Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobilities
Tourism at the Grassroots
Tourism and Innovation
Villagers and Visitors in the Asia-Pacific
Edited by John Connell, University of Sydney, Australia and Barbara Rugendyke, University of New England, Australia
’Should be useful to tourism researchers and planners in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.... Recommended.’ – Choice, March 2009
Michael C. Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Williams Allan, London Metropolitan University, UK
This timely book places tourism innovation in the context of current academic and policy concerns relating to knowledge, competition, and the management of change.
’Connell and Rugendyke’s introduction helpfully enumerates the problems with tourism that villagers, and academics, are keeping their eyes on.’ – Pacific Affairs
This new collection focuses on both the interactions between tourists and villagers, and the impacts of tourism at the local level, considering economic, social, cultural and environmental changes. It traces changes in structures of vulnerability as tourism becomes more prominent, the role of tourism in community development (or localized tension) and examines issues of governance, the role of tour operators as intermediaries, cultural change and other local impacts. In short, it examines the changing role of tourism in local development (or its absence).
It includes case studies drawn from a broad geographical area across eastern Asia and the island Pacific. This book will be useful to those researching and studying tourism, geography and development studies.
This is a groundbreaking volume which provides an accessible introduction to a key but neglected topic. It provides a readable account of the multidisciplinary research on innovation and relates the emerging theoretical framework to tourism. A clear conceptual framework is complemented by fifty boxes which provide a range of illustrative international case studies.
This book will be a useful guide for researchers and students of Tourism Studies, Management and Business and Geography.
Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Competition and Innovation 3. Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation 4. The State and Tourism Innovation: Institutions, Regulation and Governance 5. Tourism within National Systems of Innovation 6. The Regional Innovation System: Territorial Learning, Regions and Cities 7. Firm Organization and Innovation 8. Entrepreneurship and Innovation 9. Conclusions
Selected Contents: 1. Introduction: Tourism and Local People in the Asia-Pacific Region 2. Another (Unintended) Legacy of Captain Cook?: The Evolution of Rapanui (Easter Island) Tourism 3. Moderate Expectations and Benign Exploration: Tourism in Papua New Guinea 4. ‘Everything is Truthful Here’: Custom Village Tourism in Tanna, Vanuatu 5. The Whole Nine Villages: Local Level Development through Mass Tourism in Tibetan China 6. Weapons of the Workers: Employees in the Fiji Hotel Scene 7. On the Beach: Small-Scale Tourism in Samoa 8. After the Bomb in a Balinese Village 9. Sustainability and Security: Employing Local People in Lombok Hotels, Indonesia 10. Priorities, People and Preservation: Nature-Based Tourism at Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam 11. Communities on Edge: Conflicts over Community Tourism in Thailand 12. Community- Based Ecotourism in Thailand 13. Ecotourism and Indigenous Communities: The Lower Kinabatangan Experience in Borneo 14. Adventures, Picnics and Nature Tourism: Ecotourism in Malaysian National Parks 15. Conclusion: Marginal People and Marginal Places?
2008: 234 x 156: 280pp Hb: 978-0-415-41404-3: £95.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93843-0
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Tourism, Creativity and Development
Edited by Greg Richards and Julie Wilson
This is the first exploration of the relationship between tourism and creativity and its consequences for tourism development in different parts of the world.
2007: 234 x 156: 352pp Hb: 978-0-415-42756-2: £95.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93369-5
2008: 234 x 156: 320pp Hb: 978-0-415-40555-3: £95.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93802-7
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