The first edition of Critical Issues in Tourism provided a much-needed geographic perspective on how the production and consumption of tourism are reshaping human and physical environments. The second edition builds on this, updating the original material to reflect the substantial changes that have taken place within tourism geography in recent years, and adding whole new sections. New material includes: a chapter on tourism and the environment, reflecting the complexities of sustainable approaches; a more detailed discussion of how tourism is signified in the landscape; and new material on gender and migration. Debates on the economic geography of tourism and the importance of the political economy perspective have been revisited, and discussion of lifestyles, social access and tourist typologies extended. In addition, the reference material, examples, and empirical information have been fully updated and new case studies added, covering both developed and developing economies. There is also a new section on key web sites for tourism information.
As interest in tourism studies and the geography of tourism grows, this text continues to offer vitally important discussion of the problems and issues facing tourism today.
This new edition is particularly valuable for its erudite and succinct discussion of theoretical developments in the study of tourism and leisure. The empirical examples are wide ranging and the book will be a key text for students from a wide range of disciplines who wish to understand the many social and environmental challenges arising from contemporary tourism and leisure activity. Professor Andrew Church, University of Brighton.
"The many examples are wide ranging and hence it should provide a key text for students from a wide range of disciplines who wish to understand the many social challenges arising from contemporary tourism and leisure activity. [...] The text offers a vital contribution of the problems and issues facing modern tourism." International Journal of Environmental Studies
List of Tables.
List of Boxes.
List of Figures.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Part I: An Approach to Tourism:.
2. The International Dimension.
Part II: Access to Tourism Consumption:.
3. Social Access to Tourism and Leisure.
4. Tourist Motivation and Behaviour.
Part III: The Production of Tourism Services:.
5. The Tourism and Leisure Industries.
6. Tourism and Entrepreneurship.
7. Tourism, Employment and Labour Markets.
Part IV: Tourism Environments:.
8. Tourism and Leisure Environments.
9. Mass Tourism.
10. Urban Tourism.
11. Rural Tourism.
12. Tourism and the Environment: the Challenge of Sustainable Tourism.