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  • Building Tourism Knowledge through Quantitative Analysisby Andreas H. Zins

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    This ebook is dedicated to the significant contribution made by Josef Mazanec to tourism research and knowledge throughout his academic career. It offers a cross-section of areas where significant progress has been observed, and areas where more work is required to advance knowledge and decision-making quality in tourism. We also offer some insights... more...

  • New perspectives on festival and events researchby Bing Pan; Tzung-Cheng Huan

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 199.00

    This ebook on Festival Tourism is specifically aimed toward the advancement of the study of festivals and tourism. Seven articles in this ebook encompass both empirical studies as well as conceptual and commentary pieces. The festivals and events discussed in these articles include a local food and wine festival, a sporting event, a music festival,... more...

  • Cultural tourism: Case study Portugalby Laura Duhme

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 50.97

    Hauptbeschreibung Cultural tourism is nowadays considered the fastest growing market in tourism. The research was obtained to gain further insight about cultural tourists. The study explored cultural tourists in Portugal through investigating the profile, motivation and level of interest of cultural tourists, in the specific case of Silves. Silves... more...

  • Die politische Rolle des FDGB-Feriendienstes in der Thomas Schaufuß; Vera Lengsfeld; Klaus Schroeder

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 38.88

    Hauptbeschreibung Thomas Schaufuß erläutert die politischen Innen- und Außenansichten des FDGB-Feriendienstes der DDR, vergleicht den Feriendienst mit dem KdF und deckt die bisher unbekannten Hintergründe und politischen Verflechtungen im System des SED-Staates auf. Als Fallbeispiel analysiert er das prestigeträchtige FDGB-Erholungsheim "Am Fichtelberg".... more...

  • Tourism and National Identityby Kalyan Bhandari

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 25.00

    This book explores the role of tourism as a means to express 'nation' and 'nationhood'. Based on field research in southwest and central Scotland it shows how various historical accounts, cultural icons and images, events and celebrations create a meaning of the Scottish nation. It examines the narratives, either explicit or implicit, produced at heritage-related... more...

  • Travel and Transformationby Garth Lean; Russell Staiff; Emma Waterton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform through travel in a modern, mobile world. In doing so, it draws upon a wide variety of traveller perspectives - including tourists, backpackers,... more...

  • The Prester Questby Nicholas Jubber

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.30

    In 1177, Pope Alexander III wrote a letter to the legendary Priest-King of the Indies, Prester John. As his emissary he chose his physician Master Philip. No one knew where the elusive monarch's kingdom lay (or whether he even existed), but Master Philip was undeterred and set out from Rome...and was never heard of again. Centuries later Nick Jubber... more...

  • Volunteer Tourismby Mary Mostafanezhad

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This first full length treatment of volunteer tourism taking a longitudinal ethnographic approach offers a comprehensive and comparative study of the perspectives of Thai host community members, NGO practitioners and international volunteer tourists. The book thus shines an ethnographic lens onto the complexities and contradictions of the volunteer... more...

  • Moral Encounters in Tourismby Mary Mostafanezhad; Kevin Hannam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Illustrating the role of power and power relations in tourism encounters within different political, economic, environmental and cultural contexts, the authors in this anthology analyse, theoretically and empirically, the implications of the privileging of some moralities at the expense of others. Key themes include the moral consumption of tourism... more...