The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.
Cultural and Heritage Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa: Complexities, Management and Practices
Tourism and Innovation
Authenticity in North America: Place, Tourism, Heritage, Culture and the Popular Imagination
Community-Based Tourism in the Developing World: Community Learning, Development & Enterprise
Overtourism: Tourism Management and Solutions
Tourism Fictions, Simulacra and Virtualities
Richard Sharpley, Kumi Kato
October 30, 2020
This significant and timely volume focuses on the unique trajectory of tourism development in Japan, which has been characterised by an historical emphasis on promoting both domestic and international tourism to Japanese tourists, followed by the more recent policy of competing aggressively in the...
Siamak Seyfi, C. Michael Hall
September 29, 2020
This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of cultural and heritage tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the many complexities that heritage sites and tourist attractions face. The MENA region has long been regarded as the cradle of Western and Arab...
Sophia Rolle, Jessica Minnis, Ian Bethell-Bennett
July 10, 2020
This book focuses on the complex issues of tourism development, governance and sustainability in the long-standing popular island destination, The Bahamas, where tourism remains one of the primary fiscal industries. The book achieves this by looking at the impacts of mass tourism development from...
C. Michael Hall, Allan M. Williams
December 09, 2019
This ground-breaking volume on the relationships between tourism and innovation provides an overview of relevant innovation theories and related literatures on entrepreneurship, productivity, regional development and competitiveness, and their significance to contemporary tourism practices....
Jane Lovell, Sam Hitchmough
December 02, 2019
This interdisciplinary book addresses the highly relevant debates about authenticity in North America, providing a contemporary re-examination of American culture, tourism and commodification of place. Blending social sciences and humanities research skills, it formulates an examination of the...
Peter Wiltshier, Alan Clarke
October 17, 2019
This book analyses community-based approaches to developing and regenerating tourism destinations in the developing world, addressing this central issue in sustainable tourism practices. It reviews a variety of systems useful for analysing and understanding management issues to offer new insight...
Harald Pechlaner, Elisa Innerhofer, Greta Erschbamer
September 18, 2019
Overtourism explores a growing phenomenon in tourism that is currently creating tensions in both urban and rural tourist destinations worldwide. This volume proposes a framework for a series of possible solutions and management strategies for dealing with overtourism and the various negative...
Maria Gravari-Barbas, Nelson Graburn, Jean-Francois Staszak
August 30, 2019
Tourism Fictions, Simulacra and Virtualities offers a new understanding of tourism’s interaction with space, questioning the ways in which fictions, simulacra and virtualities express tourism in the built environment and vice versa. Since its beginnings, tourism has inspired themed built...
Ipek Kalemci Tüzün, Mehmet Ergül, Colin Johnson
July 23, 2019
Sustainable Tourism Practices in the Mediterranean showcases and examines the current and future trends in sustainable tourism in this popular region where tourism is one of the leading determinants of economic development. This volume examines the effects of specific recent events including...
Rami K. Isaac, Erdinç Çakmak, Richard Butler
April 17, 2019
Tourism and Hospitality in Conf lict-Ridden Destinations provides insight into the various types of current and post-conf lict destinations worldwide and the steps that might be taken to transform them into future tourist destinations. Through both a conceptual and demonstrative approach, this book...
March 26, 2019
Positive Tourism in Africa provides a crucial counter-narrative to the prevailing colonial and reductionist perspective on Africa’s tourism trajectory and future. It offers a uniquely optimistic outlook for tourism in Africa whilst acknowledging the many challenges that African countries continue...
Jarkko Saarinen, Alison M. Gill
December 11, 2018
Sustainability is one of the most important issues currently facing the tourism sector. Recently, the role of resilience thinking has been highlighted in sustainable development discussions as an alternative perspective. This book approaches these concepts as interwoven processes and looks at...