World Tourism Cities: A Systematic Approach to Urban Tourism is a unique and contemporary textbook that addresses the particular situation of urban tourism destinations in the 2020s by reviewing key issues, trends, challenges and future opportunities for urban tourism destinations worldwide, as well as city destination management.

The book is divided into four parts, with Part I providing background chapters on world tourism cities. It begins by clearly defining world tourism cities and explaining the impacts of globalisation and urbanisation on these cities. The subsequent chapter explains the urban tourism phenomenon and traces its growth. Part II presents city destination management, planning and development and the marketing and branding of cities, offering practical solutions and approaches. Part III discusses major issues and trends in world tourism cities including resident well-being and quality of life, sustainability, smart tourism, crises and the rise of tourism in Asian cities, and the final part identifies the future opportunities for city tourism.

Written in a student-friendly tone, the book is richly illustrated and contains several engaging features, including Sweet tweets (snippets of information on cities) and Short breaks (detailed case studies on cities). This will be essential reading for all tourism students.

part I|82 pages


chapter Chapter 1|26 pages

What is a world tourism city?

chapter Chapter 2|30 pages

Globalisation and world tourism cities

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

The growth of the urban tourism phenomenon

part II|82 pages

Management, planning, development and marketing of world tourism cities

chapter Chapter 4|25 pages

City destination management

chapter Chapter 5|27 pages

Planning and development of world tourism cities

chapter Chapter 6|28 pages

Marketing and branding of world tourism cities

part III|136 pages

Trends, issues and challenges for world tourism cities

chapter Chapter 8|25 pages

Sustainability in world cities

chapter Chapter 9|27 pages

Smart cities and smart tourism in cities

chapter Chapter 10|25 pages

World tourism cities in crisis times

chapter Chapter 11|28 pages

The rise of the Asian world tourism cities

part IV|30 pages

The future for world tourism cities

chapter Chapter 12|28 pages

Future opportunities for world tourism cities