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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 and Specific Localities: Mountains, Deserts and Coasts
Tourism and Specific Localities: Mountains, Deserts and Coasts
Elizabeth Kastenholz
Introduction

People choose holiday destinations for a variety of reasons, but the images they hold of destinations, determining the many benefits uniquely associated with them (Gartner, 1989), are central to explaining a place's tourist appeal. Both coastal and mountain areas are among the most popular and ancient tourist destinations, seducing travellers through their fascinating, sometimes dramatic, natural landscapes, inviting them to get engaged in outdoor activities, such as mountain climbing, hiking, swimming and, in general, to become immersed in nature. Deserts are more exotic, extreme and thus less embraced by the tourist masses. They are, nevertheless, sought by some more adventurous and potentially prestige-seeking ...

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