September 27 has been established as World Tourism Day by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The aim of the day is to raise awareness that tourism is vital to the international community and to show how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
It is not surprising that tourism has been highlighted as a significant world industry, and research in the area of tourism economics has increased substantially in recent years. Larry Dwyer is a leading scholar in this area and has recently co-edited a two-volume work which comprises a selection of seminal articles published over the past decade, specifically chosen for their theoretical content and contribution to informed policy making.
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