The Future Past of Tourism Historical Perspectives and Future Evolutions Edited by: Ian Yeoman, Una McMahon-Beattie

Format:
Hardback - 304 pages
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ISBN:
9781845417079
Published:
31 Dec 2019
Series:
The Future of Tourism
Publisher:
Channel View Publications
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book offers a critical account of the historical evolution of tourism through the identification and discussion of key turning points. Based on these considerations, future turning points are identified and evaluated. The volume provides a continuum between the past and future of tourism. Its central themes are the globalisation of tourism; the development of destinations; the importance of mobility and transport; the development of the modern hotel; the diversification of niche tourism and the conceptualisation of the past and future of tourism using the evolutionary paradigm in future studies. The core findings of the book provide the first perspective on how the history of tourism will shape its future.

Author Biography:

Ian Yeoman is a futurologist specializing in travel and tourism. Ian worked at VisitScotland where he established the process of futures thinking using a variety of techniques including economic modelling, trends analysis and scenario construction and now works at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the European Tourism Futures Institute, the Netherlands. 

Una McMahon-Beattie is Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Ulster University Business School, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK. Her research includes tourism futures, revenue management and tourism and event marketing.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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