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Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

July 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Tourism is the fourth biggest industry in the world. What are the key concepts in Tourist Studies?

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

• Regeneration

• 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.


Anthropology of Tourism
Arts Tourism
Business Tourism
Crisis Management
Cultural Tourism
Dark Tourism
Destination Management
Economics of Tourism
Ethical Tourism
Festivals and Events Tourism
Film and TV Tourism
Gastronomic Tourism
Gay Tourism
Geography of Tourism
Health and Wellness Tourism
Heritage Tourism
Indigenous Tourism
Literary Tourism
Mature Tourism
Planning Tourism
Religious and Spiritual Tourism
Rural Tourism
Self and Other
Sex Tourism
Sociology of Tourism
Special Interest Tourism
Sports and Adventure Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Tourist Gaze
Urban Tourism

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.

Dr Georg Steckenbauer
Tourism and Leisure Management, IMC Fachhochschule Krems
December 15, 2011

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.

Dr Georg Steckenbauer
Tourism and Leisure Management, IMC Fachhochschule Krems
March 31, 2011

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

Mrs Marta Goralewicz-Drozdowska
Departament of Tourism and Leisure, Wyzsza Szkola Handlowa we Wroclawiu
January 22, 2011

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

Dr Stijn Reijnders
Faculty of History and Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam
October 18, 2010

A very user friendly text, particularly accessible for first year students.

Dr Clare Horrocks
Faculty of Media,Arts & Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University
September 14, 2010

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.

Mr John Newby
Department of Tourism, Sunderland University
September 14, 2010

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