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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.

Architecture and Urban Planning: Practical and Theoretical Contributions
Architecture and urban planning: Practical and theoretical contributions

Architecture, planning, and tourism have been partners in shaping urban and rural places for commerce, consumption, and inhabitation, but this collaboration is deeply interwoven with political as well as economical and social needs.

The first section below presents the main analytic categories and approaches to urban destination development in a historical framework. Though laid out in a temporal sequence in order to be followed more easily, this is not a historical narrative covering tourism in relation to architecture and urban planning. Rather, it is the “effective history”—what is alive now, bearing on the present and future—and thus opens up to the later sections covering problems, debates, and future directions. The goal is ...

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