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  • Tourism, Tourists and Society

    5th Edition

    By Richard Sharpley

    Tourism, Tourists and Society provides a broad introduction to the inter-relationship between tourism and society, making complex sociological concepts and themes accessible to readers from a non-sociological academic background. It provides a thorough exploration of how society influences or…

    Paperback – 2018-05-03

  • Contemporary Tourist Experience

    Concepts and Consequences

    Edited by Richard Sharpley, Philip Stone

    This significant and timely volume aims to provide a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insight into emergent…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Advances in Tourism

  • The Study of Tourism

    Past Trends and Future Directions

    By Richard Sharpley

    Over the last two decades, tourism has become firmly established as a recognized field of study and the focus of extensive academic research. There has been continual expansion in the provision of taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, dramatic developments in the tourism…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Tourist Experience

    Edited by Richard Sharpley

    There is a long history of research into why and how individuals participate in and experience tourism, exploring the demand and motivation for tourism and the roles that tourists adopt—that is, how people perform tourism. At the same time, questions surrounding the significance and meaning of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30

  • Tourism and Development in the Developing World

    2nd Edition

    By David J. Telfer, Richard Sharpley

    Tourism is widely considered to be an important factor in socio-economic development, particularly in less developed countries. However, despite almost universal recognition of tourism’s development potential, the extent to which economic and social progress is linked to the growth of a country’s…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Tourist Experience

    Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Sharpley, Philip Stone

    To consume tourism is to consume experiences. An understanding of the ways in which tourists experience the places and people they visit is therefore fundamental to the study of the consumption of tourism. Consequently, it is not surprising that attention has long been paid in the tourism…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Tourism Development and the Environment: Beyond Sustainability?

    By Richard Sharpley

    Tourism Development and the Environment: Beyond Sustainability? challenges the sustainable tourism development paradigm that has come to dominate both theoretical and practical approaches to tourism development over the last two decades. It extends the sustainable tourism debate beyond the arguably…

    Paperback – 2009-08-26
    Tourism Environment and Development

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