Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development

1st Edition

Authors: Myra Shackley
Paperback ISBN: 9780750663489
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd June 2006
Page Count: 208


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From travel in the ancient and classical world to the growth of underwater tourism in the Great Barrier Reef and the influence of the Gulf War on regional tourism, the Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development is a new departure from conventional texts, providing a unique overview of the growth of the tourism industry.

Divided into three sections, the text looks first at the past, examining the influence of global geography on travel patterns, and provides an overview of the history of travel and tourism. It then moves onto the present, using a regional framework to demonstrate how the physical and historical geography of each area is related to tourism development. The final section provides a forecast of future trends for the next two decades.

Key Features

  • A unique pictorial history of global travel and exploration
  • Easy-to-use maps that chart development of tourism
  • Explains the growth of tourism destinations and trends in a geographic and historic global context


Level 1 undergraduate modules in tourism geography and destination development, Level 2 modules in tourism management, marketing, regional studies. Libraries.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents; List of Maps; List of Plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Setting the scene; Chapter 2: Middle East & North Africa-ancient empires; Chapter 3: Africa-slavery and safari; Chapter 4: Asia-culture and colonialism; Chapter 5: Europe-change and continuity; Chapter 6: North America-expansion and revolution; Chapter 7: South America & the Caribbean-Aztecs and Antarctica; Chapter 8: Australia and the Pacific-outback and outriggers; Notes and References; Index


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About the Author

Myra Shackley

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Centre for Tourism and Visitor Management, Nottingham Trent University, UK