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National Geographic Learning's Visual Geography of Travel and Tourism, 5th Edition

  • Jan van Harssel Niagara University
  • Richard H. Jackson Brigham Young University
  • Lloyd E. Hudman Brigham Young University
  • ISBN-10: 1133951260  |  ISBN-13: 9781133951261
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1999, 1994
  • © 2015 | Published
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About

Overview

Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society, this remarkable book helps you master the basic tenets of world geography while exploring established and emerging tourist destinations worldwide. The book begins with an overview of geographic concepts and an introduction to the global tourism industry, including the perspective of both hosts and guests. World destinations are covered in twelve sections divided into short, easy-to-digest chapters, each presenting regional geographic information and physical, cultural, and touristic details specific to individual countries and locations. Each destination features a flag, National Geographic map, descriptive introduction from the National Geographic Atlas of the World, key facts and data, travel and cultural tips, and information on significant tourist destinations and attractions. Each section contains National Geographic articles in the features “Insider Info,” “Through the Visitor’s Eyes,” “City Highlights,” and “Preserving the Future.” In addition to extensive updates to reflect the latest trends and developments in world tourism, the Fifth Edition now features a vibrant, full-color design. Ideal for avid travelers and aspiring hospitality, travel, and tourism professionals, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING’s VISUAL GEOGRAPHY OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM, Fifth Edition, is an engaging and informative guide to the world’s varied and appealing destinations.

Features and Benefits

  • Country profiles and cultural capsules provide useful, essential background information to communicate the unique character of each country, which contributes greatly to its appeal as a tourist destination.
  • Travel Tips for major travel destinations describe entry requirements, peak travel seasons, national holidays, online shopping and information sites, and other information useful for planning trips.
  • Maps and descriptions of physical geography combine with vivid photos, cultural and travel information to convey the unique features of each area and encourage a deeper understanding of attractions and seasonality.

Table of Contents

Preface.
World Maps.
Part I: GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM.
1. Geography and Tourism: The Attraction of Place.
Part II. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
2. New England.
3. Mid Atlantic.
4. South Atlantic.
5. East South Central.
6. East North Central.
7. West South Central.
8. West North Central.
9. Mountain.
10. Pacific.
Part III. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM OF CANADA.
11. Canada: Provinces and Territories.
Part IV. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
12. Middle America.
Part V. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN THE CARIBBEAN.
13. Greater Antilles.
14. Lesser Antilles.
15. Other Windward Islands.
16. Other Islands of the Caribbean.
17. The Atlantic Islands.
Part VI. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN SOUTH AMERICA.
18. The Andes Countries.
19. Middle-Latitude South America.
20. Brazil and the Guyanas.
Part VII. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM EUROPE.
21. Western Europe.
22. Northern Europe.
23. Southern Europe.
24. Central Europe and the Balkan States.
Part VIII. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN RUSSIA AND ITS NEIGHBORS.
25. Russia and its Neighbors.
26. The Central Asian Countries Created from the Former Soviet Union.
Part IX. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
27. The Middle East.
28. The Arabian Peninsula.
Part X. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN AFRICA.
29. North Africa.
30. West Africa.
31. East Africa.
32. Southern Africa.
33. Central and Interior Africa.
Part XI. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN ASIA.
34. East Asia.
35. South Asia.
36. Southeast Asia.
37. Indochina.
Part XII. GEOGRAPHY AND TOURISM IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
38. Polynesia.
39. Melanesia, Micronesia and Other Pacific Islands.
40. New Zealand and Australia.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

What's New

  • A new, full-color design brings destinations to life via engaging photographs, detailed maps, and vivid illustrations ideal for today’s visual learners.
  • Now produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Fifth Edition features the Society’s maps, country flags and descriptions from National Geographic’s Atlas of the World, and articles from National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler.
  • Thoroughly revised to present an accurate, current view of our dynamic world, the text includes updated statistical, political, entry documentation, population, and government information for tourist destinations around the globe.
  • “Preserving the Future” boxes in each section put the focus on sustainability, featuring National Geographic articles about environmental issues and efforts within the region.
  • “Insider Info”and “Through the Visitor’s Eyes” boxes in each section feature National Geographic articles about the region.
  • “City Highlights” boxes in each section feature National Geographic articles focusing on a single city within the region.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I like the book - - colorful, accurate, and an easy read for the students. I enjoy the fact that a lot of my students are from all over the world and are excited when we get to their region..."

— Dave Schapiro, Lynn University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jan van Harssel

Jan van Harssel, Ed.D., is professor of hospitality management in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University. The author of numerous textbooks and articles, Dr. van Harssel writes frequently about issues impacting the national and international hospitality and tourism industry. His research and teaching interests center on community tourism planning and destination design approaches, guest services management, event and attractions management, behavioral economics, and heritage tourism. He serves as a consultant to numerous local and regional tourism agencies and is a frequent presenter at seminars and workshops. A native of The Netherlands, Dr. van Harssel received a master's degree in tourism and travel administration from the Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions in New York City and a doctoral degree from the University of Vermont.

Richard H. Jackson

Richard Jackson is a professor of geography at Brigham Young University. He taught courses to students in the tourism major for over thirty years. He received his Ph.D. from Clark University. He has led student study-abroad experiences in Europe and Russia.

Lloyd E. Hudman

Lloyd Hudman was a professor at Brigham Young University where he taught for over twenty five years. He traveled extensively and led university study-abroad programs to London, Madrid, Europe, and the Middle East.