Theorizing Tourism

A useful introduction to the study of tourism that applies semiotics and cultural theory to deal with some of our most iconic tourist destinations from the Taj Mahal to Las Vegas, and from the Eiffel Tower to Antarctica.

Theorizing Tourism

A useful introduction to the study of tourism that applies semiotics and cultural theory to deal with some of our most iconic tourist destinations from the Taj Mahal to Las Vegas, and from the Eiffel Tower to Antarctica.

Theorizing Tourism

Analyzing Iconic Destinations Arthur Asa Berger. chapter on the study of tourism focuses upon important theories about the nature of tourism and upon how tourism can be studied. I also deal with other theories and concepts related to ...

Theorizing Tourism

A useful introduction to the critical study of tourism, this brief text applies semiotics and cultural theory to deal with some of our most iconic global destinations. It offers accessible analyses of 18 famous tourist locations from the Taj Mahal to Red Square, and from the Eiffel Tower to Antarctica. Written in Berger’s friendly style, it allows students to critically examine the political, cultural and economic significance these locales and understand their importance to tourism. Study questions add more pedagogical value to the highly readable text.

Iscontour 2015 Tourism Research Perspectives

Proceedings of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research Roman Egger, Christian Maurer ... Analysing strategies for altering unsafe place images. ... Theorizing tourism: Analyzing iconic destinations ...

Iscontour 2015   Tourism Research Perspectives

Proceedings of the ISCONTOUR The aim of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) is thus to offer students a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations. The annual conference, wich is jointly organised by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, will take place alternatively at the locations Salzburg and Krems. The conference research chairs are Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Krems). The target audience include international students (also PhDs), graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas. Issues to be covered at the conference include the following areas within a tourism context: Marketing & Management Tourism Product Development & Sustainability Information and Communication Technologies

Everyday Life in the Postmodern World

These themed hotels also benefitted from the auras of the places they imitated and from what we might describe as the “halo” effect provided by the imitated tourist destinations. ... Theorizing tourism: Analyzing iconic destinations.

Everyday Life in the Postmodern World

This introductory textbook familiarizes students with ideas of key thinkers and perspectives related to postmodern thought and everyday life. The book is unique in that it offers selections from key passages of works of important thinkers as well as from some of the author's own publications that serve as examples of how to interpret various aspects of culture. The book draws in readers with its engaging and conversational style and use of cases, illustrations and photographs, including fun discussions on everyday life under pandemic restrictions. This is a must read for students taking courses in sociology, cultural anthropology, culture and media studies, linguistics, social philosophy, and for specific courses on postmodernism.

Tourism and Architectural Simulacra

Theorizing tourism: Analyzing iconic destinations. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Best, S., & Kellner, D. (1997). The postmodern turn (critical perspectives). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Confino, A. (1997, December).

Tourism and Architectural Simulacra

Since its beginnings, tourism has inspired built environments that have suggested reinvented relationships with their original architectural inspirations. Copies, reinterpretations, and simulacra still constitute some of the most familiar and popular tourist attractions in the world. Some reinterpret archetypes such as the ancient palace, the Renaissance villa, or the Mediterranean village. Others duplicate the cities in which we lived in the past or we still live today. And others realise perceptions of utopias such as Shangri-La, Eden, or Paradise. Replicas – duplitecture – and simulacra can have symbolic meaning for tourists, as merely inspiring an atmosphere or as truly authentic, and their relationship to original functions, for worship, accommodation, leisure, or shopping. Tourism and Architectural Simulacra questions and rethinks the different environments constructed or adapted both for and by tourism exploring the relationship between the architectural inspiration and its reproduction within the tourist bubble. The wide range of geographical areas, eras, and subjects in this book show that the expositions of simulacra and hyper reality by Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Eco are surpassed by our complex world. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach they offer original insights of the complex relationship between tourism and architecture. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.

Strategic Place Branding Methodologies and Theory for Tourist Attraction

This chapter intends to process buffering analysis to display the clustering area of attractions as high tourism ... Actually, this high tourism potential area is famous for Hakka culture, so an alternative strategic to promote city ...

Strategic Place Branding Methodologies and Theory for Tourist Attraction

Drawing the attention of tourists to different destinations around the world assists in the overall economic health of the targeted region by increasing revenue and attracting investment opportunities, as well as increasing cultural awareness of the area’s population. Strategic Branding Methodologies and Theory for Tourist Attraction investigates international perspectives and promotional strategies in the topic area of place branding. Highlighting theoretical concepts and marketing techniques being utilized in the endorsement of various destinations, regions, and cities around the world, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, students, and professionals.

Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis A Critical Engagement

Third World Tourism: Deep Play among the Natives Celebrated anthropologist, Margaret Mead, made most famous by ... different native worlds (i.e., Third World and Aboriginal) as desirable travel destinations (Britton, 1979; Enloe, 1989).

Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis  A Critical Engagement

This book takes up a question that has rarely been raised in the field of management: 'Could modern Western colonialism have important implications for the practices and theories that inform management and organizations?' Employing the frameworks of postcolonial theory, an international group of scholars addresse this question, and offer remarkable insights about the implications of the colonial encounter for management. Wide-ranging in scope, the book covers major topics like cross-cultural management, control and resistance, corporate culture, the discourse of exoticization in museums and tourism, and stakeholder issues, and sheds new light on the troubling legacy of colonialism. Scholars and practitioners searching for a new idiom of management will find this book's critique of contemporary management invaluable.

Tourism Destination Development

Rojek, C. and Urry, J. (eds) (1998), Touring Cultures: Transformations in Travel and Theory (London: Routledge). ... Saraniemi, S. and Kylänen, M. (2011), 'Problematizing the Concept of Tourism Destination: An Analysis of Different ...

Tourism Destination Development

Although blurred and heavily contested, the concept of ’tourist destination’ still deserves careful attention. Despite its unstable characteristics, ’destination’ is a central and meaningful term in play among all parties in the field of tourism, including tourists, tourism operators, and politicians, as well as students and tourism scholars. This anthology draws on different approaches and discourses of tourism destination development, while focusing on how they are shaped and reshaped and how they should be read and rehearsed. The book reveals dominant as well as alternative approaches to the field. The authors demonstrate how tourism destinations are commercial, but socially embedded; how they are both material and territorial, but at the same time socially constructed; how production of touristic brands and images are vital, but contested. Such tensions are unfolded through paradigmatic discussions and a series of case studies from the northern hemisphere. The chapters in the book investigate how destination development is catalysed through theming, how changing environments lead to reorientations, and how destinations are political. Altogether, the book provides experts and students with an up-to-date theoretical and empirical insight into tourist destinations.

Tourism in China

Based on the understanding that an iconic attraction is the core of a tourism destination's 'sign system', MacCannell (1976) proposed the semiotic attraction theory that systematically construes the formation and development of tourism ...

Tourism in China

This book offers an in-depth understanding of tourism development and destination planning in China's transitional economy. It represents an international collaboration between researchers both in and outside China and provides a unique platform for a broad international audience to better understand China and China tourism issues.

Cross Cultural Design Product and Service Design Mobility and Automotive Design Cities Urban Areas and Intelligent Environments Design

systematic quantitative data, and quantitatively analyze these textual data materials [26]. ... has become a hot spot for tourism management disciplines to study tourism destination image perception research [27]. ... Grounded Theory.

Cross Cultural Design  Product and Service Design  Mobility and Automotive Design  Cities  Urban Areas  and Intelligent Environments Design

The four-volume set LNCS 13311 - 13314 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2022, which was held as part of HCI International 2022 and took place virtually during June 26 - July 1, 2022. The papers included in the HCII-CCD volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Cross-Cultural Interaction Design; Collaborative and Participatory Cross-Cultural Design; Cross-Cultural Differences and HCI; Aspects of Intercultural Design Part II: Cross-Cultural Learning, Training, and Education; Cross-Cultural Design in Arts and Music; Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage under a Cross-Cultural Perspective; Cross-Cultural Virtual Reality and Games Part III: Intercultural Business Communication; Intercultural Business Communication; HCI and the Global Social Change Imposed by COVID-19; Intercultural Design for Well-being and Inclusiveness Part IV: Cross-Cultural Product and Service Design; Cross-Cultural Mobility and Automotive UX Design; Design and Culture in Social Development and Digital Transformation of Cities and Urban Areas; Cross-Cultural Design in Intelligent Environments.

Advances and Trends in Artificial Intelligence From Theory to Practice

A few of the famous tourist destinations are Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Sundarban, and Sajek. ... The aim of this paper is to analyze the land use/land cover change (LULC) due to the growth in tourism in the ...

Advances and Trends in Artificial Intelligence  From Theory to Practice

This two-volume set of LNAI 12798 and 12799 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2021, held virtually and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in July 2021. The 87 full papers and 19 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 145 submissions. The IEA/AIE 2021 conference will continue the tradition of emphasizing on applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life problems in all areas. These areas include the following: Part I, Artificial Intelligence Practices: Knowledge discovery and pattern mining; artificial intelligence and machine learning; sematic, topology, and ontology models; medical and health-related applications; graphic and social network analysis; signal and bioinformatics processing; evolutionary computation; attack security; natural language and text processing; fuzzy inference and theory; and sensor and communication networks Part II, From Theory to Practice: Prediction and recommendation; data management, clustering and classification; robotics; knowledge based and decision support systems; multimedia applications; innovative applications of intelligent systems; CPS and industrial applications; defect, anomaly and intrusion detection; financial and supply chain applications; Bayesian networks; BigData and time series processing; and information retrieval and relation extraction.

Tourism Places in Asia

Additionally, Beerli and Martin (2004) used a path model based on the theory of Stern and Krakover (1993) to analyze the relationship between the different components of the perceived image and the factors which influence its formation.

Tourism Places in Asia

Tourism Places in Asia examines the impacts of tourism on places in East and Southwest Asia. Asia has been the most dynamic region for tourism development in recent decades, and tourism research from this region has grown significantly to better understand this phenomenon. The primary focus is on the Chinese realm of mainland China and Taiwan. East Asia has been the most dynamic region for tourism development in the world in recent decades, driven by the growth of both outbound and domestic travel and tourism among mainland Chinese. This reflects the phenomenal change in prosperity that the People’s Republic of China has experienced since the 1970s, as well as the human drive to travel and explore their world. Tourism research has also grown significantly in the Asian continent in recent years. Much of this scholarship is focused on developing the Asian economies to move them from their ‘developing world’ status. Tourism Places in Asia: Destinations, Stakeholders, and Consumption highlights the progress of tourism scholarship in Asia in other areas, especially in the way places are impacted by impacts tourists and the tourism industry. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Tourism Geographies.

Network Analysis and Tourism

From Theory to Practice Noel Scott, Rodolfo Baggio, Chris Cooper ... In the tourism literature too, there is substantial description of inter-organisational collaboration within tourism destinations reliant on sustainable ecotourism ...

Network Analysis and Tourism

This book aims to provide a comprehensive review of the contribution of network analysis to the understanding of tourism destinations and organizations. Theoretical and methodological aspects are discussed along with a series of applications. While this is a relatively new approach in the tourism literature, in other social and natural sciences network analysis has a long tradition and has provided important insights for the knowledge of the structure and the dynamics of many complex systems. The study of network structures, both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view, can deliver a number of useful outcomes also for the analysis of tourism destinations and organizations.

Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction

Therefore, two specific objectives of the study are (1) to identify the relationship between cultural/heritage destination attributes and the overall satisfaction of tourists who visit cultural/heritage destination and (2) to analyze ...

Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction

Stay ahead of your customers as their service expectations change! In Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction, experts from the field explore customer satisfaction strategies, examining both the long-term and short-term results. This vital tool shows you new and effective approaches for understanding customer satisfaction and providing quality service at all levels of the hospitality and tourism industry. Hospitality and tourism faculty and students as well as professionals will find this book useful for improving and providing quality service management. This book illustrates the complex relationship between customer and service provider, offering practical advice and techniques for maximizing consumer contentment. Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction contains models for meeting—and even surpassing—consumer expectations to increase the value of the customer’s experience. This essential resource includes various methods for managers to anticipate consumer needs and perceptions, reducing dissatisfaction. This book helps you: incorporate existing and alternative measurements of satisfaction measure and improve service quality create and maintain social interaction linkages between staff and customer identify the destination performance of your hotel and other destinations or attractions evaluate consumer satisfaction with lodging services increase cross-cultural service satisfaction and much more! Tables and figures throughout the text help demonstrate the strategies, and bibliographies at the end of each chapter offer further reading. While there are other books that focus on customer satisfaction, Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction is rare in that it covers satisfaction issues as they apply to both hospitality and tourism.

The Theory and Practice of China s Tourism Economy 1978 2017

Analysis. on. the. Status. Quo. of. China's. Tourism. Industry. Structure. Firstly, China's tourism product is single ... attractions with a large number of travelers, especially in some central towns or cities with famous scenic spots, ...

The Theory and Practice of China s Tourism Economy  1978   2017

This book is devoted to the analysis of the three main tasks of China’s tourism development: Firstly, the theory of tourism development since the initiation of reform and opening-up. Secondly, the practice and problems in infrastructure building. Thirdly, the mold and policy used in the course of development. The book pursues three major objectives: firstly, to portray the stage of development; secondly, to analyze the specific experience in China’s case; thirdly, to review theory and try to put forward advice on investment and management.

Tourism Theory

For Buhalis, tourism destinations are an amalgam of tourist services and experiences and thus should be managed through ... location at which vendors display their products and consumers analyse, bargain and decide whether to purchase, ...

Tourism Theory

Theories within tourism can be difficult, even confusing areas to understand. Developed from the successful Portuguese textbook Teoria do Turismo, Tourism Theory provides clear and thorough coverage of all aspects of tourism theory for students and researchers of tourism. Consisting of five sections and over fifty entries, this book covers nine of the most important models in tourism study. The first three sections examine general concepts in tourism; disciplines and topics; and the tourist, which includes areas such as demand, gaze, psychology and typologies. A fourth section covers intermediation, distribution and travel, reviewing aspects such as travel agencies, tourist flows and multi-destination travel patterns. The final section encapsulates the tourism destination itself, covering organizations, the destination image, supply, seasonality and more. Encyclopedic cross-referencing between entries makes navigation easy, while in-depth analysis, exercises and further reading suggestions for each of the selected areas provide the context and detail needed for understanding. Entries can be used individually as a reference, or as part of the whole for a complete introduction to tourism theory.

Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing

Theory and Cases Marianna Sigala, Richard N.S. Robinson ... Tourist flows and the spatial distribution of tourists. ... Network characteristics of drive tourism destinations: An application of network analysis in tourism.

Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing

The book provides a holistic approach to wine destination management and marketing by bringing together wine tourism research with research in wine and destination management. Chapters are contributed by numerous international authors offering an international and multidisciplinary perspective. The book combines fresh research approaches with international industry examples and case studies in the following key topics: understanding demand of wine destinations; New approaches and practices of wine destination marketing; innovation and design of wine destination experiences and wine routes; planning and development of wine destinations. The book analyses wine destination management and marketing issues from the perspectives of the various stakeholders of wine destinations (e.g. tourists, cellar doors, wine tourism firms, destination managers, wine associations and networks). The book is equally valuable to researchers and industry professionals alike.

Theory and Practice in Hospitality and Tourism Research

The present study analyzes the potentialities of homestay accommodation for tourism development in Kelantan. ... These villages are famous for natural attractions, waterfalls, activities, caves, limestone hills, jungle tracking ...

Theory and Practice in Hospitality and Tourism Research

Theory and Practice in Hospitality and Tourism Research includes 111 contributions from the 2nd International Hospitality and Tourism Conference 2014 (Penang, Malaysia, 2-4 September 2014), and covers a comprehensive range of topics, including:- Hospitality management- Hospitality & tourism marketing- Tourism management- Technology & innova

Affective Tourism

Dark tourism is a concept made famous by Lennon and Foley«s (2000) book, Dark Tourism: The Attraction of Death and Disaster. As the title suggests, dark tourism refers to travel to sites of death, disaster and atrocity, which ...

Affective Tourism

This book brings together, explores and expands socio-spatial affect, emotion and psychoanalytic drives in tourism for the first time. Affect is to be found in visceral intensities and resonances that circulate around and shape encounters between and amongst tourists, local tourism representatives and places. When affect manifests, it can ‘take shapes’ in the form of emotions such as fun, joy, fear, anger and the like. When it remains a visceral force of latent bodily responses, affect overlaps with drives as expounded in psychoanalysis. The aim of the title, therefore, is to explore how and in what ways affects, emotions and drives are felt and performed in tourism encounters in places of socio-political turmoil such as Jordan, Palestine/Israel, with a detour to Iraq. Affective Tourism is highly innovative as it offers a new way of theorising tourism encounters bringing together, critically examining and expanding three areas of scholarship: affective and emotional geographies, psychoanalytic geographies and dark tourism. It has relevance for tourism industries in places in the proximity of ongoing conflicts as it provides in-depth analyses of the interconnections between tourism, danger and conflict. Such understandings can lead to more socio-culturally and politically-sustainable approaches to planning, development and management of tourism. This ground breaking book will be of valuable reading for students and researchers from a number of fields such as tourism studies, geography, anthropology, sociology and Middle Eastern studies.

European Journal of Tourism Research

Method This study utilises Asymmetric Impact Performance Analysis (AIPA) to analyse the cognitive factors affecting overall destination image perceptions among tourists visiting Antalya, famous for its AI mass tourism products.

European Journal of Tourism Research

The European Journal of Tourism Research is an open-access academic journal in the field of tourism, published by Varna University of Management, Bulgaria. Its aim is to provide a platform for discussion of theoretical and empirical problems in tourism. Publications from all fields, connected with tourism such as tourism management, tourism marketing, tourism sociology, psychology in tourism, tourism geography, political sciences in tourism, mathematics, tourism statistics, tourism anthropology, culture and tourism, heritage and tourism, national identity and tourism, information technologies in tourism and others are invited. Empirical studies need to have either a European context or clearly stated implications for the European tourism industry. The journal is open to all researchers. Young researchers and authors from Central and Eastern Europe are encouraged to submit their contributions. The journal is indexed in Scopus and Clarivate Analytics' Emerging Sources Citation Index. There are no charges for publication. The editorial team welcomes your submissions to the European Journal of Tourism Research.