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8th Edition

Worldwide Destinations
The Geography of Travel and Tourism

ISBN 9780367200411
Published November 3, 2020 by Routledge
746 Pages 84 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores tourism demand, supply, organisation and resources for every country worldwide. The eighth edition is brought up to date with features such as:

  • An exploration of current issues such as climate change, overtourism, expedition cruises, film tourism, economic and cultural impacts of tourism.
  • New and updated case studies throughout.
  • More emphasis on South-east Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • Online resources for lecturers and students including PPTs, web links, video links and meditations on the evolving implications of COVID-19 for tourism.

The first part of the book comprises thematic chapters which detail the geographic knowledge and principles required to analyse the tourism appeal of destinations. The subsequent division of the book into regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination, by providing insights on cultural characteristics as well as information on specific places.

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world, by explaining tourism demand, evaluating the many types of tourist attractions and examining the trends that may shape the future geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any student undertaking a course in travel and tourism.

Table of Contents

PART ONE The Geographical Principles of Travel and Tourism

Chapter 1 An introduction to the geography of travel and tourism

    1. The geography of demand for tourism
    2. The geography of resources for tourism
    3. Climate and tourism
    4. The geography of transport for travel and tourism

PART TWO The Regional Geography of Travel and Tourism


Chapter 6 An introduction to the tourism geography of Europe

7 An introduction to the tourism geography of Britain

8 The regional geography of tourism in Britain

9 The tourism geography of Ireland

10 The tourism geography of Scandinavia

11 The tourism geography of the Benelux countries

12 The tourism geography of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

13 The tourism geography of France

14 The tourism geography of Spain and Portugal

15 The tourism geography of Italy and Malta

16 The tourism geography of South-eastern Europe

17 The tourism geography of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS


Chapter 18 The tourism geography of the Middle East

19 The tourism geography of Africa


Chapter 20 The tourism geography of South Asia

21 The tourism geography of East Asia

22 The tourism geography of Australasia


Chapter 23 The tourism geography of North America

24 The tourism geography of the Caribbean islands

25 The tourism geography of Central and South America

26 Tourism futures

PART III Useful Sources

Selective place name index

Subject index

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Brian Boniface is a tourism consultant and educationalist, with wide experience in teaching geography on vocational courses for the tourism industry in colleges of further education. 

Robyn Cooper is an independent researcher and author. 

Chris Cooper is Professor in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. He has extensive international research and consultancy experience and a well-established reputation as an international leader in tourism education. He was awarded the United Nations World Tourism Organization Ulysses Prize for contributions to tourism education and policy in 2009.


‘This edition of Worldwide Destinations rightly recognises the need to reorient thinking about tourism, placing more emphasis on Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. It provides an excellent introduction and guided learning tool for students to understand the complexity of the geography of tourism. However, the strength of the book lies in the breadth of case studies it provides that cover the world and the issues tourism influences and is influenced by.’

Professor Neil Carr, University of Otago, New Zealand

‘This is a textbook which has become a classic for all tourism-related courses. It is not only a comprehensive overview of all types of landscapes and climates but at the same time, a fascinating read on destinations around the world. The features of the 8th Edition, including interactive content and investigation into most current issues, make it a must read!’

Dr Barbara Czyzewska, Head of Luxury Marketing and Brand Management Specialization, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland

‘This unique text is required reading for my geography of travel and tourism students. The first part covers the basic principles of tourism and the second half looks at destinations. This is a must-read book for my students.’

Professor Stephen Pearl, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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