Creating Irish Tourism

The First Century, 1750-1850


Author: William Williams

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 085728407X

Category: History

Page: 274

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Although modern tourism did not begin in Ireland, it developed there rapidly after 1750, making the island one of the first counties in which tourism became a driving economic and cultural factor. Based on the accounts of British and Anglo-Irish travelers, this book charts the development of tourism in Ireland from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century to the country's emergence as a major European tourist destination a century later. Ireland presents an example of how modern tourism developed as a self-organizing system. There were no tourist boards, no planning commissions, no government grants and no consultants. Apart from some basic infrastructure, such as roads and hostelry, most of the elements needed to support tourism in Ireland emerged without over-arching planning, and coordination largely through the generally uncoordinated actions of landlords, entrepreneurs, and the peasantry. Given its scenic attractions and proximity to Great Britain, Ireland’s position as a tourism Mecca might seem inevitable. Yet tourism in Ireland, as anywhere else in the eighteenth century, had to be invented. Mountains and lakes had to be reconfigured in the public imagination as tourist sites. Through the descriptive accounts of travel writers the sites had to be identified and defined in ways that made them attractive and meaningful to potential visitors. Landlords often opened and organized the sites for visitors. However, the actual activities on the ground - what the tourists viewed and experienced - evolved out of the interaction between the visitors and the veritable army of peasant guides, jarvies, vendors, porters, and beggars who greeted and served them. These contacts combined with British stereotypes regarding the Irish to create distinctly 'Irish' tourist experiences. In addition to period travel writing, this work draws upon recent scholarship in the fields of tourism and travel studies to produce the first investigation of the history of the initial century of Irish tourism.

Irish Tourism

Image, Culture, and Identity


Author: Michael Cronin,Barbara O'Connor (M.A.)

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150535

Category: Travel

Page: 290

View: 667

This book is a collection of essays that examines the social, political and cultural impact of tourism on Irish society. Irish Tourism deals with both the historical experience of Irish tourism and with the contemporary influence of tourism on different areas of Irish life and cultural self-representation. The work situates the developments in Irish tourism within the broader context of globalisation and the role of tourism in a changing international order.

Irish tourism, 1880-1980


Author: Irene Furlong

Publisher: Irish Academic Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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This is the fIrst comprehensive work on the history of Irish tourism development over a hundred year period and examines its economic, cultural and social effects upon the country during this time. The majority of commentators see the history of Irish tourism as beginning in the 1960s and this book demonstrates the fact that strenuous efforts were being made to promote the country as a tourist destination from the 1880s onwards. It includes much information entering the public domain for the fIrst time, including oral history interviews and official documents. The main theme is the approach of successive British and Irish administrations to the question of the promotion of Irish tourism. The author highlights the role played by individuals: politicians; public servants and entrepreneurs, who were dedicated to the growth of the industry as far back as the late nineteenth century and who were crucially important to its progress over the period in question. The social and cultural changes wrought by legislation dealing with the sale of alcohol, holidays with pay, protection of national monuments and training for the hotel and catering trades are also examined. The effects of the troubles in Northern Ireland on tourism north and south of the border is discussed, along with measures to combat the negative impression received by foreigners. The difficulties in agreeing a means of promoting tourism on an all-island basis over the decades is examined, as is the decision to make tourism the fIrst of the industries to be marketed in this way.

Making Ireland Irish

Tourism and National Identity Since the Irish Civil War


Author: Eric Zuelow

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815632252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Drawing on an extensive array of previously untapped sources, Zuelow examines how a small group of tourism advocates, inspired by tourist development movements in countries such as France and Spain, worked tirelessly to convince their Irish compatriots that tourism was the secret to Ireland's success.

Brand New Ireland?

Tourism, Development and National Identity in the Irish Republic


Author: Professor Michael Clancy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488225

Category: Science

Page: 176

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What role does the state have over national development within an increasingly globalized economy? Moreover, how do we conceive 'nationality' during periods of rapid economic and social change spurred on by globalization? By examining tourism in the Republic of Ireland over the past 20 years, Michael Clancy addresses these questions of national identity formation, as well as providing a detailed understanding of the political economy of tourism and development. He explores tourism's role in the 'Celtic Tiger' phenomenon and uses tourism as a lens for observing national identity formation in a period of rapid change.

Seasonality in Tourism


Author: Tom Baum,Svend Lundtorp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136367071

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Seasonal variation in demand is a reality for most tourism destinations. This work provides a balanced overview of the evidence and issues relating to tourism seasonality using European, North American and Pacific Rim cases and research evidence.


Tourism and Marketing


Author: Angela Wright,Margaret Linehan

Publisher: Blackhall Publishing, Limited


Category: Marketing

Page: 127

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Tourism, Landscape, and the Irish Character

British Travel Writers in Pre-Famine Ireland


Author: William Williams

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299225232

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 7139

Picturesque but poor, abject yet sublime in its Gothic melancholy, the Ireland perceived by British visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries did not fit their ideas of progress, propriety, and Protestantism. The rituals of Irish Catholicism, the lamentations of funeral wakes, the Irish language they could not comprehend, even the landscapes were all strange to tourists from England, Wales, and Scotland. Overlooking the acute despair in England’s own industrial cities, these travelers opined in their writings that the poverty, bog lands, and ill-thatched houses of rural Ireland indicated moral failures of the Irish character.




Author: Kelli Ann Costa

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598744070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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The Coach Fellas are known to almost all tourists who traverse the Irish countryside. Ostensibly bus drivers, they are also the tour guides who provide the crucial component in the branding of “people, place, and pace” upon which Irish heritage tourism depends. Kelli Costa’s ethnography of these highly trained and informed working class men highlights a previously ignored component of the tourism industry. She also demonstrates their importance in providing a visitor-specific vision of heritage that contrasts with the realities of contemporary economic development.

European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems

The EU Member States


Author: Carlos Costa,Emese Panyik,Dimitrios Buhalis

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 468

View: 1595

This book provides a systematic, country-by-country analysis of tourism policy, planning and organisation in the EU. It applies a conceptual framework to offer a new critical approach to comparative policy analysis in tourism in the EU.

Tourism, Recreation and Regional Development

Perspectives from France and Abroad


Author: Jean-Christophe Dissart,Jeoffrey Dehez,Jean-Bernard Marsat

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472416244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 4036

What factors contribute to tourism and recreation development? How can we characterise stakeholder rationales and organisation modes to enhance tourism resources and foster tourism and recreation services? To what extent do tourism and recreation contribute to regional development? What changes are taking place in terms of new destinations, stakeholders, policy objectives? Bringing together scholars from the fields of planning, economics, sociology, management studies and geography, this book examines cross-cutting issues in tourism and recreation with the aim of developing an extended view of leisure time. Focusing mainly on France with comparison to the experience of Northern and Southern European countries and North America, it combines a diverse range of case studies to address issues such as contrasting rural dynamics, changing public policies, sustainable development imperatives, evolving user behaviour and increasingly diverse recreation activities and stakeholder organisation. Specific topics are highlighted, such as the role of social capital or culture as factors of recreation development; resort organisation from international and experience-based perspectives; and the usefulness of the capability approach to evaluate tourism impacts on local development. Emphasising policy recommendations to help public or collective action on the issues and presenting emerging trends in the field, this book should be of interest to students, scholars and stakeholders in tourism/recreation planning and management.

Tourism and Visual Culture Theories and concepts


Author: Peter M. Burns,Cathy Palmer,Jo-Anne Lester

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Tourism is an essentially visual experience: we leave our homes so as to travel to see places, thus adding to our personal knowledge about, and experience of, the world. The study of tourism as a complex social phenomenon, beyond simply business, is increasing in importance, and by providing an examination of perceptions of culture and society in tourism destinations through the tourist's eyes, this book discusses how destinations were, and are, created and perceived through the "lens" of the tourist's gaze. It is essential reading for researchers and students in tourism and related subjects.

Cultural Tourism


Author: Razaq Raj,Kevin Griffin,Nigel D. Morpeth

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845939239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 5931

With contributions from international experts, this book provides a broad discussion of cultural tourism as a concept and the way it is implemented in diverse regions around the world. It addresses the notion of cultural tourism and what it means to tourism as an industry, and also explores types of cultural tourism offered to tourists and experienced by them. Many international case studies will be included on specific instances of cultural tourism, and current topics like cultural tourism's relationship to sustainability are discussed.

Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business


Author: Prof. Derek R Hall,Irene Kirkpatrick,Morag Mitchell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 2175

This book provides the latest conceptual thinking on, and case study exemplification of, rural tourism and sustainable business development from Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and Japan in 19 concise, manageable chapters. The book is organised into distinct yet interrelated sections, and benefits from strong editorial input in terms of context setting and summary chapters. Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business represents a high quality text integrating the latest thinking on the evolving strategic roles of rural tourism and its role in sustainable business development. It provides readily accessible material drawn from a range of environmental and cultural contexts and draws attention to the nature and interrelationships between local and global issues in rural tourism and development.

Tourism and the Environment

Regional, Economic and Policy Issues


Author: Helen Briassoulis,Jan van der Straaten

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401126968

Category: Science

Page: 171

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The issue of maintaining a balanced relationship between tourism and the environment has received considerable attention since the 1970s. However, only in the 1980s and 1990s did it become a topic of systematic academic inquiry and research, distinguished from the broader area of the environmental impacts of recreation and leisure activities. This volume dwells on the environmental and economic impacts of tourism and is divided as follows: Part 1: Introduction and Overview Part 2: Tourism and the Environment: General Considerations Part 3: Regional Issues Part 4: Economic Issues Part 5: Policy Issues The work is complemented by a subject index.

GCE AS Travel and Tourism Single Award for Edexcel


Author: Alan Marvell

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435446420

Category: Tourism

Page: 208

View: 9535

This full colour student book provides candidates with all the mandatory units they need to complete the Single Award. It is exactly matched to specifications of Edexcel.