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Understanding western tourists in developing countries.

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This book provides an analysis of Western tourists who travel in developing countries for holiday purposes, enabling suppliers to be aware of and help meet their demands while maximizing economic benefits, minimizing undesired social and cultural impacts, and developing sustainable products and practices. The book is intended for students and researchers in leisure, recreation and tourism, and to ...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 10)

Towards understanding western tourists: theoretical perspectives.

Understanding tourism in the context of modernity implies understanding both historical roots and present manifestations of tourism as reflections of the structure and contradiction of modernity. This chapter follows several lines of though about modernity (rationalization, alienation, romanticism, the Protestant ethic, McDonaldization, poetic Eros versus carnivalesque Eros, and modern consumer culture), each of which leads to specific views and explanations of the tourism phenomenon.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The great unknown. Author(s): Egmond, T. van
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 62) Towards understanding western tourists: empirical studies. Author(s): Egmond, T. van
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 113) The tourist unravelled. Author(s): Egmond, T. van
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 144) Planning for the 'right' tourists. Author(s): Egmond, T. van

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845931957
  • Record Number
  • 20073138836