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1st Edition

The Tourism and Leisure Industry
Shaping the Future

ISBN 9780789021038
Published February 13, 2004 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Find out how the ways we live and work are changing the ways in which we play!

As populations grow and urbanization increases, social class, income, and ethnicity are influencing where and when people travel. The Tourism and Leisure Industry: Shaping the Future gives you the knowledge and skills you need to keep your business on top of this competitive field. An essential read for all leisure and tourism experts, this book analyzes and explains demographics, global supply and demand, globalization, intercultural behavior, and mobility to help you forecast future consumer needs.

This insightful book also predicts new markets and products to help you tailor your business to the tourism and leisure trends of the next generation. The Tourism and Leisure Industry: Shaping the Future evaluates traditional leisure time activities, such as theme parks and sporting events as well as the fastest growing activities, such as leisure-based wellness resorts. Find out what the populations of different countries are expecting from their free time in terms of temporal aspects, benefits, and location. Get up-to-date advice on information technology and see how it will be changing the way you do business.

The Tourism and Leisure Industry: Shaping the Future focuses on a variety of factors impacting tourism today, including:

  • changes in social values
  • intercultural technology races
  • changed economic market conditions
  • changing lifestyle trends
  • population growth
  • networked economies
  • the growing market for senior travelers
The Tourism and Leisure Industry: Shaping the Future is your contemporary guide to the next steps in the evolution of tourism and leisure. Filled with tables and figures to help you organize and understand the information it presents, this book is easy to read yet suitable for any expert in the leisure field. With case studies, research reports, and extensive bibliographies, it is a vital resource for destination managers, consultants, and teachers alike.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. After the Anthill Was Stomped: The Customization of Life and Leisure
  • A Revolution in World Population and Living Arrangements
  • A Revolution in Work
  • A Revolution in the Bases of Modern Economies—Postcapitalist Economies of Knowledge and Experience
  • A Revolution of Networked Economies and Globalization
  • The Impact of Globalization
  • Multipolar and Multicivilizational Politics and Power
  • Revolutionary Changes in Environment
  • A Revolution in Urban Areas
  • A Revolution in the Mass Customization of Products and Services
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 1. Leisure Futures: A Change in Demography?
  • Introduction
  • Framework
  • Demographic Change
  • Data
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. Concerns and Considerations About the Future of Youth Leisure: An International Perspective
  • Introduction
  • Case Studies
  • Critical Questions and Issues for the Future of Youth Leisure
  • Time Use, Experience, and Human Development
  • Civic and Societal Benefits
  • Opportunities for Participation and Provision of Service
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. A Leisure Lifestyle Study of Generation X in New Zealand
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 4. Spacing and Timing in Leisure Activities
  • Scenario
  • The Study of Leisure Activities
  • Space and Time
  • Spacing and Timing
  • Examples and Cases
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. The Rediscovery of Slowness, or Leisure Time As One’s Own and As a Self-Aggrandizement?
  • Introduction
  • The Formation of Personal Time
  • Leisure Time As an Institution
  • Vacation Time
  • Slowness During Vacation
  • Chapter 6. Can Slow Tourism Bring New Life to Alpine Regions?
  • Introduction
  • Slow Tourism: An Antidote to Speed and a Promising Niche
  • Slow Tourism and Its Principles
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Leisure Investments: Global Supply and Demand
  • Introduction
  • How, Then, Can We Even Begin to Look Ahead?
  • Megaperspectives
  • The Future
  • Alternatives
  • Chapter 8. Intercultural Behavior: Glimpses of Leisure from an Asian Perspective
  • Introduction
  • Collectivism and Face
  • Asian Hierarchy of Needs
  • The Concept and Meaning of Leisure: An Asian Perspective
  • Implications for Leisure Service Provision
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9. Cultural Tourism and the Leisure Paradigm: The Australian Experience
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Leisure and Tourism
  • Leisure and Cultural Tourism
  • Leisure and the Arts
  • Australian Cultural Participation
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 10. A Comparison of Leisure Styles in Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Lifestyles As a Criterion for Segmentation in the Leisure Age
  • Description of European Leisure Styles
  • Factors Impeding Homogenization of Results
  • Trends
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 11. The Hybrid Consumer of Leisure Squeezed Between Fun Maximization, Chill Out, and the Radical Search for Inner Values
  • Introduction
  • The Body As a Branding Tool
  • Chapter 12. Wellness: A New Perspective for Leisure Centers, Health Tourism, and Spas in Europe on the Global Health Market
  • The European Health System Enters the Global Market
  • Health Care: Basic Innovation for the Next Millennium?
  • The WHO’s New Definition of Health
  • The Wellness Concept
  • Differentiation of Wellness Facilities
  • Target Groups: From Young Females To Senior Citizens and Mal

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