‘The Essentials of Tourism by Chris Cooper is a must read for all tourism students and researchers. As an overview it addresses issues that have to do with demand for tourism, the tourism industry as well as the tourism destination. It supports tourism industry professionals to develop a comprehensive picture of the economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts of tourism. The book emphasises government policy and sustainability concerns whilst addressing market forces with cases from around the world. It has been updated to bring possible strategies to mitigate for the COVID pandemic. This will be a useful reference for all tourism researchers and students.’
“The fourth edition of Essentials of Tourism by Chris Cooper provides a timely update to a well-established and authoritative text, that is widely respected for its clarity and expertise. It provides loads of interesting case studies and examples that will engage students.”
Chris Cooper is Professor in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management Leeds Beckett University in the UK. He gained his undergraduate degree and PhD in Geography from University College London.
Chris has more than forty years experience in tourism and has worked as a researcher and teacher in every region of the world. He gained experience in tour operation working for Thomson Travel before returning to academic life.
Chris was Co-Founder of Progress in Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Research and the International Journal of Tourism Research and is now the Co-Editor of Current Issues In Tourism. He is a member of the editorial board for leading tourism, hospitality and leisure journals and has authored a number of leading text and research books in tourism. He is the co-series editor of the influential Channel View book series Aspects of Tourism.Chris works with international agencies including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the European Union, the International Labour Organization, the OECD, the Inter American Development Bank and ASEAN. He held the Chair of the UNWTOs Education Council from 2005 2007 and was awarded the United Nations Ulysses Medal for contributions to tourism education and policy in 2009.
PART 1 TOURISM ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION Chapter 1 Tourism Essentials PART 2 DESTINATION ESSENTIALS Chapter 2 The Destination Chapter 3 The Economic Consequences of Tourism Chapter 4 The Environmental Consequences of Tourism Chapter 5 The Social and Cultural Consequences of Tourism Chapter 6 Sustainable Tourism PART 3 TOURISM SECTOR ESSENTIALS Chapter 7 Visitor Attractions and Events Chapter 8 Hospitality Chapter 9 Intermediaries Chapter 10 Transport Chapter 11 Government and Tourism PART 4 TOURISM DEMAND AND MARKETING ESSENTIALS Chapter 12 Demand Chapter 13 Tourism Marketing PART 5 TOURISM FUTURES: THE ESSENTIALS Chapter 14 Tourism Futures