Future Tourism: Political, Social and Economic Challenges

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James Leigh, Craig Webster, Stanislav Ivanov
Routledge, 2013 - Business & Economics - 204 pages

This book investigates and considers the urgent political, social, and economic challenges that confront society and tourism. It attempts to look at what is threatening society, and makes suggestions on what the impact will be and how tourism will be changed to integrate with the new socio-economics of a newly emerging society with its novel peculiar challenges and opportunities in a post-energy era.

The book draws on the views of leading thinkers in tourism and considers a broad range of issues from multidisciplinary perspectives facing the tourism industry for the first time in one volume: dwindling energy, new technology, security (like war and terrorism), political economy, sustainability, and human resources. By critically reviewing these social and economic challenges in a global scale, the book helps to create a comprehensive view of future tourism in the unfolding and challenging society of the third millennium.

This innovative and significant volume will be valuable reading for all current and future tourism professionals.

 

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Contents

What future for tourism?
1
Global changes and their impact on future tourism
5
Political and social trends and future tourism
35
Managerial issues and future tourism
121
Concluding thoughts
189
Index
200
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Dr. James Leigh is Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, School of Business, at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Dr. Craig Webster is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of European Studies and International Relations at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Dr Stanislav Ivanov is Associate Professor and Academic Director of International University College in Dobrich, Bulgaria.

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