Tourism Geography

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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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Demonstrates how perspectives from geography can inform and illuminate the study of tourism. Explores the factors that have encouraged the development of both domestic and international forms of tourism, and the ways in which patterns have evolved and continue to do so. Also examines the differing economic, environmental, and socio-cultural impacts that tourism may exert upon destinations, and the ways in which planning can help in regulating development and producing sustainable forms of tourism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxed case studies
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Issues and approaches in the contemporary geography of tourism 1
Ch. 2 From stagecoach to charter plane: the popularisation of tourism 21
Ch. 3 Shrinking world - expanding horizons: the changing spatial patterns of international tourism 42
Ch. 4 Costs or benefits? The physical and economic development of tourism 69
Ch. 5 Sustainable tourism? The environmental consequences of tourism development 100
Ch. 6 Strategies for development: the role of planning in tourism 125
Ch. 7 Cultures and communities: the socio-cultural relationships between hosts and visitors 150
Ch. 8 Inventing places: cultural constructions and alternative tourism geographies 172
Bibliography 198
Index 207
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