Transport and Tourism

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Stephen Page  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
472
Pub.-date
August 2009
ISBN13
9780273719700
ISBN
027371970X
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Description

Transport and Tourism: Global Perspectives investigates the complex relationship between transport provision and tourism, and adopts a global perspective throughout.  Maintaining its 4-part structure, this substantially updated third edition addresses all the key issues and new challenges that transport providers, decision-makers, managers and tourists face in the use, operation and management of tourist transport against the backdrop of rapid technological change in the 21st century. Transport and Tourism: Global Perspectives remains the leading, authoritative text in the field; topics covered in this latest edition include up-to-date and contemporary international case material and examples addressing key areas of current concern. Topics covered include the ongoing financial crisis in the US airline industry, challenges posed by low-cost airlines and other innovative forms of transport provision, the climate change and sustainability debate, problems of managing car-based tourism, crime, safety, and security, and the e-travel revolution.  A completely revised ‘future prospects’ chapter emphasises good practice examples and innovative schemes for tourist transport provision

Transport and Tourismis an essential text for students on travel and tourism degrees and will be of key interest to students and practitioners in related fields also including strategic management and geography. 

Features

Key features of the book include:

  • Up-to-date, international case material and examples addressing key areas of current concern such as the ongoing financial crisis in the US airline industry, challenges posed by low-cost airlines and other innovative forms of transport provision, the climate change and sustainability debate, problems of managing car-based tourism, crime, safety, and security, and the e-travel revolution

  • New concise ‘Insights’ feature providing a greater breadth of case studies especially on the developing world and the challenges of accommodating future growth

  • A completely revised ‘future prospects’ chapter bringing greater emphasis on good practice examples and innovative schemes for tourist transport provision
  • Chapter summaries and reflective questions focussing on the core material

  • Weblinks and further reading pointing the reader to sources and data beyond the text 

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of plates
List of tables
Preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements

Section 1: UNDERSTANDING TOURIST TRANSPORT: CONCEPTS AND METHODS OF ANALYSIS
1: Introduction
2: Understanding contemporary issues and approaches in transport and tourism in the twenty-first century
3: The role of government policy and tourist transport: regulation versus privatisation

Section 2: THE ANALYSIS, USE AND PROVISION OF TOURIST TRANSPORT
4: Analysing the demand for tourist travel
5: Analysing supply issues in tourist transport

Section 3: MANAING TOURIST TRANSPORT PROVISION
6: Managing supply issues in tourist transport
7: Managing tourist transport infrastructure: the role of the airport
8: The human and environmental impact of tourist transport: towards sustainable tourist travel?
9: Global challenges for tourism and transport: how will climate change and energy affect the future of tourist travek? Susanne Becken, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Section 4: THE FUTURE
10: Prospect and challenges for tourst transport provision: global, national and local issues

Bibliography
Index

Back Cover

“an outstanding and invaluable book for both transport and tourism researchers and students and for transport and tourism providers, decision-makers and managers.”

Richard Knowles, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford

Transport and Tourism: Global Perspectives remains the leading, authoritative text providing a much-needed synthesis of the key, contemporary issues occurring at the intersection of transport and tourism. Substantially updated, this 3rd edition retains its cohering 4-Part structure but has been expanded to encompass an even wider global perspective without losing focus on the intricacies of the debates. It continues to address all the key issues and new challenges that transport providers, decision-makers, managers and tourists face in the use, operation and management of tourist transport against the backdrop of rapid technological change in the 21st century.

Key features of the book include:

·        Up-to-date, international case material and examples addressing key areas of current concern such as the ongoing financial crisis in the US airline industry, challenges posed by low-cost airlines and other innovative forms of transport provision, the climate change and sustainability debate, problems of managing car-based tourism, crime, safety, and security, and the e-travel revolution

·        new concise ‘Insights’ feature providing a greater breadth of case studies especially on the developing world and the challenges of accommodating future growth

·        a completely revised ‘future prospects’ chapter bringing greater emphasis on good practice examples and innovative schemes for tourist transport provision

·        chapter summaries and reflective questions focussing on the core material

·        weblinks and further reading pointing the reader to sources and data beyond the text 

Transport and Tourism is an essential text for students on travel and tourism degrees and will be of key interest to students and practitioners in related fields also including strategic management and geography. 

Stephen Page is the Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley Chair in Tourism in the Department of Marketing, School of Management, University of Stirling.

 

 

Author

Stephen Page is the Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley Chair in Tourism in the Department of Marketing, School of Management, University of Stirling.