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Exploring the use and impacts of travel guidebooks

Author: Victoria Peel; Anders Sørensen
Publisher: Bristol, UK. : Buffalo ; Channel View Publications, [2016]
Series: Tourism and cultural change, 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of travel guidebooks and their conceptualisation, use and impact. It challenges the current limited tourism research approaches to the topic,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Peel; Anders Sørensen
ISBN: 9781845415631 1845415639 9781845415624 1845415620
OCLC Number: 922462876
Description: x, 250 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction: Travel Guidebooks and Tourism Discourse Chapter 2. Conceptualising Travel Guidebooks Chapter 3. Guidebook HistoriesChapter 4. Travel Guidebooks as Text Chapter 5. According to the Guidebook: Exploring Lonely Planet's Australia Chapter 6. `Why I Love/Hate My Guidebook': Perspectives from the Blogosphere Chapter 7. Slaves to the Guidebook? Exploring Guidebook Usage Chapter 8. Towards a Typology of Guidebook Users Chapter 9. Permission to Coast? Travel Guidebooks and Tourism Businesses Chapter 10. `Countdown to Doomsday'? Guidebook Agency in Destination Development Chapter 11. Transformations in the Age of E-tourism: The End of the Guidebook as We Know It? Chapter 12. The Stigma of Guidebooks: Causes and QuestionsReferences
Series Title: Tourism and cultural change, 48.
Responsibility: Victoria Peel and Anders Sorensen.


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