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Tourism Management

Tourism Management
An Introduction

Second Edition
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May 2018 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An introductory text that gives its reader a strong understanding of the dimensions of tourism, the industries of which it is comprised, the issues that affect its success, and the management of its impact on destination economies, environments and communities.

Now in a full colour design, the new edition features a clear focus on the issues affecting 21st century tourism, providing students with extensive coverage on the effects of globalisation and global conflict; sustainability and climate change; developments in digital technology and the rise of the sharing economy.


International case-studies and snapshots (mini-case studies) are used throughout and have been taken from around the globe, including the US, China, Russia, Gambia, Bhutan, Cuba, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Caribbean, Canada and the UK, and from companies including TUI, Airbnb and Marriot.


The accompanying Online Resources include PowerPoint slides and an Instructor's Manual for lecturers and additional case studies, useful video links, and web links for students.

Suitable for students new to tourism studies.

Part I: Tourism Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Understanding Tourism
Part II: Tourism Supply and Demand
Chapter 3. Tourist Generating Regions
Chapter 4. Tourism Demand
Chapter 5. Tourism Suppliers
Chapter 6. Intermediaries in the Tourism System
Part III: Tourism Impacts
Chapter 7. The Economic Impacts of Tourism
Chapter 8. The Social and Cultural Impacts of Tourism
Chapter 9. The Environmental Impacts of Tourism
Part IV: Tourism Management and Marketing
Chapter 10. Destination Development and Management
Chapter 11. Tourism Marketing
Chapter 12.The Management of Visitors
Chapter 13. Public Sector Involvement in Tourism
Part V: Tourism Ahead
Chapter 14. Tourism and the Future


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For Lecturers:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Instructor's manual

For Students:

  • Additional case studies and snapshots
  • Video links
  • Web links

In the 2nd edition of their engaging text, Inkson and Minnaert have introduced valuable contemporary material. These changes will surely keep this book at the forefront of a crowded market in introductory tourism texts.

Professor Rhodri Thomas
Leeds Beckett University, UK
Key features
  • Provides a concise but simple introduction to students with no prior knowledge of tourism management
    Plain language, case studies and snapshots mean it is easy for non-native English speakers to use the book
  • Supported by a collection of diverse international case studies
  • "Your Future in Tourism" section in Chapter 14 prepares students for employment in the tourism industry