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Tourism Geography

A New Synthesis

Stephen Williams, Staffordshire University, UK

’This new edition provides a comprehensive introductory text based on an excellent range of case studies’ – Professor Gareth Sha , University of Exete , UK

’This revised edition of Stephen William’s book contributes significantly to an understanding of the importance of geographical issues in the theory and practice of tourism. Leavened with useful case studies and questions this new edition links some conventional and basic issues to the intricacies of the geographical perspectives to provide some new insights into practices of tourism.’ – Dr. Michael Fagance, The University of Queensland, Australia

This second edition of ourism Geography develops a critical understanding of how different geographies of tourism are created and maintained. Drawing on both historical and contemporary perspectives, the discussion – which is in three main parts – connects tourism to key geographical concepts relating to globalization, mobility, new geographies of production and consumption, and post-industrial change. Featuring international case studies and supported by up-to-date statistics, the text offers a concise yet comprehensive review of tourism geography and how geographers can interpret this important contemporary process. Written primarily as a student text, each chapter includes guidance for further study and summary bibliographies that form the basis for independent work.

Selected Contents: Introduction 1. Tourism, Geography and Geographies of Tourism Part 1: Tourism Development & Spatial Change 2. Tourism Places and the Place of Tourism: Resort Development and the Popularisation of Tourism 3. From Camber Sands to Waikiki: the Expanding Horizons of International Tourism Part 2: Tourism Relations 4. Costs and Benefits: The Physical and Economic Development of Tourism 5. Tourism, Sustainability and Environmental Change 6. Socio-cultural Relations in Tourism 7. Strategies for Development: the Role of Planning in Tourism Part 3: Understanding the Spaces of Tourism 8. Inventing Places: Cultural Constructions and Tourism Geographies 9. Urban Tourism in a Changing World 10. The Past as a Foreign Country: Heritage Attractions in Contemporary Tourism 11. Tourism, Consumption and Identity

2009: 246 x 174: 328pp Hb: 978-0-415-39425-3: £95.00 Pb: 978-0-415-39426-0: £25.99 eBook: 978-0-203-87755-5

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415394260

Related Journal:

Tourism Geographies

ourism Geographies is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal which explores tourism and tourism-related areas of recreation and leisure studies from a geographic perspective. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rtxg

TO ORDER – see order form in the centre of this catalogue. Alternatively, you can order by:

Tel: +44 (0)1235 400524

Fax: +44 (0)20 7017 6699

Online: www.routledge.com

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