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The Holiday Makers

Understanding the Impact of Leisure and Travel

The Holiday Makers is thought-provoking and profound in its analysis of the present and future patterns of work and leisure.The author analyses the different forms of tourism, examines the effects on the indigenous countries and their people, and outlines positive steps to reconcile people's holiday requirements with the world's economic and social structures.

Audience
Hoteliers, tour operators, travel agents, tourists interested in their role in the world of leisure and tourism tomorrow.

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Published: April 1999

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-4348-1

Reviews

  • `He has a whole range of gentle proposals which will be derided or co-opted by the travel trade, but they are all sensible.' New Society `Students of tourism and government representatives, in particular, will find this book enlightening and refreshing.' Tourism Management `...a revolutionary work.' The Sunday Times

Contents

  • Introduction; The model of life in industrial society work, home, free time, travel - An outline of the model; Under the dictates of the economy; The credo for a new harmony; The holiday machine or: the recreation cycle - The motives of the mobile leisure man - travel between norm, promise and hope; Behaviour and experiences while travelling; The host population: what they expect and what they get from tourism; The encounter between tourists and locals; The return and the feedback; Indications for a more critical understanding of tourism; For a humanization of everyday life - Everyday life in working society: work, home and leisure time in a bottleneck; Changing values: opportunities for a new society; Proposals for the humanization of travel - The strategies and their philosophies; About the concept of a balanced tourist development; Ghetto or no ghetto: that is the question; Conscious travel: advice and exercises for a different travel behaviour; School for a more human tourism; References; Index.

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