Tourist Behaviour: The Essential Companion (Hardback)
  • Tourist Behaviour: The Essential Companion (Hardback)

Tourist Behaviour: The Essential Companion (Hardback)

Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 30/08/2019
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Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion offers a thorough investigation into both traditional and fresh topics in tourist behaviour and experience. Arranged chronologically, the chapters examine tourist experience from the very idea of a tourist visit to the aftermath of returning home. With contributions from leading experts and emerging scholars across the globe, this Companion establishes the importance of studying tourist behaviour. Innovative topics including packing and preparation, dreaming and longing for trips, and memory are explored in detail. The book incorporates a selection of illustrative key case studies to ensure that it is highly accessible and readable to a range of audiences, while ensuring academic rigour. It examines both positive and negative impacts of the tourist experience on tourists themselves and the communities and environments they visit. The concluding chapter includes a vision for how tourism and sustainable development goals can be integrated to maximise the benefits of tourist behaviour and experience. Students and researchers of tourism and sustainability will greatly benefit from the research directions and suggestions indicated in each chapter of the book. This timely Companion will also prove to be a valuable resource for stakeholders looking to improve and expand upon the tourist experience.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786438560
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm

`We're often told that travel broadens the mind. If that were ever in doubt, we can be certain that this superb volume will broaden, as well as deepen, our understanding of tourism!' -- From the Foreword by Peter Collett, University of Oxford, UK
`A sound understanding of tourist behavior is fundamental to maximizing the benefits of tourism for all stakeholders. The substantial benefit of this text is that it explores tourist behavior from diverse perspectives, not just the marketing perspective that is the sole focus of so many other texts.' -- Leo Jago, University of Surrey, UK
`The opening chapter - are tourists interesting? - demands and merits the reader's attention. Pearce's splendid narrative structure then propels readers on a fascinating journey, prompting reflection and then insight. The momentum continues unabated into the final chapter - searching for what is important. This is truly artful scholarship - an invaluable contribution.' -- Brian King, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
`Tourist Behaviour: The Essential Companion edited by Philip L. Pearce is an indispensable resource for courses on consumer behaviour in tourism and for all serious scholars in the field. The structure of the book is unique in following the entire consumer journey from "dreaming and longing" to "returning home". Pearce, the preeminent scholar and author on tourist behaviour, has produced another brilliant work together with an impressive list of contributing authors.' -- Alastair Morrison, Purdue University, US

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