4 February 2009

TOURISM ACADEMICS AND TOURISM PRACTITIONERS

TOURISM ACADEMICS AND TOURISM PRACTITIONERS
Carson L.Jenkins

Editors: Richard W. Butler; Douglas G. Pearce
No. of pages: 277

Series: Routledge Advances in Tourism
Published in: Tourism Development
Subject: Tourism;

Book Summary

This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of approaches to tourism research. Looking beyond the much-studied mass tourism industries, leading international academics who are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, explore new issues raised by emerging tourist destinations such as Ghana, Samoa, Vietnam and India's Bhyundar Valley.

A fascinating work, Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development discusses a wide range of topics such as:

* reasons for development
* tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization
* tourism's links to heritage conservation and regional development
* sustainability and the adverse impacts of development
* cultural considerations and community participation
* the importance of context for individual tourism projects.