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Cover for Tourism resilience in UK national parks.

This chapter assesses how far resilience thinking has penetrated tourism systems in British national parks, based on research carried out in 2016 into the 15 national parks and a review of academic research on the nexus between resilience, conservation and tourism in protected areas. An analysis is ...

Author(s)
Cochrane, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism in St Andrews: conflicting governance in the Mecca of Golf.

This chapter examines closely the conflicts in governance of a destination with a strong history and a primary focus on one type of special interest tourism-golf. The case study presented by Richard Butler explores the diversity of views which are often prevalent in regional communities due to the...

Author(s)
Butler, R. W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937942)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freddie Laker: First giant of low-cost air travel.

Sir Frederick Alfred (Freddie) Laker was one of those individuals who played an important part in the development of postwar civil aviation, with an influence that extended beyond the UK. He was the first of a series of individuals to attempt to break the cartel of a few well-established airlines...

Author(s)
Somerville, H.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936525)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sir William Edmund Heygate Colbourne (Billy) Butlin, 1899-1980.

This chapter shows that Sir William Butlin merits his place among the "giants of tourism" because of the profound way in which he intuitively understood the changes occurring in British society and its tourism in the 1930s-1960s, and initiated a major shift in holiday-taking patterns through...

Author(s)
Middleton, V. T. C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936525)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Thomas Cook: image and reality.

This chapter presents a critical appraisal of the position in tourism history of Thomas Cook, the British Victorian excursion promoter, travel agent and contributor to the rise of popular international tourism. It is concluded that where Cook has been elevated to the status of 'hero' or 'giant',...

Author(s)
Walton, J. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936525)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sir Stelios: The easy-going entrepreneur.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is the founder of easyJet (one of Europe's largest low-cost carriers) as well as other tourism-related 'easy' brands such as easyCruise, easyHotel and easyCar. Following a short biography of Stelios, this chapter provides a justification of his acknowledgment as a 'giant of ...

Author(s)
Papatheodorou, A.; Polychroniadis, K.; Poulaki, L.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936525)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The master of ceremonies: Beau Nash and the rise of Bath, 1700-1750.

This chapter explores the contribution of Richard (Beau) Nash to the development of Bath (UK) as a major tourist centre. After a brief outline of his life, the chapter assesses Nash's reputation at the hands of his contemporaries, popular writers and historians. The context for Bath's tourism...

Author(s)
Towner, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936525)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Baedeker: The perceived 'inventor' of the formal guidebook - a bible for travellers in the 19th century.

Karl Baedeker established the standard guidebook for middle-class North European travel in the latter half of the 19th century, which effectively lasted until August 1914. By the turn of the century the word 'Baedeker' had become synonymous with 'guidebook'. This chapter discusses the man (and...

Author(s)
Bruce, D. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936525)
Type
Book chapter