From previous editions:
‘This book should be compulsory reading for all those engaged in tourism research.’ – Erlet Cater, In Focus, Tourism Concern
‘…one of the most significant books produced on tourism in the past few years.’ – Geoffrey Wall, Annals of Tourism Research
‘A valuable and overdue contribution to a multi-disciplinary area. This book meets the challenge to say something clear and interesting in a quicksand of ambiguities.’ – Professor John Lea, University of Sydney
‘Informative, stimulating, and provocative, the book deserves to be read by a wide audience … It is absolutely essential reading for all those serious scholars of tourism studies wishing to appreciate "the bigger picture".’ – Brian Wheeller, Annals of Tourism Research
‘…the book is quite simply one of the most important theoretical contributions to the growing subdiscipline of tourism geography and is likely to be a mainstay for many years to come.’ – Keith Debbage, Annals of the Association of American Geographers
‘...a far-reaching, timely and quite penetrating critique of some of the forms of tourism that have emerged as a direct response to the clarion call for sustainable tourism development’ – Michael Parnwell, Journal of Development Studies
About the Author
is a freelance researcher and Visiting Research Fellow in Human Geography at the University of Plymouth, where his work focuses on issues of environment, development, sustainability, natural disasters and tourism. He has been and still is an occasional development worker in the region of Central America, this work involving issues of education, environment, the application of sustainability indicators, tourism, disaster recovery, poverty reduction and general community welfare.
Ian Munt is a freelance human settlements specialist and has worked on projects with UN agencies, bilateral donors and non-governmental organisations in Central America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.