Essentials of Tourism

By Chris Cooper
February 2012
Pearson Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273724384
362 Pages, Illustrated
$87.50 Paper original

Essentials of Tourism offers a concise and student-friendly introduction to the field of tourism.

Written in a lively and engaging style, the book boasts an extensive range of case studies from around the world, and provides you with a coherent and consistent text, blending tourism principles and theory with practice. Each chapter features three case studies which illustrate contemporary practice in the leisure and tourism industry. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of destinations from around the globe, giving this text a truly international approach.

The book is the essential companion for undergraduate students studying Tourism and Tourism Management. It is accompanied by a companion website packed with extra resources for both students and lecturers, including multiple choice questions, PowerPoint slides and links to further reading.


Section 1 Tourism Essentials: An Introduction

Chapter 1 Tourism Essentials

Section 2 Destination Essentials

Chapter 2 The Destination
Chapter 3 The Economic Consequences of Tourism
Chapter 4 The Environmental Consequences of Tourism
Chapter 5 The Social and Cultural Consequences of Tourism
Chapter 6 Sustainable Tourism

Section 3 Tourism Sector Essentials

Chapter 7 Attractions
Chapter 8 Hospitality
Chapter 9 Intermediaries
Chapter 10 Transport
Chapter 11 Government and Tourism

Section 4 Tourism Demand and Marketing Essentials

Chapter 12 Demand
Chapter 13 Tourism Marketing

Section 5 Tourism Futures: The Essentials

Chapter 14 Tourism Futures

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