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Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

Economics of International Tourism
Economics of international tourism

Tourism is an activity that takes place in all continents and its economic significance and impacts are far reaching. The economic significance of international tourism is concerned with both the size of international tourism activity and an economy's level of dependency and can be examined at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Because tourism is not an industry in the sense of being a single productive sector in national accounts, it tends to be measured according to the consumer spending that takes place (tourism receipts). This is fraught with difficulties, not only in the way in which tourism receipts are estimated but also in terms of drawing distinctions between tourism and non-tourism spending. Tourism satellite accounts (TSA) have been ...

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