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Lifelong Learning for Tourism: Concepts, Policy and Implementation

Lifelong Learning for Tourism: Concepts, Policy and Implementation

Violet V. Cuffy, David Airey, Georgios C. Papageorgiou
September 14, 2017

Since the middle of the last century tourism has demonstrated almost continual growth, with international tourist arrivals now recorded in excess of one billion per annum. Given the global socio-economic significance of tourism, it is imperative to develop educational opportunities for those...

International Sports Events: Impacts, Experiences and Identities

International Sports Events: Impacts, Experiences and Identities

Richard Shipway, Alan Fyall
May 30, 2017

This book offers new insight into International Sports Events (ISEs), examining the relationship between sport, tourism and events. It assesses sports events through the lens of both sports participants and spectators, based on three primary themes: impacts, experiences and identities. The first...

Tourism and Retail: The Psychogeography of Liminal Consumption

Tourism and Retail: The Psychogeography of Liminal Consumption

Charles McIntyre
May 30, 2017

Tourists are drawn to explore new environments and peoples. What better way to interact with a locality than to seek out and roam its marketplaces? The nature of tourist shopping activity thus goes beyond mere functional purchasing into multi-sensory explorations of place and space. Awareness of...

The Cultural Moment in Tourism

The Cultural Moment in Tourism

Laurajane Smith, Emma Waterton, Steve Watson
May 30, 2017

This book is a response to the burgeoning interest in cultural tourism and the associated need for a coherently theorized approach for understanding the practices that such an interest creates. Cultural tourism has become an important and popular aspect of contemporary tourism studies, as well as...

Contemporary Tourist Experience: Concepts and Consequences

Contemporary Tourist Experience: Concepts and Consequences

Richard Sharpley, Philip Stone
May 25, 2017

This significant and timely volume aims to provide a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insight into emergent...

Future Tourism: Political, Social and Economic Challenges

Future Tourism: Political, Social and Economic Challenges

James Leigh, Craig Webster, Stanislav Ivanov
May 25, 2017

This book investigates and considers the urgent political, social, and economic challenges that confront society and tourism. It attempts to look at what is threatening society, and makes suggestions on what the impact will be and how tourism will be changed to integrate with the new...

Tourist Experience and Fulfilment: Insights from Positive Psychology

Tourist Experience and Fulfilment: Insights from Positive Psychology

Sebastian Filep, Philip Pearce
May 25, 2017

What makes life worth living? Many people would argue that it is fulfilling experiences. These experiences are characterised by feelings of joy and pleasure, positive relationships and a sense of engagement, meaning and achievement. Tourism is arguably one of the largest self-initiated commercial...

Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Tourism

Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Tourism

Alisha Ali, Andrew J. Frew
May 24, 2017

Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have been numerous texts written on sustainable tourism and the measures to mitigate and manage...

Responsible Tourist Behaviour

Responsible Tourist Behaviour

Clare Weeden
May 24, 2017

What is important to ethical consumers when thinking about going on holiday and how do they incorporate their lifestyle choices into these holidays? What values inform their lifestyles and how do they satisfy these values on holiday? Do ethical consumers automatically become ethical tourists or is...

Dark Tourism and Crime

Dark Tourism and Crime

Derek Dalton
May 24, 2017

Dark tourism has become widespread and diverse.   It has passed into popular culture vernacular, deployed in guide books as a short hand descriptor for sites that are associated with death, suffering and trauma.  However, whilst  books have been devoted to dark tourism as a...

The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Creating an Academy of Hope

The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Creating an Academy of Hope

Irena Ateljevic, Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard
May 18, 2017

In today’s increasingly complex tourism environment, decision-making requires a rounded, well-informed view of the whole. Critical distance should be encouraged, consultation and intellectual rigour should be the norm amongst managers and there needs to be a radical shift in our approach to...

Tourism Supply Chain Management

Tourism Supply Chain Management

Haiyan Song
November 14, 2011

Fierce global competition in the tourism industry is now focused on integral parts of supply chains rather than on individual firms. The highly competitive environment has forced tourism firms to look for ways to enhance their competitive advantage. Tourism products are often viewed by consumers as...

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