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Careers in focus : travel and hospitality.
J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Ferguson Pub. Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
187 pages ; 24 cm.
Describes the education, training, earnings, and outlook associated with twenty-two careers in the fields of travel and hospitality, including bellhop, bartender, flight attendant, hotel manager, pilot, resort worker, and tour guide.
General Note:
Includes index.
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TX911.3.V62 C39 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Describes the education, training, earnings, and outlook associated with careers in travel and hospitality.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Each of these volumes gives a brief introduction to the field followed by alphabetically organized chapters giving specifics about individual jobs. Each entry includes an overview of the career and its history, a job description, educational and training requirements, employment opportunities, outlook, earnings, and work environment. There is also a list of places to contact for more information at the end of each section. The writing is straightforward and loaded with pertinent information. The chapters on "Public Relations Specialists" are exactly the same in Writing and Business. As a matter of fact, all three books' entries are close to verbatim from Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (Ferguson, 1999). Blythe Camenson's Real People Working in Business (VGM, 1998) is similar in content to Business but is more readable. Preparing for a Career in Travel & Hospitality (Ferguson, 1998) is very similar to Travel & Hospitality, though most of the writing in the older version is more upbeat and interesting, and includes helpful information on preparing for and seeking employment. Elizabeth Foote-Smith's Opportunities in Writing Careers (VGM, 1999) is more practical and easier to read than Writing. These new titles are current, but already exhibit initial signs of being dated, the bane of career books in general.-Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Each volume in Ferguson's Careers in Focus series offers an overview of a career category followed by a selection of jobs, profiled in detail. Each profile discusses the nature of the job, earnings, prospects for employment, what kind of training and skills it requires, and sources for further information. Each book also includes black-and-white photographs and interviews with industry professionals. Jobs profiled include: Adventure travel specialists Hotel managers Cooks and chefs Pilots. Excerpted from Careers in Focus: Travel and Hospitality All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.