This book is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about humour in all kinds of tourism settings. It discusses the many ways in which humour can occur during tourism exchanges including guided tours, tourism marketing and promotion and travel narratives. Other themes include the role of humour in enhancing the tourist experience, the benefits of tourism humour, considerations of when humour may appear inappropriate in tourism settings and the development of tourism humour theory. The work includes much original material collected by the authors. The book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers of tourism as well as humour scholars from other disciplines.
Philip L. Pearce is Foundation Professor of Tourism at James Cook University, Australia. His research focuses on tourist behaviour, notably tourist motivation and experience, tourism and communities and tourism education and research. Anja Pabel has recently completed her PhD at James Cook University, Australia. Her main research interests are: tourist behaviour, humour research, marine tourism and the experience economy.
Preface Acknowledgements Chapter One - Better to laugh than cry Chapter Two - It will be a laugh Chapter Three - Joking our way through the day Chapter Four - That's a funny story Chapter Five - Not funny Chapter Six - In it for a laugh References