The Routledge Handbook of Second Home Tourism and Mobilities, Hardback Book

The Routledge Handbook of Second Home Tourism and Mobilities Hardback

Edited by C. Michael (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Hall, Dieter Muller


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Second homes have become an increasingly important component of both tourism and housing studies.

They can directly and indirectly contribute a significant number of domestic and international visitors to destinations and may be part of longer-term retirement, lifestyle and amenity migration that can have significant economic and social effects on communities and destination development. This volume offers an overview of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to second homes while simultaneously providing a broad geographical reach.

Divided into four parts exploring governance, development, community and mobile second homes, the book provides a contemporary account of the major issues in an area of growing international interest. This timely handbook covers a wide range of dimensions - from planning to the role of second homes in development and the management of their impact.

The international and cross-disciplinary nature of the contributions will be of interest to numerous academic fields in the social sciences, as well as urban and regional planners.