The Study of Tourism

Third, the ontological insecurity of tourism education is possibly exacerbated by continuing variations in the location of tourism programmes. Most typically, and undoubtedly reflecting the vocational roots of the study of tourism in ...

Author: Richard Sharpley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134016778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Over the last two decades, tourism has become firmly established as a recognized field of study and the focus of extensive academic research. There has been continual expansion in the provision of taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, dramatic developments in the tourism literature and a growing community of tourism academics. Despite this explosion in the study of tourism, however, it is still struggling to achieve wider academic legitimacy, it remains to some extent divorced from the industry upon which it is focuses and, even within its academic ranks, there remains uncertainty over its role and future direction. This volume aims to critically explore this paradoxical situation and to consider the future direction of the study of tourism. It charts the development of tourism as an area of study, analyzing approaches taken from an international context; it critiques contemporary epistemologies of tourism framed around the social science vs. management dichotomy and offers alternative approaches to the study of tourism. In doing so, it engages directly with a range of important academic debates: what tourism ‘is’ in an academic context, the purpose of studying tourism and how it should be studied in the future. This important and stimulating volume will have global appeal to higher level students, academics and researchers within tourism and related disciplines.

The Study of Tourism

These slowly evolved to a consideration of the multiple uses of forestry lands and public spaces, and hence in time to the behavior of visitors and tourists. Sometimes, the study of agriculture led to programs in hospitality and food ...

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849507424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This volume continues the tradition established by Nash in The Study of Tourism Anthropological and Sociological Beginnings (2005) previously published in this series. A significant number of the founding scholars whose work has defined and provided a platform for psychology and marketing studies in tourism contribute their reflective accounts on their initial work. They also locate the initial work they conducted within the milieu in which it was created and link the early work to contemporary concerns both of their own undertaking and more broadly. This is the only publication to collate views on the development of tourism study by all these historically important tourism scholars and provides a unique insight into how the context in which tourism scholars' work influences the studies they undertake. From the renowned Tourism Social Science Series it systematically and cumulatively contributes to the formation, embodiment, and advancement of knowledge in the field of tourism. A valuable piece of tourism literature for all in the areas of advanced marketing and applied psychology, philosophy of education, social science analysis, tourism marketing research and management.

The Study of Food Tourism Hospitality and Events

International tourism students as edutourists are in a unique situation in that they are practicing tourism by virtue of being away, while at the same time studying tourism. Of particular significance to tourism educators is the finding ...

Author: Sue Beeton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811306389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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This book elaborates upon, critiques and discusses 21st-century approaches to scholarship and research in the food, tourism, hospitality, and events trades and applied professions, using case examples of innovative practice. The specific field considered in this book is also placed against the backdrop of the larger question of how universities and other institutions of higher learning are evolving and addressing the new relationships between research, scholarship and teaching.

Tourism and Economic Development A comparative Study of Vijayapura and North Goa District

At present many countries depend upon tourist's income. Tourism is a major source of foreign exchange earnings as well as employment generation. 5) Bramodha Devi, C. K. (2006) in her study, “An Economic Study of Tourism Industry with ...

Author: Dr. Yallama Chawan

Publisher: Lulu Publication

ISBN: 9781716069895

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Introduction: From ancient period India is famous for its culture, heritage and at the same time India is known for tourism. Tourists are attracted towards India only because of its natural beauty, historical places, arts and crafts. India can always possess of its prosperous cultural tradition. Travel and tourism in India is an important part of Indian tradition and culture. In ancient times travel was primarily for pilgrimage as the holy place dotting the country attracted people from different parts of the world. People also travel to participate in large scale feast, fairs and festivals in different parts of country. In such a background cultural tradition was developed where Atithi Devo Bhava (the guest is god) and Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam (the world is one family) became by wards of Indian social behavior.

Eco Tourism in South Gujarat A Study

In closing, the paper identifies areas for future research related to the scope of this paper. Dr. Hitesh S. Viramgami*; Dr. J. K. Patel** ( 2012)6 in research “A Comparative Study of Tourist Resources of Gujarat State ” In the present ...

Author: Patel Dilipkumar

Publisher: EduPedia Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781511928342


Page: 105

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"Ecotourism involves visiting natural areas with the objectives of learning, studying or participating in activities that do not bring negative effects to the environment; whilst protecting and empowering the local community socially and economically." (Cristina, 2004) The Objective of this research is to explore the scope to which the local residents of tourism industry the Navsari district And Valsad District in South Gujarat have attitudes and awareness towards ecotourism impact of sustainable development. They are need of training and education and Language improvement related to ecotourism in order to improve their lifestyles, economy and resource management. Their involvement in ecotourism programs would be a potential strategy to promote and support sustainable development in the area. This study researcher used method data collection was secondary data source has various Journal , Magazine and websites also, and primary source has Questionnaire and interview schedule with local people and Visitors opinion regarding tourist place facilities and give suggestion to better improvement to selected Place. Hypothesis test of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Used and Covariance and Standard Deviation etc.

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies

This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field.

Author: Tazim Jamal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206621

Category: Travel

Page: 736

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"The strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable." - Professor Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis "The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating." - Professor Mike Crang, Durham University Tourism studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues and agenda of tourism studies, exploring: The evolution and position of tourism studies The relationship of tourism to culture The ecology and economics of tourism Special events and destination management Methodologies of study Tourism and transport Tourism and heritage Tourism and postcolonialism Global tourist business operations Ranging from local to global issues, and from questions of management to the ethical dilemmas of tourism, this is a comprehensive, critically informed, constructively organized overview of the field. It draws together an inter-disciplinary group of contributors who are among the most celebrated names in the field and will be quickly recognized as a landmark in the new and expanding field of tourism studies.

An International Handbook of Tourism Education

Interestingly, a majority of scholars determinedly view tourism studies with professional interest. For them the question is not of defining the scope of tourism as a discipline, but of determining the scope of tourism studies in terms ...

Author: David Airey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136429781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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As tourism matures as an academic subject and the number of tourism higher education providers continues to expand world-wide, there is an increasing interest in its educational aspects. At the same time the development of research into education issues related to tourism means that there is now a developing literature on the subject. This international handbook offers a timely evaluation of the sate of the art of tourism higher education. The book brings together expert contributors from around the world to present current thinking and practice about what is now a major element of education provision world-wide. It is structured round four key themes: - Curriculum - International perspective - Teaching, learning and assessment - Resources, progression and quality Its global survey of tourism education offers a comprehensive basis for comparative review. In addition to setting out the development and current provision of tourism education it also addresses cutting edge issues such PhD education, non-formal education, cultural issues in learning, research and teaching, e-learning and e-assessment. It offers practical advice for the design, delivery, evaluation and resourcing of courses and concludes with a reflective agenda of issues for the future.

Mapping Tourism

In the next section , we review similar developments in theorizing the relationships between space , identity , and representation in the tourism studies literatures . Tourism Geographies Unlike cartography , the study of tourism has ...

Author: Stephen P. Hanna

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816639558

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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At first glance, the relationships among tourists, tourism maps, and the spaces of tourism seem straightforward enough: tourists use maps to find their way to and through the sites of history, culture, nature, or recreation represented there. Less apparent is how tourism maps and those using them construct such spaces and identities. As the essays in Mapping Tourism clearly demonstrate, the extraordinary interaction of work with leisure and the everyday with the exotic makes tourism maps ideal sites for exploring the contested construction of place and identity. Construction sites in the "New Berlin, " Alabama's civil rights trail, Quebec City, a California ghost town, and Bangkok's sex trade are among the spaces the essays examined. Taken together, these essays allow us to see tourist space as it truly is: contested, ever changing, and replete with issues of power.

Tourism Policy and Planning

This phase often provides the most available opportunities for semester-long student tourism policy case studies and/or research projects. For example, when the citizens of the US State of Colorado in 1994 voted to oppose the ...

Author: David L. Edgell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750685573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

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For many communities and countries throughout the world tourism is the most valuable industry. This work addresses key ingredients for positive tourism policies and planning. It examines the future of tourism policy development and presents conceptual tools to equip students and professionals to make their own contribution to it.