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The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry : A Supply-Side Analysis - Keith G. Debbage

The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry

A Supply-Side Analysis

By: Keith G. Debbage (Editor), Dimitri Ioannides (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780415164122
Number Of Pages: 368

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"The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry" examines whether tourism can be defined as an industry. Bridging the gap between tourism research and economic geography, the authors by bring together leading academics in geography, planning and tourism, to explain tourism's definitions. Providing detailed analyses of key sectors, such as tour operators, airlines and the hotel industry from a broad international perspective, and backed by a broad range of international studies, the book also explores issues such as business cycles, labor dynamics, entrepreneurship and the role of the state in tourism and concludes that the production of tourism-related services has characteristics commonly associated with "harder" production sectors, such manufacturing and producer services.

Introduction: Exploring the Economic Geography-Tourism Nexus
Conceptual and Definitional Issues: Barriers to Theory
The Tourist Industry and Economic Geography: Missed Opportunities
Tourism as an Industry: Debates and Concepts
The Tourism Production System and the Logic of Industrial Classification
The Demand Side
The Determinants of Tourism Demand: A Theoretical Perspective
Neo-Fordism and Flexibility: A Sectoral Approach
Neo-Fordism and Flexible Specilization in the Travel Industry: Dissecting the Polyglot
Distribution Technologies and Destination Development: Myths and Realities
Tour Operators: The Gatekeepers of Tourism
The Airline Industry and Tourism
Continuity and Change in the Hotel Industry: Some Evidence from Montreal
Global-Local Nexus:Place Commodification, Entrepreneurship and Labour
The Institutional Setting -Tourism and the State
Tourism and Economic Development Policy: The Case of US Cities
Entrepreneurship, Small Business Culture and Tourism Development
Tourism in the Third Italy: Labor and Social-Business Networks
Cycles and Innovations
Economic Business Cycles and the Tourism Cycle Concept
Conclusion
Conclusion: Synthesis and New Directions
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ISBN: 9780415164122
ISBN-10: 0415164125
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 17.22  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1