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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 Education and Scholarship
Tourism Education and Scholarship
David Airey
Introduction

Notwithstanding some early writings and scholarly work related to tourism in the first half of the twentieth century, tourism in the academy, as we know it today, really began in the 1960s. It thus now has a history stretching over more than 50 years. Its origins lie in three key developments. The first, and possibly the most important, was the growth and development of tourism itself and its recognition, especially by governments, as an activity with important consequences. The second was the rapid expansion of post-compulsory education, particularly at university level. And the third was the creation of new universities, many of which, unbounded by traditional disciplines, identified tourism as a ...

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