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“An innovative and cross-cutting approach to Hospitality that examines the fundamentals of the subject in a concise and commendable way. Roy Wood’s academic and practitioner expertise is brought to bear on this succinct synthesis of the subject that will quickly become a must read for all students and academics in the hospitality area.” –Professor Stephen J. Page, Bournemouth University Hospitality Management: A Brief Introduction is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying hotel and hospitality management and hospitality studies. The book includes coverage of the principal areas of functional management in hospitality including: employee relations • accommodation management • food and beverage managementxs • marketing and sales • industry structure and strategy • the nature of management roles • hospitality management education • future trends in the field. Roy Wood uses a wide range of established and contemporary research and reflects critically on its subject, including from the perspective of the hospitality consumer, to ensure that readers gain wide awareness of the realities and challenges of the hospitality industry.

Web Resources And Applications
Web Resources And Applications

As might be imagined, there are numerous resources available on the internet and elsewhere that provide a wealth of information on the hospitality industry. Care always needs to be exercised as far as possible in verifying the data they provide (and, often, the claims made for data, or claims made more generally). For the financially/economically competent or for those willing to spend a little time acquiring such competence, two ‘apps’ are also useful additions to anyone’s tablet device. They are Bloomberg and Yahoo! Finance both of which can be customized in a variety of ways to reflect interests in stock market performance. Both also provide a useful financial news service. Websites of particular interest are listed below.

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