1st Edition

International Business and Tourism Global Issues, Contemporary Interactions

Edited By Tim Coles, C. Michael Hall Copyright 2008
    304 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    300 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Whether it’s bungee jumping in Queenstown or visiting the Guinness factory in Dublin, where we travel – and what we do when we get there - has changed significantly in the past twenty years. This innovative textbook explores what is possibly the most unrecognized of international service industries, placing tourism in the context of contemporary globalization and trade-in services. It provides new perspectives on tourism as a form of international business, and the implications for firms, the state and individuals.

    Split into four separate sections, with introductions outlining the key themes in each, it examines important topics such as:

    • the role of governance and regulation in tourism services
    • the effects of increased global mobility on tourism entrepreneurship
    • how tourism businesses are becoming internationalized
    • why other business sectors are increasingly interested in tourism.

    Case studies are used throughout to highlight important issues, from developments in the aviation industry to the rise of working holidays. This book gets to the core of a crucial service industry, and is essential reading for any researcher or student of tourism or international business.

    1. Introduction: tourism and international business; tourism as international business. C. Michael Hall and Tim Coles

    Section 1: Structures and Frameworks Regulating the International Business of Tourism

    2. Tourism and International Business Management. Neil Leiper (Southern Cross University)

    3. Supranational Bodies, Tourism and International Business. Dallen J. Timothy (Arizona State University)

    4. Living the Dream: Working and Playing in a Ski Resort. Tara Duncan (University College, London)

    Section 2: International Tourism Businesses

    5. International Hotel Chains. Peter Jones (Surrey)

    6. The Globalization of Tourism: Consolidating Tour Operators’ Business. Jan Mosedale (Exeter)

    7. Intercultural Contacts among Tour Operators in Source and Destination Regions: Bilateral Relationships in Cross-border Tourism. Nikolai Scherle (Eichstaett) and Tim Coles (Exeter)

    8. The Gatekeepers of International Tourist Flows. Dimitri Ioannides (South West Missouri)

    9. International and Transnational Aspects of the Global Cruise Industry. David Duval (Otago) and Adam Weaver (Wellington),

    Section 3: International Businesses and Tourism

    10. International Business and the Intellectual Properties of Place: International Food and Wine Tourism C. Michael Hall and Richard Mitchell (Otago)

    11. Sports Facilities and Transnational Corporations: Anchors of Urban Tourism Development. Daniel Mason, Tom Hinch and Greg Ramshaw (Alberta)

    12. Tourism and Commodity Culture: Car Tourism and German Car Manufacturers.

    Tim Coles (Exeter)

    13. Planning, Partnerships and Clustering: Leveraging Film, Tourism and International Business. Sue Beeton (La Trobe)

    14. Conclusion, C. Michael Hall (Otago) and Tim Coles (Exeter)


    Tim Coles is University Business Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Management in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Exeter, UK, where he is also co-director of the Centre for Tourism Studies. C. Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; and a Docent at the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland. He is also co-editor of the journal Current Issues in Tourism.