‘The Essentials of Tourism by Chris Cooper is a must read for all tourism students and researchers. As an overview it addresses issues that have to do with demand for tourism, the tourism industry as well as the tourism destination. It supports tourism industry professionals to develop a comprehensive picture of the economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts of tourism. The book emphasises government policy and sustainability concerns whilst addressing market forces with cases from around the world.
“The fourth edition of Essentials of Tourism by Chris Cooper provides a timely update to a well-established and authoritative text, that is widely respected for its clarity and expertise. It provides loads of interesting case studies and examples that will engage students.”