Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This textbook provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festivals and events and heritage and cultural tourism are covered.
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Peter Robinson is Principal Lecturer and Head of the Leisure Department at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His responsibilities also extend to the management of The Arena Theater, a university owned arts venue. Peter has a background working in tourism and events management in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and his research interests include tourism management, events management, event motivation and community-based and slow tourism. Peter has published a number of edited textbooks, including Operations Management for The Travel Industry (CAB International), Events Management (CAB International) and Research Themes for Tourism (CAB International), together with journal articles, industry publications and presentations at international research and industry conferences. Peter is the West Midlands Representative for the Tourism Management Institute, a member of the Executive Committee for the Association for Event Management Education and is a member of the Education and Training Committee for The Institute of Travel and Tourism.
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