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Tourism Management

Tourism Management
An Introduction

Second Edition
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March 2018 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An introductory text that gives its reader a strong understanding of the dimensions of tourism, the industries of which it is comprised, the issues that affect its success, and the management of its impact on destination economies, environments and communities.

Now in a full colour design, the new edition features a clear focus on the issues affecting 21st century tourism, providing students with extensive coverage on the effects of globalisation and global conflict; sustainability and climate change; developments in digital technology and the rise of the sharing economy.


International case-studies and snapshots (mini-case studies) are used throughout and have been taken from around the globe, including the US, China, Russia, Gambia, Bhutan, Cuba, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Caribbean, Canada and the UK, and from companies including TUI, Airbnb and Marriot.


The accompanying Online Resources include PowerPoint slides and an Instructor's Manual for lecturers and additional case studies, useful video links, and web links for students.

Suitable for students new to tourism studies.

Part I: Tourism Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Understanding Tourism
Part II: Tourism Supply and Demand
Chapter 3. Tourist Generating Regions
Chapter 4. Tourism Demand
Chapter 5. Tourism Suppliers
Chapter 6. Intermediaries in the Tourism System
Part III: Tourism Impacts
Chapter 7. The Economic Impacts of Tourism
Chapter 8. The Social and Cultural Impacts of Tourism
Chapter 9. The Environmental Impacts of Tourism
Part IV: Tourism Management and Marketing
Chapter 10. Destination Development and Management
Chapter 11. Tourism Marketing
Chapter 12.The Management of Visitors
Chapter 13. Public Sector Involvement in Tourism
Part V: Tourism Ahead
Chapter 14. Tourism and the Future


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For Lecturers:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Instructor's manual

For Students:

  • Additional case studies and snapshots
  • Video links
  • Web links

In the 2nd edition of their engaging text, Inkson and Minnaert have introduced valuable contemporary material. These changes will surely keep this book at the forefront of a crowded market in introductory tourism texts.

Professor Rhodri Thomas
Leeds Beckett University, UK

Clare Inkson

Clare Inkson is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Westminster in London. She has extensive experience of working in tourism in operational and marketing roles in the UK and overseas, for tour operators, wholesalers and travel agencies. Her research interests include tourism distribution channels, destination marketing and the tourism sharing economy. More About Author

Lynn Minnaert

Dr Lynn Minnaert is the Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor and at New York University’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. Her research specialism is social inclusion and social sustainability in tourism and events: she has conducted research projects into social tourism, the social impacts of the Olympics and social legacy initiatives in the meetings industry. She has lectured in tourism and events management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the US, the UK and in a range of different countries – this international perspective is reflected in this book More About Author