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Worldwide Destinations

The geography of travel and tourism, 6th Edition

By Brian Boniface, Robyn Cooper, Chris Cooper, Brian Boniface, Chris Cooper, Robyn Cooper

© 2012 – Routledge

612 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

  • An exploration of current issues such as climate change, recreational preferences, demographic changes and the social impacts of tourism.
  • An extended chapter on Asian tourism to reflect developments in the travel industry.
  • Improved full colour presentation, packed with helpful teaching suggestions, including discussion points and assignments to encourage greater student involvement.

The first part of the book comprises thematic chapters which detail the geographic knowledge and principles required to analyze 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 1: The Elements of the Geography of Travel and Tourism 1. An Introduction to the Geography of Travel and Tourism 2. The Geography of Demand for Tourism 3. The Geography of Resources for Tourism 4. Climate and Tourism 5. The Geography of Transport for Travel and Tourism Part 2: The Regional Geography of Travel and Tourism Section 1: Europe 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 Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS Section 2: Africa and the Middle East 18. The Tourism Geography of the Middle East 19. The Tourism Geography of Africa Section 3: Asia and the Pacific 20. The Tourism Geography of South Asia 21. The Tourism Geography of East Asia 22. The Tourism Geography of Australasia and the Pacific Islands Section 4: The Americas 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. The Future Geography of Travel and Tourism

About the Authors

Brian Boniface, M.A. (University of Georgia) is a tourism consultant.

Chris Cooper is Professor and Director, Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, Nottingham University Business School, UK

Robyn Cooper, University of Leicester

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism