The terms travel and tourism are often used interchangeably in tourism literature. This comprehensive textbook provides students with essential knowledge of the intricate relationship existing between travel, transport and tourism.

The book analyses the structure, functions, activities, strategies and practices of each of the sectors in the travel industry, such as airlines, airports, tour operators, travel agencies and cruises. It is structured into six parts, covering all modes of transport (air, land and water), travel intermediation, the tour operation business and impacts and prospects for the future. International case studies are integrated throughout to showcase practical realities and challenges in the travel industry and to aid students’ learning and understanding.

Written in an accessible and engaging style, this is an invaluable resource for students of tourism, hospitality, transport and travel management courses.

part I|46 pages

Tourism and transport

chapter 1|22 pages

Travel and tourism: an introduction

chapter 2|22 pages

Transport and tourism

part II|111 pages

Air transport

chapter 3|28 pages

Introduction to air transportation

chapter 4|28 pages


chapter 5|21 pages

Airport operations

chapter 6|32 pages

Airline management

part III|56 pages

Land and water transportation

chapter 7|23 pages

Land transport and tourism

chapter 8|31 pages

Cruise tourism

part IV|68 pages

Travel intermediation

chapter 9|24 pages

Travel intermediaries

chapter 10|19 pages

Travel agency management

chapter 11|23 pages

Travel distribution systems

part V|150 pages

Tour operation business

chapter 12|37 pages

The business of tour operation

chapter 13|38 pages

Package tours

chapter 14|26 pages

Tour marketing

chapter 15|20 pages

Pre-tour preparations

chapter 16|27 pages

Managing the tour

part VI|33 pages

Impacts and prospects

chapter 17|15 pages

Impacts of travel and tourism

chapter 18|16 pages

The prospects