Managing Urban Tourism (Themes In Tourism)

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For students on undergraduate and postgraduate tourism; tourism planning; tourism management; urban development; urban studies; planning and public policy courses.  An holistic analysis of tourism as an urban phenomenon, examining the challenge of developing, harnessing and managing urban tourism. The material is presented from a theoretical perspective in relation to postmodernism, also at a practical level in relation to the development of urban studies and planning knowledge to understand what urban tourism is.

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Managing Urban Tourism is a clear, straightforward text, groundbreaking in its original content. It offers a holistic analysis of tourism as an urban phenomenon and the challenge of developing, harnessing, and managing urban tourism. The book identifies critical linkages with all aspects of tourism and other subjects.

Managing Urban Tourism makes theoretical developments in urban social theory very accessible. The material is presented from a theoretical perspective in relation to postmodernism. At the same time, the book looks at the practical level in relation to the development of urban studies and planning knowledge to help the reader understand what urban tourism is.

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  • truly global in its reach

  • provides international case studies with material from both the developed and the developing world, including Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, Australasia and the United States

  • provides in-depth coverage of a rapidly growing area of tourism studies
  • offers interdisciplinary content, with material from geography, planning, and sociology
  • addresses key issues such as globalisation, locality, postmodernism, sustainable development, planning and management

  • integrates tourism and non-tourism literature to introduce students to the wider social science domain of tourism

Managing Urban Tourism is an excellent resource for students attending undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses on tourism. Also, the book will be a resource for students undertaking courses in urban studies, planning and public policy.

Stephen J Page is Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley Chair in Tourism in the Department of Marketing at the University of Stirling.

C Michael Hall is Professor and Head of the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago.

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