel, the practical methods described herein are applicable to everyone. Author Darrell Clifton takes the reader through a logical and methodical process to first evaluate what risks are inherent to hospitality environments, how to assess those risks through threat and vulnerability assessments and methods to mitigate, eliminate, or transfer them. The book stresses the importance of prevention and investigation into the root causes of incidents as a tool for avoiding future undesirable events. This is especially important in that each registered guest brings with them their own unique set of circumstances, family values, problems, and social issues. The security function must operate to protect their individual rights, their right to privacy, and their desire to enjoy the facilities they are patronizing while contributing to the revenue stream. This must be balanced with the obligation, or duty, to provide reasonable care from foreseeable harm by the hotel to avoid incidents and litigation. Clifton, an experienced industry veteran, clearly establishes and identifies practical, reasonable, and cost-effective ways to accomplish this balancing of guest enjoyment with guest protection. This new edition includes expanded content on premises liability, security force behavioral recognition, workplace violence, active shooter scenarios, evacuation planning, social media and guest reviews, and hotel scams. Additional coverage on nightclubs and bars has been added including four entirely new chapters on specialized security for events and venues, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), advances in technology, and industry trends for the gaming and hospitality sector. Ideal for novices and veterans alike, Hospitality Security, Second Edition is an accessible, reader-friendly reference that enables security directors to evaluate what risks are inherent to hospitality environments, to analyze those risks through threat and vulnerability assessments, and to develop methods to mitigate or eliminate them—all the while keeping customers and personnel safe and improving the bottom line.

Hospitality Security: Managing Security in Today’s Hotel, Nightlife, Entertainment, and Tourism Environment

by Darrell Clifton

Hospitality Security: Managing Security in Today’s Hotel, Nightlife, Entertainment, and Tourism Environment, Second Edition provides experience-based, proven methods for preventing and resolving the challenges faced by today’s hospitality security staff and leadership. The lodging component of a hospitality environment creates challenges to the security professional by its complex set of assets and amenities—especially when combined with gaming environments. Whether the reader is establishing, or improving, a professional, proactive proprietary security force, or the manager of a boutique hotel, the practical methods described herein are applicable to everyone. Author Darrell Clifton takes the reader through a logical and methodical process to first evaluate what risks are inherent to hospitality environments, how to assess those risks through threat and vulnerability assessments and methods to mitigate, eliminate, or transfer them. The book stresses the importance of prevention and investigation into the root causes of incidents as a tool for avoiding future undesirable events. This is especially important in that each registered guest brings with them their own unique set of circumstances, family values, problems, and social issues. The security function must operate to protect their individual rights, their right to privacy, and their desire to enjoy the facilities they are patronizing while contributing to the revenue stream. This must be balanced with the obligation, or duty, to provide reasonable care from foreseeable harm by the hotel to avoid incidents and litigation. Clifton, an experienced industry veteran, clearly establishes and identifies practical, reasonable, and cost-effective ways to accomplish this balancing of guest enjoyment with guest protection. This new edition includes expanded content on premises liability, security force behavioral recognition, workplace violence, active shooter scenarios, evacuation planning, social media and guest reviews, and hotel scams. Additional coverage on nightclubs and bars has been added including four entirely new chapters on specialized security for events and venues, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), advances in technology, and industry trends for the gaming and hospitality sector. Ideal for novices and veterans alike, Hospitality Security, Second Edition is an accessible, reader-friendly reference that enables security directors to evaluate what risks are inherent to hospitality environments, to analyze those risks through threat and vulnerability assessments, and to develop methods to mitigate or eliminate them—all the while keeping customers and personnel safe and improving the bottom line.

Hotel Kitsch: A Pretty Cool Tour of America's Fantasy Getaways

by Margaret Bienert Corey Bienert

A visual celebration of the best fantasy suites and honeymoon hotels across America and beyond, from the creators of A Pretty Cool Hotel Tour In 1963, the savvy owners of the Cove Haven Resort in the Poconos unveiled their heart-shaped tub. Like Elvis Presley and Playboy magazine, it launched a postwar phenomenon that defined a new era of pop pleasure: the honeymoon hotel. Destinations across the country were soon racing to catch up, installing not just heart-shaped tubs but all types of over-the-top design flourishes, from pink shag carpeting to immersive worlds worthy of a Broadway stage set, in order to create a sense of romance, fantasy, even adventure. ​From the photographers and inveterate travelers behind the social media sensation A Pretty Cool Hotel Tour, Hotel Kitsch celebrates dozens of creative, nostalgic, one-of-a-kind hotels that span the heart of the Poconos and across the United States to Mexico, Spain, and the UK. Discover, in the middle of Iowa, a jungle room with fake trees and foliage surrounding the bed as if it had taken its cue from Where the Wild Things Are. Or Jules&’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo where the rooms are reached by scuba diving. An Arctic Cave room at a hotel in Kentucky with its carved blue walls and not a window to be found. And on the California coast, the iconic Madonna Inn featuring 110 rooms, each themed and no two alike. Along the way, authors Margaret and Corey Bienert uncover too many wild details to mention, including unconventional beds (a Cadillac, a clamshell, a sandwich), mirrors on mirrors on mirrors, in-room swimming pools, full suits of armor, and fiber-optic star ceilings. ​While it&’s not a travel guide, every destination in Hotel Kitsch is open for business. Time to check in.

In My Stride: Lessons learned through life and adventure

by Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton is no stranger to doing hard things, from kayaking the entire length of the Amazon to competing in a boxing match for Sports Relief. Her ability to dig deep and find the inner strength and to carry on no matter the challenge - physical, mental, or emotional - is nothing short of remarkable. Helen grew up on a farm in Cumbria and credits her deep connection with nature and family for grounding her throughout the experiences in her life. In My Stride explores the lessons Helen has learned through life and adventure, sharing how getting out in nature can help us heal, grow, and find the resilience to move through challenging times in our lives. It tells stories of finding confidence, authenticity, courage, resilience, acceptance, community, and freedom against the backdrop of life's peaks and troughs and through the power of the natural world. Helen shows us how putting one foot in front of the other - whether that's on the Strictly dance floor or in the great outdoors - can help us to journey back to ourselves.

In Search of Sheba: A John Murray Journey

by Barbara Toy

Introduced by Lois Pryce, author of Lois on the Loose, Red Tape & White Knuckles and Revolutionary Ride.In 1959 Barbara Toy, famous for her solo overland travels in North Africa and Arabia, set out in her trademark Land Rover to drive from Libya to Ethiopia.Alone, she crossed the Sahara Desert and the equatorial forests of the Congo before ascending the highlands of Haile Selassie's empire. Her Ethiopian travels took her from modern Addis Ababa to the ancient ruins of Aksum, through bandit-ridden countryside to the summit of Mount Wehni - where male heirs to the emperor were traditionally imprisoned for life - on a quest to explore the legend of the Queen of Sheba. Full of good humour and grit, In Search of Sheba chronicles a remarkable feat of endurance and adventure by one of the twentieth century's greatest travellers.

Inclusion in Tourism: Understanding Institutional Discrimination and Bias (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)

by Susan L. Slocum

Inclusion in Tourism provides examples of discrimination and marginalisation in tourism practices and avenues designed to recognise and overcome personal or institutional biases, setting a road map for researchers interested in establishing a more inclusive approach to tourism and tourism research. Logically structured, multidisciplinary in approach, and compiled by a well-known scholar and leader in tourism theory, this volume comprises 13 specially commissioned chapters that provide concrete global examples of overcoming discrimination within tourism institutions, centred around examples of best practice, courses of action, and positive outcomes. Chapters outline, explain and challenge the existing view of tourism theory as inclusionary, destroying the myth that tourism is an equal opportunity endeavour, bringing a new level of scrutiny to "stand-alone" concepts of "discrimination" and "marginalisation" as a long-existing phenomenon in tourism studies. The book begins with an institutionalised and global approach to discrimination, focusing on immigration policy, academic teaching, research, grant policies, and destination image in relation to minorities; and xenophobia. The text then moves to the individual level, discussing aspects of institutionalised discrimination based on individual characteristics, such as sexual orientation, obesity, disability, and gender. International in scope, this book will be of pivotal interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in diversity and inclusion.

Inclusion in Tourism: Understanding Institutional Discrimination and Bias (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)


Inclusion in Tourism provides examples of discrimination and marginalisation in tourism practices and avenues designed to recognise and overcome personal or institutional biases, setting a road map for researchers interested in establishing a more inclusive approach to tourism and tourism research. Logically structured, multidisciplinary in approach, and compiled by a well-known scholar and leader in tourism theory, this volume comprises 13 specially commissioned chapters that provide concrete global examples of overcoming discrimination within tourism institutions, centred around examples of best practice, courses of action, and positive outcomes. Chapters outline, explain and challenge the existing view of tourism theory as inclusionary, destroying the myth that tourism is an equal opportunity endeavour, bringing a new level of scrutiny to "stand-alone" concepts of "discrimination" and "marginalisation" as a long-existing phenomenon in tourism studies. The book begins with an institutionalised and global approach to discrimination, focusing on immigration policy, academic teaching, research, grant policies, and destination image in relation to minorities; and xenophobia. The text then moves to the individual level, discussing aspects of institutionalised discrimination based on individual characteristics, such as sexual orientation, obesity, disability, and gender. International in scope, this book will be of pivotal interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in diversity and inclusion.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2023: Proceedings of the ENTER 2023 eTourism Conference, January 18-20, 2023 (Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics)

by Berta Ferrer-Rosell David Massimo Katerina Berezina

This open access book provides an extensive overview of the usage of information and communication technologies in the tourism and hospitality industry. It presents the proceedings of the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT)’s 30th Annual International eTourism Conference, which assembles the latest research presented at the ENTER2023 conference. The enclosed papers cover various topics within the field, including augmented and virtual reality, website development, social media use, e-learning, big data, analytics and recommendation systems.

Innovation and Sustainability in Governments and Companies: A Perspective to the New Realities (River Publishers Series in Multi Business Model Innovation, Technologies and Sustainable Business)

by Ernesto Leon-Castro Manoj Sahni Fabio Blanco-Mesa Victor Alfaro-Garcia Jose Merigo

Innovation and sustainability are issues that have become very relevant in recent years. This book presents a compilation of investigations on these topics, divided into those applied in government or enterprises. The objective is to demonstrate to the audience how these issues have been worked around the world and in different scenarios. Among the papers, there are works related to economic variables, imports, exports, and analysis in different sectors such as tourism, agriculture, education, and even in countries in general.

Innovation and Sustainability in Governments and Companies: A Perspective to the New Realities (River Publishers Series in Multi Business Model Innovation, Technologies and Sustainable Business)


Innovation and sustainability are issues that have become very relevant in recent years. This book presents a compilation of investigations on these topics, divided into those applied in government or enterprises. The objective is to demonstrate to the audience how these issues have been worked around the world and in different scenarios. Among the papers, there are works related to economic variables, imports, exports, and analysis in different sectors such as tourism, agriculture, education, and even in countries in general.

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