Anya Diekmann, Scott McCabe, Carlos Cardoso Ferreira
August 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 138 Pages
ISBN 9780367258177 - CAT# 311496
Social tourism is at a pivotal point. Over the past decade, there has been increased interest and research into social tourism issues, and as a result there is now much greater evidence on the important role that social tourism can play in providing significant benefits for the people supported through social tourism schemes. However, despite these advances and awareness of the benefits of tourism participation in most countries, there is still much confusion and ambiguity about the definition, role, and purpose of social tourism.
This comprehensive volume reflects recent shifts in social tourism research by focusing on target groups and the benefits or constraints of these groups in holiday participation. The authors explore the diversity of issues, theories and social contexts that are relevant to social tourism research, offering a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and experimental designs as well as various policy and practice contexts to address policy issues. They also highlight opportunities for greater intensity of research on the importance of policy in advancing social tourism and to stress the fundamental role that social tourism can play in achieving strategic policy goals towards enhancing wellbeing, citizenship, and quality of life in the future.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events.
1. Social tourism: research advances, but stasis in policy. Bridging the divide
Anya Diekmann, Scott McCabe and Carlos Cardoso Ferreira
2. Social tourism as a modest, yet sustainable, development strategy: policy recommendations for Greece
Konstantinos I. Kakoudakis and Scott McCabe
3. ‘Not on my vacation’: service encounters between able-bodied and disabled consumers – the case of high-contact service
Anat Tchetchik, Victoria Eichhorn and Avital Biran
4. The holiday-related predictors of wellbeing in seniors
Marlène Mélon, Stefan Agrigoroaei, Anya Diekmann and Olivier Luminet
5. Accessible tourism and its benefits for coping with stress
Andreia Filipa Antunes Moura, Elisabeth Kastenholz and Anabela Maria Sousa Pereira
6. Accessible tourism experiences: the voice of people with visual disabilities
Eugenia Devile and Elisabeth Kastenholz
7. Social tourism & older people: the IMSERSO initiative
Diane Sedgley, Claire Haven-Tang and Pilar Espeso-Molinero