Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies

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The updated and expanded #1 introduction to tourism principles and practices retains its classic approach in this new tenth edition

Virtually every country has taken steps to increase its number of visitors in recent years, and with each new edition, Tourism has remained the must-have resource dedicated to providing an exciting, comprehensive introduction to the world's most rapidly growing industry. This Tenth Edition explores new trends in travel and tourism, while continuing the book's long-standing tradition of taking a global look into the economic, political, and social forces that drive and shape tourism.

Written by two internationally respected experts, Tourism, Tenth Edition includes:

  • Extensive treatment of the changing world of travel distribution
  • A new look at the future of travel
  • New coverage of crisis management
  • Updated lists of Internet sites for further research
  • Numerous pedagogical aids throughout, including review questions, case problems, and Internet exercises
Completely revised and redesigned with a beautiful, full-color insert, Tourism examines how different components of the industry work together to create a successful travel experience. In six parts, it covers: an overview of the industry; how tourism is organized; travel behavior; tourism supply, demand, policy, planning, and development; research and marketing; and future prospects.

Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies, Tenth Edition is an invaluable book for students studying travel and tourism.

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About the author (2005)

Charles R. Goeldner, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Tourism at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, where he continues to serve as a volunteer co-director of their Center for Sustainable Tourism. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Travel Research.

J. R. Brent Ritchie, PhD, holds the Professorship in Tourism Management and is Chair of the World Tourism Education and Research Centre at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He is also the founding Chair of the World Tourism Organizations, (WTO) Tourism Education Council.

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