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Transformational tourism: tourist perspectives.

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This book deals with the issue of how travel and tourism, if developed in a proper form, can contribute to human transformation, growth and development, and change human behaviour and our relationship with the world. The volume investigates the experiences offered by travel and tourism that can change travellers as human beings and their relationships and interactions with natural, socio-cultural, economic, political and technological environments. The book has been published in two volumes. This first volume focuses on the tourist perspective and the tourist self. It consists of 16 chapters covering different types of tourism, including: wellness, retreat, religious and spiritual tourism; extreme sports, backpacking and cultural tourism; WWOOFing and ecotourism; and volunteer and educational tourism. This book is primarily intended for tourism students and tourism programmes in business and non-business schools. However, it could also appeal to students, academics and professionals from disciplines that deal with human development and behavioural changes.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Hopeful tourism: a transformational perspective. Author(s): Pritchard, A. Morgan, N.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Transformation and transformational learning theory. Author(s): Reisinger, Y.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Connection between travel, tourism and transformation. Author(s): Reisinger, Y.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 33) Not 'on vacation': survival escapist travel as an agent of transformation. Author(s): Radel, K. Hillman, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 55) Transforming quality of life through wellness tourism. Author(s): Smith, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 68) Retreat tourism as a form of transformational tourism. Author(s): Heintzman, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 82) Nearer to God - transformational experiences of short-term mission travellers. Author(s): Lee YoonJung Gretzel, U.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 98) The transformative power of yoga tourism. Author(s): Ponder, L. M. Holladay, P. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) Extreme sports as transformational tourism. Author(s): Brymer, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) Returning home: reflections on lifestyle transformation resulting from international backpacker travels. Author(s): Kanning, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 136) Finding themselves in San Blas, Panama. Author(s): Savener, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 151) WWOOFing tourists: beaten tracks and transformational paths. Author(s): Deville, A. Wearing, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 169) The next stage of eco-travel: facilitating transformation through personal ethics. Author(s): Nowaczek, A. M. K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 183) Acculturation, re-entry and transformation: the story of a volunteer tourist. Author(s): Grabowski, S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 199) Travel for education: a force for peace and cross-cultural understanding? Author(s): Brown, L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 212) Doing good for God's sake: the role of religion in altruism. The case of volunteer tourism. Author(s): Erdely, J. L.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Gulf University for Science and Technology, Mubarak Al-Abdullah, Kuwait.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642093
  • Record Number
  • 20133151487