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Recreation, Event, and Tourism Business: Start-Up and Sustainable Operations
Recreation, Event, and Tourism Business: Start-Up and Sustainable Operations By Robert Pfister, Patrick Tierney
2008 | 296 Pages | ISBN: 0736063536 | PDF | 18 MB

Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses: Start-Up and Sustainable Operations uncovers the keys to business success in the commercial recreation, event, and tourism sector梠ne of the fastest-growing segments in the tourism and recreation industry. Until now, students, professors, and professionals interested in this growing industry have been limited to general business or basic recreation texts. With Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses, Robert E. Pfister and Patrick T. Tierney have combined their expertise both as business owners and professors to offer a comprehensive and industry-specific textbook and step-by-step guide for business start-up.

Written from both entrepreneurial and operations management perspectives, the book provides a practical overview of the recreation, event, and tourism (RET) field and the business planning process. A new conceptual model of the RET industry is presented and related to existing models. It explains how the industry works and examines the key components of commercial RET businesses. It also describes how companies are started, operated, and managed, including information on service issues, risk management, finance, and marketing. It provides examples of how RET businesses can be operated in a more sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. Many of the topics covered in this book are key learning components for people wishing to obtain certification as a commercial recreation professional from organizations such as the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association and Meeting Professionals International.
Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses provides students with practical business concepts and content that link to the core principles of the RET field so they抣l be professionally prepared to deliver appropriate services. They抣l explore contemporary management practices while discovering the diverse career opportunities available in the RET industry. The following are other student-friendly features:
?Tech Applications describe various specialized technologies and their applications to the RET industry.
?Multinational case studies provide detailed analysis of recreation businesses, with discussions of start-up, services provided, marketing, revenues and costs, management challenges, and future plans.
?Green Tips provide practical suggestions for making specific elements of an RET business more environmentally responsible.
?Spotlight On sections highlight the profiles of successful entrepreneurs and their locations, backgrounds, and professional advice or plans for the future.

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