Key Concepts in Tourist Studies
- Melanie Smith - Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
- Nicola MacLeod - University of Greenwich, UK
- Margaret Hart Robertson - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
SAGE Key Concepts series
Sociology of Sport
Key Concepts in Tourist Studies provides a focused, quick reference guide for students exploring the fast growing and diverse field of tourist studies.
Chosen by experienced teachers and researchers each concept defines, explains and develops a key topic in tourism and will act as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is an essential resource for all students of tourism containing concise and authoritative entries on:
- Planning Tourism
- Sustainable Tourism
- Festivals and Events
- Cultural Tourism
- Economics of Tourism
- The Experience Economy
- Urban Tourism
- Sex Tourism
Meeting the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.
The current tourism textbook market is saturated with books that conform to an outdated mode… this book presents a fresh look at tourism topics exploring emerging markets, new niches, and alternative development models from using a local-to-global framework. As such the book will more accurately portray the content and context of global tourism. The project has great potential to be considered the first 21st century tourism textbook
International Tourism Research Institute, University of South Carolina
For the growing number of students and researchers engaging with tourism, this book provides an excellent entry point to the major concepts which help frame our understanding of this global and multi-layered phenomenon. This compact book provides a valuable service in introducing the diversity of concepts we need in tourism studies
Director, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University
Change of course material and resources no longer warrants this book as being a requirement of the indicative reading list
This book is an excellent resource for studies, post-grads and researchers as it covers the most important concepts in tourism studies. The sections are concluded with recommended reading which helps the reader engage with different theories and concepts.
Highly recommended reading!
The book is an excellent resource for students at the beginning of their academic journey. It can be used as a dictionary as it gives a clear and straight to the point explanation of the most terms any travel and tourism student needs to be aware of. The topics are informative but concise, it is easy to pick some of them and explain them in class.
The text essentially x-rayed basic issues in understanding tourism. Well articulated text, I highly recommend this for undergraduate tourism students.
Suitable support material for learners giving a concise reference guide to key topics
Wide range of topics covered and the short introductory chapters provide the background basics. The economics chapter could have more up to date statistics and the reprint could have taken the opportunity for an update on newer publications for the further reading and recommended books section in each chapter. However, an easy to use book which students will use for initial background into the different topics.
Clear and straight to the point book that I have enjoyed using over the first term when it was used.
Unit where book is used is an introductory unit for the degree and is thus giving many students a foundation understanding of the topic.
The topics are short and informative - thus easy to build a lecture around a set of them each.
The students (who do not have English as their mother-tongue) have found the book understandable a pleasantly free of jargon.
very good book for 1st year BA students