Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobilities
Tourism and National Parks
World Tourism Cities
International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change
Edited by Warwick Frost, Monash University, Australia and C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa.
Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume’s focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate levels but also to courses in international and comparative environmental history, conservation studies, and outdoor recreation management.
Developing Tourism Off the Beaten Track
Edited by Robert Maitland and Peter Newman both at University of Westminster, London, UK
This book presents new research on the capacity of big cities to generate new tourism areas as visitors discover, and help create, new urban experiences off the beaten track. It examines similarities and differences in these processes in a group of established world cities located in the global circuits of tourism. The cities featured are Berlin, New York, London, Paris, and Sydney.
Drawing on original research in this important group of cities this book has significant messages for public policy. In addition the book engages directly with a range of important current academic debates about; world cities; cities as sites of consumption and the smaller scales at which urban neighbourhoods are being transformed. The range of cities and the messages about the making of attractive places provides a timely resource for those focused in this area and the book will also have an appeal among those experienced and sophisticated city users that it focuses on.
Selected Contents: 1. Developing World Tourism Cities 2. New York Tourism: Dual Markets, Duel Agendas 3. Tourists, Urban Projects and Spaces of Consumption in Paris and Ile-de-France 4. London: Tourism Moving East? 5. New Tourism (Areas) in the ’New Berlin’ 6. Sydney: Beyond Iconicity 7. Conclusions
2008: 234 x 156: 176pp Hb: 978-0-415-45198-7: £85.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88656-4
Selected Contents: Introduction. New World Perspectives. Old World Perspectives. Developing World: Beyond The Eurocentric. Beyond Nature. Conclusion
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2009: 234 x 156: 376pp Hb: 978-0-415-47156-5: £95.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88420-1
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