Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism

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Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism

Format:  Paperback,

624 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Routledge

Publish Date: Jun 2012

ISBN-13: 9780080970400

ISBN-10: 0080970400

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Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores tourism demand, supply, organisation and resources for a comprehensive range of destinations worldwide. The sixth edition is brought up to date with features such as:

  • An exploration of current issues such as climate change, recreational preferences, demographic changes and the social impacts of tourism.
  • An extended chapter on Asian tourism to reflect developments in the travel industry.
  • Improved full colour presentation, packed with helpful teaching suggestions, including discussion points and assignments to encourage greater student involvement.

The first part of the book comprises thematic chapters which detail the geographic knowledge and principles required to analyze the tourism appeal of destinations. The subsequent division of the book into regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination, by providing insights on cultural characteristics as well as information on specific places.

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world, by explaining tourism demand, evaluating the many types of tourist attractions and examining the trends that may shape the future geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any student undertaking a course in travel and tourism.

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Publisher: Routledge
Publish Date: Jun 2012
ISBN-13: 9780080970400
ISBN-10: 0080970400
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 624
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.5
Walmart No.: 9780080970400

Chapter outline

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Geographical Principles of Travel and Tourismp. 1
An introduction to the geography of travel and tourismp. 3
The geography of demand for tourismp. 18
The geography of resources for tourismp. 35
Climate and tourism vp. 58
The geography of transport for travel and tourismp. 77
The Regional Geography of Travel and Tourismp. 103
Europep. 105
An introduction to the tourism geography of Europep. 107
An introduction to the tourism geography of Britainp. 117
The regional geography of tourism in Britainp. 133
The tourism geography of Irelandp. 158
The tourism geography of Scandinaviap. 171
The tourism geography of the Benelux countriesp. 192
The tourism geography of Germany, Austria and Switzerlandp. 204
The tourism geography of Francep. 223
The tourism geography of Spain and Portugalp. 243
The tourism geography of Italy and Maltap. 272
The tourism geography of South-Eastern Europep. 290
The tourism geography of Eastern Europe, Russia and the CISp. 314
The Middle East and Africap. 343
The tourism geography of the Middle Eastp. 345
The tourism geography of Africap. 365
Asia and the Pacificp. 401
The tourism geography of South Asiap. 403
The tourism geography of East Asiap. 423
The tourism geography of Australasiap. 462
The Americasp. 485
The tourism geography of North Americap. 487
The tourism geography of the Caribbean Islandsp. 522
The tourism geography of Central and South Americap. 537
Tourism futuresp. 566
Appendix: Maps and spatial awarenessp. 579
Referencesp. 585
Useful sourcesp. 587
Selective place name indexp. 598
Subject indexp. 607

Book description

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores tourism demand, supply, organisation and resources for a comprehensive range of destinations worldwide. The sixth edition is brought up to date with features such as:

  • An exploration of current issues such as climate change, recreational preferences, demographic changes and the social impacts of tourism.
  • An extended chapter on Asian tourism to reflect developments in the travel industry.
  • Improved full colour presentation, packed with helpful teaching suggestions, including discussion points and assignments to encourage greater student involvement.

The first part of the book comprises thematic chapters which detail the geographic knowledge and principles required to analyze the tourism appeal of destinations. The subsequent division of the book into regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination, by providing insights on cultural characteristics as well as information on specific places.

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world, by explaining tourism demand, evaluating the many types of tourist attractions and examining the trends that may shape the future geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any student undertaking a course in travel and tourism.

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