Tourism and Inequality
Problems and Prospects
17th December 2010
- ISBN 9781845936907
- Language English
- Pages 256 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
- Images illus
Providing a synthesis of tourism as a source of injustice and as a means to address inequality throughout the world, this book addresses a wide range of interrelated forms of inequality and routes towards social justice. It includes relations of class, nation, ethnicity, race, gender, disability and age to social justice initiatives such as poverty alleviation, fair trade, ethics and human rights. It is a useful resource for students of tourism and tourism management, as well as industry professionals and policy makers.
"Overall, the volume is very well-written and not only discusses the contributionRobin Nunkoo, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - , Annals of Tourism Research
of tourism to inequality, but also analyzes how the industry can contribute to
reducing inequality. Secondly, it analyzes tourism induced inequalities from differ-
ent perspectives, providing the reader with a broad and in-depth knowledge on the
Part I: Inequalities for consumers
1. Tourism, Disability and Mobility
2. Tourism and Visual Impairment
3. Equal Access for All? Regulative Mechanisms, Inequality and Tourism Mobility
Part II: Inequalities for producers
4. Sex Tourism and Inequalities
5. Access and Marginalisation in a Beach Enclave Resort
6. Fair Trade in Tourism - a Marketing Tool for Social Transformation?
7. Tourism and Human Rights
Part III: Prospects for reducing Inequalities
8. Social Tourism for Low-Income Groups: Benefits in a UK and Irish Context
9. Tourism and Welfare: Ethics, Responsibility and Well-being
10. Pro-Poor Tourism - Can Tourism Contribute to Poverty Reduction in Less Economically Developed Countries?
11. Urban Beaches as Social Tourism Installations: Case Studies of Paris Plage and Bristol Urban Beach
12. Justifying Tourism: Justice Through Tourism