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Taking Tourism to the Limits

by Chris Ryan

Taking Tourism to the Limits Synopsis

The concept of margins and limits is often referred to within the tourism academic literature and includes subjects as diverse as carrying capacities, peripheral economies, technological advancement, adventure tourism, dark tourism and socially marginalized communities. After identifying a number of ways in which `limits' might be defined Taking Tourism to the Limits explores concepts and challenges facing contemporary tourism in five main sections, namely in tourism planning and management, nature based tourism, dark tourism, adventure and sport tourism and the accommodation industry. Drawing upon case studies, current research and conceptualizations these different facets of the `limits' are each introduced by the editors with commentaries that seek to identify themes and current practice and thinking in the respective domains. The picture that emerges is of an industry that reinvents itself in response to changing market parameters even while core issues of stakeholder equities and political processes remain problematic. International in scale, the book links with its companion piece Indigenous Tourism - the commodification and management of culture (also published by Elsevier) as an outcome of the very highly successful conference, Taking Tourism to the Limits hosted by the University of Waikato' Department of Tourism Management in 2003.

Taking Tourism to the Limits Press Reviews

...an admirable, focussed and yet eclectic collection of papers, good and sometimes very good on theory and the application of theory and also knotted together in a far superior form to many other such efforts. -David Bowen, Oxford Brookes University, TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 2006 (in press)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780080446448
Publication date: 1st April 2005
Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 322 pages
Categories: Tourism industry,

About Chris Ryan

Professor Chris Ryan has been at the University of Waikato since 1998, having arrived from his previous post of Professor of Tourism at the Northern Territory University. Chris is the editor of 'Tourism Management', has written well over 100 academic journal articles, book chapters and conference papers and some books. In 1999 he was appointed to the APEC Tourism Minister's Advisory Committee by the Korean Social Science Association for Tourism for the 2000 APEC Tourism Minister's conference, and again for the 2004 APEC Tourism Ministers' Conference held in Chile by the APEC Centre for Sustainable Tourism. Other international work includes work for the World Tourism ...

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