The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry: A Supply-side Analysis

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Dimitri Ioannides, Keith G. Debbage
Psychology Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
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The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry bridges the gap between tourism research and economic geography by bringing together leading academics in geography, planning and tourism. The authors explain tourism's definitions and examine whether tourism can be categorized as an industry. They provide detailed analyses of key sectors, such as tour operators, airlines and the hotel industry from a broad international perspective. The book also explores issues such as business cycles, labour dynamics, entrepreneurship and the role of the state in tourism and concludes that the production of tourism-related services has characteristics commonly associated with 'harder' production sectors, such manufacturing and producer services.
  

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Contents

PART
9
PART C
10
PART
13
barriers to theory
15
debates and concepts
31
the logic of industrial
53
a theoretical
79
a sectoral approach
97
some
180
PART D
197
Tourism and economic development policy in
220
Entrepreneurship small business culture and tourism
235
labor and socialbusiness
256
Economic business cycles and the tourism lifecycle
273
the commodification of tourism
287
Index
323

the gatekeepers of tourism
139
The airline industry and tourism
159

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Ioannides is at Southwest Missouri State University.

Debbage is at the University of North Carolina.

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