Tourism Management, 3rd Edition
January 2007, ©2006
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- A thorough discussion of the economic, sociocultural and environmental impacts of tourism
- Includes a chapter on sustainable tourism including ecotourism, sustainable mass tourism and industry responses and practices
- Includes a chapter on tourism research which introduces students to the important role of research in tourism
- Three practical features in each chapter to illustrate and reinforce the theory:
- Managing tourism: illustrates how a tourism-related process, destination or company has been managed and considers the issues involved in doing so
- Contemporary issue: a brief case study which discusses a contemporary tourism issue such as the effect of terrorism on tourism, the role of movies and TV in triggering tourism development, and the implications of climate change
- Breakthrough tourism: discusses a leading edge company, destination or development in the tourism sector, including outer space tourism, and webcasting
- Chapter review summarises the key points of each chapter and contains a summary of key concepts arranged to show the links between concepts and their sub-concepts
- Discussion questions and practical exercises in each chapter
- Appendixes giving basic tourism statistics for all countries as well as information on tourism journals and organizations
- New case studies in all chapters illustrate the themes presented in the chapters. These case studies present real-life experiences; examples include the issues of sustainability with environmentally sensitive tourist regions, emerging tourist markets like China and the ability of tourist systems to respond to crisis and disasters like experience with the Indonesian tsunami of 2004.