Capturing the taste of the industry, Tourism: Concepts and Practices explores this exciting field using a systems approach. Building on the author's experience, it looks at the characteristics of tourism and the demand side first, then organizing tourism, followed by the operating sectors. Full-color photographs, industry profiles, and a career emphasis reveal the opportunities tourism holds for both consumers and professionals. Special geography spotlights examine the reasons people travel and the places people go.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TOURISM 1. Tourism Introduction, Past and Present Tourism 2. Motivation for Leisure Travel 3. Tourism Marketing 4. Tourism Economics PART II: ORGANIZING TOURISM 5. Tourism Organizations and Policy 6. Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development 7. Tourism Research PART III: OPERATING SECTORS 1 8. Attractions and Entertainment 9. Conventions, meetings and Expositions PART IV: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, HERITAGE AND ECOTOURISM 10. Tourism Sociology 11. Cultural and Heritage Tourism 12. Ecotourism PART V: OPERATING SECTIONS 2 13. Distribution Organizations 14. Transportation 15. Lodging and Restaurants 16. Tourism in the Future