This groundbreaking book is the first to provide a thorough review and analysis of Tourism Research. The book is organised around topical themes and moves logically with a review of the beginnings of tourism research, to a discussion of emerging forms of tourism and future direction, which are supported with numerous international examples from the planning and development stage. The underlying theoretical dimensions of tourism research are reviewed, analysed and discussed from a range of perspectives.
The book brings together leading tourism researchers and provides an excellent reference for students & academics interested in the historical foundations and current issues in tourism research.
Part 1: Foundations for Tourism Research 1. An Outline of the History of Tourism Theory: Source Material (for Future Research) 2. Modern Mass Tourism in China: Some Theoretical Issues 3. Remodelling the Language of Tourism: From Monologue to Dialogue and Trialogue 4. Researching Tourism Distribution 5. To International Tourism: An Exploration of Issues in Five APEC Economies Part 2: Implications for Destination Management 6. Assessing the Impact of Forecast Combination on Tourism Demand Forecasting Accuracy 7. Comparative Tourism Shocks 8. Why the Public should Pay for Tourism Marketing: A Public Economics Perspective 9. The Role of Individuals in the Development and Popularisation of Tourist Destinations 10. Home away from Home: A Research Agenda for Examining the Resort Community Second Home Industry in Colorado Part 3: Planning for Tourism Development 11. Planning Sponsored Tourism Research: An Investigation about its Structure and Trend 12. Perspectives on Tourism Planning in China 13. Nurturing 'Social License to Operate' through Corporate-Civil Society Relationships in Tourism Destinations 14. A Consensus Building Approach for Optimizing Tourism as a Sustainable Development Strategy: The Case of the Tourism Policy Forum 15. Exploring Social Representations of Tourism: Analysing Drawings of Tourism Part 4: Human Capital for Tourism Development 16. Tourism, Migration and Human Capital: Knowledge and Skills at the Intersection of Flows 17. Reflections on the Social Construction of Skills in Hospitality: Preliminary Findings from Comparative International Studies 18. Stewardship in Family Businesses: Implications for Sustainable Tourism Part 5: Emerging Forms of Tourism 19. Entertainment Science and New Directions for Tourism Research 20. Major Trends in Contemporary Tourism 21. Resort Management Analysis: Current and Future Directions 22. Developments in Space Tourism: Current and Future Research Part 6: Insights into Tourism Evolution 23. Global Touristscapes in a Rainforest: Ecotourism in Sabah, Malaysia 24. Tourism in Postsocialist Countries of Southeastern Europe: Trends and Challenges 25. Landscape as Theme Park: Tourist Consumption and Identity of Place in Contemporary Japan under Conditions of Rapid Demographic Change 26. Interviews with Mainland Chinese Seniors on their Motivations for Leisure Travel
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 10th August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4
Weight (kg): 0.048