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Tourism and inequality: problems and prospects.

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This book seeks to make a contribution to the tourism and inequality debate, not only through its investigation of how and why tourism contributes to and reflects social inequality, but also through its exploration of the ways in which tourism can be a means to reduce social inequality or alleviate its impact. Across its 12 chapters, a wide range of inter-related forms of inequality and routes tow...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 126)

Social tourism for low-income groups: benefits in a UK and Irish context.

This chapter provides an analysis of social tourism provision for low-income groups, focusing on the social and economic benefits of such provision. It begins by defining social tourism and discusses issues in relation to holiday participation, poverty and social exclusion. A number of examples of social tourism provision from across Europe are also presented. The chapter continues with a presentation of the benefits of social tourism based on two empirical qualitative studies from Ireland and the UK. The studies were carried out independently, but have produced largely comparable findings, enforcing their validity and strengthening the argument for the introduction of social tourism policies and practices in each country, respectively. The chapter concludes by presenting the potential relevance of social tourism on a social, economic and policy level.

Other chapters from this book

Introduction Introduction: Tourism and inequalities. Author(s): Cole, S. Morgan, N.
Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourism, disability and mobility. Author(s): Small, J. Darcy, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Tourism and visual impairment. Author(s): Richards, V. Morgan, N. Pritchard, A. Sedgley, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) Equal access for all? Regulative mechanisms, inequality and tourism mobility. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Sex tourism and inequalities. Author(s): Taylor, J. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Access and marginalization in a beach enclave resort. Author(s): Carlisle, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 85) Fair Trade in Tourism - a marketing tool for social transformation? Author(s): Kalisch, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 107) Tourism and human rights. Author(s): Cole, S. Eriksson, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 143) Tourism and welfare: ethics, responsibility and well-being. Author(s): Hall, D. Brown, F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 164) Pro-poor tourism - can tourism contribute to poverty reduction in less economically developed countries? Author(s): Meyer, D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 183) Urban beaches as social tourism installations: case studies of Paris Plage and Bristol Urban Beach 2007. Author(s): Gale, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 194) Justifying tourism: justice through tourism. Author(s): Higgins-Desbiolles, F.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Westminster, London, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2010
  • ISBN
  • 9781845936624
  • Record Number
  • 20103348723