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Giants of tourism.

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This book presents individuals who have made an important contribution to tourism. Most are entrepreneurs in the classic sense, but others are individuals who have had unintentional subsequent effects on tourism through their actions. The book is arranged in four parts: (i) giants of hospitality (chapters 1-5); (ii) giants of travel (chapters 6-10); (iii) giants of activities (chapters 11-14); and (iv) giants of development (chapters 15-19).


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Historical giants: forefathers of modern hospitality and tourism. Author(s): O'Gorman, K. D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) The master of ceremonies: Beau Nash and the rise of Bath, 1700-1750. Author(s): Towner, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Sir William Edmund Heygate Colbourne (Billy) Butlin, 1899-1980. Author(s): Middleton, V. T. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Conrad 'Connie' Nicholson Hilton, 1887-1979: The Consummate Hotelier. Author(s): Cousins, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 60) The DeHaan family and RCI: the development of the timeshare industry. Author(s): Sparks, B. Smith, J. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) Thomas Cook: image and reality. Author(s): Walton, J. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 93) Baedeker: The perceived 'inventor' of the formal guidebook - a bible for travellers in the 19th century. Author(s): Bruce, D. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 111) Freddie Laker: First giant of low-cost air travel. Author(s): Somerville, H.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 123) Sir Stelios: The easy-going entrepreneur. Author(s): Papatheodorou, A. Polychroniadis, K. Poulaki, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 136) Richard Branson: 'Screw it, let's do it'. Author(s): Butler, R. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Walt Disney's world of entertainment attractions. Author(s): Shani, A. Logan, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 170) Stanley Ho Hung-sun: The 'King of gambling'. Author(s): McCartney, G.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 182) Kerry Packer: World Series Cricket (WSC) and the (r)evolution of modern sports-related tourism. Author(s): Higham, J. E. S. Cohen, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 198) AJ Hackett - a giant of tourism. Author(s): Kellett, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 215) A.P. Cockburn: Canadian transportation and resort pioneer. Author(s): Shifflett, G. Wall, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 229) John Muir: Pioneer of nature preservation. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 243) Keith Williams: Chaos maker on the gold coast. Author(s): Russell, R. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 254) And standing in the shadows of these giants - or maybe on their shoulders? Author(s): Wheeller, B.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 267) Conclusions. Author(s): Butleri, R. W. Russell, R. A.

Book details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2010
  • ISBN
  • 9781845936525
  • Record Number
  • 20103292026