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Tourism Management : An Introduction,9781848608702

Tourism Management : An Introduction

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9781848608702

ISBN10:
1848608705
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/4/2012
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

This exciting new text offers all students of Tourism a concise introduction to all the core topics of Tourism Management. Covering both key theory and practice it introduces students to general management issues across the whole tourism sector in an accessible and manageable way. Focusing particularly on the challenges of managing tourism in the 21st Century, it integrates the themes of sustainability, internationalism, technology and globalisation throughout to provide a thoroughly modern approach to the study of Tourism. Key features of this text include: " A specific focus on the management of tourism in the context of economic, social and environmental conditions, avoiding lengthy descriptions of the various components of the sector; " Three main integrated themes focusing on the demand for tourism, the supply of tourism, and the challenge of balancing of the two; " Coverage of how management techniques are developing in response to changing patterns of demand, emerging markets and destinations, globalisation, and the impacts of tourism; " Discussion points, examples and cases studies designed with the broadest cultural and international dimensions in mind for today's diverse student profile. Written specifically for those looking for core topic coverage in a manageable and concise format, this text will be essential reading for those looking for a truly contemporary introduction to Tourism Management.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Understanding Tourism
Tourist Generating Regions
Tourism Demand
Tourism Suppliers
Intermediaries in the Tourism System
Destination Development and Management
The Economic Impacts of Tourism
The Social and Cultural Impacts of Tourism
The Environmental Impacts of Tourism
The Management of Visitors
Public Sector Involvement in Tourism
Tourism Marketing
Tourism and the Future
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