ISBN 9780761936336,Tourism Development Revisited

Tourism Development Revisited


SAGE Response



SAGE Response

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780761936336

ISBN-10 0761936335


Number of Pages 362 Pages
Language (English)


The global tourism industry is a growing, dynamic mega industry, despite the temporary setbacks it has faced from time to time due to political and natural elements. This book approaches tourism development through a critical prism. The collection of articles by leading experts in international tourism relooks at the complex phenomenon of tourism development within a multi-disciplinary framework. Replete with interesting case studies and tourism statistics, it re-examines and re-interprets prevailing dominant paradigms in the subject, leading to new insights and perspectives. Tourism Development Revisited: Concepts, Issues and Paradigms, in addition to discussing the concepts, scope and nature of the tourism business, also includes a diverse commentary on: - The development of tourism in the 21st century; - Emerging models in international tourism; - Challenges faced in emerging markets of East Europe, India and China; - Impact of the Internet and online markets on the travel industry; - Changing human resource practices and contributions by the informal sector; - The importance of tourism as a source of economic development; - The dynamics of the global tourist and corporate traveler; - Ecotourism, exotic destinations and experiential tourism; and - Fundamental issues in leisure, recreation and tourism. The contributors of all the 22 chapters have explored their respective topics beyond the expected realms. They deal with the conceptual and paradigmatic evolution of tourism as a socio-economic phenomenon and an industry, contradictions in its development process, tourism in the developing world including the fast growing Chinese and Indian economies, new tourism products, and their development and management. The book will hold tremendous appeal for students, researchers, academicians, policy makers and professionals in this field. Table of Contents Tourism Development Revisited: An Introduction SUTHEESHNA BABU S, SITIKANTHA MISHRA and BIVRAJ BHUSAN PARIDA I: TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS, ISSUES AND PROCESS Tourism as Discipline and Industry: Some Comments on the Progressing Debates SUTHEESHNA BABU S Modern Tourism and its Development in a Post-Modern Age RICHARD BUTLER Some Reflections on Tourism and Post-Colonialism PETER M BURNS Trends in Tourism: Specters of New Displacements NINA RAO Tourism and the Informal Sector: Notes on the Case of Backpacker Tourism ANDERS SORENSEN and SUTHEESHNA BABU S II: TOURISM PRODUCTS, THE GAZE AND EXPERIENCES Rural Tourism in Andaluca: Recent Evolution and Normative Regulation ANTONIO FERNNDEZ-MORALES and MARA CRUZ MAYORGA-TOLEDANO/-/`Mainland` and `Entry` Islands: Distinctions in Island Tourism STEPHEN A ROYLE Marketing National Parks Using Ecotourism as a Catalyst: Towards a Theory and Practice STEPHEN WEARING Globalizing the Tourist Gaze JOHN URRY Destinations as Experience Stages: A Systems View YEORYIOS STAMBOULIS III: EMERGING DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS Tourism Development and Emerging Paradigms: A Synthesis SUTHEESHNA BABU S International Tourism and Developing Economies MIGUELA M MENA Shifting Paradigms: The Convergence of Tourism, Conservation and Development SUE BROAD and ROCHELLE SPENCER Stagnation and Way-out: A Case study of Tourism Development in China from the Perspective of New Institution Economics ZHANG LINGYUN MA XIAOQIU Exploring Linkage Between Tourism and Community Development: A Case Study of the Artisans in Rajasthan DRIPTO MUKHOPADHYAY IV: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR TOURISM Estimating the Economic Impacts of Tourism Shocks: A Paradigm Shift in Technique LARRY DWYER, PETER FORSYTH, RAY SPURR and THIEP VAN HO Analysing China-based Hotel Websites ROB LAW and CATHERINE CHEUNG Spatial Dimensions of Tourism in India: A Macro-level Perspective SUTHEESHNA BABU S Holiday Attachment: The Construct and Its Measurement BABU P GEORGE V: CHANGING HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICES The Professionals of Tourism: Preparing the Way for the Portfolio Careerist in Australia KEVIN D LYONS The Good Guide: Identifying and Engendering Generic Skills in teh Training of Tourist Guides MICHAEL F CHRISTIE and PETER MASON Index