- xvi, 294 p. ; 23 cm.
- Contents: 1. Musings of a multiplier man / Brian Archer -- 2. My fascination with tourism / Nevenka Čavlek -- 3. Curiosity made the tourism economist / John Edward Fletcher -- 4. From transport to tourism / Peter Forsyth -- 5. Confessions of a data junkie / Douglas C. Frechtling -- 6. Convolutions and happenstance / William (Bill) Gartner -- 7. Tourism economics at the margin: the perspective of a utility outfielder / Thomas J. Iverson -- 8. From steamboat to tourism economics / James Mak -- 9. My journey through the worlds to tourism / Tanja Mihalič -- 10. A serendipitous journey: from mathematics to policy via economics / Pauline J. Sheldon -- 11. Theory, econometrics, and bridge building in tourism economics / Egon Smeral -- 12. From a random walker to a firm believer / Haiyan Song -- 13. The excitement and value of discovering tourism economics / Clement A. Tisdell -- 14. Solving little math problems about community tourism / Timothy Jay Tyrell -- 15. Regional and/or tourism economist / Norbert Vanhove -- 16. On the road to tourism economics / Boris Vukonić -- 17. It is the project that counts / Stephen Wanhill.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "The Discovery of Tourism Economics, presents the personal histories of some of the world's leading tourism economists, many of whom pioneered the field. This book is a unique collection of personal experiences and is a literary celebration of the global community of economics scholars - current and future - working in tourism."--Publisher's description.