ERIC Number: ED155110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
The Geography of International Tourism. Resource Paper No. 76-1.
Matley, Ian M.
The intention of this resource paper is to give an overview of the field of the geography of international tourism and to indicate specific topics within the field which offer possibilities for more specialized study by geographers. It is most appropriate for use at the college level. Section one defines international tourism and identifies international, national, and regional organizations which promote and study tourism. International tourism involves movement of persons across international boundaries for purposes of recreation, business, education, or family reasons. Section two identifies literature about international tourism, much of which is by European geographers. These sources analyze spatial and locational factors affecting tourism, such as modes of transportation and world patterns of tourist movements. Section three considers advantages and disadvantages of tourism on regional economy. Section four reviews the types of geographical studies which have been made about international tourism. Section five describes physical and cultural factors that influence the location of tourism. Among these are coastal and mountain areas, landscape attractions, hunting and fishing opportunities, urban or rural historical attractions, and sporting events. Section six explores the possibilities of international tourism as an applied field for geographers. A bibliography of 86 sources, many in foreign languages, concludes the document. (AV)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Geography, Global Approach, Higher Education, Industry, International Relations, Recreational Activities, Resource Materials, Study Abroad, Tourism, Travel, Trend Analysis
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.50, paper cover, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.