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    • Sport & leisure industries
      October 2006

      Adventure Tourism

      by Ralf C Buckley

      Adventure tourism is a new, rapidly growing area at both practical and academic levels. Written at an introductory level, Adventure Tourism provides a basic background and covers commercial adventure tourism products across a range of adventure tourism sectors.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2019

      Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Activities Management

      A 21st Century Toolkit

      by Ian Jenkins

      An essential resource for those wishing to understand the key factors behind the operation of an adventure tourism company and how to be able to deliver a profitable as well as a sustainable product. It discusses important factors such as how the use of technologies and the current importance of environmental impacts and climate change are areas that are key to adventure tourism firms. To remain profitable companies need to address these issues along with the important elements of risk and safety. Key features include: Industry Perspective case studies Sustainable Adventure Tourism Developments Management of Products and Customers Created from the author's experience in delivering adventure tourism courses over the last 20 years, this long-awaited book is aimed at both university courses on adventure tourism and outdoor recreation as well as those working within the industry.

    • Tourism industry
      April 2009

      Agritourism

      by Michal Sznajder, Lucyna Przezborska-Skobiej, Frank Scrimgeour

      Agritourism describes the activity of holidaymaking in rural areas, specifically for those seeking a rural experience. Activities can include wine tours, outdoor sports, participation in the rural lifestyle and local community, enjoyment of the natural environment and the opportunity to enjoy truly locally produced food. Agritourism forms a significant proportion of the tourism sector, and its growth is set to continue in both developed and developing countries.The authors present the depth and variety of agritourism practiced around the world and cover all aspects of the economics and organization of agritourism. Topics discussed include agricultural economics, rural development, marketing, rural policy, different products and services available and the characteristics of agritourists.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2017

      Arctic Tourism Experiences

      Production, Consumption and Sustainability

      by Young-Sook Lee, David Weaver, Nina K Prebensen

      An exploration of Arctic tourism, focusing on tourist experiences and industry provision of those experiences; this is the first compilation to concentrate on the fundamental essence of the Arctic as being a geographical periphery, but also an experiential core that offers peak tourism experiences. Part 1 investigates the depth and dimensions of tourist experiences in the Arctic. Chapters examine the essence of diverse peak experiences and delve into the factors that give rise to these experiences. Part 2 considers the links between these core experiences and the tourism industry that seeks to sustain itself by facilitating such satisfying outcomes. ; The book focuses on tourist experiences and industry provision of those experiences. It concentrates on the fundamental essence of the Arctic as being a geographical periphery, but also an experiential core that offers peak tourism experiences. ; PART I: INTRODUCTION AND ISSUES: TOURIST EXPERIENCES OF THE ARCTIC AND CREATING TOURIST EXPERIENCES.Chapter 1: Arctic Destinations and Attractions as Evolving Peripheral Settings for the Production and Consumption of Peak Tourism ExperiencesChapter 2: Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700s and Early 1800sChapter 3: Roles of Adventure Guides in Balancing Perceptions of Risk and SafetyChapter 4: The Central Role of Identity in the Arctic PeripheryChapter 5: Tourists and Narration in the Arctic: The Changing Experience of MuseumsChapter 6: World Heritage List = Tourism Attractiveness?PART II: CREATING TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN THE ARCTICChapter 7: Degrees of Peripherality in the Production and Consumption of Leisure Tourism in GreenlandChapter 8: Northern Lights Experiences in the Arctic Dark: Old Imaginaries and New Tourism NarrativesChapter 9: Exploring the Extreme Iditarod Trail in AlaskaChapter 10: The Arctic Tourism Experience from an Evolving Chinese PerspectiveChapter 11: Tourists’ Interpretations of a “Feelgood In Lapland” Holiday- A Case StudyChapter 12: Negotiating Sami Place and Identity: Do Scottish Traditions Help Sami to be More Sami?Chapter 13: Emergence of Experience Production Systems for Mass Tourism Participation in Peripheral Regions: Evidence from Arctic ScandinaviaChapter 14: Factors of Peripherality: Whale Watching in Northern NorwayChapter 15: Responsible Fishing Tourism in the ArcticChapter 16: Long way up: Powered Two-Wheeled Journeys in Northern PeripheriesChapter 17: Experiences of Marine Adventurers in the Canadian ArcticChapter 18: Arctic Tourism in Russia: Attractions, Experiences, Challenges and PotentialsChapter 19: Tourism Experiences of Post-Soviet Arctic BorderlandsChapter 20: Arctic Tourism Experiences: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Research Directions for a Changing Periphery

    • Tourism industry
      August 2002

      Benchmarking in Tourism and Hospitality Industries

      The Selection of Benchmarking Partners

      by Karl W Wöber

      This comprehensive and unique work offers a methodological framework for answering key benchmarking questions, with world-wide coverage and usage. Benchmarking is a buzzword of the last decade that describes a method for comparing different companies, by measuring various data, performance and goals. This book focuses on the methodological aspects of the right selection of benchmarking partners.

    • Tourism industry
      November 2009

      City Tourism

      National Capital Perspectives

      by Dr Abel Duarte Alonso, Caroline Andrew, Mark Bruce-Miller, Thanh-Huong Bui, Paul Byrne, Guy Chiasson, Malcolm J M Cooper, Tracey J Dickson, Anya Diekmann, Jerry Eades, Deborah Edwards, Robert Govers, Tony Griffin, Claire Haven-Tang, Bruce Hayllar, Ernie Heath, Joan C Henderson, Charles Inskip, Myriam Jansen-Verbeke, Lee Jolliffe, Eleri Jones, Elizabeth Kruger, Ghada Masri, Geraldine Maulet, László Puczkó, Ir. Pratap Raju, Tamara Rátz, Carin Rustema. Edited by Robert Maitland, Brent W Ritchie.

      Capital city status attracts and drives tourism by enhancing a city’s appeal to the tourist and its international standing. With a focus on city tourism themes, this book examines subjects including the identity of a city in a tourism context and practical matters such as promoting the city as a product. By examining tourist activities in national capitals, the book addresses issues in capital city development as tourist destinations with a broad, international approach and case studies on major tourist cities.

    • Tourism industry
      July 2003

      Competitive Destination

      A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

      by Geoffrey I Crouch, J RB Ritchie

      This book provides a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness. It offers guidance on how to create successful destinations by developing and presenting a conceptual model of destination competitiveness that recognizes the importance of sustainability for long-term success. The book presents a strong theoretical background for managerial decision-making, giving destination managers a range of tools with which to analyse and increase the competitiveness of their areas.

    • Sport & leisure industries
      May 2005

      Competitive Destination

      A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

      by Geoffrey I Crouch, J RB Ritchie

      This book provides a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness. It offers guidance on how to create successful destinations by developing and presenting a conceptual model of destination competitiveness that recognizes the importance of sustainability for long-term success. The book presents a strong theoretical background for managerial decision-making, giving destination managers a range of tools with which to analyse and increase the competitiveness of their areas.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2017

      Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism

      by Razaq Raj, Kevin Griffin, Yasin Bilim, Ayesha Chowdhury, Maite Echarri-Chavez, Necmeddin Guney, Tinka Delakorda Kawashima, Katerina Kikilia, Maximiliano E Korstanje, Lourdes Cisneros Mustellier, Dimitrios Mylonopoulos, Moira Polyxeni, Özgür Özer, Balal Qayum, Jan Rája, Manas Ranjan, Sanjeev Singh, Kartikeya Sonker, Rukeya Suleman, Panagiota Vasilopoulou, Pierre Wiktorin

      Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism highlights the role of religious tourism and pilgrimage as a tool for improving cultural relations. Helping to form culture and society worldwide, faith plays a vital part in cross-cultural conflict resolution and opening dialogue across peoples. This book shows how faith and activism can respond to the common challenges of peace making and coexistence both within and among the world's many traditions. The book: - contains diverse empirical research insights on aspects of religious traditions, conflicts and challenges; - presents a range of contemporary case studies, across ancient, sacred and emerging tourist destinations as well as new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities; - provides a global perspective, including contributions from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Conflicts, Religion and Culture in Tourism provides a timely assessment of the increasing linkages and interconnections between religious tourism and secular spaces on a global stage. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, it provides an invaluable resource for those studying and researching religion, tourism and cultural management.

    • Tourism industry
      October 2010

      Conservation Tourism

      by Ralf C Buckley, James Guy Castley, Julianna Priskin, Augustina Barros, Fiona Clare Morrison, Zhong Linsheng

      The effects of tourism on the ecology and natural environment of tourist destinations are hotly debated and research has expanded in the field of ecotourism and sustainability. This book considers the positive contributions that tourism can make to the conservation of global biodiversity by reviewing and analysing the economic and political contributions of tourism to conservation through establishment of private game and wildlife reserves, lodges and tourist facilities. Featuring 100 international case studies from private marine reserves to bird watching lodges, this book covers key topics including sources of capital and operational funding, corporate and organisational structure, marketing strategies, primary conservation outcomes and spin-off effects, links to public protected areas, future plans and global trends.

    • Tourism industry
      August 2009

      Contemporary Tourist Behaviour

      Yourself and Others as Tourists

      by David Bowen, Jackie Clarke

      The behaviour of tourists - what their motivations are, what impact their behaviour has on the places they visit, the decisions they make - is a fundamental aspect in understanding the tourism industry as a whole. Contemporary Tourist Behaviour provides an in-depth examination of how and why tourists behave as they do, and how this is perceived by hosts and outside agencies, covering national characteristics of tourists from around the world, effects of everyday events and governmental and environmental factors, and tourists' consideration of sustainable principles.

    • Tourism industry
      December 2011

      Controversies in Tourism

      by Edited by Omar Moufakkir, Peter M Burns.

      Tourism impacts on locations in many ways - socially, environmentally, culturally, and economically. This book examines some well established controversies in tourism and some newly emerging controversial aspects associated with tourism as an activity and a business. Controversies involving clashes between visitors and host communities, the rights and wrongs of eco-tourism, the impacts of mega-events, the legitimacy of dark tourism, and the costs and benefits of medical and wildlife tourism are assessed. This book is an interesting and thought provoking work ideal for tourism students, researchers and academics.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 2018

      Creating Experience Value in Tourism

      by Nina K Prebensen, Joseph S Chen, Muzaffer Uysal

      Research delivers a multitude of approaches to value creation, represented here as a set of definitions, perspectives and interpretations of how tourists, as customers, create value alone and with others. Now updated throughout, Creating Experience Value in Tourism, 2nd Edition provides a clarification of these approaches as well as a practical translation as to how they can work within industry. Including a framework to distinguish among key resources or antecedents of customer value, this new edition: - Introduces the concept of co-creation of value in the tourist experience, looking at the definitions, structures and models available; - Provides a new chapter addressing value creation and resource configuration; - Considers consumer behaviour and factors affecting value creation from both physiological and psychological perspectives; - Introduces a new full colour internal design to aid understanding. Concluding with a summary of the areas for future research, this is a key resource for researchers, particularly those interested in experience value and co-creation, as well as a useful read for students of tourism and related industries.

    • Tourism industry
      December 2006

      Crisis Management in Tourism

      by Edited by Eric Laws, Bruce Prideaux, Kaye Chon

      The history of modern tourism records many localized and some international crises characterized by extreme and sudden reduction in demand for specific destination areas or types of tourism product. Managerial responses to such events include both problem solving and market recovery steps, but these vary in effectiveness and recovery may be slow to occur after the initial problems are overcome. With examples drawn from the UK, Europe, America, Australia and Asia, this book brings together a range of expert academic analysis of the latest thinking and practice in this increasingly important area of tourism management.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2017

      Cruise Ship Tourism

      by Ross Dowling, Clare Weeden

      Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest knowledge and research to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. Despite the industry growing rapidly, there is a substantial gap in the related literature, and this book addresses the key issues for researchers, students and industry professionals. This second edition: - Reviews the fundamental principles of the industry, the cruise experience from a passenger perspective, marketing, planning and destination development. - Includes case studies throughout, translating theory into practical management advice. - Comprises contributions from over fifty international contributors to portray a truly global perspective. - Provides numerous full colour illustrations to bring the subject to life. A valuable 'one-stop-shop' for those interested in cruise ships and maritime tourism, this new edition from major names in the field is also an invaluable resource for anyone concerned more widely with tourism and business development. ; Covering the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, this book combines the latest research with practical case studies to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. It reviews the fundamental principles of the industry, the cruise experience from a passenger perspective, marketing, planning and destination development. ; 1: The world of cruising Part 1: Fundamental principles 2: Power and profits in the global cruise industry 3: Representation without taxation 4: Flags of convenience and the global cruise labor market 5: Corporate social responsibility in the cruise sector 6: Passengers and risk: Health, wellbeing and liability 7: Economics of cruise shipping: The need for a new business model 8: High fees on the high seas? The provision of extra-fee products and services 9: ‘Oceans apart’: Bridging the gap between academic research and professional practice in cruise tourism Part 2: The cruise experience: People and passengers 10: Talent management and the cruise industry 11: A sailor’s life for me: An example of how one port of call has developed in the hope of meeting crew expectations 12: Mediating the cruise experience 13: Conceptualizing the cruise ship tourist experience 14: Managing health-related crises in the cruise industry 15: Cruises, safety and security in a violent world Part 3: Markets, marketing and motivations 16: Safe, secure and sustainable: Attributes of a strong cruise brand 17: The image of cruise ship holidays on Italian television: A comparative analysis 18: Purchasing attributes for cruise passengers 19: Motivations and constraints of cruising for the US and Chinese markets 20: Children and the family market 21: Cruising with Pride: The LGBT cruise market 22: The changing consumer: ‘Digital cruising’ Part 4: Impacts of cruise ship tourism: Stakeholders, politics and power 23: Stakeholders’ perceived gains and obstacles of cruise ship tourism development: the case of La Palma Island 24: Cruise ships and protected areas in the marine biome: An analysis of tourism in the Brazilian context 25: Sailing into stormy waters? Understanding the community impacts of cruise tourism growth in Akaroa, New Zealand 26: Cruise tourism in a remote small island – High yield and low impact? 27: Cruise tourists on the mainland: Itineraries and interactions Part 5: Planning and management for sustainable cruising 28: Environmental reporting in the cruise industry 29: Improving sustainable management of expedition cruise destinations in Australia: Governance and management lessons from the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley and Tasmania 30: Sailing in icy waters: Antarctic cruise tourism development, regulation and management Part 6: Ports, destinations and infrastructure development 31: Development of cruise tourism in Saudi Arabia 32: Cruise itinerary planning 33: Is China a new goldmine for cruise companies? 34: Cruising in Asia with a focus on China Part 7: Conclusions and future directions 35: Conclusions and future directions

    • Sport & leisure industries
      March 2001

      Cultural Attractions and European Tourism

      by Edited by Greg Richards

      Cultural tourism has been identified as one of the most important of the global tourism markets. Europe hosts a vast treasure house of cultural attractions and the level of competition between cities, regions and nations to attract cultural tourists is increasing. This book reviews the cultural tourism market in Europe, based on recent surveys. It analyses the way in which cultural attractions are produced for and used by cultural tourists and pays attention to specific types of cultural attractions including museums, art galleries, monuments and heritage attractions and the management, marketing and cultural issues surrounding them.

    • Tourism industry
      March 2013

      Cultural Tourism

      by Edited by Kevin A Griffin, Razaq Raj, Nigel D Morpeth.

      With contributions from international experts this book provides a broad discussion of cultural tourism as a concept and the way it is implemented in diverse regions around the world. Addressing the notion of cultural tourism and what it means to tourism as an industry, and also types of cultural tourism offered to tourists and experienced by them. Many international case studies will be included on specific instances of cultural tourism, and current topics such as cultural tourism's relationship to sustainability are discussed.

    • Tourism industry
      November 2012

      Cultural Tourism Research Methods

      by Edited by Greg Richards, Wil Munsters.

      Reprinted in paperback. The consumption of culture is one of the most important aspects of tourism activity. Cultural tourism includes experiencing local culture, traditions and lifestyle, participation in arts-related activities, and visits to museums, monuments and heritage sites. This book reviews a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods applied to the field of cultural tourism, including surveys, mystery tourist visits, visitor tracking, grand tour narratives, collages, researcher-created video, photo-based interviews, ethnographic and actor-network approaches. It provides a practical guide on how to conduct research as well as a discussion and evaluation of the methods.

    • Tourism industry
      June 2010

      Cultural Tourism Research Methods

      by Edited by Greg Richards, Wil Munsters.

      The consumption of culture is one of the most important aspects of tourism activity. Cultural tourism includes experiencing local culture, traditions and lifestyle, participation in arts-related activities, and visits to museums, monuments and heritage sites. This book reviews a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods applied to the field of cultural tourism, including surveys, mystery tourist visits, visitor tracking, grand tour narratives, collage, researcher-created video, photo-based interviews, ethnographic and actor-network approaches. It provides a practical guide on how to conduct research as well as a discussion and evaluation of the methods.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2019

      Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage

      by Daniel H Olsen, Maximiliano E Korstanje

      In recent years there has been a growth in both the practice and research of dark tourism; the phenomenon of visiting sites of tragedy or disaster. Expanding on this trend, this book examines dark tourism through the new lens of pilgrimage. It focuses on dark tourism sites as pilgrimage destinations, dark tourists as pilgrims, and pilgrimage as a form of dark tourism. Taking a broad definition of pilgrimage so as to consider aspects of both religious and non-religious travel that might be considered pilgrimage-like, it covers theories and histories of dark tourism and pilgrimage, pilgrimage to dark tourism sites, and experience design. A key resource for researchers and students of heritage, tourism and pilgrimage, this book will also be of great interest to those studying anthropology, religious studies and related social science subjects.

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