Tourism and Hospitality: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges


Series: Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing Studies
BISAC: BUS081000

In this compilation, the authors investigate factors that stop female participation in leisure cycling using research combining literature on LTPA gender constraints, cycle tourism and cycling in general to contribute to the little existing knowledge of female cycling constraints. The westernized way of understanding culture, marked by Eurocentric defensive self-tropings and policies of world colonization, is addressed and contrasted with that of non-western communities. An essay-review is presented focusing on the role of alcohol consumption within the rite of hospitality, defining hospitality as, “an ancient inter-tribal pact, which ensures the common defence in case of wars and person-exchanges for peace-times.”

Later, six dimensions of the value of the information obtained in social media by Generation Y travelers were identified in these context of research: the utilitarian value, the risk avoidance, the hedonic value, the sensations felt during the process of search, the value of the interaction with other users, and the perceived congruence between the information obtained in these virtual sources and the identity of the consumer. The authors go on to examine to what extent the adoption of robots to meet with guests and their needs prompts what some scholars deem “the death” or “the end” of hospitality. While some scholars lament the introduction of robots, others understand the trends in leisure and consumption are changing daily. Derrida’s views on hospitality in relation to unwanted pregnancy are studied, including his views on “invitation” and “visitation”. Following this, the authors examine the problem of fragmentation experienced by tourism-applied research in recent years. The socio-economic factors that prevented tourism its maturated and stylized form are discussed. In closing, the critical limitations and problems of tourism research today are explored. The authors deliberate on the legacy of French sociology, which centers on a pejorative connotation revolving around tourism in recent decades. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Alcohol Consumption and Hospitality: Surfing through Uncertainty (pp. 1-26)
Maximiliano E. Korstanje and Hugues Seraphin

Chapter 2. The Dimensions of the Perceived Value of the Information Obtained by Generation Y Tourists in Social Media (pp. 27-58)
Gonzalo Luna-Cortés, Luis Miguel López-Bonilla, and Jesús Manuel López-Bonilla

Chapter 3. Awakening: A Critical Discussion of the Role of Robots in the Rite of Hospitality (pp. 59-78)
M. Korstanje and Hugues Séraphin

Chapter 4. The Anthropology of Tourism: Discussing New Paths and Perspectives (pp. 79-92)
Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Chapter 5. Failed Prestige: Problems and Quandaries of Tourism Discipline over 40 Years (pp. 93-114)
Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Index (pp. 115)

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