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Abstract

Cultural events have emerged as a destination instrument for sharing local folk culture with visitors, aspiring to provide them with satisfying experiences at the same time as conveying socioeconomic benefits to the local community. However, studies of the visitor satisfaction process as a measure...

Author(s)
Christou, P.; Sharpley, R.; Farmaki, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2018, 22, 2, pp 255-269
Abstract

This book provides a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insights into emergent behaviours, motivations and sought...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Stone, P. R.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourist experience: contemporary perspectives, 2010, pp 330 pp.
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.
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
Abstract

Religious tourism (tourism that is motivated by faith or religious reasons) has been in evidence for centuries. In more recent times, however, it has been suggested that modern tourism has become the functional and symbolic equivalent of more traditional religious practices, such as festivals and...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Priya Sundaram
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2005, 7, 3, pp 161-171
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 book approaches tourism from a sociological perspective, considering both tourists themselves and the societies which generate, sustain and receive tourism. It introduces basic sociological theories and their relevance to tourism before examining the major themes and issues concerning the...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Elm Publications, Huntingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism, tourists and society., 1994, pp viii + 277pp.
Abstract

This chapter examines tourism motivation from a sociological perspective considering, in particular, the link between the motivation for tourism and modern society. It is suggested that there are two approaches which may be used as a basis for examination. The first is to consider ways in which...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Elm Publications, Huntingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism, tourists and society., 1994, pp 96-126