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.

Established Tourism Spaces in Transition: Changes in Coastal Resorts

Established Tourism Spaces in Transition: Changes in Coastal Resorts

Established tourism spaces in transition: Changes in coastal resorts

The Seaside and the Beach

The seaside, and more especially the beach, has been signposted as a liminal and carnivalesque tourism space by a variety of commentators (Ryan 1997; Shields 1991; Walton 2000). According to Ryan ‘beaches are margins of experience’ (p. 167). Such marginality is not only geographical, but also defined by social and psychological experiences. Within this context the beach has often been seen as a space for display, the ‘other world which lifts the curtain upon suppressed profanities’ (Ryan 1997: 161). In this marginal space, tourists can express themselves and indulge in the types of fun and play recognized by Podlichak (1991). This use of the ...

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