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7th Edition

Worldwide Destinations
The geography of travel and tourism

ISBN 9781138901810
Published May 26, 2016 by Routledge
740 Pages 51 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 a comprehensive range of destinations and every country worldwide. The seventh edition is brought up to date with features such as:

  • An exploration of current issues such as climate change, sustainability, mobilities, emerging markets, demographic changes and the social impacts of tourism.
  • New and updated case studies throughout
  • More emphasis on emerging countries in Africa and Asia.
  • Improved full colour presentation, packed with useful learning resources such as location maps, discussion questions and assignments to aid understanding.
  • Online resources for lecturers and students including: multiple choice questions per chapter, power points, web links and video links

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 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 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 Two: 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 Central and 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 Chapter 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. Tourism futures

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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 a graduate student at the University of Leicester.

Chris Cooper is a Professor in the Business School at Oxford Brookes University. He has very extensive international research and consultancy experience and a well-established reputation as an international leader in tourism education. He has published very widely and edits three book series in tourism.