12. Transport and Tourism

  1. Alan A. Lew,
  2. C. Michael Hall and
  3. Allan M. Williams
  1. Stephen Page and
  2. Joanne Connell

Published Online: 4 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118474648.ch12

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

How to Cite

Page, S. and Connell, J. (2014) Transport and Tourism, in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism (eds A. A. Lew, C. M. Hall and A. M. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118474648.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118474488

Online ISBN: 9781118474648



  • mobility;
  • policy;
  • cycling;
  • railways;
  • health;
  • sustainable transport


Transport is a key element facilitating and constraining the development of tourism. This chapter outlines the evolution of transport research in tourism, highlighting the way geographers and other social scientists have embraced the tourism–transport–mobility nexus. Transport has been a largely neglected area of tourism research although the growing interest in climate change and the impact of travel on emissions has now seen research take center stage within many policy arenas making this chapter a timely contribution to the wider academic debate.