Professor Eric Laws, Professor of Tourism, Siam University, Bangkok
Professor Noel Scott, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University, Australia
Since the mid-20th century, modern tourism has grown rapidly in extent and diversity, becoming increasingly competitive and volatile as it is impacted by climate change, new technologies, changing distribution systems and the opening of new markets. As a result, governments, tourism destinations and businesses need to improve their management capability and adopt best practices to survive. The purpose of this series is to provide tourism managers, administrators, specialists and advanced students with state-of-the-art research and strategic knowledge to enable them to thrive in dynamic and unpredictable environments. Contributions are based on critical and interdisciplinary research that combines relevant theory and practice, while placing case studies from specific destinations into an international context. The series presents research on the development and diffusion of best practice in business and destination management that fulfils the objective of environmental, sociocultural and economic sustainability at both the local and global scale.
The cover design for this series depicts a generalized mosaic composed of many tiles. Metaphorically, this illustrates our philosophies that while the various elements of tourism require specific study, it is the overall picture that is most significant, and that tourism is a very dynamic, complex and evolving industry. This series seeks to build a coherent approach to future tourism research through each individual title.
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