Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This textbook provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festivals and events and heritage and cultural tourism are covered.
2. From Mass Tourism to Niche Tourism
3. Tourism Geographies & Economies
4. Tourist Behaviour
5. Environmental Tourism
7. Image, Semiotics & Identity
8. Urban and Community Tourism
9. Rural Tourism
10. Arts, Festivals & Events
11. Sports & Adventure Tourism
12. Heritage Tourism
13. Cultural Tourism
14. Film Tourism
15. Dark Tourism
16. Gay Tourism
18. Religious Tourism
19. Medical Tourism
20. Cruise Tourism
21. Concluding comments
Peter Robinson is Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to entering academia Peter gained experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors within tourism, hospitality and events management, including senior management roles with The National Trust and Derby University as Tourism Projects Manager overseeing a range of EU funded business support projects.
Peter has worked as a business development consultant (mainly within the leisure sector) with a number of high profile clients across the UK. Peter has gained experience developing businesses in the tourism, events, automotive, retail and IT sectors. He is currently a Trustee of the Carpet Museum in Kidderminster and Elvaston Castle and Gardens Trust.
He is a member of the Tourism Society and the Tourism Management Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Travel and Tourism Management (and a member of the ITT Education and Training Committee). He is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Sue Heitmann is at University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Peter Dieke is Visiting Professor of Tourism at Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda. He has held prior academic positions at a number of institutions including the University of Nigeria, University of Strathclyde (UK), Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai (UAE), and George Mason University, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Nigeria in 1975, a master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts in 1981 prior to his pursuit of a doctoral degree in the field of tourism development at the University of Strathclyde in 1988. Professor Carson L. Jenkins was his doctoral research degree supervisor at Strathclyde. His principal research interest is in the developmental aspects of tourism, focusing on policy, planning and implementation strategies for the developing world, with a regional interest in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published widely in these areas. He has also advised governments and undertaken assignments for several international organizations, most notably the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); the British Council; the African Union, etc.