Mass Tourism in a Small World

Cloth: 978 1 78064 854 5 / $140.00
Published: July 2017  

Publisher: CABI
266 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 3/5"
The economic links arising from tourism that now exist between what used to be regarded as "developed" and "developing" societies make it imperative that they are considered component parts of a global system rather than distinct entities. The central focus of this book is mass tourism across a range of societies. It focuses on the theoretical perspectives on mass tourism (including systems approaches, political economy, ethics, sustainability, and environmentalism), the historical context of mass tourism, and the current challenges to domestic, intra-regional, and international mass tourism. With the inclusion of international case studies, it is an essential resource for researchers and students within tourism studies.

Table of Contents:
Section 1: Introduction
1. Introduction: Mass Tourism in One World—David Harrison and Richard Sharpley

Section 2: Theoretical Approaches to Mass Tourism
2. A theoretical approach to mass tourism in Italy—Asterio Savelli, University of Bologna, Italy and Gabriele Manella, University of Bologna, Italy
3. Mass Tourism does not need defending—Julio Aramberri, Drexel University
4. The Morality of Mass Tourism—Jim Butcher, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
5. The Political Economy of Mass Tourism—Raoul Bianchi, University of East London, UK
6. Sustainability and Mass Tourism: A contradiction in terms? —Dave Weaver, Griffith University, Australia
7. Mass Tourism and the Environment: Issues and Dilemmas—Andrew Holden, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Section 3: Historical Studies of Tourism Development
8. From Butlin’s to Sandals—Richard Sharpley
9. Seaside Resorts in the UK: their decline, fall and (sometimes) rise—Martin Farr, Newcastle University, UK
10. Tourism and National Parks in the USA—Kelly Bricker, University of Utah, USA
11. Transport and Tourism: The Perpetual Lin—David Duval, University of Manitoba, Canada

Section 4: Case Studies in Modern Mass Tourism
12. Mass Tourism and China—Chris Ryan, Waikato University, New Zealand and Hongdi Shen, Lincoln University, New Zealand
13. Mass Tourism in Majorca—Hazel Andrews, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
14. Mass Tourism in Thailand—Erik Cohen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
15. Mass Tourism in Bulgaria—Stanislav Ivanov, Varna University of Management, Bulgaria
16. Mass Tourism in Tunisia—Sue Bleasdale, Middlesex University, UK and Heather Jeffrey, Bedfordshire University, UK
17. Mass Tourism in the Caribbean/Dominican Republic—Paul Wilkinson, York University, Canada
19. Malta and Mass Tourism—Greg Ashworth, University of Groningen, Netherlands and John Tunbridge, Carleton University, Canada
20. City/Heritage Tourism or Dubai? —David Harrison and Richard Sharpley

Section 5: The Future
21. Mass Tourism in the Future—Richard Sharpley and David Harrison

Sample Chapter

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