Strategic Management in Travel and Tourism

Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. 

In over 600 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. 

In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology.


To deal with this pressure of daily operations, leaders have learned to set aside time for strategic planning.  This is a process where leadership takes the needed time to collect information, make critical decisions, and commit people and resources to chosen goals.  They step away from daily operations, trusting mid-level managers to run the business, and clear their minds so that they can concentrate upon the future. 

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Roberts, C.
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The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
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