The Geography of Travel and Tourism, Second Edition

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9780750616706: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, Second Edition

The Geography of Travel and Tourism provides a comprehensive examination of the basic principles underlying the geography of tourist demand, supply and transportation, together with a broad survey of world tourism generating and destination regions.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of major changes in the tourism industry since the book was first published. These include: the changing political map of the world, the 'greening' of tourism, the growth in long-haul travel, and the increased number of tourism courses available.

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An accessible introductory text which provides a solid overview with an excellent range of contemporary case studies and examples

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 Worldwide Destinations: The geography of travel and tourism is a unique text that explores the demand, supply, organisational aspects and resources of every tourism destination in the world.

This fifth edition is brought up to date with key features such as:

  • An exploration of current issues such as climate change, economic capacity, "grey" tourism and social impacts
  • New full colour interior, packed iwth helpful pedagogic features, including discussion points and assignements to encourage greater student involvement
  • A companion website is now available at and includes interactive, multiple-choice questions for students to test their own learning
  • A new and fully updated edition of Worldwide Destinations Casebook is also available with 38 in-depth cases to help bring textbook theory to life

The book provides thematic chapters at the beginning which detail the geographical knowledge and principles required to understand how to approach the analysis of destinations. The further division of the book into thematic and regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination.

Worldwide Destinations: the geography of travel and tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world as well as the demand, resources and future of the geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any tourism student.

Brian Boniface, MA M.A. (University of Georgia) is a tourism consultant Chris Cooper is Professor and Director, Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, Nottingham University Business School, UK

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