Demystifying Theories in Tourism Research

Paperback
January 2016
9781780646916
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    18th January 2016
  • ISBN 9781780646916
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
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Hardback
January 2016
9781780647227
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    30th January 2016
  • ISBN 9781780647227
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
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$170.95

It often seems that there is more confusion than consensus regarding tourism theory. Does tourism have theories it can truly own, or does it just borrow from other academic disciplines? It can be difficult to understand the theories and conceptual frameworks available and how to apply these ideas to a research endeavor. This book reviews theoretical perspectives on tourism, from planning and management through marketing and host communities to the tourism consumers themselves. Covering issues such as tour guiding, rural tourism development, and destination image, it provides a complete guide to the industry. Including pedagogical features throughout, this book is an accessible approach to a controversial subject.

"At last, we have a book Demystifying Theories in Tourism Research that focusses on the way in which we as researchers use theory in our research and applications. The beauty of this book is that it touches on a broad category of knowledge domains of the tourism field with theoretical perspectives to shed light on the complexities of research, which is refreshing and creative. The book also demonstrates the use of theory and theoretical underpinnings in establishing ways of thinking, conceptualizing, and systematic inquiry. It is a must have book for anyone who is involved in tourism research and applications."

Muzaffer Uysal - , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1. Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism - An Introduction

Part 1: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TOURISM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
2. Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism Planning and Development
3. Theoretical Perspectives on Stakeholders in Tourism Management
4. Theoretical Perspectives on Tour guiding
5. Theoretical Perspectives on Rural Tourism Development
6. Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism Innovation
7. Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism Systems and Sustainability

Part 2: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TOURISM MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
8. Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism Marketing
9. Theoretical Perspectives on Destination Image

Part 3: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HOST COMMUNITIES AND GUESTS
10. Theoretical Perspectives in the Study of Community Residents and Tourism
11. Theoretical Perspectives on Tourism and Sustainable Community Development
12. Theoretical Perspectives on Identity and Culture

Part 4: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TOURISM CONSUMERS
13. Theoretical Perspectives on Place Perceptions
14. Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental Attitudes and Travel Choices

Part 5: CONCLUSION
15. Theory and the Future of Tourism Research
16. Appendix: Additional Theories Applied in the Context of Tourism

Kelly Bricker

Kelly Bricker is Associate Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah; Chair, Global Sustainable Tourism Council; and Chair, The International Ecotourism Society.

Holly Donohoe

Holly Donohoe teaches at the University of Florida.