Backpacker tourism has shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the mainstream. Backpacker Tourism: Concepts and profiles explores the current state of the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between conceptual issues and case studies, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.
Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Tourism is the fourth biggest industry in the world. What are the key concepts in Tourist Studies? This essential resource for students of tourism contains concise and authoritative entries on: • Planning Tourism • Sustainable Tourism • Festivals and Events • Cultural Tourism • Economics of Tourism • Regeneration • The Experience Economy • Urban Tourism • Sex Tourism Shrewdly judged to suit the needs of the modern student, the book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance for making sense of tourism and gaining the best results in essays and exams.
No industry in the world employs more people or is the world's largest foreign currency earner than tourism. Long billed as the cleanest industry for developing countries to invest in, tourism seems to offer everyone involved a positive experience. This is the official line, anyway. In truth, the reality is much more complex . For The Final Call Hickman travels the world on a range of holidays and finds that behind the sunny facade of pools, smiling locals, sightseeing trips and exquisite cuisine is an ugly reality and it is spreading unchecked to all corners of the globe. But none of us are going to stop holidaying and at the heart of this is a heartfelt attempt to discover the best way to holiday wherever you are.
An up-to-date guide to all types of camping, from back-packing trips to car camping across the country, shows what equipment to buy, what skills to master, what to look for in a campsite, and more. Original.
Hickman, the Guardian’s ethical-living columnist, examines the environmental and social costs of our vacations in the sun on the local people. By offering solutions he hopes to guide readers towards making informed decisions in their holiday choices.
First-Time Asia is an indispensable "before-you-go" guide that contains everything the novice traveller to Asia needs to know. Authors Lesley Reader and Lucy Ridout aim to make the planning easy and the travelling fun, offering invaluable tips on health and visas, packing and itinerary-planning. The book also includes anecdotes both hilarious and hair-raising from various experienced Asia-philes recruited by Rough Guides to share their adventures.