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Description - A Companion to Tourism by Alan A. Lew

This groundbreaking Companion offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in contemporary tourism studies in the light of recent theoretical developments in tourism studies and the social sciences, as well as dramatic changes in the operating environment for tourism. Comprising 48 specially commissioned essays, written by more than 50 acknowledged experts from around the world, it provides a critical review of current research in the field. The Companion takes readers to the frontiers of tourism research, covering current perspectives and topics. Within the Companion a broad range of issues are covered, including tourism's role in globalization, localization and contested places; the values, motivations and experiences of tourists; tourism, society and the environment, including sustainable tourism; and tourism policies, governance and the state's role in tourism development. The volume also sets an agenda for future tourism research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631235644
ISBN-10: 0631235647
Format: Hardback
(257mm x 188mm x 40mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan A. Lew

Alan A. Lew is Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University. He is Editor-in-chief of Tourism Geographies and Resource Editor for the Annals of Tourism Research. C. Michael Hall is Professor and Head of the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago and Honorary Professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Stirling. He is Co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies. Allan M. Williams is Professor of Human Geography and European Studies at the University of Exeter. He is Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies, Co-editor of European Urban and Regional Studies and author or editor a number of books, including Critical Issues in Tourism (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 2002).