Demystifying Theories in Tourism Research: Edited by Kelly Bricker and Holly Donohoe CABI Wallingford 2015

Yana Wengel

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This book published by CABI is designed to explore the theoretical frameworks applied in tourism research. The book is organised in five parts. The editors have included the 15 chapters devoted to theoretical perspectives on tourism planning and management, theoretical perspectives on tourism marketing and communications, theoretical perspectives on host communities and guest, and a variety of other related subjects. Unsurprisingly, the focus of the book is clearly centred on describing and analysing the current state of theories used in a tourism research. In the introduction part, the editors open a debate on the use of the theories in tourism studies and highlight the uncertainties in this field. The opening argument of the book is that due to the complexities of the tourism research field, some researchers believe in the existence of “tourism research theories” and others borrow theories from other disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-199
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Tourism Futures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2017


  • tourism research
  • tourism marketing
  • host communities

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