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Tourism : Change, Impacts and Opportunities

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Tourism: Change, Impacts and Opportunities provides a comprehensive and balanced discussion of the impacts of tourism. The authors address the nature of tourism and tourists and the economic, physical and social impact that can result from their activity. New approaches to impact assessment are also considered. A wide range of examples from developed and developing countries illustrate the points raised in the text.This timely and perceptive book is essential reading for anyone involved in tourism planning or development and is also suitable for students of geography, planning, economics and sociology.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 170 x 230 x 26mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130994006
  • 9780130994004
  • 449,228

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This new text builds upon the success of the classic Mathieson & Wall original "Tourism: economic, physical and social impacts "to provide a comprehensive and rigorous examination of the consequences of tourism. The authors address the nature of tourism and tourists and the economic, environmental and social impacts that result from their activities. It provides a unique blend of theoretical principles and practice for a balanced approach to tourism. Key features new approaches to impact assessment are considered as well as a rethinking of tourism impacts uses international case studies and models to illustrate key concepts wide range of examples from both the developing and developed world incorporates the latest insights and literature contains new chapters on frameworks for analysis and sustainable developments contains an extensive bibliography and subject, place and author indexes to permit easy access to information This text will be essential reading to students, academics and practitioners of tourism, leisure, hospitality, geography, management, business studies and the wider social sciences. Geoffrey Wall is Professor of Geography at the University of Waterloo, Canada.Alister Mathieson is Dean, School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Frameworks Rethinking Tourism Impacts Economic Impacts Physical Impacts Social Impacts Planning and Managing Change in Tourismshow more

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