This book bridges the gap between the vital issues of the tourism industry, practices and destinations, discussing various topics from Asian and African perspectives. Each chapter presents extensive research on tourism development and tourism education, people’s work and travel experiences, as well as broader philosophies concerning the global tourism industry’s practices and operations. In the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 8, 12 and 14, the book highlights the potential of tourism to contribute to economic growth, social inclusion and environmental preservation. It discusses crucial issues confronting the travel and tourism industry, presenting achievable outlines and strategy plans, and evaluating general theories, practices, and applications of social, economic and environmental aspects of management structure to maximize the cultural, social and ecological diversity of destinations and enhance the tourism experience. Providing a comprehensive guide to tourism and its related disciplines, it offers students, professors, entrepreneurs, and travel and tourism organizations insights into the trends, practices. Further, it features case studies ranging from historical and contemporary tourism to forecasts for future tourism.
An Orientation.- Religious Tourism.- Mass Tourism.- Cultural Tourism.- Rural Tourism.- Responsible Tourism.- Pro-Poor Tourism.- Ecotourism.- Sustainable Tourism .- MICE Industry.- Future Tourism.- Epilogue.
Wei-Ta Fang is currently a Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education at the National Taiwan Normal University, as well as the President of the Society of Wetland Scientists Asia Chapter. He is an environmental educator and the first Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) in Asia. He received the President’s Service Award (2017 & 2011) and the Doug Wilcox Award (2015), both from the Society of Wetland Scientists. Professor Fang has also served as an Associate Editor of Wetlands (SCI journal, Springer) since 2012.
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Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 611 gr
Illustration Notes:19 Illustrations, black and white
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