Tourism Geography

Tourism Geography

by Stephen Wynn Williams, Williams Stephe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415142148

ISBN-13: 9780415142144

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism.
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Overview

This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism.
The fifteen boxed case studies include:
* Heritage tourism in Yorkshire, UK
* 18th and 19th Century development of Brighton, UK
* Theme parks in Japan
* Development of beach resorts in Thailand
* Tourism enclaves in the Dominican Republic
* Sustainable tourism in Australia and the USA
* The impact of tourism on wildlife - the loggerhead turtle
* Water quality and tourism - Rimini, Italy
* Tourism and economic Development in Tunisia and The Gambia.
It also explores the factors that have encouraged the growth of both domestic and international tourism and highlights ways in which patterns of tourism are evolving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415142144
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Contemporary Human Geography Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 Years

Table of Contents

Issues and approaches in the contemporary geography of tourism

From stagecoach to charter plane: the popularisation of tourism

Shrinking world-expanding horizons: the changing spatial patterns of international tourism

Costs or benefits? the

physical and economic development of tourism

Sustainable tourism? The environmental consequences of tourism development

Strategies for development: the role of planning in tourism

Cultures and communities: the sociocultural relationships between hosts and

visitor

Inventing places: culture constructions and alternative tourism geographies

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