Handbook Of Tourism Economics

Author: Clement A. Tisdell
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789814327077
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Handbook Of Tourism Economics from the Author: Clement A. Tisdell. This book provides an up-to-date, concise and readable coverage of the most important topics in tourism economics. Taking into account advances in economic thought, analysis and in applied methods, it pays attention to relevant traditional topics in tourism economics as well as exciting emerging topics in this field — topics which are expected to be of continuing importance. Contributions provide applications of economic analysis to tourism policy and constructive assessment of contemporary thought about tourism economics. Extra value is added to this work by the inclusions of several case studies such as the contribution of tourism to economic development in selected countries including China, India and Vietnam.

Handbook Of Tourism Economics

Author: Professor and Head of the Department of Economics Clement A Tisdell
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814513806
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Handbook Of Tourism Economics from the Author: Professor and Head of the Department of Economics Clement A Tisdell. "Handbook of Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications and Case Studies" provides an up-to-date, concise and readable coverage of the most important topics in tourism economics. It pays attention to relevant traditional topics in tourism economics as well as exciting emerging topics in this field — topics which are expected to be of continuing importance. In doing this, it takes account of advances in economic thought, analysis and applied methods. Contributions provide applications of economic analysis to tourism policy and constructive assessment of contemporary thought about tourism economics. The handbook includes several in-depth case studies such as the contribution of tourism to economic development in selected countries including China, India, Japan and Australia, Portugal and Fiji. Coming from diverse countries (both industrialised and developing) and established in the field of tourism economics, travel and management, many of the contributors have been consultants to governments, private organisations, and international bodies, including the UN World Tourism Organisation, the OECD and UNEP. Experts contributing to this volume include the President of the International Association of Tourism Economics, as well as its Secretary-General, the Secretary-General of the Tourism Research Centre (Association of Tourism Research Institutes), the Founder-Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and the former Director of the UK's Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE).Contents: "An Overview: "Overview of Tourism Economics "(Clement Tisdell)""The Demand for Touring: "Tourism Demand Models: Concepts and Theories "(Sarath Divisekera)"Empirical Estimation of Tourism Demand Models: A Review "(Sarath Divisekera)"Tourism Market Segmentation: A Step by Step Guide "(Sara Dolnicar)"Tourism Demand in Singapore: Estimating Neighbourhood Effects "(Habibullah Khan and Tan Tat Teck, Francis)"Demand and Cost Consequences of Violence Affecting Domestic Tourism: An Indian Case Study "(Kunal Chattopadhyay)""The Supply of Tourist Services: "The Internationalisation Process of Tourism Firms: The Case of the Hotel Sector "(Zélia Breda and Carlos Costa)"The Lodging Sector and the Global Economy: China's Hotel Industry in International Context "(Liang Larry Yu and Huimin Gu)"Travel and Tourism Intermediaries: Their Changing Role "(Nevenka Čavlek)"The Importance of the Air Transport Sector for Tourism "(Andreas Papatheodorou and Petros Zenelis)"Technical Progress in Transport and the Tourism Area Life Cycle "(Andrew Kato and James Mak)""Studies of Particular Segments of the Tourist Industry: "The Nature and Development of Visitor Attractions "(Stephen Wanhill)"Travelling for Treatment: The Emergence of a Medical Tourist Industry "(Grace Lordan)"Education Tourism "(LA Duhs)"The Business of Amusement Parks: Their Development and Operation "(Stephen Wanhill)"Cruise Tourism "(Adrian O Bull)"Beach, Sun and Surf Tourism "(Neil Lazarow, Mike Raybould and David Anning)""Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public Economics and Tourism: "Tourism Projects and Cost-Benefit Analysis "(Norbert Vanhove)"Public Economics and the Assessment of Tourism Developments and Policies "(Clement Tisdell and Clevo Wilson)"Beaches as Societal Assets: Council Expenditures, Recreational Returns, and Climate Change "(Boyd Dirk Blackwell, Mike Raybould and Neil Lazarow)""Inter-Industry Features of Tourism, Tourism Satellite Accounts: "

International Handbook On The Economics Of Tourism

Author: L. Dwyer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847201636
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International Handbook On The Economics Of Tourism from the Author: L. Dwyer. Tourism economics is a rapidly expanding field of research and interest in the subject has been growing steadily over the past decade. As a field of study it is one of the small band of areas, such as energy and transport economics, that draws on, and applies, developments in general economics. This highly accessible and comprehensive Handbook presents a cutting edge discussion of the state of tourism economics and its likely directions in future research. Leading researchers in the field explore a wide range of topics including: demand and forecasting, supply, transport, taxation and infrastructure, evaluation and application for policy-making. Each chapter includes a discussion of its relevance and importance to the tourism economics literature, an overview of its main contributions and themes, a critical evaluation of existing literature and an outline of issues for further conceptual and applied research. Larry Dwyer and Peter Forsyth have assembled a fascinating Handbook that will be an invaluable and much welcomed reference book for tourism economics scholars and researchers at all levels of academe. General economics scholars will also find much to engage them within the book.

The Sage Handbook Of Tourism Studies

Author: Tazim Jamal
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206629
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The Sage Handbook Of Tourism Studies from the Author: Tazim Jamal. "The strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable." - Professor Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis "The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating." - Professor Mike Crang, Durham University Tourism studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues and agenda of tourism studies, exploring: The evolution and position of tourism studies The relationship of tourism to culture The ecology and economics of tourism Special events and destination management Methodologies of study Tourism and transport Tourism and heritage Tourism and postcolonialism Global tourist business operations Ranging from local to global issues, and from questions of management to the ethical dilemmas of tourism, this is a comprehensive, critically informed, constructively organized overview of the field. It draws together an inter-disciplinary group of contributors who are among the most celebrated names in the field and will be quickly recognized as a landmark in the new and expanding field of tourism studies.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism In Asia

Author: C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317665880
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism In Asia from the Author: C. Michael Hall. Asia is regarded as the fastest growing area for international and domestic tourism in the world today and over the next 20 years. Given the economic, social and environmental importance of tourism in the region there is a need for a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies in tourism in the region and the major factors that are affecting tourism development both now and in the foreseeable future. This Handbook is an ambitious survey of the region and its continued growth and development as a key tourism region as a receiver and generator of tourism, with a high proportion of intra-regional travel. The book is divided into five sections. This first section provides an introduction to the region and context to the nationally focused chapters. The next three sections are then broadly based on the three UNWTO Asian regions: southeast Asia, south and central Asia and east and north-east Asia providing readers with a valuable snapshot of tourism at various scales, and from various approaches and positions with the concluding section considers future prospects for tourism in Asia. The handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through its authorship and content. It presents a range of perspectives and understanding of the processes and forces shaping tourism in this fascinating and dynamic region of global tourism activity. This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in Tourism in the growth region of Asia now and in the future.

Handbook Of Tourism And Quality Of Life Research

Author: Muzaffer Uysal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400722877
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Handbook Of Tourism And Quality Of Life Research from the Author: Muzaffer Uysal. Quality of life (QOL) research in tourism has gained much momentum over the last two decades. Academics working in this area research issues related to tourists and host communities. Practitioners are becoming increasingly interested in understanding the science that allows them to develop better marketing and managerial programs designed to enhance the quality of life of tourists. Tourism bureaus and government agencies are increasingly interested in issues of sustainable tourism, specifically in understanding and measuring the impact of tourism on the quality of life of the residents of the host communities. This handbook covers all relevant topics and is divided into two parts: research relating to travelers/tourists, and research relating to the residents of host communities. It is the only state-of-the-art reference book in its field and will prove invaluable to academics interested in QOL research, as well as tourism practitioners interested in applying the science of QOL in the tourism industry.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism Marketing

Author: Scott McCabe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936191
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism Marketing from the Author: Scott McCabe. Tourism has often been described as being about ‘selling dreams’, tourist experiences being conceptualized as purely a marketing confection, a socially constructed need. However, the reality is that travel for leisure, business, meetings, sports or visiting loved ones has grown to be a very real sector of the global economy, requiring sophisticated business and marketing practices. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing explores and critically evaluates the current debates and controversies inherent to the theoretical, methodological and practical processes of marketing within this complex and multi-sector industry. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions to provide reflection and empirical research on this complex relationship. The Handbook is divided in to nine inter-related sections: Part 1 deals with shifts in the context of marketing practice and our understanding of what constitutes value for tourists; Part 2 explores macromarketing and tourism; Part 3 deals with strategic issues; Part 4 addresses recent advances in research; Part 5 focuses on developments in tourist consumer behaviour; Part 6 looks at micromarketing; Part 7 moves on to destination marketing and branding issues; Part 8 looks at the influence of technological change on tourism marketing; and Part 9 explores future directions. This timely book offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this sub-discipline, conveying the latest thinking and research. It will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism and marketing, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. This is essential reading for Tourism students, researchers and academics as well as those of Marketing, Business, Events Management and Hospitality Management.

Handbook Of Tourist Behavior

Author: Metin Kozak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135849110
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Handbook Of Tourist Behavior from the Author: Metin Kozak. In today’s highly competitive and global economy, understanding tourist behavior is imperative to success. Tourist behavior has become a cornerstone of any marketing strategy and action. Choosing, buying and consuming tourism/travel products and services includes a range of psycho-social processes and a number of personal and environmental influences that researchers and managers should take into account. This book provides an overview of such processes and influences and explains the basic concepts and theories that underlie tourist decision-making and behavior. It also incorporates a number of cases studies in order to aid readers to better appraise the application of those concepts and theories. The Handbook of Tourist Behavior will be of significant interest to researchers and students in tourism, leisure, marketing and psychology, and also to practitioners in the tourism industry.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And The Environment

Author: Andrew Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415582075
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And The Environment from the Author: Andrew Holden. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environmentexplores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies inherent to tourism’s relationship with nature, especially pertinent at a time of major re-evaluation of our relationship with the environment as a consequence of the environmental problems we now face. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on this complex relationship and future direction. The book is divided in to five interrelated sections. Section one evaluates the philosophical basis, rationale and complexity of what is meant by the term ‘environment’ considering the major influences in the construction of how we understand our surroundings and the types of values we place upon them. Section two evaluates the types of eco-systems that are used as natural resources for tourism and the negative and positive impacts upon them. Section three evaluates relevant environmental policy and management mechanisms for the impacts of tourism on the natural environment. Section four focuses on the changing tourism-environment relationship, and the types of tourism that have become established in the tourism industry, market and policy. Section five, analyzes contemporary and future issues of the tourism-environment relationship, based upon themes of environmental and social welfare. This timely book will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism’s relationship with the natural environment, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. The book is international in its focus, emphasizing that issues of tourism and the natural environment are not only localized but transcend national boundaries that sometimes require both international and global responses. This is essential reading for student, researchers and academics of Tourism as well as those of Geography, Environmental Studies and Development Studies.

An International Handbook Of Tourism Education

Author: David Airey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136429786
Size: 77.60 MB
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An International Handbook Of Tourism Education from the Author: David Airey. As tourism matures as an academic subject and the number of tourism higher education providers continues to expand world-wide, there is an increasing interest in its educational aspects. At the same time the development of research into education issues related to tourism means that there is now a developing literature on the subject. This international handbook offers a timely evaluation of the sate of the art of tourism higher education. The book brings together expert contributors from around the world to present current thinking and practice about what is now a major element of education provision world-wide. It is structured round four key themes: - Curriculum - International perspective - Teaching, learning and assessment - Resources, progression and quality Its global survey of tourism education offers a comprehensive basis for comparative review. In addition to setting out the development and current provision of tourism education it also addresses cutting edge issues such PhD education, non-formal education, cultural issues in learning, research and teaching, e-learning and e-assessment. It offers practical advice for the design, delivery, evaluation and resourcing of courses and concludes with a reflective agenda of issues for the future.