The Tourist Places of the World
1. Edition February 2020
350 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Formerly a largely Western practice, leisure travel is today the most dynamic industry in the world in terms of growth. Developments in transport and communication systems mean tourism is now an integral part of our understanding of the world, and involved in the exponential increase of links between societies and different cultures.
The Tourist Places of the World has comprehensive data on the number of international visitors annually. It also includes an original map ? not dictated by country, but by major tourist areas and places. The hierarchy of destinations drawn is highlighted by the different levels of popularity and passenger flows; from the universal places where all societies meet to the still unfrequented places.Beyond the recognition of global tourism, the challenge is to understand how and why societies can achieve a better life through sustainable development, which encompasses social, economic and environmental dimensions.
2. North America.
3. Central America.
4. South America.
5. Central and Northern Europe.
6. The Mediterranean Basin.
7. Sub-Saharan Africa.
8. Western Asia.
9. Southeast Asia.
10. Northeast Asia.
11. Oceania and the Pacific Islands.
Benjamin Taunay is a member of University of Angers' Spaces and Societies Laboratory, as well as a geographer, lecturer, and currently seconded to the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.