Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management Issues in by Stephen Ball

By Stephen Ball

This ebook represents a finished, authoritative and updated research of key sectors within the hospitality and tourism industries in China and India, and may deal with the market's becoming desire for info on Tourism in China and India. The textual content may be written in an available type drawing at the authors’ wealth of theoretical, academic and event. The textual content will include inputs from educational colleagues and advertisement contacts from the pointed out region.

Case stories will supply actual lifestyles reports of hospitality and tourism businesses and corporations working during this area and may comprise interactive routines and dialogue issues.

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The first model focuses upon the dimension of context. Context refers to how individuals in any society find information and knowledge (Hall, 1976; Hall and Hall, 1990). People from high context cultures are thought to obtain information from personal networks, that is, they discuss the matter with friends, acquaintances and relatives. In doing this, they ask questions and listen to gossip. People from low context cultures will listen to the views of others but make decisions on the basis of research.

India is enriched by the number of its diverse and varied religions. Religion plays an important and major part in the life of the country. The main religion is Hinduism that is adhered to by over 80% of the population. 9%) and several other religions, such as Jainism, with smaller numbers of adherents (CIA World Factbook, 2006). Its people may be divided into Aryan in the North and Dravidian in the South. The divide of the two major racial groupings is based upon colour and language, the Indo-Aryans are lighter skinned and the languages are Indo-European.

As a result of this, Chinese people tend to be conservative and cautious. Cheng and Wong (1996) state that there are three aspects of Chinese culture that make it distinctly different from other national cultures and impact • • • 32 The culture of China and India upon Chinese communities. These aspects are the individual–community dimension, the effort–ability dichotomy and the holistic–idealistic tendency. The effect of the individual–community dimension is that the individual submits to the will of the community.

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