(Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly dev...)
Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly develop their tourism potential to meet demand and produce benefits, makes it more essential than ever to plan carefully and consider the human and environmental impacts of tourism development. That is why, as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, I am pleased to see the serious analysis of the problems and prospects of the tourism sector as presented in this third edition. -- Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization Now in its third edition, Global Tourism draws on the insight of thirty-nine contributors to chronicle and foresee the effects of tourism on contemporary society. Contributors provide interdisciplinary, international perspectives on the critical questions, problems, and opportunities facing the tourism industry. Invaluable to academics and professionals alike, Global Tourism offers a comprehensive exploration of the key issues in tourism. Authors draw on their individual insights to assess and critique contemporary tourism and take a view of the future. Fully revised and re-developed, new chapters examine: * The future of tourism * Difference in travel characteristics of significant travel segments * Sustainability standards in the global economy * Crisis management in tourist destinations * Tourism and social identities * Tourism, mobility, and global communities CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Brian Archer (University of Surrey), Gurhan Aktas (T.C. Dokuz Eylul University), Bill Bramwell (Sheffield Hallam University), Peter M Burns (University of Brighton), Nancy E. Chesworth (Mount St. Vincent University), Tim Coles (University of Exeter), Chris Cooper (The University of Queensland), Graham M.S. Dann (University of Luton), Thomas Lea Davidson (Davidson-Peterson Associates, Inc.), Sara Dolnicar (University of Wollongong), David Timothy Duval (University of Otago), Larry Dwyer (University of New South Wales), Xavier Font (Leeds Metropolitan University), Alan Fyall (Bournemouth University), Brian Garrod (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Donald Getz (University of Calgary), Alison Gill (Simon Fraser University), Frank Go (Erasmus University), Ebru Gunlu (T.C. Dokuz Eylul University), Michael Hall (University of Otago), Simon Hudson (University of Calgary), Donald Macleod (University of Glasgow), David Mercer (RMIT University), Graham Miller (University of Surrey), Michael Morgan (Bournemouth University), Peter Murphy (La Trobe University), Philip Pearce (James Cook University), Stanley C. Plog (Plog Research and SPC Group), Garry Price (La Trobe University), Linda K. Richter (Kansas State University), Lisa Ruhanen (University of Queensland), Chris Ryan (University of Waikato), Gordon D. Taylor (Tourism Canada, retired)), William F. Theobald (Purdue University), Seldjan Timur (University of Calgary), Birgit Trauer (University of Queensland), Stephen Wanhill (Bournemouth University), Peter W. Williams (Simon Fraser University) * Provides a thorough and complete exploration of current trends and practice in the tourism industry * Issues are explored using structured framework * International contributors offer full range of perspectives
(The purpose of Global Tourism is to allow readers to exam...)
The purpose of Global Tourism is to allow readers to examine critical issues and problems facing the tourism industry. Using the perspective and expertise of twenty nine contributors, Global Tourism draws together current thinking and practice, presenting arguments in a structured framework. The problems are complex and interwoven and they suggest a variety of crises that may be brought about or exacerbated by tourism development such as: overcrowding of tourist attractions, resident-host conflicts, overuse and destruction of natural resources, loss of cultural heritage, increased crime and prostitution, inflation and escalating land costs and political, sociocultural and economic problems. The main outstanding features of Global Tourism are the presentation and analysis of: the philosophical and directional difficulties which face the tourism industry, the essential issues of raison d'etre, the importance of social issues and ills on current and future tourism practice, the basic forces that are shaping society, the questions generated about the purpose of tourism. Draws together current thinking and practice in the tourism industry Presents arguments in a structured framework Worldwide range of contributors.
(A source book for American culture in the 1960s and 1970s...)
A source book for American culture in the 1960s and 1970s: “suggested reading” from the Last Whole Earth Catalog, from Thoreau to James Baldwin.The Whole Earth Catalog was a cultural touchstone of the 1960s and 1970s. The iconic cover image of the Earth viewed from space made it one of the most recognizable books on bookstore shelves. Between 1968 and 1971, almost two million copies of its various editions were sold, and not just to commune-dwellers and hippies. Millions of mainstream readers turned to the Whole Earth Catalog for practical advice and intellectual stimulation, finding everything from a review of Buckminster Fuller to recommendations for juicers. This book offers selections from eighty texts from the nearly 1,000 items of “suggested reading” in the Last Whole Earth Catalog.After an introduction that provides background information on the catalog and its founder, Stewart Brand (interesting fact: Brand got his organizational skills from a stint in the Army), the book presents the texts arranged in nine sections that echo the sections of the Whole Earth Catalog itself. Enlightening juxtapositions abound. For example, “Understanding Whole Systems” maps the holistic terrain with writings by authors from Aldo Leopold to Herbert Simon; “Land Use” features selections from Thoreau's Walden and a report from the United Nations on new energy sources; “Craft” offers excerpts from The Book of Tea and The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book; “Community” includes Margaret Mead and James Baldwin's odd-couple collaboration, A Rap on Race. Together, these texts offer a sourcebook for the Whole Earth culture of the 1960s and 1970s in all its infinite variety.
Theobald graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. He then obtained his doctorate from Columbia University in 1959 and Master of Arts degree from it in 1961.
Theobald started his career as an assistant superintendent of recreation in the village of Garden City in New York. Three years later he was appointed as a director of community recreation there. He then became a chairperson of Recreation Division, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Brooklyn College in 1967. He worked there until he went to the University of Waterloo, where he held the position of head of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies in 1974. However, three years later he went to Purdue University, where he had the same position until his retirement.
During his long career, Theobald was a visiting professor at different universities, such as New York University, George Washington University and the University of Surrey. He also worked as a member of the board of directors at Ontario Research Council on Leisure from 1974 till 1977, and as a member of the advisory board at Comprehensive Plan since 1979.
Now Theobald works as a freelance writer and as a contributor of articles and reviews to recreation and education journals.
(Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly dev...)1995
(A source book for American culture in the 1960s and 1970s...)2016
(The purpose of Global Tourism is to allow readers to exam...)1995
Theobald is a member of the World Leisure and Recreation Association, American Association for Leisure and Recreation, American Association of University Professors, American Park and Recreation Society, National Employee Services Recreation Association, National Recreation and Park Association, Resort and Commercial Recreation Association, Society of Recreation and Park Educators, Travel and Tourism Research Association, Indiana Park and Recreation Association, Indiana Travel and Tourism Association, New York State Recreation and Park Society, Ontario Recreation Society and Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation.
Theobald married Sharon A. on June 22, 1963. The couple has 2 children: Gregg S. and Amanda B.