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Photographic tourism

Shooting the innocuous, making meaning of tourist photographic behaviour
WithC. Palmer and J.A. Lester

Given the above comments, this chapter examines the current state of the market for specialist photographic holidays, and discusses some of the main issues and challenges to be faced. Relevant demand and supply factors will be considered together with the key motivational indicators underpinning the market for this type of tourism. Case studies of two specialist companies will be presented to illustrate the scope and diversity of this niche sector. Operational issues for management will be discussed such as environmental and socio-cultural impacts, codes of conduct and relevant ethical concerns pertaining to the taking of photographs.