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Wish You Were Here - The Stories Behind 50 of the World's Great Destinations - cover

Wish You Were Here - The Stories Behind 50 of the World's Great Destinations

Terry Stevens

Publisher: Graffeg

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Written by Terry Stevens.
The Stories Behind 50 of the World's Great Destinations.

This book will give tourists and travelers a description of each of the 50 destinations with a personal explanation giving an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high quality visitor experiences. It aims to show the visitor how good management and an understanding of the importance of hospitality underpins the success of each destination. Tourists are now very interested in knowing more about how the places they visit are organized and how they get things right.

Including a detailed analysis of international best practice in destination management written with deep insight and research supported by extensive bibliography. This will be a major reference book on successful destination management based on Terry's 40 years working in the industry in over 55 countries.

- This is not a typical language-driven, promotional bucket-list guidebook. Stevens gives these destinations real world context. He tells us its personality, its mood and not just the reason for being but its reason for resilience, perseverance and ultimate success.' Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor/CBS News
Available since: 04/20/2020.

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