The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry: A Supply-Side Analysis


The Economic Geography of the Tourist Industry examines whether tourism can be defined as an industry. Bridging the gap between tourism research and economic geography, the authors bring together leading academics in geography, planning and tourism, to explain tourism's definitions. By analyzing tour operators, airlines and the hotel industry from a broad international perspective, this book explores issues such as business cycles, labor dynamics, entrepreneurship and the role of the state in tourism and concludes that the production of tourism-related services has characteristics commonly associated with "harder" production sectors, such manufacturing and producer services.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Dimitri Ioannides
  • Keith G. Debbage
  • Peter Daniels
  • Stephen L. J. Smith
  • Wesley Roehl
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998


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