Tourism & Recreation
Themes in Tourism Series
By Stephen Williams
Longman / Pearson Education
$69.50 paper original
Tourism and Recreation explores the relationship between tourism and recreation.
Whilst tourism and recreation form related realms within the wider field of
leisure, few books have attempted to examine the nature of that relationship
and how it may be changing through time and across space. Through a discussion
that examines, in turn, the development of seaside resorts; international travel;
tourism and recreation in urban and rural environments; and policy issues, the
book aims to show that in both historic and contemporary terms, tourism and
recreation are intimately related. Tourism and Recreation is a core text that
will interest intermediate and final year students reading for degrees in travel
and tourism, as well as students in disciplines such as geography, sociology
and cultural studies.
Key features of the book include: a highly readable discussion of the relationships
between tourism and recreation that addresses both historic processes of development
and contemporary patterns of activity; extensive use of up-to-date examples
and illustrative materials, drawn from a wide range of sources; a range of international
case studies that provide further illustration of key themes; annotated lists
of recommended reading and suggested activities for further study within each
chapter; a comprehensive bibliography of relevant readings that provides a valuable
basis for further, independent study. Tourism and Recreation is an excellent
addition to the Themes in Tourism series which examines a range of contemporary
concepts, ideas and issues relating to tourism.
Dr Stephen Williams is the Head of Geography at Staffordshire University, UK,
and the author of several texts on tourism and recreation.
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