1st Edition

Commercial Homes in Tourism An International Perspective

Edited By Paul Lynch, Alison J. McIntosh Copyright 2009
    308 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume is the first to examine the commercial home from an international perspective, paying attention to the frequently occurring but often neglected forms of commercial accommodation including farmstays, historic houses, and self-catering accommodation. Conceptually, it helps to explain a range of behaviours and practices, for example the importance of setting and the nature of the host/guest exchange. The idea of home provides a conceptual bridge to related themes, for example identity, gender, emotional management and cultural mobilities whose investigation in a commercial home context offers fascinating insights into hospitality, tourism and society.

    This book is structured around three themes. The first is dimensions of the commercial home and includes discussion of issues pertaining to forms and characteristics and female entrepreneurship. The second theme considers the commercial home as an investigative lens to examine wider issues of society, hospitality and tourism such as the commercial home as a tool for rural economic development. The third theme, extending the commercial home paradigm, looks at new areas of development, including the Malaysian Muslim home as a site for economic and political action and the use of the home in marketing regional localities.

    Commercial Homes in Tourism is the first book to give recognition to this distinct, economically important and expanding form of tourism business by bringing together recent, international research on this common form of commercial tourism accommodation. Given the global nature of the commercial home phenomenon, and owing to the originality of its theoretical contributions and practical insights, this book will be of interest across a broad range of subjects and disciplines interested in the examination of the home phenomenon, including students, academics and business practitioners.

    1. Introduction Paul A. Lynch, Alison J. Mcintosh and Hazel Tucker  2. Bed and Breakfast, Homestay and Farmstay Accommodation: Forms and Experiences Gianna Moscardo  3. Hosts as Entrepreneurs: Female Commercial Home Entrepreneurs in Gaeltacht Areas in the West of Ireland Ziene Mottiar and Lucia Laurincikova  4. Farmstay Enterprises: (Re)Interpreting Public/Private Domains and ‘Home’ Sites and Sights Gayle Jennings and Daniela Stehlik  5. Sharing Space with Visitors: The Servicescape of the Commercial Exurban Home  6. Exploring the Importance of Setting to the Rural Tourism Experience for Rural Commercial Home Entrepreneurs and Their Guests Barbara A. Carmichael and Kelly A. Mcclinchey  7. The Discourse of Home Hosting: Examining the Personal Experiences of Commercial Home Hosts Alison Mcintosh and Candice Harris  8. Time to Trade? Perspectives of Temporality in the Commercial Home Enterprise Philip J. Goulding  9. Behaving Appropriately: Managing Expectations of Hosts and Guests in Small Hotels in the UK Anne Benmore  10. The Cave Homes of Göreme: Performing Tourism Hospitality in Gendered Space Hazel Tucker  11. Rural Dimensions of the Commercial Home Elisabeth Kastenholz and Marion Sparrer  12.The Hospitable Muslim Home in Urban Malaysia: A Sociable Site for Economic and Political Action Patricia Sloane-White  13. The Monastic Cloister: A Bridge and a Barrier Between Two Worlds Kevin D. O’gorman and Paul A. Lynch  14. The Diversification of the Commercial Home: Evidence from Regional Australia Brian King and Leanne White  15. All at Sea: When the Commercial Home is a Sailing Boat Gayle Jennings  16. Conclusions and Research Considerations Paul A. Lynch, Alison J. Mcintosh and Hazel Tucker


    Paul Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Strathclyde, UK

    Alison McIntosh is Associate Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Hazel Tucker is Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand