Description

Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly develop their tourism potential to meet demand and produce benefits, makes it more essential than ever to plan carefully and consider the human and environmental impacts of tourism development. That is why, as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, I am pleased to see the serious analysis of the problems and prospects of the tourism sector as presented in this third edition. -- Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization Now in its third edition, Global Tourism draws on the insight of thirty-nine contributors to chronicle and foresee the effects of tourism on contemporary society. Contributors provide interdisciplinary, international perspectives on the critical questions, problems, and opportunities facing the tourism industry. Invaluable to academics and professionals alike, Global Tourism offers a comprehensive exploration of the key issues in tourism. Authors draw on their individual insights to assess and critique contemporary tourism and take a view of the future. Fully revised and re-developed, new chapters examine: * The future of tourism * Difference in travel characteristics of significant travel segments * Sustainability standards in the global economy * Crisis management in tourist destinations * Tourism and social identities * Tourism, mobility, and global communities CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Brian Archer (University of Surrey), Gurhan Aktas (T.C. Dokuz Eylul University), Bill Bramwell (Sheffield Hallam University), Peter M Burns (University of Brighton), Nancy E. Chesworth (Mount St. Vincent University), Tim Coles (University of Exeter), Chris Cooper (The University of Queensland), Graham M.S. Dann (University of Luton), Thomas

Key Features

* Provides a thorough and complete exploration of current trends and practice in the tourism industry * Issues are explored using structured framework * International contributors offer full range of perspectives

Readership

Advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and educators in tourism; National, state, regional & local authorities dealing with travel & tourism planning, marketing and management.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Foreward Preface List of Contributors Part One Clarification and Meaning: Issues of Understanding 1. The Meaning, Scope and Measurement of Travel and Tourism William F. Theobald 2. What are Travel and Tourism: Are They Really an Industry? Thomas Lea Davidson 3. Nostalgia in the Noughties Graham Dann 4. From Competition to Collaboration in the Tourism Industry Alan Fyall and Brian Garrod Part Two Results and Residuals: The Issue of Impacts 5. The Positive and Negative Impacts of Tourism Brian Archer, Chris Cooper and Lisa Ruhanen 6. The Role of Relationships in the Tourist Experience Philip Pearce 7. Alternative Tourism: A Comparative Analysis of Meaning and Impact Donald Macleod 8. The New Pastoral Industry: Tourism in Indigenous Australia David Mercer Part Three Changing Directions: Planning and Development Issues 9. Tourism and Sustainable Development Peter Murphy and Garry Price 10. Addressing Carrying Capacity Issues in Tourist Destinations Through Growth Management Peter Williams and Alison Gill 11. Sustainable Tourism Standards in the Global Economy Xavier Font 12. Stakeholder Involvement in Sustainable Tourism: Balancing the Voices Donald Getz and Seldjan Timur 13. Ethical Considerations in Sustainable Tourism Simon Hudson and Graham Miller Part Four Places and Products: Marketing and Consumer Issues 14. Targeting Segments: More Important Then Ever in the Travel Industry Stanley Plog 15. Travel Styles Gordon Taylor and Nancy Chesworth 16. Empirical M

Details

No. of pages:
588
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750677899
Electronic ISBN:
9780080478043

About the author

William F. Theobald

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Travel & Tourism Program, Purdue University, USA

Reviews

"Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly develop their tourism potential to meet demand and produce benefits, makes it more essential than ever to plan carefully and consider the human and environmental impacts of tourism development. That is why, as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, I am pleased to see the serious analysis of the problems and prospects of the tourism sector as presented in this third edition." Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization