Filling a gap in the market, this new title approaches the field through a uniquely international angle, with increased emphasis on the impact of digital technology and supported by international case-studies.
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Offers a comprehensive synthesis of the key issues associated with tourism, leisure and recreation. This edition lays emphasis on North America, and investigates the importance of less developed countries and the critical issues surrounding inequality, exploitation, underdevelopment and globalization as forces affecting tourism and leisure.
An introductory text that gives its reader a strong understanding of the dimensions of tourism, the industries of which it is comprised, the issues that affect its success, and the management of its impact on destination economies, environments and communities.
Points out the health dimensions of travel and tourism, and calls for awareness and practical collaboration from those in the industry and in the social and health sciences. This study encompasses a wide range of issues, with historical, political and economic ramifications.
Presents a collection of case studies taken from cultural World Heritage Sites. Using examples of significant archaeological and architectural legacies, this book identifies the problems involved with site management. It shows models of good practice, looking at the functions of the organizations involved and the range of variation among sites.
The years have seen an explosive growth in the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular novels, films or television series. This title presents an analysis of this form of media tourism, exploring the question of how best to explain the increasing popularity of media tourism within contemporary culture.
This book investigates the way localities are shaped and negotiated through tourism, and explores the emerging success of local peer-produced hospitality and tourism services which are transforming the tourist experience. It examines the rapidly developing field of peer-to-peer tourism and the way it is changing tourist destinations.
This book offers a critical account of the historical evolution of tourism through the identification and discussion of key turning points. Based on these considerations, future turning points are identified and evaluated. The core findings of the book provide the first perspective on how the history of tourism will shape its future.
Serving as a guide to the tourism industry, this title provides a comprehensive introduction to various facets of tourism including: the history of tourism; factors influencing the tourism industry; tourism in developing countries; sustainable tourism; and more. It is intended for students of tourism and others involved in the industry.
Cultural heritage is one of the most prevalent tourism resources in the world. Most travel involves some element of culture and heritage tourism continues to grow each year. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, practices, current debates, concepts and managerial concerns associated with cultural heritage-based tourism.
'This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University
`Argued with a real verve, it makes a plea to rethink the role of tourism in modernity seeing it not as a fleeting and marginal element, but as something enduring, emblematic and constitutive of contemporary society. Tourism is seen as a key element of modern life, not an escape from it' - Mike Crang, Department of Geography, University of Durham
Tourism: equips students with a critical perspective of the central processes of tourism and the relationship between tourism and culture; places tourism at the heart of modern life rather than as a peripheral feature added on after work; illuminates the relationship between tourism and nation formation, citizenship, consumerism and globalization; and reveals the ritual, performative and embodied dimensions of the tourist experience.
THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE U.S. HAVE FOCUSED MORE ATTENTION ON TOURISM SAFETY AND SECURITY ISSUES THAN EVER BEFORE. THIS BOOK EXAMINES TOURISM SAFETY AND SECURITY ISSUES. IT GIVES READERS A KNOWLEDGE BASE FROM WHICH TO RESPOND TO FUTURE EVENTS.
Includes essays on urban tourism, the beach as a holiday site, the role of festivals, and Disney as a form of heritage tourism. This book explores attitudes towards motivations for holidays, interactions with service providers as they affect the quality of the tourist experience, the nature of the holiday location and the events that occur there.
Suitable for students on higher education courses, this title examines the hospitality industry and the ways in which it operates. It examines the accommodation industry: hotels of all shapes and sizes, guesthouses, hospital services, residential care, hostels, and halls of residence. It also focuses on the foodservice industry.
Over the years there has been a considerable interest in the cultural aspects of tourism such as the impacts of culture on tourism planning, development, management, and marketing. This title gives a coverage of cross-cultural issues and behavior in tourism. It illustrates how international cultural differences influence travel decision-making.
Addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. This book presents a global account of travel geography organised around key regions.
How can marketing communication strategies meet the changing and challenging demands of modern consumers, and maintain a company's competitive edge? This book discusses this vital discipline specifically for the tourism and hospitality industry. It explains and critiques the practice and theory in relation to this industry.
Tourism impacts are multi-faceted and therefore are difficult to plan for and manage. This book looks at the key players involved - be they tourists, host communities or industry members - and considers a number of approaches and techniques for managing tourism successfully.
Visitor attractions represent a complex sector of the tourism industry and are the catalytic focus for the development of tourism infrastructure and services. This book tackles topics that include: the role and nature of visitor attractions; the development of visitor attraction provision; and, the management of visitor attractions.
This work provides a practical reference source to crucial issues in tourism marketing and management. It aims to guide tourism students with the help of coverage of various management decision areas. The applied analysis and discussion featured includes pertinent examples.
A city of Canterbury, Kent is the county's greatest treasure, and its glorious cathedral is the first mature example of Gothic architecture in England. This book covers the exceptionally rich architecture of eastern Kent.
However well you know London, there's always more to be uncovered. This guide includes ideas from unusual takes on well-known attractions to quirky walks and must-visit restaurants and shops; from once-in-a-lifetime experiences to everyday pleasures.
Informed tourism policies and plans require a critical appreciation of the historically complex and dynamic contexts in which public policy is developed and implemented, and of the impacts of public policy.
A collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011. It features stories from twenty-five travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others.
Walks students through the selection and application of research methods within Tourism. This title introduces the relevant language and theory of key methodologies and develops them using strategic literature review and the inclusion of international examples which relate directly to tourism.
Written specifically for those looking for core topic coverage in a manageable and concise format, this text will be essential reading for those looking for a truly contemporary introduction to Tourism Management.