World Geography of Travel and Tourism

1st Edition

A Regional Approach


  • Alan Lew
  • Dallen Timothy
  • C. Michael Hall
  • Description

    World Geography of Travel and Tourism addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. The expert author team has included major themes and issues in tourism, and positioned them in a regional context. In this way, this text takes a major step into a more analytical approach to global tourism while still providing a clear account of the geography of travel and tourism. The book is accompanied by the author's site, which includes; PowerPoints for figures and images with captions, question database files which instructors can use as they wish and a blog post for communicating with other members of the site. World Geography of Travel and Tourism makes vital reading for any student seeking an introduction to tourism geography and indeed, international tourism and global geography as a whole.

    Key Features

    Develops a clear analytical framework and systematic context for the study of international tourism and travel Presents a global account of travel geography organised around key regions Provides regional knowledge from around the world that assists the reader to understand some of the main factors that affect tourism patterns and flows Is fully supported by the website:, which is both designed and maintained by the authors


    Mid-level undergraduates in tourism and geography, enrolled in courses such as International Travel and Tourism, Geography of Travel and Tourism, Geography for the Tourism Industry, Tourism Planning and Development

    Table of Contents

    1 Introduction 1.1 Geography and the Study of Tourism 1.2 Physical Geography 1.3 Human Geography 1.4 The Tourism Industry 1.5 Tourist Demand 1.6 Tourism Supply 1.7 Tourism Landscapes 1.8 Overview of This Book 2 Europe and Eurasia 2.1 The Geography of Europe 2.2 Tourism in Western Europe 2.3 Tourism in Eastern Europe 3 The Old World: Central Asia through Africa 3.1 Central Asia 3.2 Southwest Asia and North Africa 3.3 Sub-Saharan Africa 4 Asia and Oceania 4.1 South Asia 4.2 Southeast Asia 4.3 East Asia 4.4 Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Antarctica 5 The Americas 5.1 Anglo North America 5.2 Latin North America 5.3 South America


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    About the authors

    Alan Lew

    Alan A. Lew, Ph.D., AICP, is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses in geography, tourism and urban planning. He has edited nine books and published over 50 book chapters and journal articles. He is the Editor-in-chief of the journal Tourism Geographies, and has been teaching web-based courses in sustainable tourism, geography and urban planning since the mid-1990s.

    Dallen Timothy

    Dr. Dallen Timothy is an Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. He holds a B.Sc. degree in geography from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in geography from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Waterloo. His research interests in tourism include heritage, community-based planning, political boundaries and supranationalism, shopping and consumption, peripheral and rural regions, less-developed countries, and religiously-motivated travel.