Critical Understandings of Place, Space and Experience, 3rd Edition
Routledge – 2014 – 320 pages
Tourism Geography develops a critical understanding of how different geographies of tourism are created and maintained. Drawing on both historical and contemporary perspectives, the discussion connects tourism to key geographical concepts relating to globalization, mobility, new geographies of production and consumption, and post-industrial change. The new edition has been fully updated to have an international focus, with global case studies and broader based content.
This book is the only up to date and comprehensive review of geographies of tourism and the ways in which geographers can interpret contemporary tourism processes. It provides an accessible yet thorough explanation of concepts and models which promotes an understanding of their applications and limitations.
Introduction 1. Tourism, Geography and Geographies of Tourism Part 1: The Emergence of Global Tourism 2. The Emergence of Modern Tourism Demand 3. Global Patterns of International Travel and Tourism Supply Part 2: Economic, Environmental and Social Fundamentals of Tourism 4. Costs and Benefits: the Physical and Economic Development of Tourism 5. Tourism, Sustainability and Environmental Change 6. Socio-cultural Relations in Tourism Part 3: Tourism Places 7. Inventing Places: Theming and Events in Tourism 8. Urban Tourism in a Changing World 9. History and Heritage as Tourism Experiences 10. Tourism and Nature: From the Beach to the Jungle 11. Consumption, Identity and Speciality Tourisms Part 4: Applied Tourism Geographies 12. Planning and Managing Tourism Development 13. Tourism Geography and the Future of Tourism
Stephen Williams is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at Staffordshire University, UK. His extensive interests in recreation and tourism are reflected in his publications, which include Outdoor Recreation and the Urban Environment (Routledge); Tourism and Recreation (Prentice Hall), and a four volume edited work Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences (Routledge).
Alan A. Lew is Professor of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Tourism Geographies and his publications include World Regional Geography: Tourism Destinations, Human Mobilities, Sustainable Environments (Kendall-Hunt) and Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach (Routledge).