Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy, A. Smith, A. Graham (Eds.). University of Westminster Press, London (2019), 266, (Pbk), £22.99 ISBN: 9781912656264

Maxim, Cristina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2343-3100 (2020) Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy, A. Smith, A. Graham (Eds.). University of Westminster Press, London (2019), 266, (Pbk), £22.99 ISBN: 9781912656264. Tourism Management, 77. ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

Urban tourism used to be a neglected area of research (Ashworth and Page, 2011), but lately it has attracted more attention from academics as a result of the rapid increase in the number of people vising cities, in particular in world tourism cities such as London, and the role these destinations play in the global economy. Yet, as the authors rightly point out, there is still limited research that looks specifically at the visitor economy in the UK capital, ‘a notable omission, given the scale and significance of tourism in London’ (p. 1).

Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy, therefore contributes to filling part of this gap in research by discussing ‘how and why the expansion of the visitor economy is happening and what effect this is having on the city’ (p. 2). The book is co-edited by two well-known scholars from the University of Westminster, Dr Andrew Smith and Professor Anne Graham, comprising 11 chapters that focus on different aspects related to the development of the visitor economy in London, and are authored or co-authored by colleagues from the same institution.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Tourism development
Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Cristina Maxim
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 21:12
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 20:57
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6386

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