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Routledge Handbook on Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa

Edited by: Dallen J. Timothy

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138651920
eBook ISBN: 9781315624525
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315624525
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<P>The <EM>Routledge Handbook on Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa </EM>examines the importance of tourism as a historical, economic, social, environmental, religious and political force in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It highlights the ecological and resource challenges related to water, desert environments, climate change and oil. It provides an in-depth analysis of the geopolitical conditions that have long determined the patterns of tourism demand and supply throughout the region and how these play out in the everyday lives of residents and destinations as they attempt to grow tourism or ignore it entirely. </P> <P>While cultural heritage remains the primary tourism asset for the region as a whole, many new types of tourisms are emerging, especially in the Arabian Gulf region, where hyper-development is closely associated with the increasingly prominent role of luxury real estate and shopping, retail, medical tourism, cruises and transit tourism. The growing phenomenon of an expatriate workforce, and how its segregation from the citizenry creates a dual socio-economic system in several countries, is unmatched by other regions of the world. Many indigenous people of MENA keep themselves apart from other dominant groups in the region, although these social boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred as tourism, being one socio-economic force for change, has inspired many nomadic peoples to settle into towns and villages and rely more on tourists for their livelihoods. All of these issues and more shape the foundations of this book.?</P> <P>This <EM>Handbook</EM> is the first of its kind to examine tourism from a broad regional and inclusive perspective, surveying a broad range of social, cultural, heritage, ecological and political matters in a single volume. With a wide range of contributors, many of whom are natives of the Middle East and North Africa, this <I>Handbook</I> is a vital resource for students and scholars interested in Tourism, Middle East Studies and Geography.</P>

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The physical geography of the Middle East in the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Tourism trends and patterns in MENA Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Intangible heritage and cultural protection in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Deciphering ‘Arab hospitality’ Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Tourism and indigenous communities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Urban heritage in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Religion, pilgrimage and tourism in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Islamic tourism in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Contemporary Jewish tourism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Christian tourism in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  13:  MENA as a critical meeting point between tourism and water resources Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Oil in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Desert landscapes and tourism in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Tourism and climate change in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Tourism as a tool for colonisation, segregation, displacement and dispossession Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Tourism and conflict in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Image repair strategies adopted by MENA national tourism boards during and following crises Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cruise tourism in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Local transportation and tourism in the MENA region Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Air route development and transit tourism in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Halal tourism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Much ado about halal tourism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Tourism, migration and an expatriate workforce in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Business travel and the MICE industry in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Medical tourism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Shopping, tourism and hyper-development in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Conclusion Download PDF
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