Tourism geography is the study of travel and tourism, as an industry and as a social and cultural activity. Tourism geography covers a wide range of interests including the environmental impact of tourism, the geographies of tourism and leisure economies, answering tourism industry and management concerns and the sociology of tourism and locations of tourism.
The content of tourism geography is complex, making a connection between the two concepts of geography and tourism, being rather new compared especially with the term of geography. Tourism is an astonishingly complex phenomenon that is becoming an ever-greater part of life in today’s global world. This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to this vast and diverse subject through the lens of geography, the only field with the breadth to consider all aspects, activities, and perspectives that constitute tourism. Indeed, geography and tourism have always been interconnected.
This book analyses the social and geographical dimensions of tourism in a systematic way. Its focus is on spatial relationships, tourism systems and environments. The contents of the book will be of immense help for teachers, students, policymakers and tourism professionals.