The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism


The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism presents a collection of readings that represent an essential and authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of the interdisciplinary field of tourism studies.

  • Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of tourism studies across the social sciences
  • Introduces emerging topics and reassesses key themes in tourism studies in the...
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism presents a collection of readings that represent an essential and authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of the interdisciplinary field of tourism studies.

  • Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of tourism studies across the social sciences
  • Introduces emerging topics and reassesses key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments
  • Includes 50 newly commissioned essays by leading experts in the social sciences from around the world
  • Contains cutting-edge perspectives on topics that include tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development
  • Sets an agenda for future tourism research and includes a wealth of bibliographic references
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Meet the Author

Alan A. Lew is Professor in the Department of Geography,Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University, USA. He isEditor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies, and co-author ofUnderstanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An IntegratedApproach (2009), World Regional Geography (2010), andTourism Geography (2014).

C. Michael Hall is Professor in the Department ofManagement, Marketing & Entrepreneurship the University ofCanterbury, New Zealand; Docent, Department of Geography,University of Oulu, Finland; and Visiting Professor at LinneausUniversity School of Business and Economics, Kalmar, Sweden. He isCo-Editor of Current Issues in Tourism and an AssociateEditor of Tourism Geographies.

Allan M. Williams is Professor of Tourism and MobilityStudies at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Co-Editor ofTourism Geographies, and co-author of several books,including Critical Issues in Tourism (2002), Tourism andTourism Spaces (2004), and Tourism Innovation(2008). 

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

1 Tourism: Conceptualisations, Disciplinarity, Institutions andIssues
C. Michael Hall, Allan M. Williams and Alan A. Lew


Introduction: Perspectives on Tourism
Allan M. Williams

2 Tourist Flows and Spatial Behavior
Bob McKercher and Judit Zoltan

3 Tourism motivations and decision making
Philip Pearce

4 Political Economy of Tourism: Regulation Theory, Institutionsand Governance Networks
Jan Mosedale

5 Cultural Geographies of Tourism
Mike Crang

6 Tourism mobilities
Kevin Hannam

7 Critical Perspectives on Tourism
Freya Higgins-Desboilles and Kyle Whyte


Introduction: Producing Tourism and Tourism Spaces
Allan M. Williams

8 Economic Geographies of Tourism Revisited: From Theory toPractice
Keith Debbage and Dimitri Ioannides 

9 Entrepreneurial cultures and small business enterprises
Gareth Shaw

10 Labour Mobility and Labour Market Structures in Tourism
Adele Ladkin

11 Tourism and Development: From Development Theory toGlobalisation
David Harrison

12 Transportation and Tourism
Stephen Page and Joanne Connell

13 Tourism Innovation: Products, Processes and People
Allan Williams

14 Souvenirs, tourists and tourism
Kristen Swanson


Introduction: Globalizing People, Places and Markets inTourism
Alan A. Lew

15 Transnational corporations and the globalisation oftourism
Larry Dwyer

16 Problematising place promotion and commodification
Nigel Morgan

17 Urban tourism and the experience economy
TC Chang and Shirlena Huang

18 Tourism and creative economies
Gordon Waitt and Chris Gibson

19 Mobilities, Ethnicity and Tourism
Kevin Meethan

20 GPS, smartphones and the future of tourism research
Noam Shoval, Michal Isaacson, and Prem Chhetri

21 New territories in information technologies and tourismresearch
Mads Bødker and Ana Munar


Introduction: Social Theories of Tourist Practice, Experience,and Landscapes Encounters
Alan A. Lew

22 Landscapes of Tourism
Theano Terkenli

23 Tourism After the Postmodern Turn
Claudio Minca and Tim Oakes

24 The Tourist Gaze 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
Jonas Larson

25 Gender and feminist perspective in tourism research
Annette Pritchard

26 Tourism and the visual
Caroline Scarles

27 Speaking Heritage: Language, Identity & Tourism
Lauren Hall-Lew and Alan Lew

28 Spirituality and Religion in tourism
Michael Stausberg


Introduction: Tourist Attractions: Places, Spaces andForms
Alan A. Lew

29 Material culture and contested heritage in tourism
Tim Winter

30 Trends in Tourism, Shopping and Retailing
Dallen Timothy

31 Progress in Second Home Tourism Research
Dieter Müller

32 Timing tourism: MICE, events and megaevents
Don Getz

33 Taking Stock of Sport Tourism Research
Tom Hinch, James Higham, and Stacy-Lyn Sant

34 Medical tourism
Meghann Ormond

35 Gay and lesbian tourism practices
Gustav Visser


Introduction: Tourism and the Environment: Change, Impacts andResponse
C. Michael Hall

36 The Global Footprint of Tourism
Paul Eijgelaar and Eke Peeters

37 Climate Change Implications for Tourism
Dan Scott

38 Coastal and Marine Tourism: Emerging Issues, Future Trendsand Research Priorities
Mark Orams and Michael Lueck

39 Socio-Cultural Resilience and Tourism
Debbie Hopkins and Suzanne Becken

40 Tourism and Tourists in Nature, National Parks andWilderness
Jarkko Saarinen

41 Exploring the Precautionary Principle in an Environmental andTourism Context
David Fennel

42 The Sustainable Development of Tourism: A State of the ArtPerspective
David Weaver


Introduction: Tourism Policies, Planning and Governance
C. Michael Hall

43 Tourism and Public Policy: Contemporary Debates and FutureDirections
John Jenkins, Michael Hall, and Mucha Mkono

44 Local participation in community tourism: a critical andrelational assessment
Bill Bramwell

45 Partnerships, Tourism, and Community Impacts
Maria Jose Zapata Campos

46 Tourism in the Development of Regional and SectoralInnovation Systems
Adi Weidenfeld and CM Hall

47 Critical Success Factors for Creating Community BasedTourism
Amran Hamzah

48 Strengthening Tourism-Poverty Linkages
Chris Rogerson

49 Tourism Crises and Disasters: Moving the Research AgendaForward
Brent Ritchie, Judith Mair, and Gabby Walters


50 Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for Tourism –Just Out Of Sight, Or Just Within Our Reach?
Allan M Williams, C Michael Hall, and Alan Lew

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