Monday, October 24, 2005

G4T #13: Understanding Tourist Attractions

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This week's podcast covered tourism news items for the first 10 minutes or so, then delved into the topic of Tourist Attractions. Much of what I discussed actually comes from my Ph.D. dissertation, which I completed in 1986 -- though it did not make it into my Ph.D. I wrote this whole chapter about tourist attractions, and presented my own theory of different ways that tourism researchers approach tourist attractions. Well, my committee felt that it just wasn't that relevant to the rest of my dissertation, so I sent it off the a journal, instead. It came out in the Annals of Tourism Research in 1986, and was later republished in a major compendium (large book) about tourism research.

Here are links to the items mentioned in today's podcast:

* Commission on Tourism and Global Change of the International Geographical Union <>
* Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers <>
* Asia Tourism Research <>
* InfoUSA - US State Department -
-- Geography and Travel <>
-- Facts about the USA <>
* Quebec premier joins calls for U.S. government to abandon border passport plan <click here>
* The World Island Project, Dubai <>
* The Haunted Times <>
* Barry Kantz' Home Based Travel Agent podcast <>