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              Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change
                 

              Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change (Paperback)

              Edited by Frost, Warwick; Hall, C. Michael

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              In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public's imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evo...lved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume's focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate leve
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              ISBN 9781138867192
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Political Economy of Tourism: A Critical Perspective
               

              Political Economy of Tourism: A Critical Perspective (Hardback)

              Edited by Mosedale, Jan

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              Brings together different theoretical perspectives and discourse in political economy related to tourism. This title provides insights and alternative critical perspectives from political economy theory to expand discussions of tourism development and policy in the future.

              ISBN 9780415548021
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Children's and Families' Holiday Experience
                

              Children's and Families' Holiday Experience (Hardback)

              By Carr, Neil

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              Considers the active social role of children (0-18) and parents in shaping the nature of the family holiday experience. This book offers insights into the holiday desires, expectations and experiences of children and the families' tourism behaviour. It traces the modern history o...f the demand for and provision of holidays for children and families.
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              ISBN 9780415545433
              Released NZ 8 Feb 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Tourism in China: Policy and Development Since 1949
               

              Tourism in China: Policy and Development Since 1949 (Hardback)

              By Airey, David; Chong, King

              • RRP: $306.00
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              Tourism in China has grown rapidly since the country started implementing its open-door policy in 1978. Tourism development is now an essential agenda item for the Chinese government's plan for economic & social growth. Policy and policy-making for tourism therefore provides the ...essential background to understand tourism development in China. This is the first book to set the development of tourism in China since 1949 in its policy context. Underpinned by a strong conceptual framework, this systematic study of China contributes to an in-depth understanding of how public policy-making for tourism works and how it affects the development of tourism in the real world. The text explores tourism policy during three distinct leadership periods since creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949: Mao Zedong (1949-1978); Deng Xiaoping (1978-1997) and the Collective Leadership Era (1997-the present). The attitudes and values of leaders and central government agencies towards tourism are considered, as well as the interactions of ideological orthodoxies, socioeconomic conditions and institutions in their influence on national policy-making and tourism development. A separate chapter is devoted to policy-making in China's two Special Administrative Regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Taiwan due to its political separation from the Mainland, and Tibet, given its distinctive characteristics. Drawing on China's experience over 60 years the book concludes with both theoretical and practical implications for tourism policy-making. This timely volume offers important insights into China's Tourism as well as contributing to a wider pattern of debates about the respective roles of government policy and the market in the past and future. The material draws on exclusive in-depth interviews with key informants in China and on government documents and official sources not generally available in the international literature. This will be of interest to higher level students, acad
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              ISBN 9780415548090
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Last Chance Tourism: Adapting Tourism Opportunities in a Changing World
                

              Last Chance Tourism: Adapting Tourism Opportunities in a Changing World (Hardback)

              Edited by Lemelin, Harvey; Dawson, Jackie; Stewart, Emma J.

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              Emma Stewart Emma is a Senior Lecturer in tourism and parks at Lincoln University, New Zealand Concerns over vanishing destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Everglades of Florida, the ice cap on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Maldives have prompted some travel operators and ...tour agencies to recommend these destinations to consumers before they disappear. This travel trend has been reported as: a ~disappearing tourism, a (TM) a ~doom tourism, a (TM) and most commonly a ~last-chance tourisma (TM) where tourists explicitly seek vanishing landscapes or seascapes, and/or disappearing natural and/or social heritage. However, despite this increasing form of travel there has been little examination in the academic literature of lasta chance tourism phenomenon. This is the first book to empirically examine and evaluate this contemporary tourism development providing a new angle on the effects of global change and pressures of visitation on tourism destinations. It aims to develop the conceptual definition of last-chance tourism, examine the ethics surrounding this type of travel, and provide case studies highlighting this form of tourism in different regions. In particular it critically reviews the advantages of publicizing these vulnerable destinations to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts, but also the issue of attracting more tourists seeking to undergo such experiences before they are gone forever, accelerating the negative impacts. It further examines current trends, discusses escalating challenges, and highlight future opportunities. This timely volume is multi-authored, multi-disciplinary featuring some of the leading researchers in the fields of leisure, tourism, anthropology, geography, and sociology and draws on international range of case studies. It will be of interest to students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism, Environmental Studies and Development Studies.
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              ISBN 9780415618236
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Tourism in Brazil: Environment, Management and Segments
               

              Tourism in Brazil: Environment, Management and Segments (Hardback)

              Edited by Lohmann, Gui; Dredge, Dianne

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              Since the 1990s, tourism has become not only a major economic activity in Brazil, but has also attracted many educational and research interests. Growing interest about Brazil is in part related to the growing prominence of the country as an new economic power as well as the risi...ng numbers of international tourists and increase in domestic tourism. In addition Brazil will be hosting two major sport events in the years ahead, i.e. the Soccer World Cup, in 2014, and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in 2016. Brazil offers many cultural and natural attractions but similarly to many other developing countries, it still struggles to take advantage of tourism due to the lack of infrastructure and social and economic conditions that inhibit the proper planning and development of tourism in Brazil. This book provides a full examination of tourism in Brazil, by critically reviewing its development, management and social and economic issues the country faces to further develop tourism in this region with a particular focus on the major sports events that it will be hosting in the near future. By doing so the book considers important development issues such as reducing the impacts of tourism on the environment & community, transport infrastructure and how destinations can rebrand themselves to intended markets. These issues are explored from a wide range of tourism destination examples from nature based to more cultural and heritage sites. Where possible the book also makes comparisons to tourism development in other developing countries to offer insight into Brazil's future development in terms of tourism. Based on cutting edge research conducted by Brazilian academics, this original and timely book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and related disciplines.
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              ISBN 9780415674324
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage Tourism
               

              Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage Tourism (Paperback)

              Edited by Kaminski, Jamie; Benson, Angela M.; Arnold, David

              • RRP: $93.99
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              The perceived quality of a destination's cultural offering has long been a significant factor in determining tourist choices of destination. More recently, the need to present touristic offerings that include cultural experiences and heritage has become widely recognised, that th...is aspect of the tourism experience is an important differentiator of destinations, as well as being amongst the most manageable. This has also led to an increase in the management of such experiences through special exhibitions, events and festivals, as well as through ensuring more routine and controlled access to heritage sites. Reflecting the increasing application of cultural heritage as a driver for tourism and development, this book provides for the first time a cohesive volume on the subject that is theoretically rich, practically applied and empirically grounded. Written by expert scholars and practitioners in the field, the book covers a broad range of theoretical perspectives of cultural heritage tourism; regeneration, policy, stakeholders, marketing, socio-economic development, impacts, sustainability, volunteering and ICT. It takes a broad view, integrating international examples of sites, monuments as well as intangible cultural heritage, motor vehicle heritage events and modern art museums. This significant book furthers knowledge of the theory and application of tourism within the context of cultural heritage and will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in a range of disciplines.
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              ISBN 9781138082014
              Released NZ 25 May 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Last Chance Tourism: Adapting Tourism Opportunities in a Changing World
               

              Last Chance Tourism: Adapting Tourism Opportunities in a Changing World (Paperback)

              Edited by Lemelin, Harvey; Dawson, Jackie; Stewart, Emma J.

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              Concerns over vanishing destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Antarctica, and the ice cap on Mt. Kilimanjaro have prompted some travel operators and tour agencies to recommend these destinations to consumers before they disappear. This travel trend has been reported as: 'd...isappearing tourism,' 'doom tourism,' and most commonly 'last chance tourism' where tourists explicitly seek vanishing landscapes or seascapes, and/or disappearing natural and/or social heritage. However, despite this increasing form of travel there has been little examination in the academic literature of last chance tourism phenomenon. This is the first book to empirically examine and evaluate this contemporary tourism development providing a new angle on the effects of global change and pressures of visitation on tourism destinations. It aims to develop the conceptual definition of last chance tourism, examine the ethics surrounding this type of travel, and provide case studies highlighting this form of tourism in different regions, and in different contexts. In particular it critically reviews the advantages of publicizing vulnerable destinations to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts. Conversely, the book draws attention to the issue of attracting more tourists seeking to undergo such experiences before they are gone forever, accelerating the negative impacts. It further examines current trends, discusses escalating challenges, provides management strategies, and highlights future research opportunities. Last Chance Tourism is a timely and multi-disciplinary volume featuring contributions from leading scholars in the fields of leisure, tourism, anthropology, geography, and sociology. It draws on a range of international case studies and will be of interest to students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism, Environmental Studies and Development Studies.
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              ISBN 9781138081284
              Released NZ 25 May 2017
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              Tourism Development in Japan: Themes, Issues and Challenges

              Tourism Development in Japan: Themes, Issues and Challenges (Hardback)

              Edited by Sharpley, Richard; Kato, Kumi

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This significant and timely volume focuses on the unique trajectory of tourism development in Japan, which has been characterised by an historical emphasis on promoting both domestic and international tourism to Japanese tourists, followed by the more recent policy of competing a...ggressively in the international incoming tourist market. Initial chapters present an overview of past and present tourism including policy and research perspectives. Thematic perspectives on tourism and specific contexts and places in which tourism occurs are then examined. Strains of Japanese tourism such as sport, surf, forest, mountain, urban, tea, pilgrimage, and even whaling heritage tourism are among those analysed. The book also explores tourism's role in confronting difficult pasts and presents, and the challenges facing the development of tourism in contemporary Japan. A short post-script outlines some of the challenges and possible future directions tourism in Japan may take in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Written by a team of well-known editors and contributors including academics from Japan, this will be of great interest to upper-students and researchers and academics in Development Studies, Cultural Studies, Geography and Tourism.
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              ISBN 9780367221478
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Positive Tourism in Africa
               

              Positive Tourism in Africa (Hardback)

              Edited by Mkono, Mucha

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Positive Tourism in Africa provides a crucial counter-narrative to the prevailing colonial and reductionist perspective on Africa's tourism trajectory and future. It offers a uniquely optimistic outlook for tourism in Africa whilst acknowledging the many challenges that African c...ountries continue to grapple with. By examining broad and localized empirical studies, conceptual frameworks, culturally centered paradigms, and innovative methodological approaches for African contexts, this book showcases the many facets of tourism in Africa that illustrate hope, resilience, growth, and survival. This volume explores themes such as community-based tourism, wildlife tourism, tourism governance and leadership, crisis recovery, regional integration, the role of indigenous knowledge, event tourism and the impact of smart technologies. It acknowledges the challenges and opportunities for growth that exist in these various contexts and explores how tourism creates value for the spectrum of its participants. Including a wide selection of contributions from diverse authors, many of them African, this book offers an Afro-centric interpretation of tourism phenomena. It will be of great interest to students, researchers and academics in the field of Tourism and African Studies, as well as Development Studies and Geography.
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              ISBN 9781138369405
              Released NZ 1 May 2019
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