Special Interest Tourism

Concepts, Contexts and Cases

March 2018
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  • Published
    9th March 2018
  • ISBN 9781780645667
  • Language English
  • Pages 236 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images tables, case studies & color photos
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Special interest tourism is growing rapidly due to a discerning and heterogeneous travel market and the demand for more focused activity or interest-based tourism experiences. This book approaches the topic from the perspective of both supply and demand, and has a clear, user-friendly structure. Covering the practical applications of research and the key emerging issues for royal, dark, festival, sport, gastronomic, slow and pro-poor tourism, among others, it includes contributions and case studies by international academics and practitioners. Sometimes referred to as niche or contemporary tourism, this book provides a complete introduction to the study of special interest tourism for students.

1: How Special is Special Interest Tourism?
2: Understanding the SIT Experience
3: SIT Typologies, Behaviour & Motivations
4: Family Tourism
5: Social Tourism
6: Ancestral Tourism
7: Cathedral Tourism
8: Islamic Tourism
9: Royal Tourism
10: Educational Tourism
11: Industrial Tourism
12: Dark Tourism
13: Literary Tourism
14: Music Tourism
15: Film Tourism
16: Festival Tourism
17: Sport Tourism
18: Football Tourism
19: Cycle Tourism
20: Adventure Tourism
21: Spa and Wellness Tourism
22: Shopping Tourism
23: Gastronomic Tourism
24: Transport Tourism
25: Slow Tourism
26: Cruise Tourism
27: Wildlife Tourism
28: Volunteer Tourism
29: Slum Tourism
30: The Future of Special Interest Tourism

Sheila Agarwal

Sheila Agarwal is with University of Plymouth, UK.

Graham Busby

Graham Busby is with University of Plymouth, UK.

Ruong Huang

Ruong Huang is with University of Plymouth, UK.