An introductory text for tourism students, this book gives its reader a strong understanding of the dimensions of tourism, the industries of which it is comprised, the issues that affect the success of tourism, and the management of tourism's impact on destination economies, environments and communities.
The new Second Edition features a clear focus on the issues affecting 21st century tourism, providing students with extensive coverage on the effects of globalisation and global conflict; sustainability and climate change; developments in digital technology and the rise of the sharing economy.
To aid students in their study, there are numerous international case-studies and snapshots (mini-case studies) featured throughout the book, and these include:
Destination Development in Oman Diving Tourism and Coral Reefs Feeding by Tourists and its Impact on the Behaviour of Monkeys in Gambia and Gibraltar Motivations of Gay Tourists Tourism and Regeneration in Detroit China's Tourism System
The book is supported by online resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, video links and further web links.
Essential reading for any undergraduate student new to tourism studies.