Controversies in Tourism

Controversies in Tourism

By: Peter Burns (editor), Omar Moufakkir (editor), Philip Xie (contributor), Jorge Ferraz (contributor), Sibel Aykin (contributor), Edward Addo (contributor), Dimitrios Diamantis (contributor), Dilip Bhandari (contributor), Papanicolaou Papanicolaou (contributor), Pattison Pattison (contributor)Hardback

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Tourism impacts on locations in many ways - socially, environmentally, culturally, and economically. This book examines some well established controversies in tourism and some newly emerging controversial aspects associated with tourism as an activity and a business. Controversies involving clashes between visitors and host communities, the rights and wrongs of eco-tourism, the impacts of mega-events, the legitimacy of dark tourism, and the costs and benefits of medical and wildlife tourism are assessed. This book is an interesting and thought provoking work ideal for tourism students, researchers and academics.

About Author

Dr. Omar Moufakkir is a professor, MA programs course leader at Stenden University in the Netherlands, and the editor of 'The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research'. His current research focuses on tourism and peace and the effects of immigration on destination image and travel propensity. Dr. Omar Moufakkir is a professor, MA programs course leader at Stenden University in the Netherlands, and the editor of 'The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research'. His current research focuses on tourism and peace and the effects of immigration on destination image and travel propensity.

Contents

I: The Editors and Contributors II: Foreword III: Acknowledgements IV: Introduction 1: Of Ethics, Leisure and Tourism: the 'Serious Fun of Doing Tourism' 2: A Common Tourism Policy for the European Union:A Historical Perspective 3: Authenticity and Commodification: the Selling of Mayan Culture in Mexico's Mayan Riviera 4: Authenticity versus Development: Tourism to the Hill Tribes of Thailand 5: Controversies in Medical Tourism 6: Ethical Issues in Trophy Hunting 7: Ecotourism: A Maturing Discourse with Some Established Controversy 8: Ethnic Panopticon: a Controversy in Aboriginal Tourism 9: Gaming in the USA: Historical Development, Controversies and Current Status 10: Golf Tourism: the Case of Cyprus 11: Residential Tourism or Lifestyle Migration: Social Problems Linked to the non-Definition of the Situation 12: Surrealist Pilgrims, Melting Clocks in Marble Halls: Dark Tourism for a Post-Modern World 13: The Golden Jubilee of Independence and Panafest in Ghana: "All that Glitters is Not Gold" 14: The Ideological Role of Intergovernmental Organizations on the Promotion of International Tourism 15: The Paradoxes of Tourism Encounters in the Mass Tourism Spaces of The Gambia 16: Tourism or Conservation? a Controversy in Chitwan National Park, Nepal 17: Volunteer Tourism: Commodified Trend or New Phenomena V: Conclusion VI: Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845938130
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781845938130
  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 1845938135

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