Exploring the Use and Impact of Travel Guidebooks

Exploring the Use and Impact of Travel Guidebooks

Author: Victoria Peel

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845415655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 199

This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of travel guidebooks and their conceptualisation, use and impact. Guidebooks have been key tourism paraphernalia for almost two centuries and although researched in some areas, academic knowledge on guidebooks in tourism has not been expansively communicated. The uncritical, unreflective and largely pejorative approach to guidebooks in the public sphere, and to some degree also present in academia, is reassessed in this book. This challenges the current limited tourism research approaches to the topic, including the routinely held assumption that the internet has all but destroyed the printed guidebook. This book will be a useful resource for postgraduate students and researchers in tourism and tourism communications and consumption.

Exploring the Use and Impact of Travel Guidebooks

Exploring the Use and Impact of Travel Guidebooks

Author: Victoria Peel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1845415620

Category:

Page: 248

View: 211

This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of travel guidebooks and their conceptualisation, use and impact. Guidebooks have been key tourism paraphernalia for almost two centuries and although researched in some areas, academic knowledge on guidebooks in tourism has not been expansively communicated. The uncritical, unreflective and largely pejorative approach to guidebooks in the public sphere, and to some degree also present in academia, is reassessed in this book. This challenges the current limited tourism research approaches to the topic, including the routinely held assumption that the internet has all but destroyed the printed guidebook. This book will be a useful resource for postgraduate students and researchers in tourism and tourism communications and consumption.

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

Author: Maria Månsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429772832

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

View: 110

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of the research into the convergence of media and tourism and specifically investigates the concept of mediatized tourism. This Companion offers a holistic look at the relationship between media and tourism by drawing from a global range of contributions by scholars from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The book is divided into five parts, covering diverse aspects of mediatization of tourism including place and space, representation, cultural production, and transmedia. It features a comprehensive theoretical introduction and an afterword by leading scholars in this emerging field, delving into the ways in which different forms of media content and consumption converge, and the consequential effects on tourism and tourists. The collection is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of tourism studies, cultural studies, and media and communication, as well as those with a particular interest in mediatization, convergence culture, and contemporary culture.

Insight Guides Explore Shanghai (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Explore Shanghai (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789199307

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 963

Insight Guides Explore Shanghai Travel made easy. Ask local experts. Focused travel guide featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Shanghai with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like the Bund, Yu Garden and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, to discovering cultural gems, including the inspirational M50 Art District, a fascinating and informative trip to the Shanghai Museum, and a peaceful walk in Fuxing Park, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your visit to Shanghai. Features of this travel guide to Shanghai: - 15 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat and drink along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Historical and cultural insights: immerse yourself in China's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Insider recommendations: discover the best hotels, restaurants and nightlife using our comprehensive listings - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation - Covers: The Bund; Behind the Bund; People's Square; Nanjing Road West; The Old Chinese City; Xintiandi; The Former French Concession; Hongkou Jewish Ghetto & Lu Xun Park; Suzhou Creek; Xujiahui; Pudong; Shanghai After Dark; Tongli; Suzhou; Hangzhou Looking for a comprehensive guide to China? Check out Insight Guides China for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insight Guides Explore Malta

Insight Guides Explore Malta

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789193220

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 385

Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Experience the best of Malta with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions such as Valletta, to discovering hidden gems, including the Blue Lagoon, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of this fascinating country. - Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Malta - Enjoy over 12 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from the Three Cities to Comino - Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options - Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area - Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems - Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films - Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Insight Explore Guides come with a free eBook - Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insight Guides Explore Washington (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Explore Washington (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781786719706

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 814

Insight Guides Explore: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Washington, DC. Enjoy over 12 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from The Mall to the Whitehouse and Georgetown to Foggy Bottom. Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options. Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films. Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market. Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insight Guides Explore Rio de Janeiro (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Explore Rio de Janeiro (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781786715463

Category: Travel

Page: 141

View: 831

In a spectacular setting between granite peaks and the South Atlantic Ocean, Rio de Janeiro is one of South America's most iconic cities. Explore Rio de Janeiro is the latest title in this popular series from Insight and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this exciting city: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes through the city's many fascinating neighbourhoods, from the Centro Histrico and the charming Santa Teresa district to the fabled beaches of Copacabana to Ipanema and beyond to the Costa Verde. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Brazilian cuisine, and Rio's shops and nightlife. The best places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information, including a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and evocative photography reveals Rio's unique character.

Insight Guides Explore Copenhagen

Insight Guides Explore Copenhagen

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781786714992

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 655

Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Now with free eBook. Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Copenhagen Enjoy 14 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from royal palaces to the Little Mermaid and the city's Viking past at Roskilde Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Insight Explore Guides come with a free eBook Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps aswell as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insight Guides Explore Rome (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Explore Rome (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781786716576

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 750

Few cities are as historically rich as Rome, with its layers of treasures from the days of the ancient empire to medieval and Renaissance times, all juxtaposed with buzz of the modern capital. With 17 easy-to-follow routes and a detailed pull-out map, Explore Rome will lead you to the heart of the city. Inside Explore Rome: Routes include a detailed itinerary around the Colosseum - as well as people-watching opportunities on the Spanish Steps, art treasures at the Vatican, trendy bars in Trastevere, and excursions to the ancient Roman villas and Castelli. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Roman cuisine, the city's great shopping and its key historical dates. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each tour and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures Rome's beautiful architecture and stylish people. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Insight Guides Explore London (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Explore London (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781786716651

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 698

One of the most exciting and dynamic world cities, London is an extraordinary megalopolis, packed with both historic and cutting-edge attractions. Insight Guide Explore London is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 20 easy-to-follow routes around the city, from Westminster and Mayfair to Kew and Greenwich. Inside Explore London: Discover the iconic appeal of the British capital, from buzzy Soho and the South Bank's theatrical landmarks to Kensington's great museums and the Tower of London Experience classic London: take a red bus tour, watch the changing of the guards and taste your way around Borough Market Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to London's celebrated cuisine, unparalleled entertainment options, world-class shopping and key historical dates Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures the very best of this powerhouse capital city About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Insight Guides Explore Amsterdam

Insight Guides Explore Amsterdam

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789198058

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 960

Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Experience the best of Amsterdam with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions to discovering hidden gems, including walking the city's picturesque canals, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of this fascinating city Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Amsterdam Enjoy over 12 irresistible Best Routes around the city Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insight Guides Explore Canada (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Explore Canada (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781839053030

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 659

Insight Guides Explore Canada Travel made easy. Ask local experts. Focused travel guide featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Canada with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like Fort Walsh National Historic Park in Saskatchewan, Stanley Park in Vancouver and the stunning Rocky Mountains, to discovering cultural gems, including discovering First Nations culture, joining in a ceilidh in Nova Scotia and sampling ice wine in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your visit to Canada. Features of this travel guide to Canada: - 15 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat and drink along the way - Local highlights: discover the country's top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Historical and cultural insights: immerse yourself in Canada's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Insider recommendations: discover the best hotels, restaurants and nightlife using our comprehensive listings - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Covers: Newfoundland: Gros Morne National Park to Fogo Island, New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, Quebec: Montreal, Ontario: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario: Toronto, Manitoba: Churchill, Saskatchewan, Alberta: Icefields Parkway, British Columbia: Vancouver, British Columbia: Haida Gwaii, Yukon: Dawson City, Yukon: Klondike Highway, Northwest Territories: Yellowknife, Nunavut. Looking for an in-depth guide to Toronto? Check out Insight Guides Explore Toronto for a detailed and entertaining look at all the city has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.