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Tourism routes and trails theory and practice.

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This book presents an overview of tourism routes and trails and attempts to make sense of this complex universe: why they exist, how they were created and what role they play in the development and management of tourism. Chapters 1 to 5 discuss and analyse the nature of routes and trails. These chapters ask what tourism routes, trails and itineraries represent in society and human experience. They...

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Chapter 3 (Page no: 31)

The three stages of tourism.

This chapter starts with an overview of early tourism, where the journey and route were of critical importance. It then discusses: the three essential tools and facilitators of route-focused tourism (tour operators, guides and guidebooks); the emergence of destination-focused tourism since the mid-20th century; the rise of the cultural destination in the 1990s; overtourism and the limits of destination-focused tourism; and the way forward for tourism. A case study of the Arctic Coast Way (Iceland) is presented, which illustrates how the rationale for creating an ambitious driving route is formulated and gives a good idea of the richness and complexity involved in its development.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourism routes and their identity. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Routes, culture and human experience. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Trends. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) The meaning of routes. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) The family of tourism routes. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 110) Strategies of nations, regions and local bodies. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 130) Routes and the tourism industry. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 144) A roadmap for route development. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 164) The impacts and benefits of routes and trails. Author(s): Ward-Perkins, D. Beckmann, C. Ellis, J.