About the Book
For introductory courses in hospitality.
An engaging introduction to hospitality, for tomorrow's managers
Revel(TM) Introduction to Hospitality is a lively, comprehensive survey of the world's largest industry -- hospitality. Students explore the vibrant inner workings of each hospitality segment, including hospitality and lodging; beverages, restaurants, and managed services; tourism, recreation, attractions, clubs, and gaming; assemblies, events, and attractions; and managerial areas of the hospitality industry. The 8th edition includes new simulations, videos, and shared writing activities. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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 rooms 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 ten-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.