Encyclopedia of Tourism (Routledge World Reference)

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In fewer than three hundred years tourism has become a global service industry of great economic, cultural and political importance. Published to critical acclaim, the Encyclopedia of Tourism - now available as a Routledge World Reference title - is the definitive one-volume reference source to this challenging multisectoral industry and multi disciplinary field of study.

Comprising over one thousand entries, this volume has been written by an international team of contributors to provide a comprehensive guide to both the manifest and hidden dimensions of tourism. It explores the wide range of definitions, concepts, perspectives and institutions and includes:

  • comprehensive coverage of key issues and concepts 
  • definitions of all terms and acronyms
  • entries on the significant institutions, associations and journals in the field
  • country-specific tourism profiles, from Greece to Japan and Kenya to Peru
  • thorough analysis of the trends and patterns of tourism development and growth.

The extensive cross-referencing and comprehensive index will assist the reader in making links between the diverse aspects of tourism studies, and the suggestions for further reading are invaluable.

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Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research: A Social Sciences Journal; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science (book) Series; Co-Chief Editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice book series; Chief Editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET: Tourism Research Information Network; and Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism. A cultural anthropologist (PhD, University of Minnesota, USA) and a hotel administration graduate (BS and MS, Cornell University, USA), with an honorary doctorate from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain) and the recipient of the 2005 United Nations World Tourism Organization Ulysses Award, he is Visiting Professor of the Universitat do Algarve (Portugal) and Sun Yat-sen University (China), international Program Director of the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain), and faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Department of Hospitality and Tourism (USA). Honggen Xiao is Associate Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has had undergraduate (Fujian Normal University, China) and postgraduate (Soochow University, China) trainings in linguistics and literature, and has also earned his Master’s and PhD degrees in Recreation and Leisure Studies (University of Waterloo, Canada). His prior work encompasses associate professorship and directorship of The Department of Tourism at Huaqiao University, China, and visiting professorship in The College of Tourism at Rikkyo University, Japan. He advises doctoral studies, and has teaching and research interest in knowledge development, tourism and culture, leisure and society, and China tourism. He is also Subject Index Editor of Annals of Tourism Research.  

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