An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

By: Velvet A. Nelson (author)Paperback

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This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to the vast and diverse subject of tourism through the lens of geography. Indeed, geography and tourism have always been interconnected, and Velvet Nelson draws on human and physical geography to interpret all facets of tourism-economic, social, and environmental. She shows how geography provides the tools and concepts to consider both the positive and negative factors that affect tourists and destinations, as well as the effects tourism has on both peoples and places. Her thematic approach uses real-world case studies, based on research and on the experiences of tourists themselves, to vividly illustrate key issues. This comprehensive introduction will enhance students' understanding of geographic concepts and how they can be used as a way of viewing and understanding the world.

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Velvet Nelson is associate professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University.


Part I: The Geography of Tourism Chapter 1: Geography and Tourism Chapter 2: Basic Concepts in Tourism Chapter 3: Overview of Tourism Products Part II: The Geographic Foundation of Tourism Chapter 4: The Historical Geography of Tourism Chapter 5: The Transport Geography of Tourism Chapter 6: The Physical Geography of Tourism: Resources and Barriers Chapter 7: The Human Geography of Tourism: Resources and Barriers Part III: The Geography of Tourism Effects Chapter 8: The Economic Geography of Tourism Chapter 9: The Social Geography of Tourism Chapter 10: The Environmental Geography of Tourism Part IV: The Geography of Space, Place, and Tourism Chapter 11: The Organization, Development, and Management of Space in Tourism Chapter 12: Tourism Representations of Place Chapter 13: Experiences of Place in Tourism Glossary Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781442210721
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9781442210721
  • weight: 681
  • ISBN10: 1442210729

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