Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI): 31 Volumes

Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI): 31 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Maximiliano Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina)
ISSN: 2475-6547|EISSN: 2475-6555
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Globally, the hospitality, travel, tourism, and services industries generate a significant percentage of revenue and represent a large portion of the business world. Even in tough economic times, these industries thrive as individuals continue to spend on leisure and recreation activities as well as services.

The Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI) book series offers diverse publications relating to the management, promotion, and profitability of the leisure, recreation, and services industries. Highlighting current research pertaining to various topics within the realm of hospitality, travel, tourism, and services management, the titles found within the AHTSI book series are pertinent to the research and professional needs of managers, business practitioners, researchers, and upper-level students studying in the field.

Topics Covered

  • Casino Management
  • Cruise Marketing and Sales
  • Customer Service Issues
  • Destination Marketing and Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Health and Wellness Tourism
  • Hotel management
  • International Tourism
  • Leisure & Business Travel
  • Service Design
  • Service Management
  • Service Training
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism and the Environment
  • Travel Agency Management

Titles in Series

Special Interest Tourism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Bintang Handayani (Independent Researcher, Indonesia), Hugues Seraphin (The University of Winchester, UK), Maximiliano E. Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina)
Copyright © 2019. 146 pages.
As the tourism industry grows worldwide, researchers continue to seek solutions and practices that support increased tourism to specific regions. Special interest to...
Global Trends, Practices, and Challenges in Contemporary Tourism and Hospitality Management
Debasish Batabyal (Amity University Kolkata, India), Dillip Kumar Das (University of Burdwan, India)
Copyright © 2019. 350 pages.
As one of the largest service industries serving millions of international and domestic individuals yearly, it is important to understand the current trends, practic...
Positioning and Branding Tourism Destinations for Global Competitiveness
Rahmat Hashim (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Mohd Hafiz Mohd Hanafiah (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia), Mohd Raziff Jamaluddin (University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2019. 332 pages.
Market positioning and branding has evolved from a peripheral process in the marketing effort to a critical process in any strategic planning initiative. Effective p...
Tourism-Oriented Policing and Protective Services
Peter E. Tarlow (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 310 pages.
Many countries around the world rely on the tourism industry to support their economies, making the safety and protection of travelers and workers in the industry of...
Neoliberalism in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector
Vipin Nadda (University of Sunderland, UK), Sahidi Bilan (University of Sunderland, UK), Muhammad Azam (University of Sunderland, UK), Dirisa Mulindwa (University of Sunderland, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 241 pages.
Globalization is increasing interconnectedness and is offering immense opportunities for businesses worldwide. Although it has been taking place for hundreds of year...
Conservation and Promotion of Heritage Tourism
Surabhi Srivastava (University of Kota, India)
Copyright © 2019. 260 pages.
Culture and heritage tourism provide an important direction in sustainable funding and tourism. Assessing the potential of cultural and heritage assets, including ph...
Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Developing Nations
Ravi Sharma (Symbiosis Institute of International Business, India), Prakash Rao (Symbiosis Institute of International Business, India)
Copyright © 2019. 348 pages.
In the face of rapid industrialisation in the last few decades, the tourism economy has blossomed into a major industry with positive impacts such as economic growth...
Handbook of Research on Socio-Economic Impacts of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage
José Álvarez-García (University of Extremadura, Spain), María de la Cruz del Río Rama (University of Vigo, Spain), Martín Gómez-Ullate (University of Extremadura, Spain)
Copyright © 2019. 455 pages.
Religious studies and research have gained a lot of interest and attention from researchers, policy makers, and practitioners over the last few years, but the socio-...
Managing Sustainable Tourism Resources
Debasish Batabyal (Amity University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 330 pages.
Different tourism sites and destinations require different management approaches to maintain resources for both tourists and native populations. Through evaluating o...
GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Somnath Chaudhuri (Maldives National University, Maldives), Nilanjan Ray (Adamas University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 343 pages.
Geographic information systems (GIS) provide information that can be useful across many disciplines. One of these disciplines is the travel and hospitality industry....
Global Perspectives on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage
Hatem El-Gohary (Birmingham City University, UK & Cairo University, Egypt), David John Edwards (Birmingham City University, UK), Riyad Eid (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
Copyright © 2018. 236 pages.
Religious studies and research has gained a lot of interest and considerable attention from researchers, policy makers, and practitioners during the last few years....
Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications
João M. F. Rodrigues (University of Algarve, Portugal), Célia M. Q. Ramos (University of Algarve, Portugal), Pedro J. S. Cardoso (University of Algarve, Portugal), Cláudia Henriques (University of Algarve, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 535 pages.
Tourism is one of the most rapidly evolving industries of the 21st century. The integration of technological advancements plays a crucial role in the ability for man...
Legal and Economic Considerations Surrounding Reproductive Tourism: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Anastasia Paraskou (CROSSBEES Healthcare Consultancy, Cyprus & Swiss Management Center University, Switzerland), Babu P. George (Fort Hays State University, USA & Swiss Management Center University, Switzerland)
Copyright © 2018. 235 pages.
Overall, medical tourism has become a robust industry, due to fluctuating health costs in many developed countries. One of the most popular services experiencing a r...
Innovative Perspectives on Tourism Discourse
Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska (University of Gdansk, Poland), Enriqueta Cortes de los Rios (Almeria University, Spain)
Copyright © 2018. 360 pages.
The application of linguistic optimization methods in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry has improved customer service and business strategies within the...
Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism
Maximiliano Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina), Babu George (Fort Hays State University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 262 pages.
Mankind has been fascinated with and drawn to the macabre for many years. This is particularly evident in the growing popularity of dark tourism, which centers on lo...
Tourism and Opportunities for Economic Development in Asia
Patricia Ordóńez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Zeyar Myo Aung (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar)
Copyright © 2017. 341 pages.
The growing market of tourism in Asian countries has caused significant changes to the economy, transportation, and safety for citizens. With the ubiquity of tourism...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Alliances and Value Co-Creation in the Service Industry
Shai Rozenes (Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel), Yuval Cohen (Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel)
Copyright © 2017. 507 pages.
Value creation is a pivotal aspect of the modern business industry. By implementing these strategies into initiatives and processes, deeper alliances between custome...
Driving Tourism through Creative Destinations and Activities
Alžbeta Kiráľová (University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2017. 375 pages.
Tourism has become a booming industry within the last few decades, and with the help of many new unique destinations and activities, creative tourism will continue t...
Handbook of Research on Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry
Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia), Kalaivanthan M. (Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Malaysia & Golden Sands Resort, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2017. 515 pages.
The application of holistic optimization methods in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry has improved customer service and business strategies within the fi...
Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations
Mohinder Chand Dhiman (Kurukshetra University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 426 pages.
The stability and wealth of a nation’s economy is dependent upon the success of various industrial sectors. The tourism industry has experienced massive growth in re...
Strategic Place Branding Methodologies and Theory for Tourist Attraction
Ahmet Bayraktar (Bozok University, Turkey), Can Uslay (Rutgers University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 394 pages.
Drawing the attention of tourists to different destinations around the world assists in the overall economic health of the targeted region by increasing revenue and...
Global Place Branding Campaigns across Cities, Regions, and Nations
Ahmet Bayraktar (Bozok University, Turkey), Can Uslay (Rutgers University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 368 pages.
Place branding has made it possible for international destinations to be able to compete within the global economy. Through the promotion of different cities, natura...
Global Dynamics in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality
Nikolaos Pappas (The University of West London, UK), Ilenia Bregoli (University of Lincoln, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 372 pages.
Worldwide, tourism is the third largest economic activity in direct earnings after petroleum and automobile industries, and by far the largest one if indirect earnin...
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Lipika Kaur Guliani (Panjab University, India), Syed Ahmad Rizwan (Tourism Recreation Research, CTRD, India)
Copyright © 2016. 356 pages.
Increased tourism benefits local economies by creating more revenue and employment options as interest in the location grows. However, as the hospitality and travel...
Strategic Tools and Methods for Promoting Hospitality and Tourism Services
Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania), Maximiliano Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina), Babu George (Fort Hays State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 326 pages.
Tourism marketing is a vital tool in promoting the overall health of the global economy by not only bringing necessary revenue to a particular region, but also provi...
Handbook of Research on Global Hospitality and Tourism Management
Angelo A. Camillo (Sonoma State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 621 pages.
The tourism industry is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, with more people from all cultures and nationalities choosing to spend their leisure time traveling and vi...
Emerging Innovative Marketing Strategies in the Tourism Industry
Nilanjan Ray (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)
Copyright © 2015. 425 pages.
The continuous growth and expansion of the travel sector has brought about a greater need to understand and improve its various promotional tactics. Effectively empl...
Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism
Malcolm Cooper (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan), Kazem Vafadari (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan), Mayumi Hieda (St. Luke Clinic, Oita, Japan)
Copyright © 2015. 430 pages.
The era of globalization allows for more connectivity between nations and cultures. This increase in international association gives citizens more availability to ta...
New Business Opportunities in the Growing E-Tourism Industry
Hajime Eto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Copyright © 2015. 395 pages.
Responding to the dual pressures of globalization and economic downturn, communities across the world formerly driven by agriculture and industry are increasingly tu...
International Tourism and Hospitality in the Digital Age
Suresh Kumar (University Shimla, India), Mohinder Chand Dhiman (Kurukshetra University, India), Ashish Dahiya (Central University of Haryana, India)
Copyright © 2015. 326 pages.
Tourism is one of the most rapidly evolving industries of the twenty-first century. The economy of many countries all over the world depends on their ability to attr...
Educational Strategies for the Next Generation Leaders in Hotel Management
Jiuguang Feng (Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College, China), Sacha Stocklin (Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College, China), Wei Wang (Foreign Languages College, Shanghai Normal University, China)
Copyright © 2015. 399 pages.
As the hospitality industry continues to grow, managers and educators are faced with the task of preparing future hospitality professionals for a rewarding but chall...

Editor(s) Biography

Maximiliano E. Korstanje is editor in chief of International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism (UP Argentina) and Editor in Chief Emeritus of International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IGI-Global US). Besides being Senior Researchers in the Department of Economics at University of Palermo, Argentina, he is a global affiliate of Tourism Crisis Management Institute (University of Florida US), Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (University of Leeds), The Forge (University of Lancaster and University of Leeds UK) and The International Society for Philosopher, hosted in Sheffield UK. With more than 1200 published papers and 35 books. As author his recent works include, Strategic Tool and Methods for promoting Hospitality and Tourism Services, Virtual Traumascapes and exploring the roots of Dark Tourism, & Research Practices and innovations in Global Risk and Contingency Management by IGI Global, The Rise of Thana Capitalism and Tourism by Routledge, Terrorism, Tourism and the end of Hospitality in the West by Springer Nature, The Mobilities paradox, a critical analysis by Edward Elgar, Risk and Safety Challenges for Religious Tourism and Events by CABI, and Terrorism in a Global Village by Nova among others.

Now he co-edits almost 10 specialized journals and takes part of almost 30 journals associated to themes as human rights, mobility, tourism and terrorism. Korstanje was nominated to 5 honorary doctorates for his contribution in the study of the effects of terrorism in tourism. In 2015 he was awarded as Visiting Research Fellow at School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK and the University of La Habana Cuba. In 2017 is elected as Foreign Faculty Member of AMIT, Mexican Academy in the study of Tourism, which is the most prominent institutions dedicated to tourism research in Mexico. He had a vast experience in editorial projects working as advisory member of Elsevier, Routledge, Springer, IGI global and Cambridge Scholar publishing. Korstanje had visited and given seminars in many important universities worldwide. He has also recently been selected to take part of the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. a great distinction given by Marquis Who´s Who in the world.