This introductory text provides readers with a robust understanding of tourism and its industries, including how destinations are developed, marketed and managed, and how tourism impacts communities, environments and economies. The authors discuss the critical issues affecting 21st century tourism, such as sustainability, the climate crisis, globalisation, community, technology, the environment and the sharing economy. The text has been fully updated in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its notable, and in some cases lasting, impacts on the tourism industry.
The text features new mini-case studies (snapshots) and international case studies from countries around the globe including USA, Saudi Arabia, India, China, New Zealand, Australia, Namibia and the UK. It discusses the latest trends in transport, hospitality, attractions and the travel trade and includes examples from major tourism companies including Trip.com, TUI and Airbnb.
The book is suitable for students who are starting their tourism studies as part of their college or university education.
Clare Inkson is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Course Leader of BA Tourism with Business at the University of Westminster, London.
Lynn Minnaert is the Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism.