Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

Key Concepts in Tourist Studies

© 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here

Tourism is the fourth biggest industry in the world. What are the key concepts in Tourist Studies?

This essential resource for students of tourism contains concise and authoritative entries on:


• Planning Tourism

• Sustainable Tourism

• Festivals and Events

• Cultural Tourism

• Economics of Tourism

• Regeneration

• The Experience Economy

• Urban Tourism

• Sex Tourism


Shrewdly judged to suit the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.


Anthropology of Tourism
Arts Tourism
Business Tourism
Crisis Management
Cultural Tourism
Dark Tourism
Destination Management
Economics of Tourism
Ethical Tourism
Festivals and Events Tourism
Film and TV Tourism
Gastronomic Tourism
Gay Tourism
Geography of Tourism
Health and Wellness Tourism
Heritage Tourism
Indigenous Tourism
Literary Tourism
Mature Tourism
Planning Tourism
Religious and Spiritual Tourism
Rural Tourism
Self and Other
Sex Tourism
Sociology of Tourism
Special Interest Tourism
Sports and Adventure Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Tourist Gaze
Urban Tourism

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One

The current tourism textbook market is saturated with books that conform to an outdated mode… this book presents a fresh look at tourism topics exploring emerging markets, new niches, and alternative development models from using a local-to-global framework. As such the book will more accurately portray the content and context of global tourism. The project has great potential to be considered the first 21st century tourism textbook
Rich Harril
International Tourism Research Institute, University of South Carolina

For the growing number of students and researchers engaging with tourism, this book provides an excellent entry point to the major concepts which help frame our understanding of this global and multi-layered phenomenon. This compact book provides a valuable service in introducing the diversity of concepts we need in tourism studies
Mike Robinson
Director, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University

The book is an excellent resource for students at the beginning of their academic journey. It can be used as a dictionary as it gives a clear and straight to the point explanation of the most terms any travel and tourism student needs to be aware of. The topics are informative but concise, it is easy to pick some of them and explain them in class.

Mr Nikola Naumov
Travel & Tourism, UK College of Business & Computing
September 28, 2015

The text essentially x-rayed basic issues in understanding tourism. Well articulated text, I highly recommend this for undergraduate tourism students.

Mrs Chidinma Oguamanam
Dept. of Archaeology and Tourism, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
June 10, 2014

Suitable support material for learners giving a concise reference guide to key topics

Mrs Moragh Canney
Hospitality and Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
January 7, 2013

Wide range of topics covered and the short introductory chapters provide the background basics. The economics chapter could have more up to date statistics and the reprint could have taken the opportunity for an update on newer publications for the further reading and recommended books section in each chapter. However, an easy to use book which students will use for initial background into the different topics.

Ms Luane Quigley
Hospitality, Tourism & Sport, North West Regional College
November 1, 2012

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