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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.

Tourism Products and Experiences
Tourism Products and Experiences
Noel Scott Lihua Gao
Introduction

Tourism is a form of regional economic development providing money to business owners and through them to residents of a destination in exchange for products and experiences they provide to tourists. In order to gain this economic benefit for communities, governments make investments in infrastructure and marketing to stimulate demand for these products. The government recoups this investment through taxation of business profits. The characteristics of tourism products, such as their consumption in often geographically remote destinations, their hedonic characteristics, their intangibility, being based on common pool resources, and the importance of both local community and small business operators in their delivery make them of ...

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