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Chapter 3 The Structure of Tourism

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635352-4720

ISBN: 9781911635352

Published: December 2020

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Published in: Tourism Theories, Concepts and Models

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635352-4280



This chapter discusses the component parts of tourism and various models that have been developed to illustrate how the components interact. As Goeldner and Ritchie (2006) note, though, the complex phenomenon of tourism is extremely difficult to describe succinctly, meaning models often become exceedingly complex in their effort to capture the components, processes and outcomes of tourism. We often talk about the 5 As of tourism – attractions, accommodation, activities, access and amenities – as if they capture the entire scope of this topic. While such a way of thinking of tourism’s components is important, it cannot fully capture the nuances of what tourism is and how it works.

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