Tourism: Principles and Practice

Series
Pearson
Author
John Fletcher / Alan Fyall / David Gilbert / Stephen Wanhill  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
672
Pub.-date
November 2017
ISBN13
9781292172354
ISBN
1292172355
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Description

In a changing and turbulent environment for tourism, the sixth edition of Tourism: Principles and Practice offers you the fundamental and underlying principles with which to approach the study of tourism, contributing a complete framework that effectively integrates theory and practice. The text has been updated to take into account developments such as Special Interest Tourism, and has added content on the history and evolution of the subject. 

Features

- Mini case studies which concentrate on specific destinations and organisations

- Self-check questions which allow you to review material and track your progress

- Full length case studies which conclude each chapter

- Practitioner views to give insight from someone who understands the real world of tourism

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Tourism

Chapter 2: The Nature of Tourism Demand

Chapter 3: Tourism Consumer Behaviour

Chapter 4: Measuring and Modelling Tourism Demand

Chapter 5: Forecasting Tourism Demand

Chapter 6: Destinations

Chapter 7: The Economic Impact of Tourism

Chapter 8: The Environmental Impact of Tourism

Chapter 9: The Socio-Cultural Impact of Tourism

Chapter 10: Sustainable Tourism

Chapter 11: Tourism and Development Planning

Chapter 12: Tourism, Crises and Disaster Management

Chapter 13: Attractions

Chapter 14: Accommodation

Chapter 15: Events Management

Chapter 16: Intermediaries

Chapter 17: Transportation

Chapter 18: Public Sector and Policy

Chapter 19: Managing Marketing for Tourism

Chapter 20: Marketing Planning

Chapter 21: Marketing Mix Applications

Chapter 22: Information Technology in Tourism

 

 

 

Back Cover

This 6th edition of Tourism: Principles and Practice is set in a dynamic world where the political and economic geographies are rapidly changing. Taking these changes into account, the new edition continues to address key issues within the tourism and hospitality sectors. Written by scholars with a wealth of experience, it provides a blended and insightful view of the tourism industry and the latest trends in the world in which it operates. 

 

The 6th edition provides updated content on consumer behaviour and tourism demand, looking at how these play out within destinations where social media and smart phones have altered booking patterns. The chapter on intermediaries includes a detailed case on the use/non-use of intermediaries by low-cost airlines, bringing to the fore many of the questions facing suppliers across the industry, while the final chapter on information technology in tourism serves to highlight the omnipresence of technology in all areas of this fascinating industry.

 

Furthermore, each chapter focuses on seminal work that has been undertaken and incorporates the latest thinking in the subject area. For example, the chapter on tourism, crises and disaster management brings new approaches to the topic, including novel ways of measuring the impact of terrorist attacks on tourist arrivals. 

 

 A student friendly and approachable text that integrates theory with new case study examples, the 6th edition is suitable for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level wanting to master the subject of tourism. 

 

John Fletcher is Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, at Bournemouth University.

 

Alan Fyall is Orange County Endowed Professor of Tourism Marketing, at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida

 

David Gilbert is Emeritus Professor of Marketing at Surrey University, UK, and visiting Professor at Bournemouth University, UK and DUFE, China.

 

Stephen Wanhill is Professor of Tourism Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and Emeritus Professor of Tourism Research at Bournemouth University, UK.

 

Endorsements to follow.

Author

John Fletcher is Professor of Tourism and Head of the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University, UK.

 

Alan Fyall is visiting Professor at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA and Professor of Tourism at Bournemouth University, UK.

 

David Gilbert is Emeritus Professor of Marketing at Surrey University, UK, and visiting Professor at Bournemouth University, UK and DUFE, China.

 

Stephen Wanhill is Professor of Tourism Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and Emeritus Professor of Tourism Research at Bournemouth University, UK.