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The global theme park industry

Author: S Anton Clavé
Publisher: Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2007.
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"This book provides an understanding of the nature and function of theme parks as spaces of entertainment, with comprehensive analyses of their operation, strategies, finance and marketing. Illustrated throughout by worldwide case studies, empirical data and practical examples, this book will be of interest to students in leisure and tourism management, and to practitioners in the industry, providing a practical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clavé, Salvador Anton.
Global theme park industry.
Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2007
(OCoLC)608025494
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Anton Clavé
ISBN: 1845932080 9781845932084 1845932102 9781845932107
OCLC Number: 70921404
Notes: "Translated by Andrew Clarke"--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The social origins of the theme park concept --
Development and categorisation --
Globalization of the theme park industry --
A profile of major theme park operators --
Theme parks and the commercialisation of leisure --
The urbanism of theme parks and spatial innovation --
The impact of theme parks --
The development of theme park destinations --
Factors influencing the development process --
Basic principles of theme park planning --
The architectonical design of a theme park --
Management strategies.
Responsibility: Salvador Anton Clavé.
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Illustrated throughout by worldwide case studies, empirical data and practical examples, the book portrays the impacts of theme parks as global competitive actors, agents of global development and  Read more...

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