This is a critical introduction to the relations between tourism, tourists, and tourism spaces. It fuses economic and cultural perspectives to explain how tourism is dependent on place and space, while at the same time as defining those places and spaces. Examining different levels of scale - from local to global - Tourism and Tourism Spaces is informed by the discussion of three key processes: - production and consumption of tourist spaces - consumption and commodification of tourist experiences - construction and reconstruction of tourist spaces Each chapter engages with different theoretical perspectives; is illustrated with comparative examples and case studies; uses tables, boxes and figures throughout; and concludes with a summary. An integrated and systematic review of a range of theoretical positions - that integrates economic and cultural - Tourism and Tourism Spaces will be a key resource for students of geography, sociology, management studies, hospitality studies, and leisure studies.

Engineering the Tourist Experience

Engineering the tourist experience

Dimensions of the Tourist Experience

As we discussed in Chapter 5, a culture of tourism has emerged since the 1960s that is now a ‘highly significant component of most metropolitan and national economies’ (Rojek 2000: 53). This is characterized by its global dimensions and its increasing complexity in terms of the different forms of tourism consumption that have emerged since the 1980s. In this chapter we explore the relationship between old and new forms of tourism consumption, and the ways in which they shape different types of tourist experiences. These are reflexive in nature, as experiences and types of tourism have evolved. To understand such relationships it is necessary to make sense of the complex factors affecting the tourist ...

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