Geography of Travel and Tourism

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Cengage Learning, 2003 - Business & Economics - 534 pages
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If you are adventurous in your travel or are interested in knowing more than what is found in travel brochures, this book makes for interesting reading. It gives a basic geographic overview of the world and each major geographic region, providing insights about the geographic character of specific regions to show how it establishes a setting for tourism. All regions or countries have a brief overview of the cultural, physical, and tourism characteristics of the region or country. The cultural characteristics are in the form of cultural capsules pertaining to the people and some tips as to personal actions that are acceptable and others to be avoided. Following the analysis of the geographic character the text discusses the tourist attractions in each of the regions, focusing on the geographic features that are important for creating a desire to visit that region. The authors highlight the most significant attractions, which combine with the geographic facts of the region to form the uniqueness of the area for visitors. In some cases there are differences of opinions concerning which are the major attractions, but those presented in the text provide an overview of the character of each specific tourist destination region. Tourists themselves also create geography. An area with few tourists is different in character from an area with large numbers of visitors. The origin of tourists also affects the environment; as for example visitors from Great Britain create a different environment than those from France because of their differing expectations and resultant services. Benefits: Expanded use of graphs and maps illustrate major tourism destinations provide a visual overview of decade patterns and markets. Country profiles and Cultural capsules provide background information about the character of the country and interacting with the locals. Physical geography descriptions provide the character of each area and increases understand
  

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Contents

Patterns and Processes of World Tourism
23
Geography and Tourism in North America
43
Canada
49
Provinces and Territories
55
The United States
64
Geography and Tourism in Mexico Central America and the Caribbean
101
Cultural Characteristics
107
Caribbean
127
Geography and Tourism in Russia and the Countries
299
Tourism in Harsh Lands
306
Problems and Potentials
314
Geography and Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa
343
Geography and Tourism in Subsaharan Africa
377
Geography and Tourism in East Asia
397
Geography and Tourism in South and Southeast Asia
431
Geography and Tourism in Australia New Zealand and the Islands
473

Lesser Antilles
138
Geography and Tourism in South America
155
Geography and Tourism in Western Europe
187
Geography and Tourism in Northern Europe
223
Geography and Tourism in Southern Europe
243
Contrasts in the Former Communist
272
Melanesia
483
Australia
492
Glossary
501
Bibliography
514
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About the author (2003)

Lloyd Hudman was a professor at Brigham Young University where he taught for over twenty five years. He traveled extensively and led university study-abroad programs to London, Madrid, Europe, and the Middle East.

Richard Jackson is a professor of geography at Brigham Young University. He taught courses to students in the tourism major for over thirty years. He received his Ph.D. from Clark University. He has led student study-abroad experiences in Europe and Russia.

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