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Covering the fundamental topics in tourism studies this textbook for undergraduate students provides a thorough exploration of tourism as it is taught in higher education. Introducing tourism as an academic subject and guiding students through the early years of their tourism studies Tourism is relevant not just to tourism courses but also leisure, events, transport and travel, hospitality and business studies. Postgraduate students will also find it a valuable refresher to general tourism topics. The text is presented to reflect current teaching methods and provide an up-to-date perspective in an accessible way. Tourism begins by addressing tourism perspectives - defining tourism and setting it in a real-world business and economic context, before considering tourism people with a two-pronged approach - those employed in the tourism sector and travellers, visitors and holiday-makers who consume tourism products. Thereafter the operational elements of tourism are described in-depth: the infrastructure, facilities, legislation, financing, destination management and destination strategy that support tourism operations. Tourism development is the theme of the next section, introducing the concepts of planning, the role of organisations, tourism impacts, rural tourism, resources and sustainability. The book concludes with a discussion of tourism futures - tourism research, change, postmodernism and globalisation, and describes emerging tourism trends such as space tourism, virtual reality and the slow movement. Authored by established experts from North America, Europe and Australasia Tourism provides a truly international coverage of the subject, applicable to students in all geographic regions. Chapters have been laid out to guide students through the subject in a logical way and pedagogic features such as learning objectives, chapter introductions, chapter reviews, review questions and question-and-answer sections help to reinforce important concepts and aid learning. While informative features including case studies, figures, industry comments, career profiles and destination profiles provide a stimulating and enlightening insight into the current state of the tourism industry and those who work within it. Supporting supplementary material for instructors and students can be found at www.cabi.org/openresources/39762
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,530g
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184593976X
  • 9781845939762
  • 160,911

Table of contents

I: Preface
II: About this Book
PART ONE: TOURISM PERSPECTIVES
1: An Introduction to Tourism
2: The Economics of Tourism
PART TWO: TOURISM PEOPLE
3: Tourism as Employer
PART THREE: CONSUMING TOURISM
4: Air Transportation
5: Road and Rail Transportation
6: Water-borne Transport
7: Accommodation
8: Food and Beverage
9: Visitor Attractions
10: Themes in Tourism
PART FOUR: TOURISM MANAGEMENT
11: Operations Management in Tourism
12: Destination Management
13: Tourism and Destination Strategy
14: Tourism and Destination Marketing
PART FIVE: TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
15: Tourism Policy and Planning
16: Tourism and Sustainability
PART SIX: TOURISM FUTURES
17: Tourism Research
18: The Future of Tourism
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About Peter Robinson

- Peter Robinson is Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to entering academia Peter gained experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors within tourism, hospitality and events management, including senior management roles with The National Trust and Derby University as Tourism Projects Manager overseeing a range of EU funded business support projects.

Peter has worked as a business development consultant (mainly within the leisure sector) with a number of high profile clients across the UK. Peter has gained experience developing businesses in the tourism, events, automotive, retail and IT sectors. He is currently a Trustee of the Carpet Museum in Kidderminster and Elvaston Castle and Gardens Trust.

He is a Member of The Tourism Society and The Tourism Management Institute, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy The Institute for Travel and Tourism Management (and a member of the ITT Education an Training Committee). Peter is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - Michael Luck is a professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism, and associate director for the coastal and marine tourism research programme at the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, both at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He is founding co-chair of the International Coastal & Marine Tourism Society (ICMTS). Michael has more than 10 years work experience in the tourism industry and his research interests include (marine) wildlife tourism, the cruise industry, ecotourism, interpretation and education on wildlife tours, the impacts of tourism, and aviation/transport. He has published in a number of international journals, is founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal Tourism in Marine Environments, Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecotourism and Human Dimensions of Wildlife, and editorial board member of Marine Policy and Frontiers. Michael has edited or co-edited ten volumes on ecotourism, marine and polar tourism, events and low cost airlines, as well as the Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (CABI), and co-authored the introductory text Tourism (CABI). Stephen is a Professor of Tourism in the School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is also Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include tourism statistics and economics, tourism informatics, tourism policy, and culinary tourism. He advises graduate students who are doing research in these areas and teaches research methods. He works with empirical ("quantitative"), subjective ("qualitative"), and mixed research designs. Steve is the author of numerous articles in scholarly journals as well as several books. He is past-Chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission's Research Committee and past-Chair of the Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council's Research Committee. He is an Elected Fellow of the International Statistical institute, past-Chair of their Committee on Statistics in Travel and Tourism, an Elected Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and a member Travel and Tourism International Research Association, and Slow Food International. Stephen consults with various local provincial, national, and international government and not-for-profit agencies.
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