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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.

Ethical Perspectives: Exploring the Ethical Landscape of Tourism
Ethical perspectives: Exploring the ethical landscape of tourism

The annoyance with the crowd was not that they blocked the ways and obstructed access to different places. What was much more bothersome was their tourist's zeal, their toing and froing, in which one was, without being aware, included, as it threatened to degrade what was just now the element of our experience into an object ready-at-hand for the viewer. No one, however, would like to contest or underestimate the fact that several of them would preserve a serious impression from the temples of the Acropolis for the rest of their journey. (Heidegger, 2005: 42)

This is how Martin Heidegger, one of the key philosophers of the twentieth century, describes his first ...

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