Air Transport: A Tourism Perspective provides rigorous insights into the current complexities, synergies and conflicts within air transportation and tourism, presenting a balanced, comprehensive, contemporary, and global analysis that thoroughly examines the links between theory and practice. The book offers readers a multi-sector, global perspective on the practical implications of the link between air transport and tourism. By using a novel approach, it systematically explores the successive stages of a tourist's trip-investigating reasons for flying, the airport experience, airline industry structures, competition and regulation, and air transportation and destination interrelationships.
In addition, the book explores current and salient debates on such issues as the influence of traveling to visit friends and family, the role of charters versus low cost carriers, public subsidies to support airport development, and much more.
- Presents insights from an international team of expert contributors with proven research and publication experience in their specialty area
- Includes cutting-edge analyses based on original research that identifies emerging research directions and policy and managerial implications
- Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to fully explore theoretical and policy concepts and their effect on air transportation and tourism development
- Provides case studies from around the globe in each chapter
Part 1: The rationale for flying 1. The contemporary tourist 2. Reasons for flying 3. Limits to growth
Part 2: Choosing transport modes, airlines and airports 4. Intermodal competition 5. Airport choice 6. Distribution trends 7. The role of different airline models
Part 3: Accessing airports and experience at the airport 8. Socio-spatial patterns on access/egress journeys 9. The airport experience 10. Airline/airport relationships
Part 4: Airlines and the en-route journey 11. Regulation 12. Competition between airlines 13. Airline product innovations
Part 5: Reaching the Destination 14. The role of air transport in destination development 15. Air transport collaboration with other tourism stakeholders 16. The airport as an attraction: Aerotropolis
Anne Graham is Senior Lecturer in Air Transport and Tourism at the University of Westminster. Her specialist area of experience and knowledge is airport management, finance and regulation. For 20 years she has acted as consultant to airports, government departments and internationalorganisations.She has also lectured extensively about airport related topics on higher education courses, international conferences and seminars and industry training courses.
Frédéric Dobruszkes is a Researcher and Lecturer on transport geography and policy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Frédéric is the author of book chapters and journal articles on air transport geography, airline network dynamics, and the relationship between air transport and tourist mobility. He is an Editorial Board member of Elsevier's Journal of Transport Geography.