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Key Concepts in Tourist Studies



© 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies provides a focused, quick reference guide for students exploring the fast growing and diverse field of tourist studies.

Chosen by experienced teachers and researchers each concept defines, explains and develops a key topic in tourism and will act as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is an essential resource for all students of tourism containing concise and authoritative entries on:

  • Planning Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Festivals and Events
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Economics of Tourism
  • Regeneration
  • The Experience Economy
  • Urban Tourism
  • Sex Tourism

Meeting the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.

 
Introduction
 
Anthropology of Tourism
 
Arts Tourism
 
Authenticity
 
Backpacking
 
Business Tourism
 
Crisis Management
 
Cultural Tourism
 
Dark Tourism
 
Destination Management
 
Economics of Tourism
 
Ecotourism
 
Ethical Tourism
 
E-Tourism
 
Festivals and Events Tourism
 
Film and TV Tourism
 
Gastronomic Tourism
 
Gay Tourism
 
Geography of Tourism
 
Health and Wellness Tourism
 
Heritage Tourism
 
Identity
 
Indigenous Tourism
 
Literary Tourism
 
Mature Tourism
 
Mobility
 
Neo-Colonialism
 
Planning Tourism
 
Post-Tourism
 
Regeneration
 
Religious and Spiritual Tourism
 
Rural Tourism
 
Self and Other
 
Sex Tourism
 
Sociology of Tourism
 
Special Interest Tourism
 
Sports and Adventure Tourism
 
Sustainable Tourism
 
Tourist Gaze
 
Urban Tourism

The current tourism textbook market is saturated with books that conform to an outdated mode… this book presents a fresh look at tourism topics exploring emerging markets, new niches, and alternative development models from using a local-to-global framework. As such the book will more accurately portray the content and context of global tourism. The project has great potential to be considered the first 21st century tourism textbook
Rich Harril
International Tourism Research Institute, University of South Carolina


For the growing number of students and researchers engaging with tourism, this book provides an excellent entry point to the major concepts which help frame our understanding of this global and multi-layered phenomenon. This compact book provides a valuable service in introducing the diversity of concepts we need in tourism studies
Mike Robinson
Director, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University


This book is an excellent resource for studies, post-grads and researchers as it covers the most important concepts in tourism studies. The sections are concluded with recommended reading which helps the reader engage with different theories and concepts.

Mr Emmet McLoughlin
Marketing Department , Leisure and Tourism, Sligo Institute of Technology
March 2, 2016

Highly recommended reading!

Dr Claudia Sima
Dept of Tourism & Leisure Management, University of Central Lancashire
December 9, 2015

The book is an excellent resource for students at the beginning of their academic journey. It can be used as a dictionary as it gives a clear and straight to the point explanation of the most terms any travel and tourism student needs to be aware of. The topics are informative but concise, it is easy to pick some of them and explain them in class.

Mr Nikola Naumov
Travel & Tourism, UK College of Business & Computing
September 28, 2015

The text essentially x-rayed basic issues in understanding tourism. Well articulated text, I highly recommend this for undergraduate tourism students.

Mrs Chidinma Oguamanam
Dept. of Archaeology and Tourism, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
June 10, 2014

Suitable support material for learners giving a concise reference guide to key topics

Mrs Moragh Canney
Hospitality and Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
January 7, 2013

Wide range of topics covered and the short introductory chapters provide the background basics. The economics chapter could have more up to date statistics and the reprint could have taken the opportunity for an update on newer publications for the further reading and recommended books section in each chapter. However, an easy to use book which students will use for initial background into the different topics.

Ms Luane Quigley
Hospitality, Tourism & Sport, North West Regional College
November 1, 2012

Clear and straight to the point book that I have enjoyed using over the first term when it was used.
Unit where book is used is an introductory unit for the degree and is thus giving many students a foundation understanding of the topic.
The topics are short and informative - thus easy to build a lecture around a set of them each.
The students (who do not have English as their mother-tongue) have found the book understandable a pleasantly free of jargon.

Dr Johan Edelheim
Multidimensional Tourism Institute, University of Lapland
October 9, 2012

very good book for 1st year BA students

Dr Ashraf Jahmani
department of hotel m, Al-Ahliyya Amman University
July 9, 2012

Publication can be very helpful for students to develop an approach for different tourism-related research projects - in particular to have a basis for the research of topic-related theoretical material.

Dr Georg Steckenbauer
Tourism and Leisure Management, IMC Fachhochschule Krems
December 15, 2011

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Introduction

Chapter One


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