Tourism GeographyTourism Geography

Tourism. Geography. Tourism has become one of the most significant forces for change in the world today. Regarded by many as the world's largest industry, tourism prompts regular mass migrations of people, exploitation of resources, ...

Author: Stephen Wynn Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134766963


Page: 225

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This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism. The fifteen boxed case studies include: * Heritage tourism in Yorkshire, UK * 18th and 19th Century development of Brighton, UK * Theme parks in Japan * Development of beach resorts in Thailand * Tourism enclaves in the Dominican Republic * Sustainable tourism in Australia and the USA * The impact of tourism on wildlife - the loggerhead turtle * Water quality and tourism - Rimini, Italy * Tourism and economic Development in Tunisia and The Gambia. It also explores the factors that have encouraged the growth of both domestic and international tourism and highlights ways in which patterns of tourism are evolving.

Tourism GeographyTourism Geography

Kong both have tourism emphasis areas in undergraduate and postgraduate geography, whereas the Hong Kong Polytechnic offers tourism through its internationally renowned School of Hotel and Tourism Management. The tourism geographers ...

Author: Stephen Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135010171


Page: 328

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For human geographers, a central theme within the discipline is interpreting and understanding our changing world – a world in which geographic patterns are constantly being reworked by powerful forces of change. These forces include population shifts, new patterns of economic production and consumption, evolving social and political structures, new forms of urbanism, and globalisation and the compressions of time and space that are the product of the ongoing revolutions in information technology and telecommunications. This book attempts to show how tourism has also come to be a major force for change as an integral and indispensable part of the places in which we live, their economies and their societies. When scarcely a corner of the globe remains untouched by the influence of tourism, this is a phenomenon that we can no longer ignore. Tourism is also an intensely geographic phenomenon. It exists through the desire of people to move in search of embodied experience of other places as individuals and en mass and at scales from the local to the increasingly global. Tourism creates distinctive relationships between people (as tourists) and the host spaces, places and people they visit, which has significant implications for destination development and resource use and exploitation, which are exhibited through a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts that have important implications for local geographies. This third edition of Tourism Geography: critical understandings of place, space and experience presents an essential understanding of critical perspectives on how tourism places and spaces are created and maintained. Drawing on the holistic nature of geography, a range of social science disciplinary views are presented, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. Fundamentally, however, the book strives to connect tourism to key geographical concepts of globalisation, mobility, production and consumption, physical landscapes, and post-industrial change. The book is arranged in five parts. Part I provides an overview of fundamental tourism definitions and concepts, along with an introduction to some of the major themes in contemporary geographic research on tourism, which are further developed in subsequent chapters of this book. In Part II the discussion focuses on how spatial patterns of modern tourism have evolved through time from regional to global geographies. Part III offers an extended discussion of how tourism relates to places that are toured through their economic landscape, contemporary environmental change and socio-cultural relations. Part IV explores a range of major themes in the geographies of tourism, including place creation and promotion, the transformation of urban tourism, heritage and place identity, and creating personal identity through consumption, encounters with nature and other embodied forms of tourism experience. Part V turns to applied geography with an overview of the different roles of planning for tourism as a means of spatial regulation of the activity, and a look at emerging themes in the critical geography of contemporary and future geographies of tourism. This third edition has been revised by Dr Alan A. Lew, who becomes the new co-author of Tourism Geography. Some of the major revisions that I have incorporated include moving most of the case study boxes to the website, which will provide a growing wealth of new case studies, over time. I have also incorporated new material, reorganised some of the content to balance the topics covered, created a new concluding chapter that explores some recently emerging perspectives in critical tourism geography, and re-written the text to make it more accessible to a global English-speaking world. That said, the book is still very much the work of Dr Stephen Williams. As such, it maintains its original concise yet comprehensive review of contemporary tourism geography and the ways in which geographers critically interpret this important global phenomenon. It is written as an introductory text for students, and includes guidance for further study in each chapter that can form the basis for independent work. Lecturers using this textbook are welcome to contribute to the book’s content developing through the supporting website by contacting me at any time.

New Research Paradigms in Tourism GeographyNew Research Paradigms in Tourism Geography

tourism is, it is also necessary to recognise that geographical research on tourism suffers from a low level of theoretical cohesiveness (Page, 1995). It is mainly for this reason that, according to Hall and Page (2009, p.

Author: Alan A. Lew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317556084


Page: 169

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This collection of papers from Tourism Geographies emphasizes new and emerging research paradigms in the geographic study of tourism. The papers included in this collection follow one of two threads: explicitly supporting specific research frameworks, or implicitly presenting new and emerging theoretical perspectives through empirical research on the geographical topics. These begin with three overview papers from themes that emerged from recent annual meetings of the Association of American Geographers, including evolutionary economic geography (EEG), political ecology and community resilience. Each of these theoretical and conceptual frameworks is leading to new explorations and insights in a wide variety of geographical and social science research, including tourism studies. These are followed by a series of papers that extend our knowledge and thinking on a range of key geographical topics, including development and underdevelopment (by Saarinen & Rogerson), sustainable tourism planning (by Torres-Delgado & Saarinen), encounters with the natural environment (by Hill), and the geography of place names (by Light), as well as economic geography and new technologies and their applications to spatial behavior research. The papers in this special issue are especially relevant to tourism scholars, and very much represent the types of perspectives that Tourism Geographies seek to promote. This book was published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

Tourism Geography of IndiaTourism Geography of India

Environmental geography is a branch of human geography and many elements related to tourism and travel are studied in this branch. According to a definition of national geography keeping in view the geographical aspect, ...

Author: Dr. Mukesh Mishra

Publisher: Sankalp Publication

ISBN: 9789391190828


Page: 88

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: This book has been written covering major pilgrimage tours and hill station tours in India and this book only describes the tourest places of uttarakhand and the four shrines of Hinduism and it has been tried that more and more information should be included in this book so that whoever has this book can get complete information about the subject of this book has been categorized into 3 chapters and written in we have described the environment sites in the first chapter and the second chapter and the third chapter describes the char Dham.

Current Researches in Tourism GeographyCurrent Researches in Tourism Geography

Konkashpayev, G., K., (1970), General features of Turkic geographical terminology of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, Geography Questions, pp. 174-179. Light, D., (2014), Tourism and toponymy: Comodifying and Consuming Place Names, ...

Author: Emin Atasoy, Vedat Çalışkan

Publisher: Sentez Yayıncılık

ISBN: 9786257906364


Page: 149

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This book contains eight valuable studies in the field of tourism geography. Although the aforementioned studies had been published In various Journals before, It was thought that It would be useful to collect them In a book In the globallzIng world, on the one hand, tourism mobility, national tourism revenues and tourism expenditures are Increasing on the other hand, the number of tourism researches Is increasing day by day. The main purpose In the preparation of this book Is to deliver select-ed articles to those who are Interested In tourism geography research. The authors of the articles In the book are 22 researchers from four countries. In a way, we can say that this book is the longed-for hit of international scientific coopera-tion and academic solidarity among geographers. Among the authors of the book are scientists and geographers conducting research In Kazakhstan, Poland, Turkey and Belarus. For this reason, we can say that this book emerged as an Eurasian-cen-tered geography worklhe Project was a break from the traditional understanding of Islamic politics both In Turkey and in the Muslim world. It was because of Its focus on pluralism, multi-culturallsm, democracy, human rights and many other liberal assumptions. Bu kitap turizm cografyasi alanindaki seklz degerli aractirmar Igermektedir. SOz konusu aractinnalar daha Once cesitil dergilerde yayinlamnic olsa da bunlann bir kitapta toplamanin faydali olacagi dOcUnulmOctur. KOresellecen dilnyada bir yandan turizm hareketilligi, ulusal turizm gender', turizm harcamalari giderek artmakta diger yandan da turizm aractir-malannin sayisi gOn gectIkce cogalmaktadir. Bu kitabin hazirlanmasinda temel amac, seglimic makalelerin turizm cografyasi arastirrnalanna ligl duyanlara ulactinlmasidir. KitaptakI makalelerin yazarlan don Olkeden 22 aractirmaciya alttlr. Bu kitap bir bakima, uluslararasi blllmsel Icbirliglnin ve cografyacilar arasindaki akademik dayanismanin Ozlemnic bir meyvesidir dlyeblllrlt. Kitabin yazarlari arasinda Kazakistan, Polonya, Turklye ye Belarusta arastinnalar yapan billm uzman-Ian ye cografyacilar yer almaktadir. Buna dayanarak, bu kitabin Avrasya merkezil bir cografya eseri olarak ortaya gikbgmi da soyleyebllinz.

The Geography of Tourism and RecreationThe Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Massey, D. and Allen, J. (eds) ( I 984) Geography Matters! A Reader, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Mathieson, A. and Wall, G. (1982) Tourism: Economic, Physical and Social Impacts, London: Longmans.

Author: C. Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134531332


Page: 384

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The Geography of Tourism and Recreation presents the first comprehensive introduction to tourism, leisure and recreation and the relationships between them. This accessible text includes a wealth of international case studies spanning Europe, North America, Australasia and China. Each chapter highlights the methods used by geographers to analyse recreation and tourism. It also introduces new perspectives from gender studies and postmodernism and examines key issues including * the demand and supply of recreation and tourism * the role of public policy, planning and management * the impact of tourism and recreation on urban, rural, mountain and coastal environments * tourism and recreation in wilderness areas and other peripheral regions. The use of student text features makes it ideal for course use.

The Geography of Tourism of Central and Eastern European CountriesThe Geography of Tourism of Central and Eastern European Countries

In between 1967–1968, the Tourism Geography Faculty was founded at the University of Sophia (Bachvarov 1984). It was one of the first research institutions dealing with tourism geography in post-communist countries.

Author: Krzysztof Widawski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319422053


Page: 551

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the tourism market development in Central and Eastern European countries. It is divided into 13 chapters, including a chapter dedicated to Belarus, all richly illustrated with colorful maps and illustrations. The book presents the output of international conferences organized every two years by the Department of Regional Geography and Tourism of the University of Wroclaw which have served as inspiration for this book. Chapter 1 provides the characteristics of 20 post-communist countries of the region on the international tourism market and it sets the background and context for the following chapters. Chapters 2 to 13 present the condition of research on tourism, tourist attractions, tourist infrastructure, tourism movement, main types of tourism as well as tourist regionalization in 12 Central and Eastern European countries. All chapters have been updated with reference to the statistics. This book is a revised and updated version of “The Geography of Tourism of Central and Eastern Europe Countries” published by the Department of Regional Geography and Tourism of Wroclaw University in 2012. It has been developed by a group of specialists through their exchange of research experience in the scope of international tourism in Central and Eastern Europe.

Geography of TourismGeography of Tourism

OF TOURISM Geography of Tourism : Image , Impacts and Issues is the first text that provides both an awareness of the spatial nature of tourism by means of a geographical perspective , and offers significant critical analysis of major ...

Author: Peter Mason

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781911396444


Page: 256

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Provides both an awareness of the spatial nature of tourism by means of a geographical perspective, and offers critical analysis of major contemporary geographical themes and issues that relate to tourism.

An Introduction to the Geography of TourismAn Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

CHAPTER 9 The Social Geography of Tourism For those of us who don't live in (or at least in the vicinity of) a tourism destination, we probably give very little thought to what tourism means to the people whose lives it directly affects ...

Author: Velvet Nelson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442210714


Page: 309

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This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to the vast and diverse subject of tourism through the lens of geography. Indeed, geography and tourism have always been interconnected, and Velvet Nelson draws on human and physical geography to interpret all facets of tourism—economic, social, and environmental. She shows how geography provides the tools and concepts to consider both the positive and negative factors that affect tourists and destinations, as well as the effects tourism has on both peoples and places. Her thematic approach uses real-world case studies, based on research and on the experiences of tourists themselves, to vividly illustrate key issues. This comprehensive introduction will enhance students' understanding of geographic concepts and how they can be used as a way of viewing and understanding the world.