Research Themes for Tourism

Research Themes for Tourism

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Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This textbook provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festivals and events and heritage and cultural tourism are covered.

About Author

- Peter Robinson is Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to entering academia Peter gained experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors within tourism, hospitality and events management, including senior management roles with The National Trust and Derby University as Tourism Projects Manager overseeing a range of EU funded business support projects. Peter has worked as a business development consultant (mainly within the leisure sector) with a number of high profile clients across the UK. Peter has gained experience developing businesses in the tourism, events, automotive, retail and IT sectors. He is currently a Trustee of the Carpet Museum in Kidderminster and Elvaston Castle and Gardens Trust. He is a Member of The Tourism Society and The Tourism Management Institute, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy The Institute for Travel and Tourism Management (and a member of the ITT Education an Training Committee). Peter is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Dr Ade Oriade is Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Postgraduate Course Leader for MA International Hospitality Management and MA Event and Venue Management at the University of Wolverhampton. Ade teaches Tourism, Hospitality, and Research Methods modules in the Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise. Apart from academic roles, Ade has worked on a number of travel and tourism consultancy projects. His work continues to contribute to policy/decision making in the industry and socio-economic development of destinations. Ade holds a PhD in Tourism and Services Management. Ade is widely published in his research areas. His main research areas are in services management and marketing in tourism/hospitality/event and sustainable tourism development and planning. Peter Wiltshier currently teaches at the University of Derby as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Tourism Management, where his work aims to ensure that the public and private sectors collaborate together to develop resources and skills for communities, pursuing bottom-up planning and policy development. His current research focus is centred around small business and lifestyles in the Peak District. He is also working with the Diocese of Derby to identify how tourism can benefit churches, as well as evaluating the impacts of tourism on host communities through local government offices. He supports the county, district and parishes within Derbyshire and the Peak District in their endeavours to create a better environment for all through purposeful leisure and recreation. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Marketing Management, the Journal of Tourism Management and the International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISSTE).


1: Introduction 2: From Mass Tourism to Niche Tourism 3: Tourism Geographies & Economies 4: Tourist Behaviour 5: Environmental Tourism 6: Authenticity 7: Image, Semiotics & Identity 8: Urban and Community Tourism 9: Rural Tourism 10: Arts, Festivals & Events 11: Sports & Adventure Tourism 12: Heritage Tourism 13: Cultural Tourism 14: Film Tourism 15: Dark Tourism 16: Gay Tourism 17: Gastronomy 18: Religious Tourism 19: Medical Tourism 20: Cruise Tourism 21: Concluding comments

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845936846
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781845936846
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 1845936841

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