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In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of tourism in different countries and destinations, it is vital to examine and analyse emerging trends in today’s international tourism industry.
International Tourism Futures: The Drivers and Impacts of Change examines influential factors such as the demographic, political, economic and technological changes, which will affect the nature, trends and participation in tourism, hospitality and events. It discusses contemporary concepts associated with the tourism, hospitality and event sector, generating plausible ideas and identifying future trends. The COVID-19 crisis outbreak reinforces the vulnerability of the international tourism industry operating as an open system and some of these impacts of change on future industry development are highlighted.
A multi-disciplinary text, International Tourism Futures: The Drivers and Impacts of Change covers a range of inter-related trends which include:
* Tourists of the Future
* Hospitality of the Future
* The Future of Visitor Attractions
* Events of the Future
* The Future of Film Tourism
* Health and Wellness Tourism
* Sustainable Development and Responsible Tourism
* Future Proofing a Crisis
* Building Future Scenarios
Using a considered pedagogic structure, each chapter uses international case studies to contextualise the theory, including: Chinese outbound travel, the ‘personalisation’ of the travel experience, robotic hospitality in Asia, the 2028 LA Summer Olympics, Wellness Spa Tourism in Thailand, France’s ‘International Action Against Terrorism’ initiative and many more.
This research textbook is perfect for tourism, hospitality and event education and courses that focus on the future direction of the T,H and E sectors and industry in general.
Marketing and Managing Tourism Destinations is a comprehensive and integrated textbook which uniquely considers both destination marketing and management in one volume. It focuses on how destination marketing is planned, implemented and evaluated as well as the management and operations of destination marketing and management organizations, how they conduct business, major opportunities, challenges and issues they face to compete for the global leisure and business travel markets. This textbook provides students with: A solid introduction to destination marketing strategy and planning, to organization and support planning and then to operations, implementation and evaluation, as well as major issues, challenges and expected new directions for destination marketing, management and Destination Management Organizations (DMOs). A unique systematic model to manage and market destinations. Core concepts are supported with well integrated international case studies to show the practical realities of marketing and managing destinations as well as the need to take a flexible and adaptive approach to managing different destinations around the world. To encourage reflection on main themes addressed and spur critical thinking, discussion questions and links to further reading are included in each chapter. This accessible yet rigorous text provides students with an in-depth overview of all the factors and issues which are important to consider to make a destination successful.