Representing the Voices of Tourism
Edited By Maurizio Gotti, Stefania Maci and Michele Sala
The aim of this volume is to give voice to the various and different perspectives in the investigation of tourism discourse in its written, spoken, and visual aspects. The chapters particularly focus on the interaction between the participants involved in the tourism practices, that is the promoters of tourist destinations, on the one hand, and tourists or prospective tourists on the other. In this dialogic interaction, tourism discourse, while representing and producing tourism as a global cultural industry, shows it to be on the move. Language movement in the tourism experience is here highlighted in the various methodological approaches and viewpoints offered by the investigations gathered in this volume.
‘No one can be the invisible tourist – but we like that you are trying’: An Analysis of the Language of Sustainable Tourism (Donatella Malavasi)
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‘No one can be the invisible tourist – but we like that you are trying’: An Analysis of the Language of Sustainable Tourism
Over the last decades, tourism has consolidated its major role in the European Union (EU) economy. According to the European Parliamentary Research Service (2015), tourism has become the third largest socio-economic activity in the EU, after the trade and distribution, and construction sectors, and its contribution to the EU Gross National Product is over 5%. Further evidence of the economic importance acquired by tourism is provided by the growing number of enterprises, almost 2 million SMEs operating in this sector, as well as the the increase in the presence of international tourists, circa 588 million in 2014, making Europe the most visited continent of the world.
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