Bookcover of Tourism in Lebanon
Booktitle:

Tourism in Lebanon

Dissonance between idealism and reality

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-06-19 )

Books loader

Omni badge eligible for voucher
ISBN-13:

978-3-639-15933-2

ISBN-10:
3639159330
EAN:
9783639159332
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This study explores how the host community of Lebanon perceives the effects of tourism and how they react to the globalized, stereotypical and touristic representations of their land, heritage and culture. The process is studied from two general perspectives; the abstract image as portrayed in tourism brochures and their manifestations at the lived and crude realities. Lefebvre’s spatial triad was applied as a framework as this gave the opportunity to study the division of local tourism players based on the space they occupy in society, and the symbolic and imaginary nature of spatial formations. Findings came close to several studies on the effects of tourism that all point to social differences based on background, education, perceived costs and benefits of tourism, and political and demographic position in the society. Yet, stating this falls short of acknowledging the difficulty of reaching consensus on what images represents Lebanon as a tourism destination, and the contest of power and recognition rooted in the political situation. The study also draws implications for marketing and image creation from the results.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Ina Aurelia Issa
Number of pages:
92
Published at:
2009-06-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Tourism, Marketing, Images, Host Community, Perceptions, Political Instability, Lebanon, Political Instability

Books loader

Newsletter

Adyen::diners Adyen::jcb Adyen::discover Adyen::amex Adyen::mc Adyen::visa Adyen::cup Adyen::unionpay Adyen::paypal Paypal CryptoWallet Wire Transfer

  0 products in the shopping cart
Edit cart
Loading frontend
LOADING