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Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

March 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies provides a focused, quick reference guide for students exploring the fast growing and diverse field of tourist studies.

Chosen by experienced teachers and researchers each concept defines, explains and develops a key topic in tourism and will act as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is an essential resource for all students of tourism containing concise and authoritative entries on:

  • Planning Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Festivals and Events
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Economics of Tourism
  • Regeneration
  • The Experience Economy
  • Urban Tourism
  • Sex Tourism

Meeting the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.

Anthropology of Tourism
Arts Tourism
Business Tourism
Crisis Management
Cultural Tourism
Dark Tourism
Destination Management
Economics of Tourism
Ethical Tourism
Festivals and Events Tourism
Film and TV Tourism
Gastronomic Tourism
Gay Tourism
Geography of Tourism
Health and Wellness Tourism
Heritage Tourism
Indigenous Tourism
Literary Tourism
Mature Tourism
Planning Tourism
Religious and Spiritual Tourism
Rural Tourism
Self and Other
Sex Tourism
Sociology of Tourism
Special Interest Tourism
Sports and Adventure Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Tourist Gaze
Urban Tourism

very good book for 1st year BA students

Dr Ashraf Jahmani
department of hotel m, Al-Ahliyya Amman University
July 9, 2012

Publication can be very helpful for students to develop an approach for different tourism-related research projects - in particular to have a basis for the research of topic-related theoretical material.

Dr Georg Steckenbauer
Tourism and Leisure Management, IMC Fachhochschule Krems
December 15, 2011

Book is very useful for different courses in tourism studies: research, psychology & sociology, healt & spa tourism... The articles provide a good introduction to basic topics and therefore are a good "starting point" for further research. I will recommend the book to students particulary in courses, where students have to carry out research or to produce research articles or papers.

Dr Georg Steckenbauer
Tourism and Leisure Management, IMC Fachhochschule Krems
March 31, 2011

what I like very much:

1) further reading and recommended books essentail for the particular topisc

2) the base of different concept and views on tourism as a science

3) practical examples which are easy addapted by students

what, in my oppinion, is missed:

the explenantion how those key concept may be combined, the should be presented with clue - not as some kind of dictionary

Mrs Marta Goralewicz-Drozdowska
Departament of Tourism and Leisure, Wyzsza Szkola Handlowa we Wroclawiu
January 22, 2011

This book is OK, and handy for those students who want to pursue a specialisation in tourism studies. But I will not recommend this book for my general students

Dr Stijn Reijnders
Faculty of History and Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam
October 18, 2010

The book is well written but not entirely relevant to the module, and due to budget constraints, and other similar books already within the library I can not justify this additional purchase.

Mr John Newby
Department of Tourism, Sunderland University
September 14, 2010

A very user friendly text, particularly accessible for first year students.

Dr Clare Horrocks
Faculty of Media,Arts & Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University
September 14, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One

Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith (PhD) is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Tourism and Catering at the Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences in Budapest where she specialises in cultural tourism and health tourism.  More About Author

Nicola MacLeod

Nikki Macleod has more than 15 years’ experience of teaching tourism at University of Greenwich and the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) and is a registered practitioner of the Higher Education Academy. During this period she has taught extensively, contributed to the development of new programmes and undertaken research. She is an External Examiner for Oxford Brookes University and the University of East London. More About Author

Margaret Hart Robertson

Margaret Hart Robinson is currently teaching Tourism Studies at the University of Las Palmas, Spain.  More About Author

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