Tourism research that is inspired by theories of practice is currently gaining in prominence. This book provides a much-needed introduction to the potential applications of theories of practice in tourism studies. It brings together a variety of approaches exploring how theories of practice bridge themes and fields which are usually addressed separately within tourism research: consumption and production; travel and the everyday; governance and policy; technology and the social. The book critically engages with practices as a fruitful approach to tourism research as well as how the particularities of tourism might inform our understanding of practice theories.
This book contributes to conceptual and methodological debates providing insights from authors who have engaged with practice theory as an entry point to researching tourism. It offers a solid starting point for researchers and students alike who wish to learn about, and try, this approach, as well as explore its possibilities and limitations in the field of tourism.
1. Practices in and of tourism 2. The Practice of Slow Travel: Understanding practitioners’ recruitment, career and defection 3. Theorising Practices of Walking in Tourism 4. Running and tourism: A practice approach 5. With the rhythm of nature: Reordering everyday life through holiday living 6. Cooking as practice. An aesthetic approach for tourism and hospitality 7. Practicing Tourism Development: The Case of Coastal Destination Development Policy in Denmark 8. Tourism innovation by bundling practices: A genealogy of the ‘Zeelandpas’ destination card 9. Smart Tourism: a practice approach 10. Bringing together tourism practices: Experiences from the International Student Competition of Fermo (Italy) 11. Tourism and theories of practice: key themes and future directions