Gay Tourism

Author: Gordon Waitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136783385
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Gay Tourism from the Author: Gordon Waitt. The gay tourism industry—a progressive social force or a pull towards an oppressive status quo? The pink tourism dollar is now recognized as a highly profitable niche of the tourism market. Gay Tourism: Culture and Context critically investigates the emergence of a commercial gay tourism industry for male clients, the way it is organized, and how the tourism industry promotes cities, resorts, and nations as ’gay’ destinations. This careful examination critically questions the social, political, and cultural implications regarding relationships between gay tourism, Western gay male culture, the erotic, sexual politics, and sexual diversity. Gay Tourism: Culture and Context begins by detailing how travel often enabled the expression of Western same-sex male desire in the nineteenth century and then charts the emergence of a Western gay tourism industry in the late twentieth century. A critical analysis is given of gay guidebooks and erotic videos that help to establish and maintain destinations as seemingly gay utopias, including Hawaii and the Greek island Mykonos. Carefull consideration as to debates about how the gay tourism industry operates in the context of questions regarding the globalization of sexuality, sexual citizenship and place-marketing of (homo)sexualised cities. The text includes an extensive bibliography plus several photographs, charts, and figures to clearly present concepts and ideas. Topics in Gay Tourism: Culture and Context include: the history of gay travel and tourism the effect of HIV/AIDS on gay tourist destinations gay travel writing sustaining same-sex fantasies about popular gay tourist destinations analysis of the socio-political ramifications of gay tourism the sexual politics of a heterosexual nation gay tourists as an “invading force” of corruption the economic rationale for the (homo)sexualized city the concept of “gay villages” the role of special events and festivals in gay tourism and many more! Gay Tourism: Culture and Context is enlightening reading for tourism policymakers, tourism planners, tourism managers, and teachers and students in the fields of tourism studies, gay studies, social and cultural geography, and sociology.

Gay And Lesbian Tourism

Author: Jeff Guaracino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136401156
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Gay And Lesbian Tourism from the Author: Jeff Guaracino. This unique introductory resource provides a broad foundation of knowledge on the gay and lesbian market segment. Topics and themes are illustrated by interviewing the top professionals in gay travel and gay media who share their experience, tips for success and future predictions. Packed with best case examples and practices of existing gay tourism initiatives and campaigns, this engaging text provides analysis and context that addresses some of the burning questions in this area, including the potential negative consumer and stakeholder reaction, and strategies to educate the local hospitality community.

Gay Tourism

Author: Stephen Clift
Publisher: Thomson Learning Emea
ISBN: 9780826466969
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Gay Tourism from the Author: Stephen Clift. Since the mid-90s there has been increased interest in the phenomenon of gay tourism. Researchers are examining the range of cultural, social, psychological and health issues that are affecting men and lesbians on their travels. This, the first book on the subject, defines gay tourism and is a benchmark for future research on this very important and often misrepresented market. Contributors include Martin Cox, Mark Graham, Howard Hughes, Matthew Link, Claudia Miller, Thomas Roth, Douglas Sanders, Richard Scholey, Michael Stuber and Philip Want.

Pink Tourism

Author: Howard L. Hughes
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593119X
Size: 33.49 MB
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Pink Tourism from the Author: Howard L. Hughes. This is a study of gay and lesbian tourism from, primarily, a marketing perspective but italso examines how marketing activity engages with and affects social issues relating tohomosexuality. It includes an overview of the nature of homosexuality and relevant issues that bear upontourism and marketing. Content includes holiday profiles of both gay men and lesbians;supply of related holiday products; popular and non-popular destinations; tour operatorsand accommodation provision; tourism and sex and sexually transmitted infections; barriersand inhibitors to choice including host reactions; appropriate marketing strategies. The book locates gay and lesbian tourism and holiday marketing within a context of current issuessuch as citizenship, identity and consumerism, political activity and distraction, andcontested space and de-gaying.

Research Themes For Tourism

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845936981
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Research Themes For Tourism from the Author: Peter Robinson. Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This book provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festival.

Urban Tourism In The Developing World

Author: Christian Myles Rogerson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412840828
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Urban Tourism In The Developing World from the Author: Christian Myles Rogerson. Over the past decade, the field of urban tourism has consolidated with the appearance of several books that concentrate upon the Western European and North American experience. Recently, the scope and range of urban research has widened considerably, including the welcome appearance of studies that examine the tourism phenomenon in cities outside the Euro-American heartland. Despite this growing international body of debate and scholarship on tourism and cities, particularly in the developed North, literature that relates to the developing world as a whole, and to Africa in particular, remains sparse. The task of Urban Tourism in the Developing World: The South African Experience is to augment the current international scholarship concerning urban tourism in the developing world. More especially, the contributors draw attention to a range of case studies from South Africa that provide some starting points to address the uneven scholarly coverage of urban tourism the African context has received to date. In addition, the research material presented here seeks to contribute toward raising the South African, and indeed the African profile, within growing international scholarship concerning issues of urban tourism and development. This collection aims to expand an emerging South African and African tourism research "voice" concerning the tourism and development nexus, as well as to stem critiques that this body of research appears to have developed in a theoretical vacuum, divorced from broader international tourism research discourses. This collection of essays not only further develops an independent South African tourism perspective, but also presents research that is closely tied to international urban tourism research debates. In addition, this analysis of urban tourism in the South African context enriches the rather Western-oriented theories of urban tourism discourse through its emphasis on how urban tourism is evolving in urban Africa. Christian M. Rogerson is professor of human geography in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Gustav Visser is senior lecturer in human geography in the Department of Geography, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Men Masculinities Travel And Tourism

Author: T. Thurnell-Read
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137341467
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Men Masculinities Travel And Tourism from the Author: T. Thurnell-Read. Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism draws together established and emerging academics that have a key interest in men, masculinity, travel and tourism. Through the chapters collected in this volume the reader will be exposed to cutting edge research and writing that offer global and local perspectives within these fields.

Hospitality Tourism And Lifestyle Concepts

Author: Eric Laws
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136434232
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Hospitality Tourism And Lifestyle Concepts from the Author: Eric Laws. Explore how lifestyle concepts are linked to marketing the hospitality and tourism industry Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction is a comprehensive benchmark review of how lifestyle concepts can be applied to the hospitality and tourism industry. Noted authorities present multifaceted viewpoints examining a range of topics, such as matching the lifestyles of tourism providers and guests, lifestyle segmentation studies, and methodological issues in lifestyle segmentation research. You’ll learn how the consideration of lifestyle concepts can improve the effectiveness of marketing in addition to providing quality management and improved customer satisfaction in the hospitality and tourism industry. This book provides an in-depth exploration of the implications of lifestyle concepts in the marketing of the hospitality and tourism industry. Each chapter of Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction examines essential issues, including quality management and customer satisfaction, improving customer experience through host-guest lifestyle matching, ways to segment customers by lifestyle, and the benefits and burdens of the gay tourism market. The book confronts widely held beliefs about the industry, confirming or adjusting those views through solid data. Research is clearly presented, always with an eye toward strengthening this fragile industry. Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction discusses: the potential use of lifestyle segmentation to achieve psychographic matching between hosts and guests the significance of the lifestyle concept for the management of service quality and customer satisfaction research into gay tourism marketing, with a discussion about recent evidence suggesting that the distinct purchasing patterns of gays are exaggerated lifestyle market segments and the relation to satisfaction with a nature-based tourism experience a lifestyle segmentation analysis of the backpacker market in Scotland three different approaches to lifestyle segmentation in improving the quality of tourism and leisure marketing decisions improved understanding of tourists’ needs through cross-classification Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction is an essential review of the lifestyle marketing concept that will prove invaluable for hospitality and tourism professionals, instructors, and industry members.

Tourism And Gender

Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845932722
Size: 57.79 MB
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Tourism And Gender from the Author: . While contemporary popular discourses dismiss gender and feminism as passe, patriarchy and sexism continue to limit human possibilities around the globe. This collection of studies seeks to advance feminist and gender tourism studies with its focus on embodiment.