Tourism: Principles and Practice

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Pearson Education, 2005 - Business & Economics - 810 pages
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This new edition makes a timely and valuable contribution to the field of tourism and brings an already excellent book truly up-to-date with the latest requirements in this subject-area

- Peter Bolan, Universityof Ulster

Security fears, internet bookings, and the budget airline industry - just three of the many factors that have radically altered the shape of both domestic and international tourism in the last three years.

Written by an authoritative team of teachers and researchers, the 3rd edition of this leading tourism textbook provides up-to-date explanation and analysis of these key themes, as well as all the other major issues, players and impacts of the worlds largest industry.

Supported by a wide range of international case studies from sustainable tourism in the Arctic to mass tourism in Benidorm questions and activities to stimulate reflection and discussion, and readings and references to encourage and facilitate further research, "Tourism: Principles and Practice" provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject.

- the most recent issues, trends and data in a fast-moving area

- 63 new case studies all complete with discussion questions

- visually stunning full colourdesign

A comprehensive companion website at provides valuable extra resources, including self-assessment questions and revision tools for students; case and teaching notes, sample answers and presentation slides for tutors.

Chris Cooper is Foundation Professor and Head of the School of Tourism and Leisure Management at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor David Gilbert teaches in the School of Management at the University of Surrey, UK

Professor John Fletcher, Professor Stephen Wanhill and Alan Fyall are all at the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University, UK.

"Tourism: Principles and Practice balances sound theoretical underpinning with an attractive and bright eye-catching format. The mix of self-check questions, essay questions and case studies assist students to understand the subject."

- Deborah Edwards, University of Western Sydney, Australia

A comprehensive and excellent textbook With its more thorough elaboration, new layout and web site references, the value of the third edition is considerably increased."

- Ragnar Prestholdt, Hogskolen i Telemark, Norway

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About the author (2005)

Noel Scott has extensive experience as a senior tourism manager and researcher and over 25 years in industry research positions. He holds a doctorate in tourism management and Master degrees in marketing and business administration and is a senior lecturer at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Rodolfo Baggio is a Lecturer at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He has a background in Physics and actively researches and teaches in the field of information technology and tourism. He is now applying quantitative network analysis methods to the study of tourism destinations. Chris Cooper has degrees in geography from University College London. He is joint editor of Channel Views Aspect of Tourism Series and co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism. His research interests lie in the area of destination management particularly focussing on network analysis and innovation. He is currently director of the Christel deHaan Tourism and Travel Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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