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.

Tourism Places, Spaces and Change

Tourism places, spaces and change

Place and Space

Chapter 1 set out the importance of analysing tourism in the context of globalization. One of the features of globalization, as expressed by Harvey (1989a), is that time-space compression has enhanced the significance of space and place rather than diminished it. In this chapter we explore how the relationships between tourism and space/place are shaped and reshaped. First we consider some of more pertinent aspects of production and consumption, especially concentration processes, resort and product cycles, local labour markets, and capital embeddedness. Then we shift our attention to the mode of regulation, and to how this relates to space and place. We examine, in turn, tourism interest groups, the shift from government to governance (including ...

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