Chapter 2

The Contemporary Tourist

Claire Humphreys    University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom


This chapter explores the realm of the contemporary tourism, initially discussing the characteristics of the market, as developed nations experience market maturity and emerging economies provide new destinations and markets in earlier phases of development. The chapter then considers the turbulence caused by terrorism and economic disruptions as well as the influence of technological innovations. The pull and push factors that determine demand are considered alongside the implications of shifting patterns of demographic and geographic change. Finally, the chapter concludes with an examination of the contemporary issues that have ...

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