In February 2015, Routledge re-released the classic study – Health and the International Tourist in hardback and as an ebook. This was originally published in 1996, edited by Stephen Clift and Stephen Page which now features in the new Routledge Revivals Series, based on a collaborative funded research project on health and tourism originally funded by South East Thames Regional Health Authority based at what is now Canterbury Christ Church University.
This study mapped out the interdisciplinary connections and relationships between health science, medicine, tourism and the behaviour of tourists with leading contributions from authorities in the field working around the nascent area of travel medicine. The study provided a basis for health promotion strategies by health organisations focusing on diverse issues such as AIDS, staying safe in the sun, avoiding traveller’s diarrhoea and understanding what goes wrong on holiday for tourist in relation to their risk behaviours.
Routledge Revivals are described by the publisher on their website as an opportunity to ‘discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars. Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge, publishing Routledge Revivals is an exciting new programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued. The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself. Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff’.
Stephen J. Page is Professor of Tourism in the Faculty of Management and the book marked the beginning of a research journey on tourism and health research spanning almost 20 years.