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Gastronomy, Tourism and the Media

Author: Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing, Gary Best, Kim Williams, Paul Strickland, Clare Lade | Paperback | 9781845415730

This book examines and analyses the connections between gastronomy, tourism and the media. It argues that in the modern world, gastronomy is increasingly a major component and driver of tourism and that destinations are using their cuisines and food cultures in marketing to increase their competitive advantage.…

Reinventing the Local in Tourism Producing, Consuming and Negotiating Place

Edited by: Antonio Paolo Russo, Greg Richards | Paperback | 9781845415686

This book investigates the way localities are shaped and negotiated through tourism, and explores the emerging success of local peer-produced hospitality and tourism services which are transforming the tourist experience. Tourists are now being brought into much closer contact with locals and have new opportunities to experience the comm…

Marketing National Parks for Sustainable Tourism

Author: Stephen L. Wearing, Stephen Schweinsberg, John Tower | Paperback | 9781845415570

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the key principles and challenges involved in tourism marketing in a national park context. It provides a framework to apply marketing principles to inform practices and guide the sustainable management of national parks and protected areas.…

Exploring the Use and Impact of Travel Guidebooks

Author: Victoria Peel, Anders Sørensen | Paperback | 9781845415624

This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of travel guidebooks and their conceptualisation, use and impact. Guidebooks have been key tourism paraphernalia for almost two centuries and although researched in some areas, academic knowledge on guidebooks in tourism has not been expansively communicated.…

Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa

Edited by: Haretsebe Manwa, Naomi Moswete, Jarkko Saarinen | Paperback | 9781845415518

This volume provides an accessible overview of cultural tourism in southern Africa. It examines the utilisation of culture in southern African tourism and the related impacts, possibilities and challenges from deep and wide-ranging perspectives.…

Tourism Research in China Themes and Issues

Author: Songshan (Sam) Huang, Ganghua Chen | Paperback | 9781845415464

This book provides critical in-depth reviews on key themes and issues in tourism research in China. These themes include: Chinese scholars’ epistemological views of tourism, rural tourism development, community participation in tourism, tourist market and behaviour, tourist attraction management and tour guiding and interpretation …

Tourist Attractions From Object to Narrative

Author: Johan R. Edelheim | Hardback | 9781845415426

Tourist attractions constitute the metaphorical 'heart' of tourism. This book aims to both deconstruct and construct what tourist attractions are, how we perceive them and how we can enhance our understanding of what attracts us as tourists.…

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Dialogic Pedagogy

Earlier this month we published the book Dialogic Pedagogy edited by David Skidmore and Kyoko Murakami. The book explores teacher–student communication and examines the importance of dialogue in the teaching process. In this post, David outlines the background to the book and what inspired him to put it together. My interest in the connection between dialogue and education […]

Special offers

We are offering 25% off all titles in our Tourism Essentials series. Just enter the code TESS2016 at the checkout and you will receive a 25% discount on all books and ebooks. You can see the entire list of books in the series on the series page.

Offer ends 30 September 2016