Using Computers in Hospitality provides a clear, no-nonsense introduction to understanding where, how and why computers are used in the hotel, catering and leisure industries. The text explains the workings of the hardware, the software and the systems, and places theory in context through the use of examples and case studies from leading global hospitality organisations. This new edition has been completely rewritten and updated to reflect the latest trends in this rapidly evolving field. The book is packed with mini case studies, exercises and discussion questions and is an ideal text for students of hotel, catering, and hospitality management.
It is easy, in our busy world, to get caught up in day-to-day living and neglect the inner life. InLooking Inwards, psychologist Dr Peter O'Connor focuses his rare blend of insight, compassion and understanding on this inner world and reminds us of life's many facets.In this moving collection of essays, all of which originally appeared in hisGood Weekendcolumn, O'Connor explores our thought patterns, emotions and behaviour throughout life's journey. By examining such common themes as love, rage, jealousy, loss, birth, rebirth and the vicissitudes of ageing, he shows us how we can learn to live with our own quirks and shortcomings and those of the people around us.Profound, thoughtful and inspiring,Looking Inwardswill help you reflect upon your life and will open up new paths towards self-acceptance and contentment.
First published in 1985 this was the first introduction to Jung which related his theories to our everyday lives. Discover through this highly readable book that Jung’s views provide a full understanding of the concerns and anxieties of today. Sigmund Freud spoke to the generations who experienced the anxiety of sexual guilt and repression. Carl Jung speaks to our generation, who seek self-knowledge and a deeper understanding of life. This book outlines Jung’s theories and how we experience them in our personal relationships, marriages and dreams. It describes Jung’s eight psychological types and his thinking on the Self, alchemy, archetypes and the collective unconscious. Imperative for those who wish to gain insight into Jung and their own psyche.
In American Sectionalism in the British Mind, 1832–1863, Peter O’Connor uses an innovative interdisciplinary approach to provide a corrective to simplified interpretations of British attitudes towards the United States during the antebellum and early Civil War periods. Exploring the many complexities of transatlantic politics and culture, O’Connor examines developing British ideas about U.S. sectionalism, from the abolition of slavery in the British Empire and the Nullification Crisis in South Carolina to the Civil War. Through a close reading of travelogues, fictional accounts, newspaper reports, and personal papers, O’Connor argues that the British literate population had a longsta...
Electronic information distribution has become undeniably important in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Using a combination of narrative, analysis and case studies, this text traces the origins of electronic distribution in tourism and places current developments in context, while also looking at developing technologies and assessing their potential effect on the industry of the future. It is written from a managerial (rather than a technical) perspective, and takes an international approach with worldwide analysis and case studies encompassing Europe and the USA as well as the global marketplace. These include discussions of the distribution strategies of companies such as SABRE, Group Accor, Holiday Inn, Utell International, Best Western, as well as examinations of developing systems such as TIS, Gulliver, TravelWeb, Microsoft Expedia, Degriftour, Imminus and THG. Developments in all sectors of the tourism and hospitality industries are explored, but particular emphasis is placed on the accommodation product, illustrating its information distribution through each of the different systems.