Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt
International Tourism Management

 

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 INTRODUCTION:
Major sources and thinkers in the field of t
ourism

 

 

 

 

 Sources:

 What sources of information do you know for the work of tourism scientists?

 Primary data:
- own research results
- statistics

 

 Secondary data:
- Articles in Scientific Journals
- Scientific books
- Proceedings of conferences
- Textbooks
- customer communication (for instance blogs)

 

 

 

 

 Some examples:

  Statistics:

 Local, regional, national statistics offices

UK National Statistics Office: Travel & Tourism: Overseas visitors to the UK up by 3%



Overseas residents' visits to the UK and UK residents' visits abroad (seasonally adjusted)

During the 12 months ending August 2007, visits by overseas residents to the UK rose by 3 per cent, from 31.7 million to 32.7 million. Visits from residents of Europe increased 3 per cent (to 23.5 million); North America increased by 1 per cent (to 4.6 million) and visits from other parts of the world rose 5 per cent (to 4.6 million).
In the same period, visits abroad by UK residents increased by 1 per cent during the 12 months ending August 2007, from 68.6 million to 69.6 million. Over this period, visits to North America increased 1 per cent (to 4.8 million), visits to Europe increased by 1 per cent (to 54.8million) and visits to other parts of the world rose by 7 per cent (to 10.0 million).
During June to August 2007, the number of visits overseas by UK residents decreased by 2 per cent to 17.2 million when compared with the previous three months, while the associated spending decreased by 2 per cent to £8.9 billion.
Over the same period, there were 7.8 million visits to the UK by overseas residents, a decrease of 7 per cent when compared with the previous three months, while the associated spending decreased by 2 per cent to £4.0 billion.
Notes:
Provisional statistics are published on 17 October 2007 in the Overseas Travel and Tourism First Release.
Figures showing three-month changes are seasonally adjusted. Figures showing 12-month changes are not seasonally adjusted.
In January 2007 some changes were made to the way IPS data are collected or calculated. The changes made are: a) to the way the sample is drawn, b) to the method of estimating fares, c) the method of imputing spending for cases where expenditure information has not been given by the respondent. These changes mean that results in 2007 may not be entirely consistent with those of previous years and so care should be taken when making comparison with estimates from earlier years.

Published on 17 October 2007 at 9:30 am

 

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International statistics from two most important global tourism organisations:

www.UNWTO.org

www.wttc.org

 

Secondary data:
- Articles in Scientific Journals

Examples:

Annals of Tourism Research http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/689/description#description

Oldest, most important journal in tourism science

 

Example: CONTENT ISSUE JAN 2007

Gaining access for research: Reflections from Experience
Pages 7-26
Fevzi Okumus, Levent Altinay and Angela Roper
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Rethinking tourism in asia
Pages 27-44
Tim Winter
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Service quality measurement in rural accommodation
Pages 45-65
Carlos A. Albacete-Sáez, M. Mar Fuentes-Fuentes and F. Javier Lloréns-Montes
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A model of work-family dynamics of hotel managers
Pages 66-87
Rebecca Harris Mulvaney, John W. O’Neill, Jeanette N. Cleveland and Ann C. Crouter
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Home and away: Tourists in a Connected World
Pages 88-104
Naomi Rosh White and Peter B. White
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Inalienable places: Self-drive Tourists in Northwest Australia
Pages 105-121
Ruth Lane and Gordon Waitt
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Backpackers’ motivations the role of culture and nationality
Pages 122-140
Darya Maoz
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Tracking tourists in the digital age
Pages 141-159
Noam Shoval and Michal Isaacson
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The relationship between daily and vacation activities
Pages 160-180
Eric T. Brey and Xinran Y. Lehto
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Touristic quest for existential authenticity
Pages 181-201
Hyounggon Kim and Tazim Jamal
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Little Norway in Spain: From Tourism to Migration
Pages 202-222
Bente Haug, Graham M.S. Dann and Mehmet Mehmetoglu
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Comparative advantage: Explaining Tourism Flows
Pages 223-243
Jie Zhang and Camilla Jensen
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Networks and tourism: Mobile Social Life
Pages 244-262
Jonas Larsen, John Urry and Kay W. Axhausen
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 RESEARCH NOTES AND REPORTS
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Do linguistic analogies help understanding tourist arts?
Pages 263-266
Jeffrey P. Williams
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 PUBLICATIONS IN REVIEW
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Tourism and Hotel Development in China
Pages 267-268
Honggen Xiao
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Sustainable Tourism: Theory and Practice By David Weaver. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann <http://books.elsevier.com> 2006, xiii + 240 (figures, tables, bibliography, index) $82.50 Pbk. ISBN 075066438X.
Pages 269-270
Ralf C. Buckley
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North America: A Tourism Handbook
Pages 270-271
William C. Gartner
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The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century
Pages 272-273
Auvo Kostiainen
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Romance on the Road: Traveling Women Who Love Foreign Men
Pages 274-275
Julio Aramberri
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The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place, and Space
Pages 276-277
Adam Weaver
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Calendar
Pages 278-282
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Announcement: Association for Tourism Economics
Page 283
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Announcement: TEE (Tourism and Environmental Economics)
Page 284
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Announcement: UNWTO
Page CO3
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Other important scientific magazines:
Tourism Management, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02615177

Tourism Review,

International Journal of Tourism Research, etc.

Many special magazines
for regions (Islamic Tourism Magazine, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of China Tourism Research...)

or topics (Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism...)

In German:
zeitschrift für tourismuswissenschaft

http://www.luciusverlag.com/zeitschriften/ztschr_tourism/tw.htm

 

 

 

- Scientific books:

 Monographies (whole book by one author) or edited books (book with chapters from different authors) - most authorative source, gone through lectorate and reviewed, extensive bibliography, but slow (2-3 years between writing and publication)

 Proceedings from Scientific conferences - mostly intermediate results, quick but "work in progress"

  Textbooks - aimed at students, overview, less sources named, sometimes one-sided views presented

 

 

 

   

 

 Tertiary (non-scientific) data:

 - Customer communication (for instance blogs) - new source for information,
   peer reviews, private websites/-logs, "authentic" voice of customers

 - Articles in Newspapers (for instance Financial Times)

 - Articles in general magazines (for instance The Economist)

 - Articles in Trade magazines (for instance fvw Fremdenverkehrswirtschaft)

 - Articles in email newsletter (for instance eTurboNews)

 - Dictionaries

 - Wiki's

 - Webpages of companies, destinations etc.

 - Transcripts of university lectures

 - etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INTRODUCTION:
Major thinkers in the field of t
ourism

 

 Dean MacCannell

   

 

 

 

 

John Urry

 

 

 

Michael Hall

    

 

 

 

Richard Butler

 

 

 

 

Alain de Botton

 

 

 

 

 

Valene Smith

 

 

 

 

  Contact: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS
Bachelor and Master Program International Tourism Management
arlt@fh-westkueste.de, Office 2.018, Tel. 0481 8555-513
Consultation hours (during lecture period): Monday 16.00 - 17.00 h

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