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Title Experiencescapes : tourism, culture and economy / Tom O'Dell & Peter Billing (editors)
Edition 1. edition
Published Denmark : Copenhagen Business School Press, 2005

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Description 196 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Experiencescapes -- Blurring borders and testing connections / Tom O'Dell -- 2. Looking with new eyes at the old factory -- On the rise of industrial cool / Robert Willim -- 3. A theory of tourism experiences -- The management of attention / Can-Seng Ooi -- 4. Regional experiencescapes as geo-economic ammunition / Richard Ek -- 5. Mobile dreams / Maria Christersdotter -- 6. Nostalgiascapes -- The renaissance of Danish countryside inns / Szilvia Gyimothy -- 7. Management strategies and the need for fun / Tom O'Dell -- 8. Promoting the known and the unknown of cities and city regions / Soren Henning Jensen
Summary "Experiences have become the hottest commodities the market has to offer. No matter where we turn, we are constantly inundated by advertisements promoting products that promise to provide us with some ephemeral experience that is newer, better, more thrilling, more genuine, more flexible, or more fun than anything we have previously encountered. In turn, consumers themselves are increasingly willing to go to great lengths, invest large sums of money, and take great risks to avoid "the beaten track" and "experience something new."" "Working with an interdisciplinary approach, this book critically analyzes the significance this market for experiences (and interest in them) is having as a generative motor of cultural and socioeconomic change in modern society."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Culture and tourism.
Tourism -- Social aspects.
Author Billing, Peter, 1961-
O'Dell, Tom.
ISBN 8763001500