Global Challenges and Approaches
Social tourism - the practice of offering programs, events, and activities to enable all population groups to enjoy tourism - is of increasing interest to academia. Beginning with an introduction to the social tourism concept, its relevance and target groups, this book then provides reflections about emerging topics and case studies of programs in action across Europe, Oceania, and the Americas. It considers the tourism experience from the point of view of each population group (young people, families, senior citizens, and disabled people), before covering the impacts of social tourism initiatives on both participants and tourism destinations. It concludes by reflecting on the practical challenges and policy implications emerging from theory and practice, highlighting common challenges and identifying guidelines for designing social tourism initiatives.