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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 Host Community: Perceptions of and Responses to Tourism
The Host Community: Perceptions of and Responses to Tourism
Richard Sharpley
Introduction

In 1990, some 1.7 million tourists visited Barcelona. Two years later the city hosted the Summer Olympic Games and, following a consequential dramatic transformation in its image (Smith, 2005), rapidly evolved into one of Europe's more popular tourism destinations. By 2000, the number of annual arrivals in Barcelona had almost doubled to 3.14 million, a figure that subsequently increased to 7.88 million by 2014 (Statista, 2016). Unsurprisingly, such growth is reflected in the contribution of tourism to the local economy. In 2013, direct tourist expenditure was EUR26 million per day, accounting for 15% of local GDP, and the tourism sector directly ...

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