This book applies the major concepts and research findings from a number of the central areas of psychology to tourism and tourist behaviour.
The book is divided into two parts: the first part cover topics such as tourism motivation, personality & tourism, attitudes & tourism, and tourism & the environment.
Part 2 focuses on tourism marketing, human resource management and the industry, evaluation and tourism, and the social impacts of tourism.
This book represents a contribution to the growing interface between tourism and psychology in both research and practice. While the book presents current findings from a variety of international perspectives, a focus in each chapter is on major applied psychological research as it now advances the boundaries of this tourism and psychology dialogue.
The individual tourist
Tourism and psychology: an introduction
Motivation and the tourist
Personality and the tourist
Attitudes and the tourist
Environment and the tourist
The societal and organisational contexts of tourism
Tourist destination images
Human resource management and the tourist/hospitality industry
Evaluation of tourism facilities
The social impacts of tourism
A summary model of tourist behaviour