Global Tourism

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William F. Theobald
Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998 - Business & Economics - 503 pages
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The success of Global Tourism has led to this fully revised and updated second edition which retains all the strengths of the original book and is enhanced by the inclusion of five new chapters -
* The effects of tourism on societies past and present *Selecting policy instruments for sustainable developments *Alternative tourism: a comparative analysis of meaning and impact *Aid, government and tourism studies in less developed countries *Why destination preservation makes economic sense



Using the perspective and expertise of 33 leading educators and practitioners, Global Tourism chronicles the effect of tourism on contemporary society.

Global Tourism explores the critical issues facing those involved in the tourism domain. It discusses:

· The philosophical and directional difficulties facing the tourism industry

· The importance of social issues and ills in current and future tourism practice

· .The sustainable development issues of tourism

Those individuals dealing with travel and tourism planning, marketing and management at local, regional and national levels will find this book invaluable. All those involved in education in leisure, recreation, hospitality and travel, and students of tourism will benefit from reading this title.

William Theobald is Professor and Chairman of both the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme in Travel and Tourism and the Leisure Studies Division at Purdue University, USA where he teaches recreation and tourism management.


Draws together current thinking and practice in the tourism industryand presents arguments in a structured framework
Worldwide range of contributors
All chapters thoroughly revised and updated and 4 new chapters included


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