The Tourist

Author: Dean MacCannell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520218925
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The Tourist from the Author: Dean MacCannell. Long regarded as a classic, The Tourist is an examination of the phenomenon of tourism through a social theory lens that encompasses discussions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality. It brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel and sightseeing in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class acquired leisure time for international travel. This edition includes a new foreword by Lucy R. Lippard and a new afterword by the author. Long regarded as a classic, The Tourist is an examination of the phenomenon of tourism through a social theory lens that encompasses discussions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality. It brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel and sightseeing in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class acquired leisure time for international travel. This edition includes a new foreword by Lucy R. Lippard and a new afterword by the author.

Volcano And Geothermal Tourism

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849775184
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Volcano And Geothermal Tourism from the Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper. There are over 1300 active volcanoes worldwide and many more dormant or extinct. Some are developed as tourist destinations; others are not, but have great potential. Mount Fuji in Japan attracts over 100 million visitors per year and has immense cultural and spiritual significance, while a number of volcanic areas in national parks, for example Teide in Spain, Yellowstone in the US, Vesuvius in Italy and Tongariro in New Zealand, attract between one to four million tourists each year. In the last decade the designation of nearly 50 geoparks around the world has highlighted their potential for tourism development. This book provides the first global review and assessment of the sustainable use of active and dormant volcanic and geothermal environments for geotourism. The volcano-based tourism sector is further augmented through a closely linked range of geothermal resources and attractions, such as geysers and hot springs, which are discussed in detail throughout individual chapters covering all key volcanic and geothermal regions around the world. It is shown that volcano and geothermal tourism is a subsection of nature-based geotourism and incorporates a variety of other tourism categories such as adventure tourism, extreme tourism, ecotourism, green tourism, educational tourism, and hot spring tourism. This comprehensive book covers the most important issues of this growing tourism sector whilst incorporating relevant global research, making it an essential resource for all in the field. Includes colour plates.

Garden Tourism

Author: Richard Benfield
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641958
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Garden Tourism from the Author: Richard Benfield. Garden visitation has been a tourism motivator for many years and can now be enjoyed in many different forms. Private garden visiting, historical garden tourism, urban gardens, and a myriad of festivals, shows and events all allow the green-fingered enthusiast to appreciate the natural world. This book traces the history of garden visitation and examines tourist motivations to visit gardens. Useful for garden managers and tourism students as well as casual readers, it also examines management and marketing of gardens for tourism purposes, before concluding with a detailed look at the form and tourism-based role of gardens in the future.

Tourism The Nature And Structure Of Tourism

Author: Stephen Williams
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415243735
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Tourism The Nature And Structure Of Tourism from the Author: Stephen Williams. This collection of key articles from the most influential journals and books in the field examines what social scientists mean by the term tourism, and what it means to be a tourist. Carefully selected and introduced by the editor, this material charts the sociological changes that have occurred in tourism, and the change from the upper-class grand tours of the late nineteenth-century to the mass tourism of the present day. The collection also assesses the economic impacts of tourism on local economies, environmental considerations, and whether the growth of tourism is sustainable in a post-September 11th world. "Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences" is an accessible and comprehensive resource designed for academics and scholars researching in tourism, globalization, and human geography.

Classic Reviews In Tourism

Author: Christopher P. Cooper
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781873150443
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Classic Reviews In Tourism from the Author: Christopher P. Cooper. Drawing together some of the leading authors in tourism, this text provides state-of-the-art reviews of research in fields of tourism. The text also revisits classic reviews which first appeared in Progress in Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Management series, over a decade before the publication of this title. Topics covered include gender, alternative tourism, urban tourism, heritage tourism and environmental auditing.

Human Resource Management

Author: Norma D'Annunzio-Green
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780826468246
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Human Resource Management from the Author: Norma D'Annunzio-Green. Based on a major international survey of some of the world's biggest employers in the hospitality and tourism industries, this book provides a thorough examination of the problems and issues involved, and reveals that nearly all of the organizations are failing to address the complexities of HRM in the global marketplace.This edited collection features original contributions from some of the most important academics in this field, as well as case studies from North America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa. The book includes sections on employee resourcing, employee development and employee relations, which cover topics such as selection, labour turnover, staff training, multi-site management, employee commitment and legislation.Human Resource Management contains the most up-to-date research into these complex problems and is an excellent and useful resource for researchers, postgraduates and senior managers within the industry.

Gay Tourism

Author: Gordon Waitt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789016034
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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.

Empowerment For Sustainable Tourism Development

Author: Trevor H. B. Sofield
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080439464
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Empowerment For Sustainable Tourism Development from the Author: Trevor H. B. Sofield. Aiming to explore theoretical advances in tourism studies, this book explores the relationship between tourism, sustainable development and empowerment. The theoretical framework is explored across three levels through five case studies drawn from the South Pacific.

Religion And Tourism

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415549310
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Religion And Tourism from the Author: Michael Stausberg. This book explores the dynamic interaction between religion and tourism in the modern world. It considers questions such as: do travellers leave their religion at home when they are touring âe" and what happens if not? what are the relationships between tourism and pilgrimage? what happens to religious performances, places and festivals that function as tourism attractions? Other chapters examine religious theme parks, wellness and spa tourism, the roles played by tourist guides, guidebooks and religious souvenirs, and the role of tourism as a major arena of religious encounters in the contemporary world. Surveying the growing body of work in the field, Michael Stausberg argues that tourism should be a major focus of research within religious studies.