The book focuses on key aspects of the hospitality management curriculum, research, and practice bringing together leading scholars throughout the world. Each essay examines a theme or functional aspect of hospitality management and offers a critical overview of the principle ideas and issues that have contributed, and continue to contribute, within it.

The Inter-Relationships between Leisure, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality

The Inter-Relationships between Leisure, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality

The inter-relationships between leisure, recreation, tourism, and hospitality


For many people the debate over terminology and definitions is uninteresting, unimportant, unnecessary and/or impossible to agree upon. Therefore, they argue, why bother? There are a number of reasons to pursue such a debate (Mieczkowski, 1990). First, any field that aspires to be scholarly must develop strict criteria that are generally accepted in order that communication between all interested parties can go on. The procedures of scientific method dictate that theory is dependent upon measurement and definition must precede measurement (Franklin, 2003). Second, the establishment of generally accepted standards and definitions is necessary for any longitudinal research. The definition of ‘visitor’ in Samoa changed when different individuals managed the Office ...

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