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Transformational tourism : tourist perspectives

Author: Yvette Reisinger
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire : CABI, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Transformational Tourism"" deals with the important issue of how travel and tourism can change human behavior and have a positive impact on the world. The book focuses on human development in a world dominated by post-9/11 security and political challenges, economic and financial collapses, as well as environmental threats; it identifies various types of tourism that can transform human beings, such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Reisinger, Yvette.
Transformational tourism.
Cambridge, MA : CAB International, ©2013
(DLC) 2012040700
(OCoLC)808418092
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yvette Reisinger
ISBN: 178064230X 9781780642307
OCLC Number: 842142884
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Hopeful tourism: a transformational perspective / Annette Pritchard and Nigel Morgan --
Transformation and transformational learning theory / Yvette Reisinger --
Connection between travel, tourism and transformation / Yvette Reisinger --
Not 'on vacation': survival escapist travel as an agent of transformation / Kylie Radel and Wendy Hillman --
Transforming quality of life through wellness tourism / Melanie Smith --
Retreat tourism as a form of transformational tourism / Paul Heintzman --
Nearer to God --
transformational experiences of short-term mission travellers / Yoon Jung Lee and Ulrike Gretzel --
The transformative power of yoga tourism / Lauren M. Ponder and Patrick J. Holladay --
Extreme sports as transformational tourism / Eric Brymer --
Returning home: reflections on lifestyle transformation resulting from international backpacker travels / Mark Kanning --
Finding themselves in San Blas, Panama / Amy Savener --
WWOOFing tourists: beaten tracks and transformational paths / Adrian Deville and Stephen Wearing --
The next stage of eco-travel: facilitating transformation through personal ethics / Agnes M.K. Nowaczek --
Acculturation, re-entry and transformation: the story of a volunteer tourist / Simone Grabowski --
Travel for education: a force for peace and cross-cultural understanding? / Lorraine Brown --
Doing good for God's sake: the role of religion in altruism. The case of volunteer tourism / Jennifer L. Erdely --
Conclusion / Yvette Reisinger.
Responsibility: edited by Yvette Reisinger, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait.

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