World Geography of Travel and Tourism: A Regional Approach / Edition 1

World Geography of Travel and Tourism: A Regional Approach / Edition 1

by Alan Lew, C. Michael Hall, Dallen J. Timothy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750679786

ISBN-13: 9780750679787

Pub. Date: 04/07/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

World Geography of Travel and Tourism addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. The expert author team has included major themes and issues in tourism, and positioned them in a regional context. In this way, this text takes a major step into a more analytical approach to

Overview

World Geography of Travel and Tourism addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. The expert author team has included major themes and issues in tourism, and positioned them in a regional context. In this way, this text takes a major step into a more analytical approach to global tourism while still providing a clear account of the geography of travel and tourism.

The book is accompanied by the author's site WorldGTT.com, which includes; PowerPoints for figures and images with captions, question database files which instructors can use as they wish and a blog post for communicating with other members of the site.

World Geography of Travel and Tourism makes vital reading for any student seeking an introduction to tourism geography and indeed, international tourism and global geography as a whole.

• Develops a clear analytical framework and systematic context for the study of international tourism and travel
• Presents a global account of travel geography organised around key regions
• Provides regional knowledge from around the world that assists the reader to understand some of the main factors that affect tourism patterns and flows
• Is fully supported by the website: WorldGTT.com, which is both designed and maintained by the authors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750679787
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Geography and the Study of Tourism     1
Physical Geography     4
Human Geography     11
The Tourism Industry     22
Tourist Demand     27
Tourism Supply     37
Tourism Landscapes     41
Overview of This Book     44
Europe and Eurasia     49
The Geography of Europe     51
Tourism in Western Europe     68
Tourism in Eastern Europe     112
The Old World: Central Asia through Africa     131
Central Asia     132
Southwest Asia and North Africa     144
Sub-Saharan Africa     166
Asia and Oceania     193
South Asia     194
Southeast Asia     214
East Asia     232
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Antarctica     249
The Americas     273
Anglo North America     274
Latin North America     310
South America     336
Appendix     353
Index     357

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