2050 - Tomorrow's Tourism

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Channel View Publications, Jun 13, 2012 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
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In 2050, it is predicted that 4.7bn or nearly 50% of the world's population will take an international holiday. But can humankind meet that forecast given the issues of ageing populations, peak oil, the global financial crisis and climate change? This book constructs scenarios from Shanghai to Edinburgh, Seoul to California encompassing complex topics such as human trafficking, conferences, transport, food tourism or technological innovation. This is a blue skies thinking book about the future of tourism and a thought-provoking analytical commentary.
 

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Contents

Wealth
13
Where Have All the Tourists Gone? Pensions Demography
34
Fluid and Simple Identities
50
Technological Revolution
65
Medicine Science and the Meetings Industry
88
13
89
Sex Robots and the End of Human Trafficking
106
17
119
The Future of Food Tourism
174
The Future of Hotels
192
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214
23
220
Afterwords
230
26
234
Resources
241
Index
250

The Future of Professional Rugby
130
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133
Changing
153

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Dr Ian Yeoman is the world's only professional futurologist dedicated to specializing in travel and tourism. Ian learned his trade as the scenario planner for VisitScotland, where he established the process of futures thinking within the organisation using a variety of techniques including economic modelling, trends analysis and scenario construction. Today he is leading academic researcher at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the European Tourism Futures Institute, Netherlands.

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