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Blood on the Beach

Managing the impact of political crises on tourism

Patrice Veuthey, Vorawan Kanlayanasukho
Memoirs Publishing, 2016 - Business & Economics - 196 pages

Political acts of violence in tourist destinations, such as the attacks in Paris, Ankara, and Sousse, have a disastrous and long- lasting effect on local people and businesses, to say nothing of the tourists themselves. In these days of instant communication, the effect is all the more dramatic and far-reaching, as even reputedly safe destinations are under threat.
Drawn from doctoral research, this book offers a practical application of management framework for tourism professionals. The book reveals a fascinating picture of the true impact of political crises and terrorism on the tourism industry and the tourists.

After the Ultimate Virus

Sandra J Darroch
ETT Imprint, April 7, 2020 - Fiction - 196 pages

In the wake of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the world learned some big lessons. But not enough. Life eventually returned to normal, affluence and profligate activity increased - it was The Best of Times. But then the gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots grew.

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Robert B. Reich
Picador (August 6, 2020) - Political Sciences - 225 pages

With the characteristic clarity and passion that has made him a central civil voice, Robert B. Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy. Using Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase as an example, Reich exposes how those at the top propagate myths about meritocracy, national competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, and the "free market" to distract most Americans from their accumulation of extraordinary wealth, and power over the system.

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka

Kate Morgan
Lonely Planet; 2 edition (August 1, 2019) - Travel Guide - 176 pages

Lonely Planet Pocket Kyoto & Osaka is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get a panoramic view of Kyoto at Ginkaku-ji, catch a glimpse of geishas in the Gion district, or amble through the streets of Amerika-Mura - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Kyoto & Osaka.

Lonely Planet Croatia

Peter Dragicevich, Anthony Ham, Jessica Lee
Lonely Planet; 10 edition (April 1, 2019) - Travel Guide - 384 pages

Lonely Planet's Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail the island-speckled coastline, marvel at historic forts and mansions, and walk Dubrovnik's city walls - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Croatia and begin your journey now!

The Rough Guide to Thailand

ROugh Guides
Rough Guides; 10 edition (October 1, 2018) - Travel Guide - 800 pages

Discover this exciting destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to island-hop your way down the Andaman coast, sample street food at Bangkok's night markets or trek to the hill tribes around Chiang Mai, The Rough Guide to Thailand will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.
- Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.

Sun, Sin & Suburbia:

The History of Modern Las Vegas

Geoff Schumacher
University of Nevada Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2015) - History - 344 pages

More than forty million visitors per year travel to Sin City to visit the gambling mecca of the world. But gambling is only one part of the city’s story. In this carefully documented history, Geoff Schumacher tracks the rise of Las Vegas, including its vital role during World War II; the rise of the Strip in the 1950s; the explosive growth of the 1990s; and the colossal collapse triggered by the real estate bust and economic crisis of the mid-2000s. Schumacher surveys the history of the iconic casinos, debunking myths and highlighting key players such as Howard Hughes, Kirk Kerkorian, and Steve Wynn.

London Curiosities:

The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird & Wonderful Places

John Wade
Pen & Sword History (April 30, 2017) - History - 224 pages

An off-the-beaten-path tour of the city’s hidden highlights, and the stories behind them.
London is full of curiosities. Who knew that beneath the Albert Memorial lies a chamber resembling a church crypt? Or that there are catacombs under Camden? Who would expect to find a lighthouse in East London, sphinxes in South London, dummy houses in West London, or a huge bust of film director Alfred Hitchcock in North London?