Jul 112009


Cooper, Chris and others, 4 th edition, Prentice Hall, 2008, 704 pages

This introductory level book on tourism gathers all relevant aspects oncontemporary tourism. The new Chapter 10, Tourism under Crises, exemplifies the text’s broad view of tourism. The case studies presented are elucidative on the types and characteristics of the crises faced in thè contemporary world and the policy implications of it are clearly derived. Therefore this book will have a great impact on the future of tourism teaching.“
While there are many student textbooks that attempt to introduce the fundamental principles, practices and theories of tourism, there is none that does it as comprehensively as this one. The book uses a wide spread of case study material to illustrate key issues and practices in the tourism industry in a lively and thorough way. It brings together leading scholars from different disciplines and integrates knowledge from an array of academic fields such as economics, geography and marketing. This new edition also addresses timely issues, for example, the linkages between tourism and climate change. The new case studies from all over the world make manifest the book’s position as contemporary classic among tourism textbooks.


A companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/cooper provides media-rich learning resources to enhance your understanding, including interactive animated exercises, Financial Times articles, and quick tests to help you revise chapter-by-chapter. New and exclusive video case studies from UK and international destinations bring the world’s largest industry into focus.

The book is higly recommended.