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Geography of Tourism

P.K. Bhosle (Author)

Tourism geography is that branch of science which deals with the study of travel and its impact on places. Tourism Geography is the study of tourism and travel, as a cultural and social activity and as an industry. Tourism geography covers several variety of interest such as the environmental impact of tourism, leisure economies geographies of tourism, and the locations of tourism and sociology of tourism, answering tourism industry and management concerns. Tourism geography is a branch of science that deals with the study of tourism and travel and its impacts on places. Tourism is a service industry. It provides pleasure for some and a source of income for others through a wide range of jobs. Tourism has become the world’s fastest growing industry and by the year 2000 employed more people worldwide than any other industry. This book is a veritable mine of information consisting of well-researched readings on history and geography of tourism.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Tourism development. 3. Cultural constructions and tourism geography. 4. The tourism industry. 5. Destinations in business travel and tourism. 6. Nature based tourism in the world. 7. Tourism and developing countries. 8. Challenges to sustainability in island tourism. 9. Geographical phenomenon of tourism. 10. Tourism sustainability and environmental change. Bibliography. Index.


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Bibliographic information

Title Geography of Tourism
Author P.K. Bhosle
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Ritu Publications
Language: English
isbn 9789381451304
length 304p., Illustrations; 23cm.