advanCes in tourism
Tourists, Tourism and
the Good Life
Trends and Emerging Markets
Philip Pearce, James Cook University, Australia, Sebastian Filep, MODUL University Vienna, Austria and Glenn Ross, James Cook University, Australia
Tourism is arguably one of the largest self-initiated commercial interventions to create well-being and happiness on the entire planet. Yet there is a lack of specific attention to the ways in which we can better understand and evaluate the relationship between well-being and travel. The recent surge of scholarly work in positive psychology concerned with human well-being and flourishing represents a contemporary force with the potential to embellish and augment much current tourism study. This book maps out the field and then draws linkages between tourists, tourism and positive psychology. It discusses topics such as the issue of excess materialism and its fragile relationship with well-being, the value of positive psychology to lifestyle businesses, and the insights of the research field to spa and wellness tourism. This volume will interest those who study and practise tourism as well as scholars and graduate students in a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, business and leisure.
Selected Contents: Introduction to Chapter One 1. Scholarship in Psychology and Tourism Section A: Introduction to Section A – Principally About Individuals 2. Flow and Tourist Satisfaction 3. Time, Tourism, Host Communities and Positive Psychology 4. Ethics, Tourism and Wellbeing Section B: Introduction to Section B – Individuals and Tourism Contexts 5. Materialism in Tourism and its Alleviation Through Good Values 6. Lifestyle Businesses and Their Community Effects 7. Spa and Wellness Tourism and Positive Psychology 8. Summary, Synthesis and Future Directions.
Bruce Prideaux, James Cook University, Australia and Dean Carson, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Since the post war World War Two boom in private automobile ownership, drive tourism has transformed the tourism landscape by facilitating dispersal and the growth of attractions and tourism related infrastructure beyond the zones that had previously emerged around seaports and railway terminals. The automobile has made regional dispersal possible and created opportunities for many small rural communities to supplement rural economies with a tourism economy. Drive tourism is a popular form of tourism activity that has significantly contributed to the development of tourism in many nations, but has received relatively little attention in the literature.
This book is the first attempt to provide a global comprehensive review and scholarly investigation into this popular and growing form of tourism. It draws on a vast range of geographical locations to critically explore the impacts of drive tourism in developed and underdeveloped regions. It evaluates tourism authorities’ response to the drive Tourism Experience, and offers operational insights into the management of the drive experience as well as providing original empirical research and insights into the field that will contribute to future investigation. In doing so it explores the many forms of drive tourism from caravanning to fly drive touring.
This is a ground-breaking volume that provides a global review of the past and future development of this key but poorly understood tourism phenomenon. This volume will have global appeal to academics, researchers and students of Tourism Studies and related disciplines.
July 2010: 229 x 152: 305pp Hb: 978-0-415-99329-6: £70.00
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