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Storm Pegs: A Life Made in Shetland

by Jen Hadfield

'Storm Pegs perfectly captures the knotting of language and landscape. I was transported.' - Katherine May, Sunday Times bestselling author of WinteringFrom the winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Highland Book PrizeWhat if the answer to ‘Where am I?’ is ‘heaven’?In her late twenties, celebrated poet Jen Hadfield moved to the Shetland archipelago to make her life anew. A scattering of islands at the northernmost point of the United Kingdom, frequently cut off from the mainland by storms, Shetland is a place of Vikings and myths, of ancient languages and old customs, of breathtaking landscapes and violent weather. It has long fascinated travellers seeking the edge of the world.On these islands known for their isolation and drama, Hadfield found something more: a place teeming with life, where rare seabirds blow in on Atlantic gales, seals and dolphins visit its beaches, and wild folk festivals carry the residents through long, dark winters. She found a close-knit community, too, of neighbours always willing to lend a boat or build a creel, of women wild-swimming together in the star-spangled winter seas. Over seventeen years, as bright summer nights gave way to storm-lashed winters, she learned new ways to live.In prose as rich and magical as Shetland itself, Hadfield transports us to the islands as a local; introducing us to the remote and beautiful archipelago where she has made her home, and shows us new ways of living at the edge.

Storm’s Edge: Life, Death And Magic In The Islands Of Orkney

by Peter Marshall

From Peter Marshall, winner of the Wolfson Prize 2018, Storm’s Edge is a new history of the Orkney Islands that dives deep into island politics, the evolution of folklore, and community memory on the geographical edge of Britain.

Strategic Management in the Wine Tourism Industry: Competitive Strategies, Wine Tourism Behaviour and New Strategic Tools

by Javier Martínez-Falcó Bartolomé Marco-Lajara Eduardo Sánchez-García Luis A. Millán-Tudela

Wine tourism has become increasingly popular and important in recent years, with a vast scientific research highlighting the expansion of the industry and the various benefits associated with it. As the global wine market grows, new competitive strategies, business tools and patterns of wine tourists’ demands are essential elements for the effective management of wine tourism products. This book aims to deepen the management of the wine tourism industry through the study of competitive strategies developed by wineries. It also explores perceptions, preferences, and expectations of wine tourists, as well as the analysis of new tools to improve the wine tourism product. In doing so, contributors make the case for effective strategic management that can help wineries determine their target markets, identify their competitive advantages, develop pricing strategies and create effective marketing campaigns. The book is therefore useful for both wine professionals and academics who wish to delve deeper into the study of the strategic management of wine tourism.

Strategic Tourism Planning for Communities: Restructuring and Rebranding (Building the Future of Tourism)

by Anukrati Sharma Shruti Arora

From developed to developing nations, the utilization of tourism as a development strategy has been a prevalent practice at both national and local levels. In this compelling read, authors Shruti Arora and Anukrati Sharma explore an understanding of how countries envision the future of their tourism sectors and chart a course towards that vision. Unveiling the potential of tourism as a catalyst for economic prosperity, numerous communities view it as a promising avenue to enhance their standard of living. With evidence showcasing its wealth-generating capabilities, these communities place unwavering faith in tourism's ability to uplift their societies. Strategic Tourism Planning for Communities: Restructuring and Rebranding offers fresh insights and knowledge for students and researchers alike. Drawing on examples from around the world, this is a must-read for anyone passionate about the growth and development of regions through the lens of tourism.

Strategic Tourism Planning for Communities: Restructuring and Rebranding (Building the Future of Tourism)

by ANUKRATI SHARMA AND SHRUTI ARORA

From developed to developing nations, the utilization of tourism as a development strategy has been a prevalent practice at both national and local levels. In this compelling read, authors Shruti Arora and Anukrati Sharma explore an understanding of how countries envision the future of their tourism sectors and chart a course towards that vision. Unveiling the potential of tourism as a catalyst for economic prosperity, numerous communities view it as a promising avenue to enhance their standard of living. With evidence showcasing its wealth-generating capabilities, these communities place unwavering faith in tourism's ability to uplift their societies. Strategic Tourism Planning for Communities: Restructuring and Rebranding offers fresh insights and knowledge for students and researchers alike. Drawing on examples from around the world, this is a must-read for anyone passionate about the growth and development of regions through the lens of tourism.

Sustainable Approaches and Business Challenges in Times of Crisis: 3rd International Conference on Modern Trends in Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 4-6, 2023 (Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics)

by Adina Letiția Negrușa Monica Maria Coroş

This book discusses current trends, challenges, and opportunities in the fields of business, hospitality, and tourism, particularly in Eastern Europe. Featuring selected papers presented at the second annual Modern Trends in Business Hospitality and Tourism International Conference held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2023, the enclosed chapters explore the global marketing environment discussing the latest technological, economic and social-cultural developments. Featuring theoretical and empirical research and real-life case studies, this book explores topics such as global capital markets and investment financing post COVID-19, sustainable business models, financing alternatives for SMEs, corporate governance, human capital leadership, among others. It is appropriate for academics, researchers, scholars and practitioners in the areas of business, hospitality and tourism.

Sustainable Events Management

by Kevin Griffin Dr Razaq Raj

This book introduces the reader to sustainable events management theory and practice, based on academic research and illustrated with empirical case studies. The book provides a comprehensive view of sustainable management and how it relates to the many sectors within the events industry. It emphasises the fundamental importance of local communities, businesses and stakeholders to events organisation in regional, national and international locations. It brings into focus international governing bodies, and national government strategic objectives as the corner stones for sustainable development in the events sector. The relationship between strategic objectives and on-the-ground operational responsibilities are presented using research by contributing authors and accredited organisations to add scope and depth. Best-practice case studies are used throughout the book to highlight and explain particular sustainable management issues and practices. The scope of the book is international and designed to educate undergraduate and postgraduate students and to support practitioners in their operational and administrative duties within their industry sectors.

Sustainable Tourism, Culture and Heritage Promotion: Development, Management and Connectivity (Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation)

by Uglješa Stankov Rui Alexandre Castanho Jorge Chica-Olmo Miroslav Vujičić Eliana Martinelli

This proceedings book explores future prospects of cultural, heritage, and religious tourism and how it can impact the socioeconomic complexity of a community and future developments. It includes chapters on contemporary digital age pilgrimage, digital interpretation as a management strategy, tourism in the era of digital communication, and the role of social media in conserving intangible cultural heritage. This book focuses on policies and mechanisms for heritage preservation. It includes cultural heritage tourism management, how the digitalization of data has impacted and further developed tourism, World Heritage classification in urban tourism destinations, cultural tourism products, and experiences. Moreover, it discusses the sustainable environment and geography in tourism. It covers topics such as ecotourism and rural sustainable development, heritage in socioeconomic sustainable development, and tourists' perceptions of tourism. Anotherpart of the book explores the social and economic impacts of tourism. It includes chapters on cycling tourism along the Elbe, residents' perceptions of the socioeconomic benefits of restaurants, architecture of historical mosques, tourism as a driver of soft power, tourists' perceptions of service quality, tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic, gastronomic narratives in tourism, and residents' perceptions of festivals. Also, it pinpoints the focus on user interaction-based development. It includes chapters on the role of community-led initiatives in heritage revitalization and addressing connectivity issues between historical and natural touristic heritage sites. These research papers provide valuable insights into the multidimensional nature of cultural sustainable tourism, covering a wide range of topics and offering diverse perspectives on its development, management, and impact.

Sustainable Travel For Dummies

by Lee Mylne

How to travel lightly across planet Earth Sustainable Travel For Dummies is for travelers of all ages and budgets who want to reduce their carbon footprints, respect and protect the planet, contribute to local economies, and incorporate conservation into their travel experiences. That’s you! This easy-to-read guide shows you what sustainable travel is, why it’s important, and how to do it—with no travel shaming. Award-winning travel journalist Lee Mylne brings a global perspective on fun ways to travel responsibly. A must-have resource for globetrotters and for those whose travels keep them close to home, this book covers alternative transportation, unique accommodations, fulfilling cultural experiences, everything else the eco-savvy traveler needs to know. Discover how to plan eco-friendly trips to destinations near and far Reduce your carbon footprint while still enjoying life-affirming experiences Learn about alternative methods of transportation and sustainable accommodations Gain cultural awareness and get fun ideas for making the most of your travel Sustainable Travel For Dummies is an inspiring read for travelers who are new to sustainable and ethical travel and seeking practical tips for eco-conscious wandering.

Sustainable Travel For Dummies

by Lee Mylne

How to travel lightly across planet Earth Sustainable Travel For Dummies is for travelers of all ages and budgets who want to reduce their carbon footprints, respect and protect the planet, contribute to local economies, and incorporate conservation into their travel experiences. That’s you! This easy-to-read guide shows you what sustainable travel is, why it’s important, and how to do it—with no travel shaming. Award-winning travel journalist Lee Mylne brings a global perspective on fun ways to travel responsibly. A must-have resource for globetrotters and for those whose travels keep them close to home, this book covers alternative transportation, unique accommodations, fulfilling cultural experiences, everything else the eco-savvy traveler needs to know. Discover how to plan eco-friendly trips to destinations near and far Reduce your carbon footprint while still enjoying life-affirming experiences Learn about alternative methods of transportation and sustainable accommodations Gain cultural awareness and get fun ideas for making the most of your travel Sustainable Travel For Dummies is an inspiring read for travelers who are new to sustainable and ethical travel and seeking practical tips for eco-conscious wandering.

Technology and Luxury Hospitality: AI, Blockchain and the Metaverse (Routledge Studies in Luxury Management)


The integration of pioneering information and communication technologies has transformed the hospitality sector. This groundbreaking book delves into the transformative power of cutting-edge technologies in the world of high-end travel and accommodation. As the digital revolution continues to reshape our lives, this book offers an exclusive look at how the hospitality industry is adapting and evolving to cater to the sophisticated tastes of the modern, tech-savvy traveller.In this eye-opening exploration, readers will be taken on a journey through the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the metaverse as they intersect with the world of luxury hospitality. From AI-driven concierge services and smart hotel rooms that cater to guests' every whim to the democratization of luxury experiences through blockchain-based loyalty programmes and the rise of virtual reality travel, this book reveals the extraordinary possibilities that lie ahead for the discerning traveller.With insights from international experts, this edited collection provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the current and future trends shaping the industry and will be valuable to scholars and postgraduate researchers across the hospitality sector, innovation, and luxury management.

Technology and Luxury Hospitality: AI, Blockchain and the Metaverse (Routledge Studies in Luxury Management)

by Pethuru Raj Chelliah Park Thaichon Sachin Gupta Pushan Kumar Dutta

The integration of pioneering information and communication technologies has transformed the hospitality sector. This groundbreaking book delves into the transformative power of cutting-edge technologies in the world of high-end travel and accommodation. As the digital revolution continues to reshape our lives, this book offers an exclusive look at how the hospitality industry is adapting and evolving to cater to the sophisticated tastes of the modern, tech-savvy traveller.In this eye-opening exploration, readers will be taken on a journey through the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the metaverse as they intersect with the world of luxury hospitality. From AI-driven concierge services and smart hotel rooms that cater to guests' every whim to the democratization of luxury experiences through blockchain-based loyalty programmes and the rise of virtual reality travel, this book reveals the extraordinary possibilities that lie ahead for the discerning traveller.With insights from international experts, this edited collection provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the current and future trends shaping the industry and will be valuable to scholars and postgraduate researchers across the hospitality sector, innovation, and luxury management.

Telling Stories of Pain and Hope: Museums in South Africa and Ireland (ISSN)

by Ruth Teer-Tomaselli Mary Elizabeth Lange

The histories of South Africa and Ireland have been tumultuous and traumatic. Both countries have experienced political repression, sectarian violence and oppression that still impact the spiritual well-being of people today. Their parallel histories are of colonialism, displacement and division, and a fight for land and sovereignty. Both countries have embarked on a process of healing and reconciliation, yet there is an ongoing struggle for reparation and/or reversal of previous injustices.Recognising that museums of the 21st century have the potential to contribute to catharsis and mutual understanding, this book reflects on selected museums in South Africa and Ireland that commemorate the pain of the past and the hope for the future. The primary focus of the book is the way in which museum guides, curators and managers share their stories and the stories of their ancestors, and the stories of other people’s ancestors who were caught up in the conflict while interweaving the stories of the authors as well.Print edition not for sale in Sub Saharan Africa.

Telling Stories of Pain and Hope: Museums in South Africa and Ireland (ISSN)

by Ruth Teer-Tomaselli Mary Elizabeth Lange

The histories of South Africa and Ireland have been tumultuous and traumatic. Both countries have experienced political repression, sectarian violence and oppression that still impact the spiritual well-being of people today. Their parallel histories are of colonialism, displacement and division, and a fight for land and sovereignty. Both countries have embarked on a process of healing and reconciliation, yet there is an ongoing struggle for reparation and/or reversal of previous injustices.Recognising that museums of the 21st century have the potential to contribute to catharsis and mutual understanding, this book reflects on selected museums in South Africa and Ireland that commemorate the pain of the past and the hope for the future. The primary focus of the book is the way in which museum guides, curators and managers share their stories and the stories of their ancestors, and the stories of other people’s ancestors who were caught up in the conflict while interweaving the stories of the authors as well.Print edition not for sale in Sub Saharan Africa.

Three-Inch Teeth (Joe Pickett)

by C.J. Box

The thrilling new novel in the New York Times bestselling Joe Pickett series by award-winning author C.J. Box. Wyoming game warden Joe faces two different kinds of rampaging killers – one animal, one human – in this riveting adventure.A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage, killing, among others, the prospective fiancé of Joe Pickett's daughter. At the same time, Dallas Cates, who Joe helped lock up, is released from prison with a list of six names tattooed on his skin. He wants revenge on the people who sent him away: the people he blames for the deaths of his entire family and the loss of his reputation and property.Targeted are his lawyer, a judge, the county prosecutor, a prison guard, Joe's associate Nate Romanowski – and Joe Pickett himself. Using the grizzly attacks as cover, Cates devises a method of violence identical to the bear killings and sets out to methodically check off his list. Can Joe stop him before he himself becomes the next target on the killer's list?Reviews for C.J Box'Box is writing at the top of his game.' Publishers Weekly'C. J. Box is among the finest and most literate authors of modern thrillers.' Bookreporter'Box's sparse and pragmatic prose is the perfect complement to the wilderness vistas Pickett knows like the back of his hand.' Providence Journal

Tourism and Animal Ethics (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)

by David A. Fennell

This timely book provides a critical account of the role that animals play in the tourism industry, representing an extension of the sustainability imperative and environmental theory. Written by a leading academic and author, this volume explores the rich history of animal ethics research, both inside and outside of tourism studies, for the purpose of providing greater theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and practical guidance. It examines historical and current practices of the use of animals in the tourism industry from both in situ to ex situ consumption and production perspectives, identifying a range of ethical issues associated with such use. This second edition has been updated to reflect contemporary research and thinking around animal welfare, hunting, and consumption with new chapters on animals as food, and policy at the national and international levels. New case studies have been integrated throughout. Offering an interdisciplinary overview of the moral issues related to the use of animals in tourism through cutting-edge research, this book is essential reading for students, academics, and researchers interested in tourism ethics, sustainable tourism, and wildlife tourism.

Tourism and Animal Ethics (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)

by David A. Fennell

This timely book provides a critical account of the role that animals play in the tourism industry, representing an extension of the sustainability imperative and environmental theory. Written by a leading academic and author, this volume explores the rich history of animal ethics research, both inside and outside of tourism studies, for the purpose of providing greater theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and practical guidance. It examines historical and current practices of the use of animals in the tourism industry from both in situ to ex situ consumption and production perspectives, identifying a range of ethical issues associated with such use. This second edition has been updated to reflect contemporary research and thinking around animal welfare, hunting, and consumption with new chapters on animals as food, and policy at the national and international levels. New case studies have been integrated throughout. Offering an interdisciplinary overview of the moral issues related to the use of animals in tourism through cutting-edge research, this book is essential reading for students, academics, and researchers interested in tourism ethics, sustainable tourism, and wildlife tourism.

Tourism and Hospitality Management in Practice: A Case Study Collection (International Cases in Business and Management)


Tourism and Hospitality Management in Practice: A Case Study Collection is a collection of real-world business cases with a particular focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in different countries from around the world. Fifteen compact cases capture a variety of business situations that present decisions, opportunities, or challenges. Organized into four parts, the cases reflect the various impacts of changing external conditions and internal factors in tourism and hospitality SMEs. Each case tells the story of a particular business situation and context, and the student takes on the role of the decision maker. All cases include a synopsis, discussion questions, a learning activity, references, and further reading. An introductory chapter written specifically for students offers advice on what to expect from learning with a case, as well as hints on how to approach a case analysis. The cases offer multiple opportunities to connect tourism and hospitality knowledge and theory to practice, with a particular emphasis on analytical skill development, problem-solving, and alternative generation. This case collection is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in tourism, hospitality management, and business, as well as for professional development programs. For instructors who teach with the cases, there are teaching notes, comprising comprehensive teaching plans and resources, learning activities, reflective questions, additional readings, and external resources, all available online.

Tourism and Hospitality Management in Practice: A Case Study Collection (International Cases in Business and Management)

by Rebecca Wilson-Mah

Tourism and Hospitality Management in Practice: A Case Study Collection is a collection of real-world business cases with a particular focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in different countries from around the world. Fifteen compact cases capture a variety of business situations that present decisions, opportunities, or challenges. Organized into four parts, the cases reflect the various impacts of changing external conditions and internal factors in tourism and hospitality SMEs. Each case tells the story of a particular business situation and context, and the student takes on the role of the decision maker. All cases include a synopsis, discussion questions, a learning activity, references, and further reading. An introductory chapter written specifically for students offers advice on what to expect from learning with a case, as well as hints on how to approach a case analysis. The cases offer multiple opportunities to connect tourism and hospitality knowledge and theory to practice, with a particular emphasis on analytical skill development, problem-solving, and alternative generation. This case collection is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in tourism, hospitality management, and business, as well as for professional development programs. For instructors who teach with the cases, there are teaching notes, comprising comprehensive teaching plans and resources, learning activities, reflective questions, additional readings, and external resources, all available online.

Tourism and ICTs: Proceedings of the TURITEC 2023 Conference, October 19–20, 2023, Málaga, Spain (Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics)

by Antonio J. Guevara Plaza Alfonso Cerezo Medina Enrique Navarro Jurado

This open-access book presents the best research papers from the XIV International Congress on Tourism and Information and Communications Technologies (TURITEC2023), held in Málaga, Spain from 19 to 20 October 2023. The book explores the profound impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the increasing importance of digitalization and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as key drivers for the industry's recovery, alongside sustainability. This curated collection of research papers offers conceptualizations, methodologies, analyses, and empirical case studies that illuminate the path to a resilient and sustainable future for tourism.

Tourism and Poverty Alleviation in Nature Conservation Areas: A Comparative Study Between Japan and Vietnam (Routledge Insights in Tourism Series)

by Nguyen Van Hoang

This timely book delves into the intricate relationship between tourism and poverty with a specific focus on nature conservation areas, using case studies of island economies in a developed country, Japan, and a developing one, Vietnam. The volume asserts that although the concept of pro-poor tourism has often linked tourism with poverty, limited research has examined this link from diverse perspectives, including those of developed and developing countries where poverty can understand in absolute or relative forms. Notably, the book considers the voices of local residents in these areas, particularly the impoverished living in tourist destinations in Vietnam. This is essential for influencing conservation efforts and making poverty alleviation more achievable. Readers, therefore, gain an understanding of why tourism and poverty alleviation are crucial for every economy within the context of nature conservation areas.This volume is a pivotal resource for scholars in tourism, particularly those focused on teaching and researching tourism geographies and sustainable development. It holds particular significance for scholars examining emerging nations across Asia.

Tourism and Poverty Alleviation in Nature Conservation Areas: A Comparative Study Between Japan and Vietnam (Routledge Insights in Tourism Series)

by Nguyen Van Hoang

This timely book delves into the intricate relationship between tourism and poverty with a specific focus on nature conservation areas, using case studies of island economies in a developed country, Japan, and a developing one, Vietnam. The volume asserts that although the concept of pro-poor tourism has often linked tourism with poverty, limited research has examined this link from diverse perspectives, including those of developed and developing countries where poverty can understand in absolute or relative forms. Notably, the book considers the voices of local residents in these areas, particularly the impoverished living in tourist destinations in Vietnam. This is essential for influencing conservation efforts and making poverty alleviation more achievable. Readers, therefore, gain an understanding of why tourism and poverty alleviation are crucial for every economy within the context of nature conservation areas.This volume is a pivotal resource for scholars in tourism, particularly those focused on teaching and researching tourism geographies and sustainable development. It holds particular significance for scholars examining emerging nations across Asia.

Tourism and the Experience Economy in the Digital Era: Behaviours and Platforms


This book brings together diverse theoretical perspectives and practical examples of the experience economy in developing and developed economies in tourism-related industries. It provides insights on ‘new’ experience development attributed to new technology and changes in consumer behaviour. It explores how digitalisation and new digital tools, smart solutions, smart applications, and social media platforms to frame and create unique and memorable experiences. It also focuses on the role of technology in changing consumer behaviour and motivations. Chapters are contributed by global academicians and industry practitioners with the goal to link theories to practical case studies and thought points throughout the chapters to trigger curiosity and critical thinking. This book provides insights on the development and trends in the tourism industry in the ‘new’ technology-driven experience economy. It will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of tourism, the creative industries, business studies, cultural studies and leisure studies.

Tourism and the Experience Economy in the Digital Era: Behaviours and Platforms

by Xiang Ying Mei

This book brings together diverse theoretical perspectives and practical examples of the experience economy in developing and developed economies in tourism-related industries. It provides insights on ‘new’ experience development attributed to new technology and changes in consumer behaviour. It explores how digitalisation and new digital tools, smart solutions, smart applications, and social media platforms to frame and create unique and memorable experiences. It also focuses on the role of technology in changing consumer behaviour and motivations. Chapters are contributed by global academicians and industry practitioners with the goal to link theories to practical case studies and thought points throughout the chapters to trigger curiosity and critical thinking. This book provides insights on the development and trends in the tourism industry in the ‘new’ technology-driven experience economy. It will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of tourism, the creative industries, business studies, cultural studies and leisure studies.

Tourism and the Spectre of Unlimited Change: Living with Tourism in a Turkish Village Revisited (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)

by Hazel Tucker

This insightful volume forms a sequel to Living with Tourism: Negotiating Identities in a Turkish Village, tracking the tourism development and associated social change in the small town of Göreme, in Turkey’s Cappadocia region, within the last two decades. Carefully crafted chapters explore the significant changes in the tourism forms, place identity, and social relations in the town. On one level, tourism business and Göreme’s ‘living with tourism’ has matured and thrived: the place has, due largely to its booming hot-air ballooning sector, become an ‘Instagram sensation’; some Göreme families have become very wealthy; and tourism has enabled many local women, as well as men, to ‘craft new selves’. On another level, new inequalities and tensions constantly emerge: some families remain poor; gentrification and hotel developments in the older ‘cave-house’ neighbourhoods have led to the disintegration of community; and many people, including those who are now wealthy, talk often with a sense of nostalgia and regret about what Göreme has become. This book is a groundbreaking longitudinal account, recounting the story of the place and people of Göreme ‘still living with tourism’ after 40 years, showing how broader contemporary tourism trends, such as changes in tourism markets and use of digital technology, and increased security fears, manifest at the local level in tourism destinations. This book provides new insights for scholars of tourism, anthropology, geography, and social studies, who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this global phenomenon in the contemporary world.

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