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Despite increasing academic attention paid to dark tourism, understanding of the concept remains limited, particularly from a consumption perspective. That is, the literature focuses primarily on the supply of dark tourism; less attention, however, has been paid to the demand for 'dark' touristic...

Author(s)
Stone, P.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2008, 35, 2, pp 574-595
Abstract

This paper explores a number of issues that may point towards some answers to the question of whether consumerism, in encouraging the consumption of (mass) tourism, promotes 'bad' tourism. First and foremost among these issues is the distinction between 'consumerism' and 'consumer culture' and...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2011, 36, 3, pp 293-297
Abstract

Over the last quarter century, both the supply of and demand for ecotourism have grown significantly. At the same time, ecotourism has, as a particular form of tourism development, become increasingly recognised and legitimised as a means of achieving sustainable development in destination areas....

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2006, 5, 1/2, pp 7-22
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The consumer behaviour context of ecolabelling.

The article aims to link consumer behaviour theories to the tourism consumption and the impacts of ecolabels. Four categories of consumption are discussed: consuming tourism as experience; consuming tourism as integration; consuming tourism as play; and consuming tourism as classification. It is...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995063)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This chapter disagrees with the notion that tourists will willingly adapt their behaviour as consumers in order to optimize the contribution of tourism to local development. It suggests that the expectation of appropriate behaviour on the part of tourists overlooks the social and cultural forces...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 300-318
Abstract

This fourth edition introduces basic sociological theories and their relevance to tourism and examines the major themes and issues concerning the social nature of tourism. It explores the relationship between tourism and society from two perspectives: the influence of society on tourism, and the...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Elm Publications, Huntingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism, tourists and society, 2008, Ed.4, pp x + 352 pp.