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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
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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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