One of the leading texts in the field, Tourism Management is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of tourism as you study for a degree, diploma or single module in the subject.
It is written in an engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of tourism and builds up your understanding as you progress through this wide ranging global review of the principles of managing tourism. It traces the evolution and future development of tourism and the challenges facing tourism managers in this fast growing sector of the world economy. This book is highly illustrated with diagrams and colour images, and contains short case studies of contemporary themes of interest, as well as new data and statistics.
This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include:
new content on: sports, festivals and event tourism, social media impacts on tourism and the effects of the global economic downturn on tourism, as well as emerging themes in tourism such as slow travel, dark tourism, volunteer tourism and medical tourism
updated case studies on BRIC markets and new case studies from the Middle East and Asia
enhanced tourism and sustainable development coverage, which runs throughout the book as a major theme, highlighting the challenge of climate change and future tourism growth
transport section with more international perspectives from China and South America
an updated companion website with: additional case studies, quizzes, PPTs, further reading, web reading and video links, and longer reflective case study per chapter to aid both teaching and learning.
Stephen J. Page is Associate Dean (Research) Hertfordshire Business School and Professor of Business and Management, University of Hertfordshire; author and editor of 41 books on tourism, leisure and events; and Editor of the journal Tourism Management.
1. Tourism Today: Why is it a Global Phenomenon Embracing all our Lives? 2. Tourism: Its Origins, Growth and Future 3. Demand: Why do People Engage in Tourism? 4. Transporting the Tourist I: Surface Transport 5. Transporting the Tourist II: The Aviation Sector 6. Accommodation and Hospitality Services 7. Tour Operating and Travel Retailing 8. Visitor Attractions and Events 9. The Management of Tourism 10. The Public Sector and Tourism 11. Managing the Visitor and their Impacts 12. The Future of Tourism: Post Tourism?