Recreation, Event, And Tourism Businesses – Start-up And Sustainable Operations
Recreation, Event, and Tourism Businesses:
Start-Up and Sustainable Operations uncovers the keys to business success in the commercial recreation, event, and tourism sector-one 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.