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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 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