Tourism and Inequality: Problems and Prospects

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Stroma Cole, Nigel Morgan
CABI, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Tourism has long been considered a source of social inequality, and as the Industry continues to expand rapidly. There is an increasing need for a better understanding of its consequences.

Providing a synthesis of tourism as a source of injustice, Tourism and Inequality addresses a wide range of interrelated forms of inequality, Investigating its association with class, nation, ethnicity, race, gender, disability and age. Chapters examine routes towards social justice and Initiatives that aim to ace poverty alleviation, fair trade, ethics and human rights. The analysis of a wide variety of case studies from around the world allows an exploration into the ways that tourism can be used positively to alleviate the impacts of social injustice. Providing a unique multidisciplinary perspective, the authors aim to lead the way towards a more socially responsible future for tourism practice.

This book provides a useful resource for students of tourism and tourism management, as well as industry professionals and policy makers.

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About the author (2010)

Stroma Cole is at the University of the West of England, UK.

Nigel Morgan is at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK.

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