Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870

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Richly illustrated, Holiday Business encompasses history, geography, environmental history, sociology, and cultural studies, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in tourism and travel. This is an important book for all tourism operators, travel companies and agents.
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Richly illustrated, Holiday Business encompasses history, geography, environmental history, sociology, and cultural studies, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in tourism and travel. This is an important book for all tourism operators, travel companies and agents.
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"Holiday Business: an account that delivers all the pleasures which you would expect from a well-organized jaunt. The trip is entertaining because Jim Davidson and Peter Spearritt have keen eyes for quirky exemplars and amusing asides. The journey is scenic and colourful in the sense of being well-illustrated and nicely put together." —Australian Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780522848847
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Davidson is an associate professor in the department of Asian and international studies at Victoria University of Technology and author of Lyrebird Rising, which won the Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction and the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. Peter Spearritt is a research professor and director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University and the author of The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Since the Twenties.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Tourism, Postmodernism and Australia
1 Origins 1
2 Messing About in Boats 29
3 The Rise and Fall of the Tourist Bureau 59
4 Rooms at the Inn 97
5 Beside the Seaside 126
6 Mobility and Its Consequences 154
7 The Rediscovery of the Centre and Aboriginal Tourism 187
8 National Parks, Zoos and the Green Revolution 220
9 Packaging Heritage 253
10 Air Travel and the Rise of the Resort 283
11 The Tourism Industry 311
12 Postscript: Tourism Uber Alles 344
Abbreviations 359
Notes 361
Select Bibliography 379
Index 403
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