Tourism, Public Transport and Sustainable Mobility

Author: C. Michael Hall, Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn, Yael Ram

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This book offers a comprehensive global examination of the relationship between public transport and tourism as well as exploring other sustainable transport modes. It offers a unique view by analysing tourism through the public transport lens and vice versa. The volume provides an account of how the public transport experience can be improved for tourists so that its value can be maximised and a greater number of people can be encouraged to shift modes. It features a wide range of case studies and examples showing how the tourism industry, as well as regional economies, communities and the environment, benefit when public transport is widely used by tourists. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of tourism and transport as well as destination marketing organisations and tourism, transport and urban planners.

At last, a timely and granular interrogation of policy frameworks and actors working at the intersection of tourism, mobility, public transport, governance and the built environment. Definitive and thorough, it is an outstanding contribution.

David Timothy Duval, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Focusing on a topic that is rarely considered in depth, this is a well-researched book that brings clarity of understanding to a topic that everyone presumes to understand but in reality knows little about. While much work on transport is regional in outlook, this volume is packed with examples from diverse tourism contexts around the globe.

Janet Dickinson, Bournemouth University, UK

Tourism, Public Transport and Sustainable Mobility tells us a great story. From the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry (those fabulous views from its deck on the dark hills!), through tourist experience during a tube ride and up to the impacts of neoliberal policies. A must-read for all involved in tourism and public transport research or practice, a rare combination!

Paul Peeters, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

C. Michael Hall is Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His key research interests are sustainable tourism, tourism planning and policy, global environmental change and urban planning.

Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn is Postdoctoral Associate at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore. Her main research interests are travel behaviour, urban planning and tourism marketing. 

Yael Ram is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism Studies, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel. Her research interests are sustainable mobility, cultural eco-system services and sustainable tourism.


1 Introduction

2 Tourism Demand for Public Transport

3 Local and Intra-Destination Public Transport

4 Long-Distance and Inter-Destination Public Transport

5 Tourism and Public Transport Planning, Operational Management and Marketing

6 Futures and Conclusions



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