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The economics of recreation, leisure and tourism

The economics of recreation, leisure and tourism

Tribe, John, author

Explaining essential economic concepts and how they can be applied to the leisure and tourism industries, this title identifies a range of common problems in both fields, then demonstrating how they can be overcome through the adoption of classic economic theories

Paperback, Book. English.
Fifth edition.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Routledge, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: John Tribe
ISBN: 1138782319, 1315769239, 9781138782310, 9781315769233
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 459 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Subject: Leisure Economic aspects.; Tourism.; Recreation Marketing.; Tourism Finance.; Recreation Economic aspects.; Performing Arts.; Leisure industry Finance.; Tourism Marketing.


  1. Contents Preface to the fifth edition 1. Introduction Part 1: Organizations and Markets2. Recreation, leisure and tourism organizations 3. The market for recreation, leisure and tourism products
  2. Part 2: Further Issues of Demand and Supply4. Demand: time preference, elasticity and forecasting 5. Supply and costs Part 3: Markets in Practice6. Market structure and pricing 7. Market intervention Part 4: The External Operating Environment
  3. 8. The competitive, technological, political and sociocultural environment 9. The economic environment
  4. Part 5: Investment
  5. 10. Investment in the private sector 11. Investment in the public sector
  6. Part 6: Economic Impacts12. Income, employment and prices 13. Economic development and regeneration Part 7: The Global Economy
  7. 14. The balance of payments and exchange rates
  8. 15. Globalization Part 8 Environmental Economics
  9. 16. Environmental impacts
  10. 17. Action for sustainability
  11. 18. Critique, alternative perspectives and change Bibliography Index

Author note

John Tribe is Professor of Tourism at Surrey University, UK. John is also Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Tourism Researchand Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education.


"This new edition of Economics of Leisure, Recreation and Tourismmaintains its rigor and comprehensive coverage of the subject areas with plenty of real world examples. The author has done a great job in communicating complex economic concepts in a accessible language which benefits students greatly in understanding the theories of tourism and their applications to leisure, recreation and tourism practices." -Haiyan Song, Chair Professor of Tourism, School of Hotel and Tourism, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

"A must-read introduction to tourism for all involved in tourism. John Tribe's Economics of Leisure, Recreation and Tourism is understandable, compelling and deeply informed; a brilliant synthesis of tourism and its wider economic framework. Now in its sixth edition, it has become a tourism classic and will remain an easy guide to one of the main industries of contemporary times for many years to come." - Tanja Mihalic, Professor of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia