annals of tourism research 61 2016 268 278 philip l pearce james cook university australia author biography tej vir singh is director and professor at the centre for tourism and development lucknow india his main research interests are impact studies tourism geography education and mountain tourism. This book challenges in tourism research is an effort to understand iden tify and analyse some of these challenges with the help of the collective wisdom of tourism scholars who have spent years in studying and researching the phenomenology of tourism probing the challenges i adopted a two way approach to examine nature of these challenges. Tourism gross domestic product gdp grew 74 in 2015 16 well ahead of the 23 growth rate for the wider economy this strong growth is expected to continue with tourism research australias tra forecasts showing that total overnight tourism spend will increase to 1963 billion by 2026 27 up from 968 billion in 2015 16. The book attempts to understand identify and analyse some of the perennial problems and challenges encountered by tourism researchers the debates include topics such as the concept of the tourist the long term sustainability of tourism development the growth of volunteer tourism and the vulnerability of tourism. Get this from a library tourism research critiques and challenges douglas g pearce richard w butler in order to address the key debates that challenge tourism researchers certain criteria need to be laid out and a conceptual framework established to help research progress in a rigorous and useful
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