Tourism Geography: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Tourism Geography

1st Edition

By Stephen Wynn Williams


224 pages

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pub: 1998-10-01
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This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism.

The fifteen boxed case studies include:

* Heritage tourism in Yorkshire, UK

* 18th and 19th Century development of Brighton, UK

* Theme parks in Japan

* Development of beach resorts in Thailand

* Tourism enclaves in the Dominican Republic

* Sustainable tourism in Australia and the USA

* The impact of tourism on wildlife - the loggerhead turtle

* Water quality and tourism - Rimini, Italy

* Tourism and economic Development in Tunisia and The Gambia.

It also explores the factors that have encouraged the growth of both domestic and international tourism and highlights ways in which patterns of tourism are evolving.


'Tourism Geography is very well written, communicating ideas, concepts and the boxed case studies clearly. The text and diagrams are crisp and the bibliography is useful…a useful text for tourism students and a reliable source of teaching material for lecturers.' - Tourism

'An excellent publication from a widely respected series - Geography

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography