Introduction to the Geography of Tourism - Rita de Cássia Ariza da Cruz

Introduction to the Geography of Tourism - Rita de Cássia Ariza da Cruz

Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

A Comprehensive Guide to the Geography of Tourism


In today's interconnected world, tourism has become a global phenomenon, shaping economies, cultures, and environments. Understanding the geography of tourism is essential for anyone interested in the industry, from policymakers and planners to business owners and travelers. This comprehensive guide provides a thorough introduction to the geography of tourism, exploring its key concepts, theories, and applications.

Key Concepts and Theories

The geography of tourism encompasses a wide range of topics, including:

  • The spatial distribution of tourism resources and attractions
  • The patterns of tourist flows and movements
  • The impacts of tourism on destinations
  • The role of tourism in regional development

Drawing on a variety of disciplines, including geography, economics, sociology, and anthropology, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the geography of tourism. Key theories and concepts are explored in depth, including:

  • The push-pull theory of migration
  • The product life cycle model of tourism development
  • The Butler model of tourism area life cycle
  • The sustainable tourism development model

Applications of the Geography of Tourism

The geography of tourism has a wide range of applications in the real world. It can be used to:

  • Plan and develop tourism destinations
  • Manage tourism impacts
  • Market tourism products and services
  • Educate tourists about responsible travel

This book provides practical examples and case studies from around the world, illustrating how the geography of tourism can be applied to real-world problems.

Why You Should Read This Book

If you are interested in the geography of tourism, this book is a must-read. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the field, making it an essential resource for students, researchers, and practitioners alike.

With its clear and engaging writing style, this book is also accessible to general readers who are interested in learning more about the geography of tourism. Whether you are planning a trip, starting a tourism business, or simply curious about the world around you, this book will provide you with valuable insights and knowledge.


The geography of tourism is a fascinating and complex field that is constantly evolving. This book provides a solid foundation for understanding the geography of tourism, and it will inspire you to explore this dynamic field further.