Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality and Health
Issues and Developments

Editor: Jaime A. Seba

Hospitality and Health

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Pub Date: December 2011
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926692920
Pages: 258pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardcover

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

In the last several decades, international traffic volume has significantly increased, raising the risk for acquisition of infectious diseases and their spread. In this important volume, the impact of health issues is explored in connection with travel. Not only does the book explores the risk of diseases such as H1N1 (otherwise known as swine flu), malaria, salmonella, and Legionellosis, it also addresses health regulations for travel to foreign countries, alcohol use and hospitality-related health problems, medical tourism (patients seeking less expensive medical procedures in countries other than their own), and much more.

• Use of Cumulative Incidence of Novel Influenza A/H1N1 in Foreign Travelers to Estimate Lower Bounds on Cumulative Incidence in Mexico
• Seasonal Variation in Orthopedic Health Services Utilization in Switzerland: The Impact of Winter Sport Tourism
• Prevalence Study of Legionella Spp. Contamination in Ferries and Cruise Ships
• Emergence of New Salmonella Enteritidis Phage Types in Europe? Surveillance of Infections in Returning Travellers
• The Low and Declining Risk of Malaria in Travellers to Latin America: Is There Still an Indication for Chemoprophylaxis?
• HIV-Related Restrictions on Entry, Residence and Stay in the WHO European Region: A Survey
• Imported and Travelling Dogs as Carriers of Canine Vector-Borne Pathogens in Germany
• Estimation of the Real Population and Its Impact on the Utilisation of Healthcare Services in Mediterranean Resort Regions: An Ecological Study
• First Reported Case of Cryptococcus gattii in the Southeastern USA: Implications for Travel-Associated Acquisition of an Emerging Pathogen
• Filariasis in Travelers Presenting to the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
• Effects of Backpacking Holidays in Australia on Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use of UK Residents
• Party Package Travel: Alcohol Use and Related Problems in a Holiday Resort: A Mixed Methods Study
• Modeling the Risk of Malaria for Travelers to Areas with Stable Malaria Transmission
• The Effect of Travel Restrictions on the Spread of a Moderately Contagious Disease
• Research Roundtable on Health, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
• Eco-Medical Tourism: Can It Be Sustainable?
• Increasing Walking at the C&O Canal National Historical Park: An Intervention Focused on Local Employees
• Tourism and Specific Risk Areas for Cryptococcus gattii, Vancouver Island, Canada
• Response to Imported Case of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever, The Netherlands
• Imported Infectious Disease and Purpose of Travel, Switzerland
• The Use of Mobile Phone Data for the Estimation of the Travel Patterns and Imported Plasmodium falciparum Rates Among Zanzibar Residents
• Holidays in the Sun and the Caribbean’s Forgotten Burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases
• Small Islands and Pandemic Influenza: Potential Benefits and Limitations of Travel Volume Reduction as a Border Control Measure
• Estimating the Malaria Risk of African Mosquito Movement by Air Travel
• Index

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Jaime A. Seba
Research Specialist, Hospitality and Tourism Service; Seattle, Washington, USA

As a specialist in hospitality and tourism service, Jaime Seba has conducted extensive industry research to develop training initiatives for cruise ship staff around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Certified in human performance improvement through the American Society of Training and Development, she works with major cruise lines to improve customer service and enhance operational function through the integration of new technology. Seba has more than 10 years of experience in media, public and corporate communication.

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