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2nd Edition

Worldwide Destinations Casebook

ISBN 9781856175388
Published April 29, 2009 by Routledge
376 Pages

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Book Description

Worldwide Destinations Casebook features 38 comprehensive case studies of international tourism destinations, 10 of them brand new and 28 updated. A companion to the core textbook Worldwide Destinations 5th edition, these cases contextulaise the learning and provide real life illustrations of the theories covered.

This new edition covers subjects such as climate change, eco-tourism, destination regeneration and social impact. Case studies are drawn from all regions of the world and include:

  • London Docklands regeneration
  • A tourism strategy for Morocco
  • 'New World' tourism - Outbound tourism from China
  • Antarctica: tourism or conservation?
  • Re-visioning tired destinations: Australia's gold coast
  • Tourism in New York
  • The Way of St. James: the pilgrimage as a cultural resource
  • Ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon

The casebook brings a range of benefits to the classroom and by encouraging active learning allows students to gain valuable experience in:

  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Focusing on key issues within a clearly defined situation
  • The development or honing of critical thinking skills
  • Recognising that there is no one 'correct' answer to a problem
  • Judging the relevance of different types of evidence and techniques

Worldwide Destinations Casebook is the ultimate resource for contectualizing theory and is essential reading for any tourism student.

Table of Contents

Introduction; How to use this book; Cases illustrating the Elements of the Geography of Travel and Tourism; Mobilities: concepts of travel, tourism and migration; Crisis and risk management in tourism; Understanding the ‘new tourist'; Analysing the world pattern of international tourism flows; The Galápagos Islands: balancing resource conservation and tourism; The Way of St James: the pilgrimage as a cultural resource; The impact of climate change on tourism; The significance of the El Niño effect for tourism; Managing transport at the tourism destination; Low cost carriers: revolution or evolution?; Space: the final tourism frontier?; Tourism as agent of poverty alleviation; Cases Illustrating Regional Travel and Tourism Geography; European Union policy and tourism; London Docklands: waterfront regeneration and tourism development; The New Forest: managing tourism in an environmentally sensitive area; The Isle of Man: rejuvenating a cold water destination; Bruges: the impact of tourism in the historic city; The impact of winter sport tourism in the Austrian and Swiss Alps; Berlin: the revitalization of an European capital; Venice: heritage in danger; Tourism issues in Yemen; Managing Nile cruise tourism; CAMPFIRE: local community involvement in safari tourism; A tourism strategy for Morocco; Dubai – Where the future of tourism begins; Township tourism; Adventure tourism in Nepal; The Maldives: tourism in an island nation; Kangaroo Island: debating tourism development; The re-visioning of tired destinations: Australia’s Surfers Paradise; Outbound tourism from China; Tourism in Macau; Tourism in New York City; Nunavut: the involvement of indigenous communities in tourism in the Canadian Arctic; Tourism in Hawaii; The regeneration of Rio de Janeiro; Ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon; Antarctica: tourism or conservation?; Sources to support work on the case studies.

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