Challenges in Tourism Research
Tej Vir Singh
Channel View Publications, 2015 - Social Science - 373 pages
In this volume leading experts from different disciplines and diverse geographic regions discuss fundamental, often controversial topics in the field of tourism studies. The book attempts to understand, identify and analyse some of the perennial problems and challenges encountered by tourism researchers. The debates include topics such as the concept of the ‘tourist’, the long-term sustainability of tourism development, the growth of volunteer tourism and the vulnerability of tourism. Bringing together the collective wisdom of 37 renowned tourism scholars in a unique format, this is an important text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, tourism researchers and industry professionals.
Is Tourist a Secular Pilgrim or a Hedonist in Search
Do Tourists Travel for the Discovery of Self or to Search
Is Volunteerism a New Avatar of Travelism?
and Guest Alexandra Coghlan
Lies Damn Lies and Statistics
Does Tourism Consume Places?
and the Pleasure Core David Weaver
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