The author would like to thank the anonymous referees for their insightful comments on earlier versions of this manuscript.
Strengthening the Ties Between Tourism and Economic Geography: A Theoretical Agenda*
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
The Professional Geographer
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 49–60, February 1995
How to Cite
Ioannides, D. (1995), Strengthening the Ties Between Tourism and Economic Geography: A Theoretical Agenda. The Professional Geographer, 47: 49–60. doi: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1995.00049.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Initial submission, April 1994; revised submission, June 1994; final acceptance, July 1994.
- tourism production system;
- economic geography;
- labor pools
This paper stresses the importance of bridging the conceptual gap between tourism research and economic geography. It explains why the tourism production system has been unable to avoid its peripheral position in economic geography. The paper then focuses on the structure and organization of the principal agents comprising the tourism production system and identifies the state's pivotal role as coordinator of these agents. Lastly, it highlights two under-researched issues relating to entreprcneurship and labor pools and makes recommendations for further research.