World Geography of Travel and Tourism: A Regional Approach

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Elsevier Science, Apr 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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World Geography of Travel and Tourism addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. The expert author team has included major themes and issues in tourism, and positioned them in a regional context. In this way, this text takes a major step into a more analytical approach to global tourism while still providing a clear account of the geography of travel and tourism.

The book is accompanied by the author's site, which includes; PowerPoints for figures and images with captions, question database files which instructors can use as they wish and a blog post for communicating with other members of the site.

World Geography of Travel and Tourism makes vital reading for any student seeking an introduction to tourism geography and indeed, international tourism and global geography as a whole.

• Develops a clear analytical framework and systematic context for the study of international tourism and travel
• Presents a global account of travel geography organised around key regions
• Provides regional knowledge from around the world that assists the reader to understand some of the main factors that affect tourism patterns and flows
• Is fully supported by the website:, which is both designed and maintained by the authors

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About the author (2008)

Rabbi Alan Lew has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom in San Francisco since 1991. He is the author of "This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, One God Clapping: The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi, and numerous works of poetry.

Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He also holds the position of Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, England. He has published widely in the tourism, environmental history and regional studies fields and has a long standing interest in issues of tourism planning and policy, social marketing and the capacity of tourism to contribute to sustainable development objectives at various scales of governance.

DALLEN J. TIMOTHY is Assistant Professor of Tourism Studies, Arizona State University.

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