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Unique in its exploration of the fields of transportation, travel, tourism, and hospitality as a whole industry, this book features exceptionally accurate and up-to-date information on the products, procedures, technology, and careers in each fielda€”based on the author's extensive experience as a member of the training department in the world's largest travel organization. Content reflects the changes and challenges facing the industry as a result of Sept. 11. Internet problems in each chapter give readers practice with real industry resources. Contains real-life examples of products, services, and organizations; realistic mini-case scenarios; figures, maps, tables, and photographs, many in color; and quick-reference appendices. Places and Peoplea€”Destination Geography. The North American Aviation System. Airportsa€”Gateways to the World. The International Experience. Travel by Rail. Travel by Road. Cruising. Travelers at Resta€”The Hospitality Industry. Touring the World. Meetings and Incentives. Marketing, Sales, and Services. Careers. For those considering a career in transportation, travel, tourism, or hospitality; for travelers wanting to know more about the operation of the industry; and for industry employees who need to know how it all fits together.Airports have two names: the name of the airport, usually honoring a local hero or the politician in office when the airport was built, and a three-letter airport code ( see Table 2.2). The International Air Transport Association (IATA) assigns andanbsp;...

Author:Nona S. Starr
Publisher: - 2003


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