The Future Past of Tourism: Historical Perspectives and Future Evolutions
Edited by: Ian Yeoman, Una McMahon-Beattie
This book offers a critical account of the historical evolution of tourism through the identification and discussion of key turning points. Based on these considerations, future turning points are identified and evaluated. The volume provides a continuum between the past and future of tourism. Its central themes are the globalisation of tourism; the development of destinations; the importance of mobility and transport; the development of the modern hotel; the diversification of niche tourism and the conceptualisation of the past and future of tourism using the evolutionary paradigm in future studies. The core findings of the book provide the first perspective on how the history of tourism will shape its future.
Another masterpiece from the formidable pair Yeoman and McMahon-Beattie tracing the histories of tourism through tipping points for us to learn lessons for the future. This is the book we've been waiting for in times of rapid change and uncertainties shedding much-needed light on possible trajectories and contemplating a more sustainable future.
Heike Schänzel, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
This book is to tourism what science fiction is to science. It builds on tourism's past and present to project future evolutionary scenarios. Not all will take place, but future readers will eventually be able to look back and appreciate the vision and foresight of its contributors. A must-read.
Leslie Vella, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta
The belief that the more we know about the past, the better equipped we will be for the future, resonates throughout this book. In a collection of well-crafted chapters, renowned futurist scholars capture and validate the significance of history. This innovative volume demonstrates how the current and potential future existence of our multifaceted tourism industry is persistently influenced, revolutionised and inspired by the past.
Daniel Wright, University of Central Lancashire, UK
[This book] is recommended for researchers to obtain inspiration in developing new research themes, as the chapters offer substantial turning points in the past and the future of the tourism industry.
Journal of Tourism Futures, Vol 6, No 2, 2020
Ian Yeoman is a futurologist specializing in travel and tourism. Ian worked at VisitScotland where he established the process of futures thinking using a variety of techniques including economic modelling, trends analysis and scenario construction and now works at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the European Tourism Futures Institute, the Netherlands.
Una McMahon-Beattie is Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Ulster University Business School, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK. Her research includes tourism futures, revenue management and tourism and event marketing.
Chapter 1. Ian Yeoman and Una McMahon-Beattie: Does the Past Shape the Future?
Part 1: Globalisation
Chapter 2. Bertus van der Tuuk: History of the Future of Tourism
Chapter 3. Jim Butcher: The Development of Mass Tourism
Part 2: The Development of Place
Chapter 4. Marie-Louise Mangion: The Historical Future of Tourism: The Case of Malta's Policies
Chapter 5. Klaus Pfatschbacher: Jules Verne as a Key to Understanding Irish Tourism
Chapter 6. Brian Hay: The Growth, Decline and Resurgence of the City-State
Chapter 7. Benjamin Taunay: Geohistorical Analysis of Costal Tourism in China (1841-2017)
Part 3: Mobility
Chapter 8. Rafael Castro, Gui Lohmann, Bojana Spasojevic, Carla Fraga and Thiago Allis: The Future Past of Aircraft Technology and Their Impact on Stopover Destinations
Chapter 9. Wendy London and Wallace Farias: Forever Young and New - Cruise Tourism
Chapter 10. Jonathan Hui: From Muscles to Electrons: A Technological Look at the Futures of Energy, Transport, and Tourism
Part 4: The Hotel
Chapter 11. Kevin James: Hotel History
Chapter 12. David Williamson: Historical Employment Relations in the New Zealand Tourism Hotel Sector: From a Collective Past to an Individual Future
Part 5: Diversification into Niche Tourism
Chapter 13. Peter Bolan and Mihaela Ghisoiu: Film Tourism through the Ages: From Lumiére to Virtual Reality
Chapter 14. Sabrina Seeler: The Evolution of the Grand Tour in the Digital Society
Chapter 15. Gianna Moscardo, Laurie Murphy, Karen Hughes, Pierre Benckendorff: Shopping on the Edge: Identifying Factors Contributing to Tourist Retail Development in Heritage Villages
Chapter 16. Richard Butler and Wantanee Suntikul: Tourism and Religion: Pilgrims, Tourists and Travellers - Past, Present and Future
Chapter 17. Ghazali Musa and Md Moniruzzaman Sarker: History and Future of Mountaineering Tourism
Chapter 18. Alastair Durie, Ian Yeoman and Una McMahon-Beattie: Sustainability, Ecotourism and Scotland: Concerns, Complaints Conflicts and Conservation
Part 6: Evolution
Chapter 19. Ian Yeoman and Una McMahon-Beattie: Does the Past Shape the Future of Tourism? A Cognitive Map(s) Perspective