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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities

Morrison, Alastair ORCID: 0000-0002-0754-1083 and Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X (eds.) (2021) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities. The Routledge Handbook Series . Routledge - Taylor & Francis, London; Abington and Oxon; New York. ISBN 978-0429534805; 0429534809; 978-429244605

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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities covers key issues, trends and challenges for urban tourism destinations worldwide as well as contemporary debates related to research and practice in this field. Topics discussed include the marketing and branding of tourism cities, the growth of smart city tourism destinations, sustainability in urban tourism management, overtourism, sharing economy influences on urban destinations, cultural-heritage tourism in cities, business tourism, urbanisation, terrorism, among others. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities merges the latest academic research with insights drawn from practice in urban destinations internationally to provide recommendations for tourism management professionals as well as researchers. Unlike other texts, the Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities adopts a multidisciplinary approach to tourism drawing from fields such as sociology, psychology, urban management, business and critical management perspectives. In addition to this, a balance is provided between urban destinations in emerging economies and more established tourism cities in G20 countries.

This book is structured into four parts. Implementing the balanced approach mentioned earlier, Part I addresses “Contemporary issues, challenges and trends in urban tourism”. Issues are discussed including terrorism, sustainability, the sharing economy, urbanisation, gentrification, overtourism, micro-shocks and public outrage. Part II adopts a positivist approach with “Marketing, branding and markets for tourism cities”. It covers city destination management and marketing, and urban branding with case studies from Melbourne (Australia) and Vancouver. Key markets of business tourism, millennials, families, visiting friends and relatives (VFR), dark tourism, and bird watching are reviewed. The positivist theme continues with Part III on “Product and technology developments for tourism cities”. Topics discussed are culture and heritage, outdoor and indoor city markets, touristic urban spaces, attractions, old and new sections of cities, coastal city development, smart urban tourism destinations, eTourism challenges, social media, urban transport, and the artistic medium of walking. Part IV presents “Worldwide tourism cities and urban tourism” and demonstrates there are differences around the globe related to these concepts. The geographic areas featured are Australia. Europe, United States, Latin America, China, ASEAN, and former socialist countries.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: tourism; hospitality; meetings and events; urban planning; urban tourism; tourism cities; sustainability; smart cities; smart tourism destinations; tourism marketing; place marketing; place branding; destination marketing; destination branding; sustainable tourism; eTourism; Asian cities; urban management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024 11:01

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