This text provides comprehensive coverage of the distribution of tourism in the different regions of the world, looking at the geographical, social, political and economic circumstances that generate and control tourism. Introductory sections cover the pattern of tourism worldwide, geographical resources for tourism, transport networks and future developments. The book is divided into chapters covering the four mains regions of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the Americas, and the Pacific and Australasia. All the major tourism attractions and resources of each destination are covered and an in-depth explanation of why tourism develops in certain areas only is provided. Learning objectives and student activities are featured in each chapter to aid student assessment and develop skills of information location and interpretation.