The Geography of Tourism and Recreation presents the first comprehensive introduction to tourism, leisure and recreation and the relationships between them. This accessible text includes a wealth of international case studies spanning Europe, North America, Australasia and China. Each chapter highlights the methods used by geographers to analyse recreation and tourism. It also introduces new perspectives from gender studies and postmodernism and examines key issues including: The demand and supply of recreation and tourism. The role of public policy, planning and management. The impact of tourism and recreation on urban, rural, mountain and coastal environments. Tourism and recreation in wilderness areas and other peripheral regions. The use of student text features makes it ideal for course use. © 1999, 2002 C. Michael Hall and Stephen J. Page. All rights reserved.