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.
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PART A. THE RATIONALE FOR FLYING 2. The contemporary tourist 3. Reasons for flying 4. Limits to growth
PART B. BEFORE TRAVELLING: CHOOSING TRANSPORT MODES, AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS 5. The impact of government policy and regulation 6. Intermodal competition and tourism 7. Airport choice 8. The option of self-connection 9. Distribution trends 10. The role of the different airline business models 11. The end of european charter airlines: Myths and realities
PART C. ON THE GO: ACCESSING AIRPORTS AND THE AIRLINE AND AIRPORT EXPERIENCE 12. The role of airport surface access in the passenger journey 13. The airport experience 14. The airline
airport relationship: Allocating risks and opportunities in a vertical partnership
PART D. REACHING THE DESTINATION AND ATTRACTIONS 15. Partnerships between tourism destination stakeholders and the air transport sector 16. The airport as an attraction: The airport city and aerotropolis concept 17. The role of niche aviation operations as tourist attractions 18. Conclusion: Factors, Beliefs, and Perspectives
Anne Graham is Professor of Air Transport and Tourism Management at the University of Westminster, London. One of her key areas of expertise and knowledge is air transport demand analysis and interrelations with tourism, and she has over 30 years' experience of lecturing, research and consultancy on these topics. She has published widely with recent books including The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy, Aviation Economics, Managing Airports and Airport Marketing. Between 2013 and 2015 Anne was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management.
Frederic Dobruszkes Lecturer on Transport Geography and Policy, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
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.