Tourism Geography

Tourism Geography

by Stephen Wynn Williams, Williams Stephe
     
 

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.
The fifteen

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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.

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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

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxed case studies
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Issues and approaches in the contemporary geography of tourism1
Ch. 2From stagecoach to charter plane: the popularisation of tourism21
Ch. 3Shrinking world - expanding horizons: the changing spatial patterns of international tourism42
Ch. 4Costs or benefits? The physical and economic development of tourism69
Ch. 5Sustainable tourism? The environmental consequences of tourism development100
Ch. 6Strategies for development: the role of planning in tourism125
Ch. 7Cultures and communities: the socio-cultural relationships between hosts and visitors150
Ch. 8Inventing places: cultural constructions and alternative tourism geographies172
Bibliography198
Index207

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