Description

Niche Tourism examines one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism sector. This book provides an integrated picture of speciality/niche tourism as a whole looking at both the 'macro' and 'micro' niche area. It has a comprehensive theoretical framework, and discusses initiatives, policies and strategies adopted internationally. With an emphasis on linking theory to practice, it is underpinned by up-to-date international case studies from around the world. Divided into 3 parts, it covers a variety of aspects under the headings of special interest tourism, tradition and culture base tourism and activity-based tourism.

Key Features

* The only book to provide an integrated picture of speciality/niche tourism as a whole * Examines one of the fastest growing areas of the tourism sector * Looks at a vast array of aspects of tourism from dark tourism, looking at 'ground zero' in the US, gastronomic tourism in the Yarra Valley Australia, to tribal tourism in Africa.

Readership

Undergraduate levels 3-4; postgraduate tourism management students; practitioners, consultants and providers (e.g. tourist groups) as a reference guide

Table of Contents

Foreword (Robinson); Niche Tourism: An Introduction (Robinson & Novelli); Part one - Special Interest Tourism; Photographic tourism (Palmer & Lester); Geotourism (Hose); Youth tourism (Richards & Wilson); Dark tourism (Tarlow); Genealogy tourism (Birtwistle); Gastronomic tourism (Hall & Mitchell); Transport tourism (Hall); Part two - Tradition and Culture Based Tourism; Tribal tourism (Burns & Figurova); Cultural heritage tourism (Wickens); Tourism in peripheral regions (Ivona & Grumo); Research tourism (Benson); Part three - Activity Based Tourism; Small ship cruising(Douglas & Douglas); Sport tourism (Ritchie); Wildlife tourism (Novelli & Humavindu); Volunteer tourism (Callanan & Thomas); Adventure tourism (Shephard & Evans); Part four - The Future of Niche Tourism; Space tourism (Duval); Virtual tourism (Arnold); Ethical tourism (Weeden); Niche Tourism: A way forward to sustainability (Novelli & Benson); Index.

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750661331
Electronic ISBN:
9780080492926

About the author

Marina Novelli

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Brighton, UK

Reviews

"Because of the recent employment of niche tourism as a concept, it is particularly timely that Novelli's collection has been published, giving the reader a strong direction, excellent examples and powerful definitional material with which to grapple." Tourism Management Volume 27, Issue 6 , December 2006, Pages 1426-1427