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Key Concepts in Tourist Studies



July 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here

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.

 

 
Introduction
 
Anthropology of Tourism
 
Arts Tourism
 
Authenticity
 
Backpacking
 
Business Tourism
 
Crisis Management
 
Cultural Tourism
 
Dark Tourism
 
Destination Management
 
Economics of Tourism
 
Ecotourism
 
Ethical Tourism
 
E-Tourism
 
Festivals and Events Tourism
 
Film and TV Tourism
 
Gastronomic Tourism
 
Gay Tourism
 
Geography of Tourism
 
Health and Wellness Tourism
 
Heritage Tourism
 
Identity
 
Indigenous Tourism
 
Literary Tourism
 
Mature Tourism
 
Mobility
 
Neo-Colonialism
 
Planning Tourism
 
Post-Tourism
 
Regeneration
 
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

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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