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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.

Transportation and Tourism: A Symbiotic Relationship?
Transportation and tourism: A symbiotic relationship?

Transportation is a fundamental driver of the tourism industry: it is a precondition for travel, since it facilitates mobility and the movement of tourists from their place of origin (i.e., their home area) to their destination and back. In this respect it has a symbiotic relationship with tourism: one cannot occur without the other and the two are codependent. This has many similarities with the tourism–environment relationship also discussed in this volume, although it has certainly not attracted the same level of research activity that the environment–sustainability debate has raised, even though transportation is a key element of that debate.

Despite many influential books being published on tourism since the 1970s, few ever address in any ...

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