About the Book
Please note: the next edition of this title is being combined with Introduction to Hospitality, 7/e and will be available for spring 2020 in Introduction to Hospitality, 8/e. Prepare students to succeed in hospitality management.
Capturing the breadth of the world's largest and fastest growing business, Introduction to Hospitality Management, 5/e
, gives an in-depth overview of both hospitality and
management. The text is organized into five sections, with six chapters devoted to management: hospitality and lodging; beverages, restaurants, and managed services; tourism, recreation, attractions, clubs, and gaming; and assemblies, events, attractions, leadership, and management; managerial areas of the hospitality industry. Each section includes real-world profiles, first-hand accounts, and engaging case studies to help readers connect with the material and foster an appreciation of the industry's unique enthusiasm and passion. New photos, page layouts, and hands-on examples that help students understand the how-to aspects of today's hospitality industry. Updated to reflect today's trends and realities, the Fifth Edition contains new coverage of spas, updated and new corporate profiles, salary information, hospitality-related technologies, and more! Also available with MyHospitalityLab(R)
This package is also available with MyHospitalityLab--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. To help students explore the hospitality industry, MyHospitalityLab includes industry-specific simulations from Hospitality & Tourism Interactive (HTi), and real case studies written by industry leaders.
You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHospitalityLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyHospitalityLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHospitalityLab, search for: 0134514238 / 9780134514239 Introduction to Hospitality Management and Plus MyHospitalityLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of:
- 0134151909 / 9780134151908 Introduction to Hospitality Management
- 0134487281 / 9780134487281 MyHospitalityLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Intro to Hospitality & Intro to Hospitality Management
About the Author: Dr. John R. Walker, DBA, FMP, CHA,
is the McKibbon Professor of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of South Florida and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. John's years of industry experience began with management training at the Savoy Hotel London. This was followed by terms as food and beverage manager, assistant room's division manager, catering manager, and general manager with Grand Metropolitan Hotels, Selsdon Park Hotel, Rank Hotels, Inter-Continental Hotels, and the Coral Reef Resort, Barbados, West Indies. John has taught at two- and four-year schools in Canada and the United States. In addition to being a hospitality management consultant and text author, he has been published in The Cornell Hotel Restaurant Administration Quarterly
, The Hospitality Educators Journal
, and the New York Times.
He is a 10-time recipient of the President's Award for teaching, scholarship, and service, and he has received the Patnubay Award for exemplary professional performance through teaching and authorship of tourism and hospitality publications. John is an editorial advisory board member for Progress in Tourism and Hospitality Research. He is a past president of the Pacific Chapter of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE). He is a certified hotel administrator (CHA) and a certified foodservice management professional (FMP). John is married to Josielyn T. Walker, and they have twins, Christopher and Selina. The Walkers live in Sarasota, Florida.