Testing take-up of academic concepts in an influential commercial tourism publication

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Title Testing take-up of academic concepts in an influential commercial tourism publication
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Tourism Management
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Many independent travelers read and rely on the Lonely Planet® destination guidebooks. In 2006 the company published two global selections which effectively define its perspectives on adventure, culture and ecotourism. By analysing the content of these volumes, we can test whether information reaching individual tourists is congruent with relevant theoretical constructs. Broadly, it is: but it is less precise, comprehensive or up to date than published research, and relies more on example than synthesis. In addition, it has a strong emphasis on social aspects, commonly described as community ecotourism. Opportunities such as this, to analyse the affects of academic tourism research on commercial tourism publishing, are relatively rare. Keywords: adventure, code, destination, ecotourism, guidebooks, responsible
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02615177
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2007.07.015
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 29
Issue Number 4
Page from 721
Page to 729
ISSN 0261-5177
Date Accessioned 2008-09-02
Date Available 2009-02-11T08:49:14Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/21276
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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