This book aims to be a showcase for cutting edge research offering a high-edited selection of the best paper submitted to the 2006 tourism conference at the University of Surrey, which itself is a celebration of 40 years of tourism education at the University. The emphasis of the book is on contributions which offer new insights and approaches to tourism research rather than case studies or applications of existing research methods to new contexts, and this is where the book is unique.

Key Features

*Originates from papers presented at the University of Surrey’s conference on ‘Cutting Edge Research in Tourism’, held as a celebration of 40 years of tourism education at the University. *Include contributions from both high-profile, established researchers in the field, and emerging stars, all of which will offer new insights and approaches to tourism research. *Chapters are carefully themed and juxtaposed to expose the key directions and challenges that confront researchers in tourism.


Researchers and academics in Tourism Research

Table of Contents

A Review of Tourism Research:A Review of Tourism Research; Researching Tourism Business:Are Plastic Cows The Future for Farming? Implications of an Alternative Diversification Model; Implementation of Mass Customised Manufacturing in the Flight Catering Industry;Tourism in The Gambia: 10 years on; Measuring and Reporting the Impact of Tourism in Poverty; Productivity and Yield Measurement in Australian Inbound Tourism using Tourism Satellite Accounts and General Equilibrium Modelling; Assessing Tourism Yield: An Analysis of Public Sector Costs and Benefits; Developing a GIS-Supported Tourist Flow Model for New Zealand; Duelling Definitions: Challenges and Implications of Conflicting International Concepts of Tourism; Researching Tourism Experiences and Challenges: Tourists on Tourists: The Impact of Other People on Destination Experience; A Tale of Two Precincts; The Socio-Political Implications of Rural Racism and Tourism Experiences; Researching the Experiences and Perspectives of Tourism Policy Makers; Network Analysis as a Research Tool for Understanding Tourism Destinations; Tourism and Regional Competitiveness; An Agenda for Tourism Research:An Agenda for Cutting Edge Research in Tourism


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