Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Law, 7th Edition

  • Karen Morris Monroe Community College
  • Norman Cournoyer Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts
  • Anthony Marshall Florida International University
  • ISBN-10: 1418051918  |  ISBN-13: 9781418051914
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1999, 1994
  • © 2008 | Published
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For students and practicing professionals in hospitality, travel and tourism as well as specialized paralegal work, Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law: A Preventative Approach, 7th Edition, addresses legal issues confronted by managers in the hotel, restaurant, travel and casino industries. The emphasis is on prevention of legal violations. By reading the book, managers can appreciate and identify what actions and precautions are necessary to avoid, or at least minimize, the number of lawsuits. The book uses the case method, long recognized as a helpful approach to learning the often-complicated discipline of law. Readers will study decisions from actual cases in which hospitality establishments were sued, as well as what legal precedents were cited.

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Features and Benefits

  • Instructors Manual included
  • Online resources and computerized test banks to accompany text

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Legal Fundamentals for the Hospitality Industry
Chapter 1: Introduction to Contemporary Hospitality Law
Chapter 2: Legal Procedures: Journey of a Case Through the Courts
Chapter 3: Civil Rights and Hospitality Businesses
Chapter 4: Contract Law and the Hospitality Industry
Unit 2: Negligence
Chapter 5: Principles of Negligence
Chapter 6: Negligence and Hospitality Practices-Part 1
Chapter 7: Negligence and Hospitality Practices-Part 2
Unit 3: Relationships with Guests and Other Patrons
Chapter 8: Guests and Other Patrons
Chapter 9: Protecting Patron''s Property
Chapter 10: Rights of Innkeepers
Chapter 11: Guests'' Rights
Unit 4: Special Topics
Chapter 12: Liability and the Sale of Food and Alcohol
Chapter 13: The Travel Agent and the Airlines-Rights and Liabilities
Chapter 14: Employment
Chapter 15: Regulation and Licensing
Chapter 16: The Developing Law of Casinos
Appendix A: Limiting Liability Statutes
Appendix B: Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex
Appendix C: The Americans with Disabilities Act

What's New

  • New chapter on theme park law
  • Updated case studies
  • Major expansion of several sections, including Internet Contracts, Internet Fraud and Immigration Law
  • Content on restaurant and hotel ratings, club management operations, e-commerce issues for hotels and restaurants, and law in other travel and recreation areas such as parks, casinos, and other related areas were updated
  • New two color approach


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418051934 | ISBN-13: 9781418051938)

Instructor CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418051977 | ISBN-13: 9781418051976)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Karen Morris

Karen L. Morris is a lawyer, judge, and professor of Law at Monroe Community College, in Rochester, New York where she teaches courses including Hospitality Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Law 101. As a town judge, she presides over criminal and civil cases, including lawsuits brought by and against hotels and restaurants. She has published an instructional software program and a case study book, as well as articles in various publications on topics of interest to the hospitality industry. Dr. Morris is the legal advisor to the New York State Restaurant Association, Rochester Chapter, and a past president of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys. She also has served as president of Alternatives for Battered Women, Inc., an organization that operates a shelter and administers support services. Her favorite volunteer activity is being a Big Sister in the Big Brother program. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Morris was in-house counsel for a corporation that operates department stores throughout the United States, and thereafter a criminal prosecutor. She has a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University and a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Trade Regulations from New York University.

Norman Cournoyer

Norman G. Cournoyer is a lawyer and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A nationally recognized expert in hospitality law, zoning for service industries, labor management, computer applications, and econometrics for hospitality management, he has ten years experience owning and operating hotels and restaurants. A widely published writer, Dr. Cournoyer has authored several texts, references, and directories for the hospitality disciplines. He has contributed scholarly journals and has published numerous studies for the Massachusetts Department of Commerce and Development. Dr. Cournoyer is current president of Applied Econometrics and has served as consultant to Hilton Corporation, Sheraton Corporation, The US Army, and Canadian National Marine Services, Inc. Dr. Cournoyer holds a Juris Doctorate from American University, and an MBA in financial acocunting and a PhD in econometrics from the University of Massachusetts, He resides in Amherst.

Anthony Marshall

Anthony G. Marshall, Dean of the School of Hospitality Management at Florida Internation University in Miami, Florida, is a nationally recognized expert in Risk Management and Hospitality Law. He is well known by members of the hospitality industry through his speaking engagements and journal publications. Dr. Marshall serves as a board member of the Commission Scolaire of the Centre International de Glion, Switzerland: a board member of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association. He is the recipient of the American Hotel and Motel Association's "Lamp of Knowledge" award. Dr. Marshall authors the column "At Your Risk" (21 issues per year in Hotel and Motel Management magazine. He is publisher and editorial board member of the Florida International University Hospitality Review, and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Hospitality Management. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the College of Law at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of science in Hotel Administration from University of New Hampshire. Dr. Marshall resides on Key Biscane Florida.