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Contemporary tourism: an international approach

Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008.
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The study of tourism and indeed the tourism industry is changing constantly. Contemporary Tourism: an international approach presents a new and refreshing approach to the study of tourism, considering issues such as the changing world order, destination marketing, tourism ethics and pro-poor tourism. In particular, it highlights the ongoing threats from terrorism and health scares faced by the tourism industry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooper, Chris.
Contemporary Tourism.
Hoboken : Taylor & amp; Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780080554990 0080554997
OCLC Number: 183288154
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Dec. 11, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contemporary Tourism: An International Approach; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Section 1 Contemporary Tourism Systems; Chapter 1 Contemporary tourism systems; Introduction; The service dimension of tourism; The tourism system; Who are the tourists?; Contemporary perspectives; Approach of this book; Chapter overview; Self-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites; Chapter 2 Contemporary tourism product markets; Introduction; Tourism products; Experiences as tourism products; Tourism markets; Tourism product markets. Creating product markets: market storiesInteractions and exchanges in product markets; Chapter overview; Self-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites; Section 2 The Contemporary Tourist; Chapter 3 Contemporary tourists, tourist behaviour and flows; Introduction; International travel movement; The stability of tourism: tourism inertia; Distance as a determinant of the flows and patterns of contemporary tourism; Describing tourism; Micro-scale approaches; Meso-level accounts of tourism; Chapter overview; Self-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites. Chapter 4 Contemporary tourism marketingIntroduction; Definitions and contemporary tourism marketing approaches; Evolution towards a services marketing approach; The contemporary marketing environment for tourism; The practice of contemporary tourism marketing; Chapter overview; Self-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites; Section 3 The Contemporary Tourism Destination; Chapter 5 Delivering the contemporary tourism product: the destination; Introduction: the destination concept; From places to destinations; The resource base of tourism. Chapter overview: Developing destinationsSelf-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites; Chapter 6 Governing the contemporary tourism product; Introduction; From government to governance; Multi-level governance; The roles of government in tourism; Types of regulation; From politics to partnership?; Chapter overview; Self-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites; Chapter 7 Consequences of visitation at the contemporary destination; Introduction; Positive and negative consequences of tourism; Assessing the consequences of tourism; Chapter overview. Self-review questionsRecommended reading; Recommended web sites; Chapter 8 Planning and managing the contemporary destination; Introduction; The development of contemporary destination planning; Changing approaches to destination planning; Five traditions of tourism planning; Responsibility for contemporary destination planning; Planning sustainable destinations and sustainable regions; Chapter overview; Self-review questions; Recommended reading; Recommended web sites; Chapter 9 Marketing and branding the contemporary destination; Introduction; Contemporary destination marketing and branding.
Responsibility: Chris Cooper and C. Michael Hall.

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The study of tourism and indeed the tourism industry is changing constantly. Contemporary Tourism: an international approach presents a new and refreshing approach to the study of tourism, considering issues such as the changing world order, destination marketing, tourism ethics and pro-poor tourism. In particular, it highlights the ongoing threats from terrorism and health scares faced by the tourism industry today, and discusses the related security and risk management strategies, illustrating the potential implications for the patterns and flow of tourism in the future. & lt;BR.

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