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Description - Tourism and Transport by Les M. Lumsdon

Within the tourism field, transport research specifically related to tourism remains substantially neglected despite its dynamic role in the creation of tourist movements at different geographical scales. This volume of edited essays is a seminal study which sets out to address this neglect by examining a number of conceptual and empirical issues associated with the way multidisciplinary researchers approach the study of the transport-tourism interface. This volume has contributions from geographers, planners, social psychologists, marketers, economists and sociologists. It poses a number of key questions including: what is the scope of progress in tourism and transport research in the new millennium?; what type of research has been undertaken and has it been synthesised into a body of knowledge which researchers and practitioners can access?; have researchers adopted a common agenda to addressing conceptual issues associated with the analysis of the tourism-transport interface?; and what conceptual challenges do researchers face in the analysis of tourism and transport?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780080441726
ISBN-10: 0080441726
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 166mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Pergamon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Les M. Lumsdon

Stephen Page is Senior Professor of Sustainable Tourism Management at London Metropolitan Business School. He has worked in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and France and has written, edited or contributed to 33 leading books on tourism, a number of which have been sponsored by the tourism sector. He has worked with many private sector and public sector agencies on tourism consultancy in terms of tourism and leisure strategies, feasibility studies, problem-solving including high profile projects such as the Channel Tunnel and Auckland's Sky Tower in New Zealand. He is also an editor of the top Tourism journal, Tourism Management published by Elsevier and Series Editor of the Elsevier Advances in Tourism Research Series. He is a regular contributor to industry conferences and meetings as a speaker on industry-related topics and has been ranked as one of the top Tourism academics in the UK based on publications in the top three Tourism journals for the 5 year period 2003-2008.