Tourism: The Key Concepts

Edited by Peter Robinson

© 2013 – Routledge

336 pages

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pub: 2012-07-30
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About the Book

Tourism: The Key Concepts offers a comprehensive collection of the most frequently used and studied concepts in the subject of tourism. Within the text key terms, concepts, typologies and frameworks are examined in the context of the broader social sciences, blending together theory and practice to explore the scope of the subject. Terms covered include:

  • Ethical Tourism
  • LGBT Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Mobility
  • Authenticity
  • Quality Management
  • Destination Management
  • Geographies of Tourism
  • Planning
  • Sociology in Tourism
  • Society and Culture
  • Tourism Strategy

Each entry contextualises, defines and debates the concept discussed, providing an excellent starting point for those studying tourism for the first time, and a quick reference for those who are more experienced. With case studies, examples and further reading throughout, this text will be invaluable for all undergraduate and postgraduate tourism students.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors List of Abbreviations Introduction: Defining Tourism How to use this book A-Z Key Concepts Resources Index

About the Editor

Peter Robinson is Principal Lecturer and Head of Leisure at the University of Wolverhampton. He has previously worked in senior management positions in the tourism industry, and has published internationally on the subjects of tourism and events management.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TRAVEL / General