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New Horizons in Tourism

New Horizons in Tourism

Strange Experiences and Stranger Practices

Edited by T Singh, Centre for Tourism Research and Development, Lucknow, India

September 2004 / Hardback / 240 Pages / 9780851998633 £70.00 / €90.00 / $135.00
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Tourism as a dynamic phenomenon has a wonderful capacity to change, adapt and evolve. At the beginning of the 21st Century we are witnessing a growing demand from tourists for amazing and bizarre experiences, and more extreme and unusual environments. Written by leading researchers from around the world, New Horizons in Tourism, examines this new wave of tourism. It presents a host of examples of out-of-the-ordinary tourism including cutting-edge tourism activities such as vacationing in space and discovering the forbidden lands of Antarctica and Arctic regions. It also explores the trends of pro-poor and volunteer tourism, ecotourism, the rise in the number of footloose senior citizens, and the growing attraction of areas of conflict and atrocity.


Researchers and students in tourism

PART 1: The Edge of Tourism

Tourism Searching New Horizons: An Overview, T V Singh

Vacationing in Space: Tourism Seeks New Skies, J Laing and G I Crouch, La Trobe University, Australia

Tourism in the Forbidden Lands: The Antarctica Experience, J Splettstoesser, Waconia, USA, D Landau, International Association of Antarctica Tourism, and R K Headland, University of Cambridge, UK

Skilled Commercial Adventure: The Edge of Tourism, R Buckley, Griffith University, Australia

Tourism Trespasses the Himalayan Heritage: The Hermit Village, Malana, T V Singh, P Chauhan, Government of Himachal Pradesh, India, and S Singh, Brock University, CanadaPART 2: The Macabre in Tourism

Thanatourism in the Early 21st Century: Moral Panics, Ulterior Motives, and Alterior Desires, A V Seaton, University of Luton, UK, and J J Lennon, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Tourism at the Borders of Conflict and (De)militarized Zones, D J Timothy, Arizona State University, USA, B Prideaux, James Cook University, Australia, and S SeongSeop-Kim, Sejong University, Republic of Korea

Tourism and the Heritage of Atrocity: Managing the Heritage of South African Apartheid for Entertainment, G J Ashworth, University of Groningen, The NetherlandsPART 3: The Unconventional in Tourism

Deep Ecotourism: Seeking Theoretical and Practical Reverence, D A Fennell, Brock University, Canada

Against the Wind - Impermanence in Wilderness: The Tasmanian Experience, T H B Sofield, University of Tasmania, Australia

Health Tourism in Kyrgyz Republic: The Soviet Salt mine Experience, P Schofield, University of Salford, UKPART 4: Tourism For the Poor, Old and Humankind

Pro-Poor Tourism: Benefiting the Poor, D Roe, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK, H Goodwin, University of Greenwich, UK, C Ashley, Overseas Development Institute, UK

Tourism for the Old-Young and Old-Old , M Cleaver Sellick, Central Washington University, USA, and T E Muller, Griffith University, Australia

Volunteer Tourism: New Pilgrimages to the Himalayas, S Singh and T V SinghPART 5: The Future

Will Tourism Vanish? Looking beyond the Horizon, J Aramberri, Drexel University, USA
  • "The title says it all. This fascinating volume is filled with theories, attractions, and topics at the margin of mainstream tourism."
    Linda K Richter, Tourism Recreation Research, 30(1), 2005

  • "This book provides readers with interesting viewpoints on the possible directions that tourism might take in the future, and opens up new horizons for research."
    G Aktas, SPRIG Bulletin, 41, 2005