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Special Interest Tourism

Special Interest Tourism

Concepts, Contexts and Cases

Edited by S Agarwal, University of Plymouth, UK, G Busby, University of Plymouth, UK, R Huang, University of Plymouth, UK

January 2018 / Paperback / 234 Pages / 9781780645667 £39.99 / €55.00 / $65.00
With 10% online discount: £35.99 / €49.50 / $58.50
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Main Description

Special interest tourism is growing rapidly due to a discerning and heterogeneous travel market and the demand for more focused activity or interest-based tourism experiences. This book approaches the topic from the perspective of both supply and demand, and addresses the complexities now inherent in this area of tourism. It presents a contextualised overview of contemporary academic research, concepts, principles and industry-based practice insights, and also considers the future of special interest tourism in light of the emergence of ethical consumerism.

With a clear, user-friendly structure, the book:
-Links theoretical frameworks to clear practical applications.
-Reviews key emerging issues for tourism relating to families and faith, the performing arts, active and passive pursuits, therapeutic leisure and travelling.
-Includes contributions and case studies from international academics and practitioners to give a truly global overview.

Sometimes referred to as niche or contemporary tourism, this book provides a complete introduction to the study of special interest tourism for students.


Suitable for students of tourism.

  • -: Preface
  • 1: Special Interest Tourism: An Introduction
  • Part 1: Family and Faith Tourism
  • 2: Social Tourism
  • 3: Family Tourism
  • 4: Cathedral Tourism
  • 5: Islamic Tourism
  • Part 2: The Performing Arts
  • 6: Literary Tourism
  • 7: Music Tourism
  • 8: Film Tourism
  • 9: Carnival Tourism
  • Part 3: Active or Passive Tourism
  • 10: Sports Tourism: Golf
  • 11: Adventure Tourism
  • Part 4: Therapeutic Leisure
  • 12: Shopping Tourism
  • 13: Food Tourism
  • 14: Garden Tourism
  • Part 5: Travelling Along
  • 15: Transport Tourism
  • 16: Slow Tourism
  • Part 6: Conclusion
  • 17: Conclusion

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