World Geography of Travel and Tourism: A Regional Approach / Edition 1

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World Geography of Travel and Tourism addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. The expert author team has included major themes and issues in tourism, and positioned them in a regional context. In this way, this text takes a major step into a more analytical approach to global tourism while still providing a clear account of the geography of travel and tourism.

This innovative text: Develops a clear analytical framework and systematic context for the study of international tourism and travel, Presents a global account of travel geography organised around key regions, Provides regional knowledge from around the world that assists the reader to understand some of the main factors that affect tourism patterns and flows, Is fully supported by the website:, which is both designed and maintained by the authors.

World Geography of Travel and Tourism makes vital reading for any student seeking an introduction to tourism geography and indeed, international tourism and global geography as a whole.

About the Author:
Alan Lew is Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University, USA, and founding editor of the journal, Tourism Geographies

About the Author:
C. Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University, UK

About the Author:
Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development at Arizona StateUniversity, USA, and Visiting Professor of Heritage Tourism at the University of Sunderland, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750679787
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/7/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,122,764
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan A. Lew, Ph.D., AICP, is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses in geography, tourism and urban planning. He has edited nine books and published over 50 book chapters and journal articles. He is the Editor-in-chief of the journal Tourism Geographies, and has been teaching web-based courses in sustainable tourism, geography and urban planning since the mid-1990s.

Dr. Dallen Timothy is an Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. He holds a B.Sc. degree in geography from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in geography from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Waterloo. His research interests in tourism include heritage, community-based planning, political boundaries and supranationalism, shopping and consumption, peripheral and rural regions, less-developed countries, and religiously-motivated travel.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

Geography and the Study of Tourism 1

Physical Geography 4

Human Geography 11

The Tourism Industry 22

Tourist Demand 27

Tourism Supply 37

Tourism Landscapes 41

Overview of This Book 44

2 Europe and Eurasia 49

The Geography of Europe 51

Tourism in Western Europe 68

Tourism in Eastern Europe 112

3 The Old World: Central Asia through Africa 131

Central Asia 132

Southwest Asia and North Africa 144

Sub-Saharan Africa 166

4 Asia and Oceania 193

South Asia 194

Southeast Asia 214

East Asia 232

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Antarctica 249

5 The Americas 273

Anglo North America 274

Latin North America 310

South America 336

Appendix 353

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