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Tag Archives: travel and tourism

HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY

September 27th is World Tourism Day, a day to foster awareness and appreciation of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. This year’s theme is Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all. Tourism is a major source of employment because of its labor-intensive nature and its significant multiplier effect on employment in related sectors. It is estimated […]

Happy World Tourism Day

  September 27th is World Tourism Day and this year’s theme is Tourism and the Digital Transformation. The purpose of WTD is to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community and a unique opportunity to explore potential contribution of digital technologies to sustainable tourism development. For more information please visit wtd.unwto.org.   […]

Let’s Celebrate Tourism!

The 2014 World Tourism Day will be celebrated on September 27. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. With this in mind we present below a selection of relevant titles, and […]

Looking at Tourism through Anthropology’s Lens

Just in time for summer vacation, Tourism Imaginaries: Anthropological Approaches will soon be available for purchase. This collection features a diverse group of scholars who dive deeper into the idea of “tourist” around the world, from Cambodia to Belize to the Netherlands. Following, editors Noel Salazar and Nelson H. H. Graburn give a glimpse into their […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse June’s New Books

We’re delighted to offer a selection of soon-to-be-published titles from our core subjects of Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, History, Sociology, Travel & Tourism and Urban Studies. The following list of new volumes is complete with brief descriptions of the books and a peek at each cover.  _________________________________ DIGNITY FOR THE VOICELESS Willem Assies’s Anthropological Work in Context Edited by Ton […]

Love in the Time of Ethnography

In David Picard’s Tourism, Magic and Modernity: Cultivating the Human Garden, the author uses analogy to shed light on life in La Réunion, a tropical tourist destination in the Indian Ocean. The volume, recently published in paperback, shows that, like plants in a garden, local life is pruned — using the shears of development and […]