Tourists Tourism and the Good Life

This volume will interest those who study and practise tourism as well as scholars and graduate students in a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, business and leisure.

Author: Philip Pearce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136930263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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Tourism is arguably one of the largest self-initiated commercial interventions to create well-being and happiness on the entire planet. Yet there is a lack of specific attention to the ways in which we can better understand and evaluate the relationship between well-being and travel. The recent surge of scholarly work in positive psychology concerned with human well-being and flourishing represents a contemporary force with the potential to embellish and augment much current tourism study. This book maps out the field and then draws links between tourists, tourism and positive psychology. It discusses topics such as the issue of excess materialism and its fragile relationship with well-being, the value of positive psychology to lifestyle businesses, and the insights of the research field to spa and wellness tourism. This volume will interest those who study and practise tourism as well as scholars and graduate students in a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, business and leisure.
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Tasting the Good Life

Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley George Gmelch, Sharon Bohn Gmelch, Sharon Gmelch ... In turn, artists enhance Napa's identity as a desirable tourist ...

Author: George Gmelch

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253223272

Category: Cooking

Page: 276

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While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors' own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.
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Tourism Tourists and Society

Fundamentally, however, it must be questioned whether consuming tourism, ... Pearce, P., Filep, S. and Ross, G. (2010) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life.

Author: Richard Sharpley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351809542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Tourism, Tourists and Society provides a broad introduction to the inter-relationship between tourism and society, making complex sociological concepts and themes accessible to readers from a non-sociological academic background. It provides a thorough exploration of how society influences or shapes the behaviours, motivations, attitudes and consumption of tourists, as well as the tourism impacts on destination societies. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent data, concepts and academic debates: • New content on: mobilities paradigm and the emotional dimension of tourist experiences. • New chapter: Tourism and the Digital Revolution, looking at the ways in which the Internet and mobile technology transform both tourist behaviour and the tourist experience. • New end-of-chapter further reading and discussion topics. Accessible yet critical in style, this book offers students an invaluable introduction to tourism, tourists and society.
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Tourist Behaviour

Filep is a co-author of Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life (Routledge, 2011), the lead editor of Tourist Experience and Fulfilment: Insights from Positive ...

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786438577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion offers a thorough investigation into both traditional and fresh topics in tourist behaviour and experience. Arranged chronologically, the chapters examine tourist experience from the very idea of a tourist visit to the aftermath of returning home.
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Imagining the Good Life

According to Urry, this consumption of the visual aspects of social worlds is what marks tourist activities as a unique form of social activity: '[T]he gaze ...

Author: Francis Khek Gee Lim

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047443377

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Effectively combining ethnographic research and theoretical reflections on the pursuit of the good life in a Tibetan community in the Nepal Himalaya, this fascinating book offers a fresh perspective in seeking to understand contemporary experience of development and globalization.
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Handbook of Tourism and Quality of Life Research

There are currently two core research directions for understanding tourist happiness: tourist happiness based on the subjective well-being view of the good ...

Author: Muzaffer Uysal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400722873

Category: Social Science

Page: 702

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Quality of life (QOL) research in tourism has gained much momentum over the last two decades. Academics working in this area research issues related to tourists and host communities. Practitioners are becoming increasingly interested in understanding the science that allows them to develop better marketing and managerial programs designed to enhance the quality of life of tourists. Tourism bureaus and government agencies are increasingly interested in issues of sustainable tourism, specifically in understanding and measuring the impact of tourism on the quality of life of the residents of the host communities. This handbook covers all relevant topics and is divided into two parts: research relating to travelers/tourists, and research relating to the residents of host communities. It is the only state-of-the-art reference book in its field and will prove invaluable to academics interested in QOL research, as well as tourism practitioners interested in applying the science of QOL in the tourism industry.
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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Impacts

Tourism development and regional quality of life: the case of China. Journal of China Tourism Research. ... Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life.

Author: Dogan Gursoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351025096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

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This handbook explores and critically examines both positive and negative impacts of tourism development focusing on the past, present and future issues, challenges and trends from a multidisciplinary global perspective. Through a comparative approach involving international case studies, this book explores our understanding of tourism impacts and contributes to the theoretical development on relationships between tourism impacts and community support for tourism development. This handbook focuses on a variety of geographical locations, drawing from the knowledge and expertise of highly regarded academics from around the world. Specifically, it explores the adoption and implementation of various tourism development and impact management approaches in a wide range of global contexts, while identifying their trends, issues and challenges. It addresses strategies relating to innovation, sustainability and social responsibility, and critically reviews the economic, sociocultural, environmental, political and technological impacts of tourism. The text also identifies future trends and issues, as well as exploring the methods used to study tourism impacts. Conveying the latest thinking and research, this handbook will be a key reference for students, researchers and academics of tourism, as well as development studies, geography, cultural studies, sustainability and business, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.
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Contemporary Tourist Experience

Pearce, P., Filep, S. and Ross, G. (eds) (2011) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life. Abingdon: Routledge. Pennington-Gray, L. and Kerstetter, ...

Author: Richard Sharpley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317605508

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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This significant and timely volume aims to provide a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insight into emergent behaviours, motivations and sought meanings on the part of tourists based on five contemporary themes determined by current research activity in tourism experience:conceptualization of tourist experience; dark tourism experiences; the relationship between motivation and the contemporary tourist experience; the manner in which tourist experience can be influenced and enhanced by place; and how managers and suppliers can make a significant contribution to the tourist experience. The book critically explores these experiences from multidisciplinary perspectives and includes case studies from wide range of geographical regions. By analyzing these contemporary tourist experiences, the book will provide further understanding of the consumption of tourism.
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Tourism and Humour

Pearce, P.L. (1988) The Ulysses Factor: Evaluating Visitors in Tourist ... Pearce, P.L., Filep, S. and Ross, G. (2011) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life.

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845415099

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Page: 192

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This book is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about humour in all kinds of tourism settings. It discusses the many ways in which humour can occur during tourism exchanges including guided tours, tourism marketing and promotion and travel narratives. Other themes include the role of humour in enhancing the tourist experience, the benefits of tourism humour, considerations of when humour may appear inappropriate in tourism settings and the development of tourism humour theory. The work includes much original material collected by the authors. The book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers of tourism as well as humour scholars from other disciplines.
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Tourist Shopping Villages

Tourist Mobility and Advanced Tracking Technologies Noam Shoval and Michal Isaacson 20. Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life Philip Pearce, Sebastian Filep ...

Author: Laurie Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136852169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Shopping is perhaps the most universal of tourist activities. Tourists form a separate retailing segment from the general population and place importance on different products and product attributes, contributing billions of dollars each year for both the private and public sector by which retail areas, townscapes and streetscapes can be revitalised. This volume – based on a two year research program from a team of authors – examines the forms and functions of approximately fifty tourist shopping villages in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States. It will interest scholars of Tourism, Geography, Business, and Economics, as well as government officials, civic leaders, and individual entrepreneurs and retailers seeking to maximize their returns and local community residents.
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Managing and Marketing Tourist Destinations

Tourist Mobility and Advanced Tracking Technologies Noam Shoval and Michal Isaacson 20. Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life Philip Pearce, Sebastian Filep ...

Author: Metin Kozak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136904745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Destination marketing is more challenging than other goods and services. The basis of competitive advantage shifts from tourism resources only (destination marketing) to a location-based or city-wide integrated management (place marketing). In this book, tourism scholars Metin Kozak and Seyhmus Baloglu discuss and synthesize theories, models, techniques, and principles for strategic marketing and management of tourist destinations, and demonstrate ways in which to further develop the concept of destination competitiveness for application within these destinations. The authors highlight the need for managing brand equity, tourist experience, and information systems, as well as involving internal and external stakeholders in strategic planning and implementation. This book offers practical information directly related to the tourism industry, using the examples of real-world cases to bridge marketing theory with practice. With its international focus and applications for developing a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace, this research will be indispensable to students and scholars of tourism, hospitality, and leisure and recreation programs, as well as practitioners within these industries.
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The World Meets Asian Tourists

Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 17(4), 394À415. Pearce, P., Filep, S., & Ross, G. (2011). Tourists, tourism and the good life.

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781785602184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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The movement of Asian citizens across continents now occurs on an unprecedented scale. What are the interests of Asian tourists and what are the impacts on host communities? This book addresses questions about Asian tourist contact with unfamiliar countries and cultures and the implications for the marketing, planning and policy of tourist markets.
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Wellness Tourism

... tourism, fantasy andplay in aliminal place«,Tourist Studies, 9: 240¥58. Pearce, P., Filep, S.and Ross,G.(2010) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life, ...

Author: Cornelia Voigt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136162121

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Core values of society, health and wellbeing impact today on all aspects of our lives, and have also increasingly influenced patterns of tourism consumption and production. In this context wellness has developed into a significant dimension of tourism in a number of new and long established destinations. However, although it is consistently referred to as one of the most rapidly growing forms of tourism worldwide there still remains a dearth of academic literature on this topic. This book uniquely focuses on the supply side of wellness tourism from a destination perspective in terms of the generation and delivery of products and services for tourists who seek to maintain and improve their health. This approach provides a better understanding of how wellness tourism destinations develop and explores the specific drivers of that growth in a destination context and how destinations successfully compete against each other in globalised market place. A range of wellness destination development and management issues are examined including the importance of authenticity, an appropriate policy framework, delivery of high quality goods and services, participation of a broad range of stakeholders and the development of networks and clusters as well as collaborative strategies essential for a successful development and management of a wellness tourism destination. International case studies and examples from established and new wellness tourism destinations are integrated throughout. This timely volume written by leaders in this sector will be of interest to tourism and hospitality students and academics internationally.
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Critical Debates in Tourism

Consumerism in sustainable tourism: A survey of UK consumers. ... Pearce, P., Filep, S. and Ross, G. (2011) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life.

Author: Tej Vir Singh

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845413446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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In this volume tourism experts collectively discuss and debate some intriguing questions that the tourism industry poses, such as the relevance of mass tourism, the dilemma of authenticity, whether small tourism is beautiful, whether volunteer tourism is benign, whether tourism contributes to climate change, as well as many others. The book brings together the expertise of 35 renowned international scholars of tourism to examine these perplexing issues. Multidisciplinary in its content, it touches upon anthropology, sociology, geography, climatology, biosciences, and planning and development aspects of tourism. The book provides a dialogue for an academic discussion which challenges research conservatism and stereotypes in tourism studies. It will encourage scholars to test the consistency of critical notions whose heuristic value is often taken for granted. The book will benefit graduates, research scholars and those involved in organizing the industry sustainably.
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The Study of Tourism

1988 The Ulysses Factor: Evaluating Visitors in Tourist Settings. ... Pearce, P.L., S. Filep, and G. Ross 2011 Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life.

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849507424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This volume continues the tradition established by Nash in The Study of Tourism Anthropological and Sociological Beginnings (2005) previously published in this series. A significant number of the founding scholars whose work has defined and provided a platform for psychology and marketing studies in tourism contribute their reflective accounts on their initial work. They also locate the initial work they conducted within the milieu in which it was created and link the early work to contemporary concerns both of their own undertaking and more broadly. This is the only publication to collate views on the development of tourism study by all these historically important tourism scholars and provides a unique insight into how the context in which tourism scholars' work influences the studies they undertake. From the renowned Tourism Social Science Series it systematically and cumulatively contributes to the formation, embodiment, and advancement of knowledge in the field of tourism. A valuable piece of tourism literature for all in the areas of advanced marketing and applied psychology, philosophy of education, social science analysis, tourism marketing research and management.
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Positive Tourism

Tourism Analysis, 14, 37¥48. Pearce, P. L., Filep S., & Ross, G. F. (2011). Tourists, tourism and the good life. New York: Routledge.

Author: Sebastian Filep

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317478904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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Tourism affects millions of individuals, numerous societies and environments in multiple, nuanced and overlapping ways. While it can be viewed as a frivolous leisure pursuit or simply a large industry, with potentially destructive impacts, it might also be understood in terms of its effects on human fulfilment, the good life and greater well-being. This book calls for positive tourism, principally grounded in theories from positive psychology (the study of what makes life worth living), and the development of a body of knowledge that explains what characterises optimal tourist experiences, what enables host communities to flourish and what encourages workers in tourism to thrive. Through original research studies reported in this international volume we aim to further develop this knowledge. The intersections between ongoing and traditionally inspired applications of psychology in tourism and this new thrust in psychological inquiry promise to refresh and challenge tourism research. This book will appeal to researchers and academics in tourism, leisure, positive psychology, management and related fields as well as graduate students, professionals and policy makers.
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Travel Tourism and the Moving Image

Pearce, P., Filep, S. and Ross, G. (2011) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life. New York: Routledge. Peterson, J.L. (2006) 'The nation's first playground': ...

Author: Sue Beeton

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845415303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, from the early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment. It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images provides meaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making when we travel. It also analyses how our touristic experiences can inform our film-viewing. A range of genres and themes are studied including the significance of the western, espionage, road and gangster movies, along with further study of film studio theme parks and an introduction to the relationship between gaming and travel. This book will appeal to tourism scholars as well as film studies professionals, and is written in an accessible manner for a general audience.
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Tourism Management

Pearce, P., Filep, S. and Ross, G. (2010) Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life. London: Routledge. One important consideration for hotel managers is the ...

Author: Stephen Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136346002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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One of the leading texts in the field, Tourism Management is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of tourism as you study for a degree, diploma or single module in the subject. It is written in an engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of tourism and builds up your understanding as you progress through this wide ranging global review of the principles of managing tourism. It traces the evolution and future development of tourism and the challenges facing tourism managers in this fast growing sector of the world economy. This book is highly illustrated with diagrams and colour images, and contains short case studies of contemporary themes of interest, as well as new data and statistics.
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Tourism and Poverty

Tourists, Tourism and the Good Life Philip Pearce, Sebastian Filep and Glenn Ross 21. Managing and Marketing Tourist Destinations Strategies to Gain a ...

Author: Regina Scheyvens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136830419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Tourism and Poverty addresses a critical question facing many academics, governments, aid agencies, tourism organizations, and conservation bodies around the world: can tourism work as a tool to overcome poverty? This book is the first to present a focused description and critique of the issues surrounding poverty and tourism. Relying on a wealth of primary data on tourism, Regina Scheyvens supports her findings with novel case studies such as innovative partnerships between resorts and fledgling indigenous businesses in Fiji, Oxfam’s work to connect the agriculture and tourism sectors in the Caribbean, and difficulties in alleviating poverty in the Maldives despite the growth of luxury tourism. This book will challenge the way academics and tourism professionals understand the current and potential role of tourism in alleviating poverty.
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Handbook of Sustainable Travel

Tourists, tourism and the good life. New York: Routledge. Peeters, P. (2010). Tourism transport, technology, and carbon dioxide emissions.

Author: Tommy Gärling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400770348

Category: Science

Page: 341

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This volume gathers distinguished researchers on travel behavior from a variety of disciplines, to offer state-of-the-art research and analysis encompassing environmental, traffic and transport psychology; transport planning and engineering; transport geography; transport economics; consumer services research; environmental sociology and well-being research. The underlying dilemma is that neither contemporary transportation technology nor contemporary travel behaviors are sustainable. The path toward sustainability is complex, because the consequences of changing technology and attempts to change travel preferences can be extreme both in economic and in social terms. The Handbook of Sustainable Travel discusses transportation systems from environmental, social and economic perspectives, to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms, and to envisage potential strategies towards more sustainable travel. Part I offers an introduction to the subject, with chapters review historical and future trends in travel, the role of travel for a good society, and the satisfaction of travelers with various features of travel options. Part II proceeds from the fact that the car is the backbone of today’s transportation system, and that a break with automobiles is likely to be necessary in the future. Contributors review the development of private car use, explore economic and psychological reasons why the car has become the primary mode of transport and discuss how this can be changed in the future. Part III addresses the social sustainability of travel, providing insights into the social costs and benefits of leisure, business and health travel, and taking into account the social costs or benefits of measures whose goals are primarily environmental. The authors provide the necessary background to judge whether proposed transport policies are also sustainable from a social perspective. Part IV highlights future alternatives to physical travel and surveys ecologically sustainable travel modes such as public transport and non-motorized modes of transportation.
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