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Tour guiding research : insights, issues and implications

Author: B Weiler; Rosemary Black
Publisher: Bristol : Channel View Publications, [2015] ©2015
Series: Aspects of tourism, 62.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of tour guiding scholarship and research and aims to foster best practice and to stimulate further study and research on tour guiding across a range of disciplines. It explores how tour guiding theory and practice has evolved over time and what factors have contributed to this. The volume consolidates, synthesises and adds to the knowledge base and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weiler, B. (Betty).
Tour guiding research.
Bristol, UK : Channel View Publications, [2015]
(DLC) 2014018930
(OCoLC)881206871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Weiler; Rosemary Black
ISBN: 9781845414696 1845414691
OCLC Number: 893675140
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages).
Contents: The historical and political context and scope of tour guiding research --
The multiple and complex roles of the tour guide --
Tour guides as interpreters, storytellers and intercultural communicators --
The contributions of tour guiding to sustainability --
Visitor expectations of and satisfaction with tour guides and guiding services --
Improving tour guide performance through training and education --
Conceptualising and fostering quality in tour guiding --
Implications and future directions for tour guiding research and practice.
Series Title: Aspects of tourism, 62.
Responsibility: Betty Weiler and Rosemary Black.

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