Geography of Travel & Tourism / Edition 3

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Overview

Tourism is one of the leading industries in the world today. This text is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of world geography as it relates to tourism. It presents a basic geographic overview of the world with cultural, physical, and tourism characteristics for different regions and countries. Tips pertaining to the people, acceptable personal actions, and actions to avoid are contained in "cultural capsules." The book also provides a basic understanding of world travel patterns, including the origin, characteristics, number of tourists, and seasonality of travel to a particular region. Major attractions of each region are described, helping students develop a mental map of destinations and regions of interest to them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766803718
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Series: Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Chapter 1: Geography and Tourism: The Attraction of Place. Chapter 2: Patterns and Processes of World Tourism. Chapter 3: Geography and Tourism in North America. Chapter 4: Geography and Tourism in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Chapter 5: Geography and Tourism in South America. Chapter 6: Geography and Tourism in Western Europe. Chapter 7: Geography and Tourism in Northern Europe. Chapter 8: Geography and Tourism in Southern Europe. Chapter 9: Geography and Tourism in Central Europe and the Balkan States. Chapter 10: Geography and Tourism in Russia, the Baltic States, and the Former Soviet Republic. Chapter 11: Geography and Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa. Chapter 12: Geography and Tourism in sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter 13: Geography and Tourism in East Africa. Chapter 14: Geography and Tourism in South and Southeast Asia. Chapter 15: Geography and Tourism in Australia, New Zealand, and the Island of the South Pacific. Appendix. Glossary.
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