Key Concepts in Tourist Studies
- Melanie Smith - Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
- Nicola MacLeod - University of Greenwich, UK
- Margaret Hart Robertson - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
SAGE Key Concepts series
This essential resource for students of tourism contains concise and authoritative entries on:
• Planning Tourism
• Sustainable Tourism
• Festivals and Events
• Cultural Tourism
• Economics of Tourism
• The Experience Economy
• Urban Tourism
• Sex Tourism
Shrewdly judged to suit the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.
Publication can be very helpful for students to develop an approach for different tourism-related research projects - in particular to have a basis for the research of topic-related theoretical material.
Book is very useful for different courses in tourism studies: research, psychology & sociology, healt & spa tourism... The articles provide a good introduction to basic topics and therefore are a good "starting point" for further research. I will recommend the book to students particulary in courses, where students have to carry out research or to produce research articles or papers.
what I like very much:
1) further reading and recommended books essentail for the particular topisc
2) the base of different concept and views on tourism as a science
3) practical examples which are easy addapted by students
what, in my oppinion, is missed:
the explenantion how those key concept may be combined, the should be presented with clue - not as some kind of dictionary
This book is OK, and handy for those students who want to pursue a specialisation in tourism studies. But I will not recommend this book for my general students
A very user friendly text, particularly accessible for first year students.
The book is well written but not entirely relevant to the module, and due to budget constraints, and other similar books already within the library I can not justify this additional purchase.