Tourism & Recreation

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Stephen Williams  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
232
Pub.-date
January 2003
ISBN13
9780582320260
ISBN
0582320267
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Description

Tourism and Recreation

explores the relationship between tourism and recreation. Whilst tourism and recreation form related realms within the wider field of leisure, few books have attempted to examine the nature of that relationship and how it may be changing through time and across space. Through a discussion that examines, in turn, the development of seaside resorts; international travel; tourism and recreation in urban and rural environments; and policy issues, the book aims to show that in both historic and contemporary terms, tourism and recreation are intimately related.

Tourism and Recreation is a core text that will interest intermediate and final year students reading for degrees in travel and tourism, as well as students in disciplines such as geography, sociology and cultural studies.

This is an excellent addition to the Themes in Tourism series which examines a range of contemporary concepts, ideas and issues relating to tourism.

Features

  • A highly readable discussion of the relationships between tourism and recreation that addresses both historic processes of development and contemporary patterns of activity.
  • Extensive use of up-to-date examples and illustrative materials, drawn from a wide range of sources.
  • A range of international case studies that provide further illustration of key themes.
  • Annotated lists of recommended reading and suggested activities for further study within each chapter.
  • A comprehensive bibliography of relevant readings that provides a valuable basis for further, independent study.
 

Table of Contents

1. List of figures
2. List of tables
3. Acknowledgements
I. TOURISM, RECREATION AND LEISURE
4. Introduction
5. Tourism, Recreation and Leisure: The Problems of Definition
6. Tourism and Recreation: Finding the Common Ground
7. Recreation and Tourism: Convergence or De-differentiation?
8. The Structure of the Book
II. SEASIDE RESORTS AS CENTRES OF TOURISM AND RECREATION
9. Introduction
10. Spas, Sea Bathing and the Growth of Coastal Resorts
11. Resorts as Tourist Places
12. Tourism, Recreation and the Seaside - Post-1945 Developments
13. Conclusion
III. TOURISM, RECREATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
14. Introduction
15. The Growth of international Tourism since 1945
16. Factors promoting Global Tourism
17. Convergence between Recreation and Foreign Travel
IV. TOURISM AND RECREATION IN URBAN PLACES
18. Introduction
19. Urban Recreation and Tourism: Place, Space and Activity
20. Changing Patterns in Urban Recreation
21. New Urban Places of Recreation and Tourism
22. Conclusion
V. TOURISM AND RECREATION IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
23. Introduction
24. Evolution of Recreation and Tourism in the Countryside to 1945
25. Patters of Rural Recreation and Tourism since 1945
26. Conclusion
VI. TOURISM AND RECREATION: ISSUES AND POLICY APPROACHES
27. Introduction
28. Recreation and Tourism: Key Policy Issues
29. Recreation and Tourism: Responses to Policy Issues
30. Recreation and Tourism: Policy in Practice
31. Conclusion
32. Bibliography

 

Back Cover

Tourism and Recreation

explores the relationship between tourism and recreation. Whilst tourism and recreation form related realms within the wider field of leisure, few books have attempted to examine the nature of that relationship and how it may be changing through time and across space. Through a discussion that examines, in turn, the development of seaside resorts; international travel; tourism and recreation in urban and rural environments; and policy issues, the book aims to show that in both historic and contemporary terms, tourism and recreation are intimately related.

Tourism and Recreation is a core text that will interest intermediate and final year students reading for degrees in travel and tourism, as well as students in disciplines such as geography, sociology and cultural studies.

Key features of the book include:

  • a highly readable discussion of the relationships between tourism and recreation that addresses both historic processes of development and contemporary patterns of activity
  • extensive use of up-to-date examples and illustrative materials, drawn from a wide range of sources
  • a range of international case studies that provide further illustration of key themes
  • annotated lists of recommended reading and suggested activities for further study within each chapter
  • a comprehensive bibliography of relevant readings that provides a valuable basis for further, independent study

Tourism and Recreation is an excellent addition to the Themes in Tourism series which examines a range of contemporary concepts, ideas and issues relating to tourism.

Dr Stephen Williams is the Head of Geography at Staffordshire University, UK, and the author of several texts on tourism and recreation.