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Tourism Development Revisited: Concepts, Issues and Paradigms

by Sutheeshna S Babu, Bivraj Bhushan Parida and Sitikanta Mishra SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
07/2008
ISBN:
9780761936336
Format:
Pbk 364 pages
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AU$64.00 NZ$66.96
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Tourism Development Revisited: Concepts, Issues and Paradigms contains a collection of articles by leading experts in international tourism. It broadly covers the tourism business as well as the development of tourism. It documents the different views and paradigms on tourism development in an in-depth manner. In addition to discussing the concepts, scope and nature of the tourism business, the book includes a diverse commentary on:
-The development of tourism in the 21st century
-Emerging models in international tourism
-Challenges faced in emerging markets of East Europe, India and China
-Impact of Internet and online markets on the travel industry
-Changing human resource practices and contributions by the informal sector
-The importance of tourism as a source of economic development
-The dynamics of the global tourist and corporate traveller
-Ecotourism, exotic destinations and experiential tourism
-Fundamental issues in leisure, recreation and tourism

This book endeavours to a critical approach within a multi-disciplinary framework to relook at the complex phenomenon of tourism development. The unusual intellectual freedom of the scholars is clearly demonstrated throughout this book. It deals with the details in the conceptual and paradigmatic evolution of tourism as a socio-economic phenomenon and an industry, contradictions in its development process, tourism in developing world including the fast-growing Chinese and Indian economies, new tourism products and their development and management.

Tourism Development Revisited: An Introduction - Sutheeshna Babu S, Sitikantha Mishra and Bivraj Bhusan Parida
I: TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS, ISSUES AND PROCESS
Tourism as Discipline and Industry: Some Comments on the Progressing - Debates Sutheeshna Babu S
Modern Tourism and Its Development in a Post-Modern Age - Richard Butler
Some Reflections on Tourism and Post-Colonialism - Peter M Burns
Trends in Tourism: Spectres of New Displacements - Nina Rao
Tourism and the Informal Sector: Notes on the Case of Backpacker Tourism - Anders S++rensen and Sutheeshna Babu S
II: TOURISM PRODUCTS, THE GAZE AND EXPERIENCES
Rural Tourism in Andalucía: Recent Evolution and Normative Regulation - Antonio Fernández-Morales and María Cruz Mayorga-Toledano
'Mainland' and 'Entry' Islands: Distinctions in Island Tourism - Stephen A Royle
Marketing National Parks Using Ecotourism as a Catalyst: Towards a Theory and Practice - Stephen Wearing
Globalising the Tourist Gaze - John Urry
Destinations as Experience Stages: A Systems View - Yeoryios Stamboulis
III: EMERGING DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS
Tourism Development and its Emerging Paradigms: A Synthesis - Sutheeshna Babu S
International Tourism and Developing Economies - Miguela M Mena
Shifting Paradigms: The Convergence of Tourism, Conservation and Development - Sue Broad and Rochelle Spencer
Stagnation and Way-out: A Case Study of Tourism Development in China from the Perspective of New Institution Economics - Lingyun Zhang and Xiaoqiu Ma
Exploring Linkage between Tourism and Community Development: A Case Study of the Artisans in Rajasthan - Dripto Mukhopadhyay
IV: ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR TOURISM
Estimating the Economic Impacts of Tourism Shocks: A Paradigm Shift in Technique - Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth, Ray Spurr and Thiep Van Ho
Analysing China-based Hotel Websites - Rob Law and Catherine Cheung
Spatial Dimensions of Tourism in India: A Macro-level Perspective - Sutheeshna Babu S
Holiday Attachment: The Construct and Its Measurement - Babu P George
V: CHANGING HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICES
The Professionalisation of Tourism: Preparing the Way for the Portfolio Careerist in Australia - Kevin D Lyons
The Good Guide: Identifying and Engendering Generic Skills in the Training of Tourist Guides - Michael F Christie and Peter Mason
Tourist Guides - Michael F Christie and Peter Mason
Index

The book offers a diverse commentary and discussion on the development and the business of tourism in the 21st century. This book is recommended for researchers, graduate students, and academicians studying international tourism. In comparison to other books on tourism development, Tourism Development Revisited offers a critical and challenging approach through the interesting and sometimes provocative views of authors who are experts of this complex phenomenon.
Sutheeshna Babu. S is Reader at the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Gwalior and now holds the post of Nodal Officer of the National Institute of Watersports, Goa. Prior to this, he has worked as Chairperson of the Department of Tourism, Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad, U.P., India. Dr Babu is also the editor of the UNECAP promoted Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT) Newsletter. His main publications include conference proceedings and articles in journals and edited books. Tourism development issues and policy research remain his main areas of research. Sitikantha Mishra, PhD, is the Director of the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), Gwalior, Ministry of Tourism, Government. of India. He has been working as Professor in Business Studies for last two decades. Prof. Mishra is also Vice-President UNECAP promoted Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT). He has authored many articles in national and international journals, and wrote three books on themes related to tourism planning and marketing. Prof. Mishra is also member of the Working Committee on Technical Education for the 11th Five Year Plan, constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. His main areas of interest are strategic management, financial management and tourism planning. Bivraj Bhusan Parida, D Lit., is Reader at the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar. Prior to this, he taught at the Department of Management, Burdwan University, West Bengal and also headed the department. He has a dual post-graduate in economics and management, and has obtained the Doctorate and D Lit. in Management with marketing as the focus area. In addition to publishing seminar/conference papers, Dr Parida also has published in leading journals and co-authored a book on tourism marketing. His areas of interests are marketing themes, and he specialises in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications in tourism.