Tourism, Change and the Global South (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure) (Hardcover)

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Tourism, Change and the Global South (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure) (Hardcover)

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This significant volume is the first to focus on both the changing nature of tourism and the capacity of tourism to effect change, especially in the Global South.

Geographically, this changing nature of tourism is based on the transforming relationships between demand, supply and location. While this is nothing new in tourism, recent decades have intensified the changing characteristics of global tourism. From another perspective, tourism represents a change, and nowadays many localities and regions aim to use tourism as a tool for positive change, i.e. development. However, this has turned out to be a challenging task in practice, especially in the Global South context where the relationship between tourism growth and local development has often been controversial. This book looks at a host of critical concepts in one volume, such as growth and development, adaptation and resilience, sustainability and responsibility, governance and planning and heritage and destination management strategies. By understanding the drivers of change, this book sheds new insight into the promise and role of sustainability and responsibility in tourism development.

This book will be of great interest to all upper-level students, academics and researchers in the fields of Tourism, Geography and Cultural and Heritage studies.

Jarkko Saarinen is Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor (Sustainability Management) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include tourism and development, sustainability in tourism, climate change adaptation, tourism-community relations and nature conservation studies. He is Editor for Tourism Geographies. His recent publications include edited/co-edited books: Tourism Enclaves and Resilient Destinations.Jayne M. Rogerson is Associate Professor of Tourism at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interests include tourism accommodation, urban tourism, tourism history and sustainable tourism. Her most recent publications are two co-edited books: New Directions in South African Tourism Geographies and Urban Tourism in the Global South.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367549534
ISBN-10: 0367549530
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 17th, 2021
Pages: 262
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure