Taking Tourism to the Limits

Taking Tourism to the Limits

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The concept of margins and limits is often referred to within the tourism academic literature and includes subjects as diverse as carrying capacities, peripheral economies, technological advancement, adventure tourism, dark tourism and socially marginalized communities. After identifying a number of ways in which a€˜limitsa€™ might be defined Taking Tourism to the Limits explores concepts and challenges facing contemporary tourism in five main sections, namely in tourism planning and management, nature based tourism, dark tourism, adventure and sport tourism and the accommodation industry. Drawing upon case studies, current research and conceptualizations these different facets of the a€˜limitsa€™ are each introduced by the editors with commentaries that seek to identify themes and current practice and thinking in the respective domains. The picture that emerges is of an industry that reinvents itself in response to changing market parameters even while core issues of stakeholder equities and political processes remain problematic. International in scale, the book links with its companion piece Indigenous Tourism a€“ the commodification and management of culture (also published by Elsevier) as an outcome of the very highly successful conference, Taking Tourism to the Limits hosted by the University of Waikatoa€™ Department of Tourism Management in 2003.including Pearson Education, Elsevier Science and Thomson Learning and is Associate Editor of Tourism Management. ... Stephen has published widely in the tourism literature, being the author, editor or co-author of 15 books in tourism, the most recent examples ... and The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space and Managing Urban Tourism (both with Michael Hall).

Title:Taking Tourism to the Limits
Author: Michelle Aicken, Stephen J. Page, Chris Ryan
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-08-11

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