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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.

The Creative Economy, Entertainment and Performance
The Creative Economy, Entertainment and Performance
Greg Richards

The rapidly developing relationship between tourism, creativity and the creative industries is arguably the result of a ‘creative turn’ in tourism (Russo and Richards, 2016). Creativity has been employed to transform conventional forms of tourism, shifting from tangible heritage towards more intangible culture and greater involvement with the everyday life of the destination. The creative economy has been at the forefront of this development, as creative entrepreneurs have moved into the tourism field as a means of leveraging their creative capital to generate economic capital, and creative enterprises have begun to supply content for the burgeoning online, digital and virtual tourism sectors.

This chapter explores the developing relationship ...

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