Makes a key contribution from an economic standpoint to the understanding of tourism. Examining such issues as how tourism firms operate in national and global contexts, the effects of tourism on destination areas, the demand for tourism, and the interaction between tourism and natural environments, this comprehensive introduction explains how economic concepts and techniques can offer a clearer understanding of the subject.
Tourism has been the fastest growing industry of the last decade as disposable incomes grew throughout the world. This series highlights state of the art and cutting edge Tourism research in the following areas:
* the management and organization of tourism
* tourism and development
* the benefits and the disadvantages of the effects of tourism