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About this Journal

PALAT is a journal focused upon the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries. Hospitality includes a wide range of individual industries, including lodging, resorts, food & beverage, contract food service, casinos, clubs, etc.

Tourism is a very broad field that focuses upon the tourist, the destination, and the act or processing of touring. It encompasses what tourists and travelers do while touring, and how they behave and make purchases at their destinations.

Leisure includes both local and distant activities at recreational outlets, national parks, gardens, beaches, ski resorts, etc. Many times, aspects of leisure are inextricably woven into tourism and hospitality. This journal seeks to serve those who provide such services for these intrepid adventurers.