Seaside Tourism in the Mediterranean Sea: The Greek Experience

Seaside Tourism in the Mediterranean Sea: The Greek Experience

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Seaside leisure holidays are the most common form of tourism in the Mediterranean basin. All Mediterranean countries adopted and implemented more or less the same model of tourism development based on 4Ss (sea, sun, sand and sex). The main purpose of this study is to critically analyse the experience of this type of development of seaside leisure tourism in Greece in order to draw some useful lessons for other countries and tourism destinations. To address this aim, the study adopts the approach of strategic analysis. This approach illustrates the importance of tourism as an economic activity and analyses the current situation and structural problems of Greece as a tourism destination. Although Greece has a wonderful range of heritage and natural resources, the lack of differentiation of the tourism offering as well as competitive disadvantages in the fields of governance, planning and marketing caused an over-dependence on tour operators. The study therefore assesses the Greek experience with the aim to identify the crucial issues and challenges. This evaluation allows taking some lessons from the Greek experience in order to benefit other destinations willing to develop tourism

Procurement 20/20: Supply Entrepreneurship in a Changing World

Procurement 20/20: Supply Entrepreneurship in a Changing World

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Praise for PROCUREMENT 2O/2O «At Johnson & Johnson, Procurement???s mission is to be a driver of productivity gains and a conduit to innovative solutions that exist within our supplier network. What the authors of???Procurement 20/20???call ???supply

MP Internet Marketing: Building Advantage in a Networked Economy with CD

MP Internet Marketing:  Building Advantage in a Networked Economy with CD

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Islamic Hospitality & Tourism in the UK

Islamic Hospitality & Tourism in the UK

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Islamic hospitality is a recent trend in the hospitality and tourism industry that has emerged as the need to cater for the specific religious requirements of Muslims has grown. This research has focused on a specific business niche in the UK hospitality sector that has not been investigated in previous studies. It also examines the hotel preference of UK Muslims and of Muslims visiting the UK from abroad. The work shows very clear similarities in Muslims’ attitudes toward Shariah-compliant hotels (SCHs) when choosing a place to stay. Across all groups, SCHs received a very favourable response from a large percentage of participants. The findings reconfirm that religious affiliation influences travellers’ behaviour, which is in turn motivated by internal factors, such as level of religiosity and whether travelling with the family or on business, and by external factors, such as SCHs’ attributes, design and compliance with Shariah standards.

Design Entrepreneur

Design Entrepreneur

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Surveys the entrepreneurial options a group of graphic designers, while also addressing the creative, fabrication and promotional issues necessary to bring unique products to the marketplace.

PLR 1998,1

PLR 1998,1

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PLR 1998,1

Революция в предпринимательской культуре

Революция в предпринимательской культуре

Автор: Ханс - Юрген Варнеке

Кризис структуры, спад производства, неудобное местоположение, упущенные возможности, неудачный менеджмент, массовые увольнения, рекордное число обанкротившихся предприятий: Европа переживает сейчас тяжелейший экономический кризис послевоенного времени. Профессор Варнеке, директор Фраунхоферского института промышленной техники и автоматизации, а с 1993 г. президент общества Фраунхофера, дает прекрасный обзор слабых сторон в организационном взаимодействии предприятия и описывает пути их эффективного преобразования. Автору удалось доходчиво изложить комплексные взаимосвязи. Такие понятия, как `учиться менеджменту`, `система тотального качества`, `децентрализованная структура` или `самоорганизация` сопровождаются в ходе подачи материала иллюстрациями. Для менеджеров среднего и высшего звена предприятий различных отраслей промышленности.

Strategic Approach of Tourism

Strategic Approach of Tourism

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Development of tourism as an economic branch meets all requirements of sustainable development given that can be touched all three pillars of this type of development: economic development, social development, environmental protection. To achieve sustainable development, it is necessary to initiate and support a strategy with concrete actions, summarized in specific and measurable objectives. This book, therefore, provides a long term strategy model for integrated development of a touristic region. Sustainable development of tourism requires long-term measures, and complex implementation techniques: establishing an integrated strategy serving to identification of business portfolio; approval of tourism development policies at national level and at each regional level; planning and development programming for about five years period, containing programs and development projects with the necessary actions (generally known as tourism action programs).

Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life

Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life

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The global icon shares his secrets of success and exciting plans for the future. Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let’s Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they’ll help you achieve your individual goals. Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organisations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business. In Screw It, Let’s Do It I’ll be looking forwards to the future. A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I’ll explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas — such as launching Virgin Fuels — into which Virgin is currently moving. But I have also brought together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped me along the road to success. Ironically, I have never been one to do things by the book, but I have been inspired and influenced by many remarkable people. I hope that you too might find a little inspiration between these pages.

The Celys and Their World: An English Merchant Family of the Fifteenth Century

The Celys and Their World: An English Merchant Family of the Fifteenth Century

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From the start of his career as a young woolmerchant, about 1473, George Cely was a hoarder. He kept everything, from important business accounts down to the scrap of paper on which his father had once noted that the brewer and tailor hadn’t been paid yet. The result is a rich collection, which not merely documents the Cely family’s activities as staplers and ship-owners, but also gives vivid details of their intimate concerns: what they ate and wore, where they lived, how they spent their money — and where they went for loans when the cash ran short — how they amused themselves, and how they coped with trade recessions and political turmoil at home and abroad. This is the first comprehensive study to be based on the material.