1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities

    630 Pages 154 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    630 Pages 154 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities presents an up-to-date, critical and comprehensive overview of established and emerging themes in urban tourism and tourist cities. Offering socio-cultural perspectives and multidisciplinary insights from leading scholars, the book explores contemporary issues, challenges and trends.

    Organised into four parts, the handbook begins with an introductory section that explores contemporary issues, challenges and trends that tourism cities face today. A range of topics are explored, including sustainable urban tourism, overtourism and urbanisation, the impact of terrorism, visitor–host interactions, as well as reflections on present and future challenges for tourism cities. In Part II the marketing, branding and markets for tourism cities are considered, exploring topics such as destination marketing and branding, business travellers and exhibition hosting. This section combines academic scholarship with real-life practice and case studies from cities. Part III discusses product and technology developments for tourism cities, examining their supply and impact on different travellers, from open-air markets to creative waterfronts, from social media to smart cities. The final Part offers examples of how urban tourism is developing in different parts of the world and how worldwide tourism cities are adapting to the challenges ahead. It also explores emerging forms of specialist tourism, including geology and ecology-based tourism, socialist heritage and post-communist destination tourism.

    This handbook fills a notable gap by offering a critical and detailed understanding of the diverse elements of the tourist experience today. It contains useful suggestions for practitioners, as well as examples for theoretical frameworks to students in the fields of urban tourism and tourism cities. The handbook will be of interest to scholars and students working in urban tourism, heritage studies, human geography, urban studies and urban planning, sociology, psychology and business studies.

    Part 1: Contemporary Issues, Challenges and Trends in Urban Tourism

    1. Challenges of World Tourism Cities: London, Singapore And Dubai

    Cristina Maxim

    2. Global Terrorism in Tourism Cities: The Case of World Heritage Sites

    Cláudia Seabra and Odete Paiva

    3. Sustainable Tourism in Cities

    Jonathon Day

    4. The Sharing Economy in Tourism Cities

    Amanda Belarmino

    5. Urbanization and Its Effects on City Tourism in China

    Jian Ming Luo and Chi Fung Lam

    6. Tourism and Gentrification

    Maria Gravari-Barbas and Sandra Guinand

    7. Urbanism and Overtourism: Impacts and Implications for the City of Hyderabad

    Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar and Mahender Reddy Gavinolla

    8. Micro Shocks and Public Outrage: City Tourism in a Turbulent World

    Craig Webster and Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis

    Part 2: Marketing, Branding and Markets for Tourism Cities

    9. Marketing and Managing City Tourism Destinations

    Alastair M. Morrison

    10. The Emergence of the Business Tourism City

    Rob Davidson

    11. An Eventful Tourism City: Hosting Major International Exhibitions in Melbourne

    Valentina Gorchakova and Vladimir Antchak

    12. How Credible is Vancouver’s New Destination Brand? An Analysis of a Destination’s Brand Promise and the Tourist’s Brand Experience

    Rami K. Isaac and Jacqueline Wichnewski

    13. Family Tourism: Past, Present and Opportunities

    Xinran Y. Lehto, Jun Chen and Uyen Le

    14. The Impact of Millennials on Urban Tourism

    Dae-Young Kim and Ye-Jin Lee

    15. Visiting Older Friends and Relatives: Opportunities for Tourism Cities

    Elisa Backer (Zentveld)

    16. Dark Tourism and Cities

    John J. Lennon

    17. Green Cities as Bird Watching Destinations

    David Newsome and Greg Simpson

    Part 3: Product and Technology Developments for Tourism Cities

    18. Cultural and Heritage Tourism in Contemporary Cities

    Stephen W. Boyd

    19. Outdoor and Indoor Markets in Tourism Cities

    Joan C. Henderson

    20. Something for Everyone? The Challenge of Touristic Urban Spaces

    Ece Kaya and Deborah Edwards

    21. Shaping Urban Destinations: Perspectives on Tourist Attractions

    Sello Samuel Nthebe and Magdalena Petronella (Nellie) Swart

    22. ‘Le vieux’ and ‘le nouveau’: The Ambidextrous Model of French Tourism Cities

    Hugues Seraphin

    23. The Transition of a Coastal Industrial City into a World-Class Tourism and Maritime City: The Case of Port Elizabeth

    Cinà Van Zyl

    24. Smart Urban Tourism Destinations at a Crossroads – Being ‘Smart’ and Urban Are No Longer Enough

    J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak and Gildo Seisdedos

    25. eTourism Challenges for Urban Tourism Destinations

    Sebastian Molinillo, Rafael Anaya-Sánchez and Antonio Guevara-Plaza

    26. The Growing Role of Social Media in City Tourism

    Ulrike Gretzel

    27. Transport in Tourism Cities: Beyond the Functional and Towards an Experiential Approach

    Claire Papaix and J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak

    28. The Artistic Medium of Walking: A Model for Reflexive Tourism the Memory is the Medium – Tourism, Walking and Art

    Blake Morris

    Part 4: Worldwide Tourism Cities and Urban Tourism

    29. Urban Tourism Development in Europe: A Double-Edged Sword for the Cities?

    Irem Onder and Bozana Zekan

    30. Tourism Cities in the United States

    Costas Spirou

    31. Tourism in Latin America: An Overview and New Experiences in City Tourism

    Blanca A. Camargo, María L. Chávez and María del Carmen Ginocchio

    32. Tourism in ASEAN Cities: Features and Directions

    Hera Oktadiana and Philip L. Pearce

    33. Socialist Legacies and Cities: Societal Approach Towards the Socialist Heritage

    Katia Iankova and Sonia Mileva

    34. Tourism Cities in Post-Communist Countries

    Melanie Kay Smith and Tamara Klicek

    35. Tourism Cities in China

    Bihu Wu, Qing Li, Feiya Ma and Ting Wang

    36. Appreciating Geology in the Urban Environment

    Samantha Richards, Greg D. Simpson and David Newsome

    37. Dolphins in the City

    Greg Simpson, Jessica Patroni, David Kerr, Jennifer Verduin and David Newsome

    38. Location, Urban Fabric, and Transportation: Historical Morphogenetic Analysis of Tourism Cities Along the Grand Canal

    Fang Wang, Bingyu Lin and Qingyin Liu

    39. Macau as a City of Gastronomy: The Role of Cuisine in a Tourism Product Bundle

    Kim-Ieng Loi, Weng-Hang Kong and Hugo Robarts Bandeira

    40. Present Situation of Wuhan City Tourism Development

    Yan (Mary) Mao


    Alastair M. Morrison, PhD is Research Professor in Marketing, Events and Tourism at the Business School, University of Greenwich, UK. Formerly, he was Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, USA, specialising in the area of tourism and hospitality marketing, and President of the International Tourism Studies Association. Alastair is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Cities. He is a member of the Experts Committee of the World Tourism Cities Federation.

    J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak is Associate Professor of Tourism and Events at the University of Greenwich, UK, deputy leader of the university’s Tourism Research Centre, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Cities. Andres serves on the editorial boards of various journals, including the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research; Sustainability; Journal of Tourism Futures; and the Journal of Place Management and Development, among others. He is a member of the Experts Committee of the World Tourism Cities Federation.