1st Edition

Tourism Spaces Environments, Locations, and Movements

Edited By Alan A. Lew Copyright 2022
    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    Geographic space is a fundamental and essential construct of the physical reality within which we live, move, and construct our world. Through space we create ‘others’ (anything that is any distance from ‘us’) and we experience time (by moving from one place point to another). Because it is so fundamental to our experience, we often take geographic space for granted.

    Tourism Spaces: Environments, Locations, and Movements shows some of the ways that geographers and other social scientists bring spatial considerations to the forefront of our research and understanding of tourism. This is seen through the spatial arrangements and distributions of tourism phenomena, such as attractions, destinations, and in the spatial behaviour of tourists themselves. Today, these spatial arrangements and patterns are increasingly being captured, analysed, and understood through various forms of formal and informal digital data.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.


    Alan A. Lew

    1. Spatial arrangements of tourist villages: implications for the integration of residents and tourists

    Dawid Soszyński, Barbara Sowińska-Świerkosz, Patricia A. Stokowski and Andrzej Tucki

    2. Selecting the best route in a theme park through multi-objective programming

    Beatriz Rodríguez-Díaz and Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández

    3. Pattern of Chinese tourist flows in Japan: a Social Network Analysis perspective

    Bindan Zeng

    4. Understanding visitors’ spatial behavior: a review of spatial applications in parks

    Geoffrey K. Riungu, Brian A. Peterson, John A. Beeco and Greg Brown

    5. Leveraging physical and digital liminoidal spaces: the case of the #EATCambridge festival

    Michael Duignan, Sally Everett, Lewis Walsh and Nicola Cade

    6. Proximate tourists and major sport events in everyday leisure spaces

    Katherine King, Richard Shipway, Insun Sunny Lee and Graham Brown

    7. Big data and tourism geographies – an emerging paradigm for future study?

    Jie Zhang

    8. The impact of distance on tourism: a tourism geography law

    Bob McKercher

    9. Sensing tourists: geoinformatics and the future of tourism geography research

    Noam Shoval

    10. The more-than-visual experiences of tourism

    Tim Edensor

    11. The end of tourism? A Gibson-Graham inspired reflection on the tourism economy

    Patrick Brouder


    Alan A. Lew is Professor Emeritus of Geography and Planning at Northern Arizona University. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis), and has primarily researched and written about tourism development and landscapes of East and Southeast Asia.