Tourism: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)

Tourism: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)

Peter Robinson

Language: English

Pages: 369

ISBN: B009WMBDC6

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Tourism: The Key Concepts offers a comprehensive collection of the most frequently used and studied concepts in the subject of tourism. Within the text key terms, concepts, typologies and frameworks are examined in the context of the broader social sciences, blending together theory and practice to explore the scope of the subject. Terms covered include:

  • Ethical Tourism
  • LGBT Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Mobility
  • Authenticity
  • Quality Management
  • Destination Management
  • Geographies of Tourism
  • Planning
  • Sociology in Tourism
  • Society and Culture
  • Tourism Strategy

Each entry contextualises, defines and debates the concept discussed, providing an excellent starting point for those studying tourism for the first time, and a quick reference for those who are more experienced. With case studies, examples and further reading throughout, this text will be invaluable for all undergraduate and postgraduate tourism students.

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and limb’ (Hudson, S., 2003, pxviii), 8 ADVENTURE TOURISM although this definition is perhaps extreme in its reference to both the level of physical activity and the level of danger involved. Soft adventure, such as snorkelling and hiking, is the most popular form of adventure tourism because there is less requirement for physical effort, the participant requires little or no experience, the activity can generally be easily adapted depending on those participating, and risks are lower than those

a vacation. This individual now chooses to go to Bali because of its beaches and because he thinks the people are friendly. The beaches and the people are factors that draw this tourist to Bali, and are therefore pull motivations. The second category of consumer studies in tourism is the buying process. Work in this category revolves around the stages of the tourist buying process and how factors internal and external to the tourist influence this decision-making process. The consumer buying

increasing knowledge or learning new skills). Source: McIntosh et al (1990) The notion of motivation is important in all aspects of tourism studies, but it is crucial that it is understood in the context of different types of tourism and alongside consumer behaviour. Further reading Hall, C. (2005) Tourism: Rethinking the Social Science of Mobility, Pearson Education, Harlow Heitmann, S. (2011) ‘Authenticity in tourism’, in P. Robinson, S. Heitmann and P. Dieke (eds) Research Themes for Tourism,

model enables managers to understand how changes to one aspect of a business, such as increasing capacity, may have a positive or negative impact upon other aspects, such as revenue management and 151 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT quality management. It also provides systems for monitoring and measuring operational activities, and identifying and solving problems within an organization. Operations management, in its simplest explanation, describes the way in which inputs into the business (people,

model enables managers to understand how changes to one aspect of a business, such as increasing capacity, may have a positive or negative impact upon other aspects, such as revenue management and 151 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT quality management. It also provides systems for monitoring and measuring operational activities, and identifying and solving problems within an organization. Operations management, in its simplest explanation, describes the way in which inputs into the business (people,

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