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CABI Book Chapter

Mass tourism in a small world.

Book cover for Mass tourism in a small world.


This book covers (i) theoretical perspectives on mass tourism (including ethics, political economy, sustainability and environmentalism); (ii) the historical context of mass tourism development, particularly in the UK; and (iii) the current challenges to mass tourism and its future trends. Case studies of modern mass tourism in China, Thailand, Bulgaria, Mallorca, Tunisia, Malta, and the Caribbean...

Chapter 18 (Page no: 200)

From blue to grey? Malta's quest from mass beach to niche heritage tourism.

The government of Malta has latterly attempted to modify the country's beach-resort mass tourism product and shift from a tourism dependent upon beaches to one dependent upon heritage and culture more broadly. The resource basis for, and the intentions, progress and difficulties of this transition are described and lessons relevant to other destinations are drawn.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: mass tourism in a small world. Author(s): Harrison, D. Sharpley, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Mass tourism does not need defending. Author(s): Aramberri, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) The morality of mass tourism. Author(s): Butcher, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) The political economy of mass tourism and its contradictions. Author(s): Bianchi, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) A theoretical approach to mass tourism in Italy. Author(s): Savelli, A. Manella, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Sustainability and mass tourism: a contradiction in terms? Author(s): Weaver, D. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 75) Mass tourism and the environment: issues and dilemmas. Author(s): Holden, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 85) The dynamics of tourism development in Britain: the profit motive and that 'curious' alliance of private capital and the local state. Author(s): Heeley, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 95) From holiday camps to the all-inclusive: the 'Butlinization' of tourism. Author(s): Sharpley, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 105) Decline beside the seaside: British seaside resorts and declinism. Author(s): Farr, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 118) Mass tourism and the US National Park Service system. Author(s): Bricker, K. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 137) Transport and tourism: the perpetual link. Author(s): Duval, D. T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 149) Mass tourism and China. Author(s): Ryan, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 159) Mass tourism in Thailand: the Chinese and Russians. Author(s): Cohen, E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 168) Mass tourism in Bulgaria: the force awakens. Author(s): Ivanov, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 181) Mass tourism in Mallorca: examples from Calvià. Author(s): Andrews, H.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 191) Tunisia: mass tourism in crisis? Author(s): Jeffrey, H. Bleasdale, S.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 210) Cruise ship tourism in the Caribbean: the mess of mass tourism. Author(s): Wilkinson, P.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 232) Conclusion: mass tourism in the future. Author(s): Sharpley, R. Harrison, D.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780648545
  • Record Number
  • 20173155325