Key Concepts in Tourist Studies provides a focused, quick reference guide for students exploring the fast growing and diverse field of tourist studies.Chosen by experienced teachers and researchers each concept defines, explains and develops a key topic in tourism and will act as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is an essential resource for all students of tourism.



The term mobility refers to our ability to move. It is often used in association with transport and so is an important tourism concept. Mobility also refers to flows of information, foreign investment and social strata which are also of relevance to travel and tourism.

Mobility, the ability to be mobile, has always been central to the concept of tourism, and the history of mass tourism has consequently been bound up with developments in mobility and transportation. Although the elite had always managed to travel from the earliest days of the Grand Tour onwards, it was the introduction of the trains and then cheap charter flights that brought mobility and tourism to the masses. From the times of Thomas Cook and the coach tour, partly replaced ...

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