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Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobilities

FORThCOMINg Volunteer Tourism

FORThCOMINg Tourism Development in India

Theory Framework to Practical Applications Edited by Angela M. Benson, University of Brighton, UK

Kevin Hannam, University of Sunderland, UK and Anya Diekmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Volunteer ourism is one of the major growth areas in contemporary tourism, where tourists for various reasons seek alternative goodwill experiences and activities. To meet this demand there has been a surge in volunteer programmes offered in a range of destinations organized by a variety of charities and tour operators which is predicted to continue to grow in the future.

Reflecting the growth in volunteer tourism, this book provides a cohesive collection of chapters about tourism and volunteering which is theoretically rich, practically applied and empirically grounded based on current and diverse research in the area. The chapters are written by a range of international scholars that identify and address a diverse range of themes including, volunteer tourism and sustainability to uniquely the examination of volunteer tourism stakeholders (volunteers themselves, the host – guest exchange, the organizations) and management of volunteers which has not been addressed in the literature before.

This timely addition to the small but growing academic literature on this topic will be of interest to tourism students and academics internationally.

September 2010: 234 x 156: 350pp Hb: 978-0-415-57664-2: £80.00 eBook: 978-0-203-85426-6

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415576642

ourism Development in India is the first book to specifically focus on and fully analyze the issues facing contemporary India both as a destination and a potential source of tourism. The book critically analyzes previous research and applies tourism theory to key aspects of tourism development in this region and supports this with a wide range of examples to illustrate the key theoretical ideas. As such the book examines aspects of tourism in India including tourism governance; cultural tourism; heritage tourism; nature-based tourism from the supply side; international tourism; domestic tourism and the Indian Diaspora from a demand side.

Throughout the book a comparison is made to tourism development in other Asian developing countries such as China and includes original research in this region to offer insight into India’s future development in terms of tourism. This original and timely book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and related disciplines.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Tourism Governance in India 3. Cultural Tourism in India 4. Heritage Tourism in India 5. Nature Based Tourism in India 6. International Tourism to India 7. Domestic Tourism in India 8. Indian Tourism Mobilities 9. Conclusion

July 2010: 234 x 156: 264pp Hb: 978-0-415-55729-0: £80.00 eBook: 978-0-203-86878-2

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415557290

Related Journal:

Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism

The obvious and increasing importance of the global development of tourism, as employer, engine of economic growth and social transformation, agent of contested globalization, and generator of social and cultural conflict, has engendered extensive academic interest which has issued forth in a wide range of journals focusing on various aspects of or approaches to the interdisciplinary subject area of ‘tourism studies’. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rjth.

CONTACT US – for more information, email tourism@routledge.com

eBooks: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk

eUpdates: www.tandf.co.uk/eupdates


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