Tourism for Development

Tourism for Development : Empowering Communities

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Dealing with tourism in the developing world, this book provides a contemporary analysis of the potential for tourism to work as a strategy for development. Tourism continues to develop rapidly in the Third World, and with it an increasing awareness of the impacts and dilemmas faced by the destination countries. Tourism for Development analyses key theories and debates surrounding tourism development in a user friendly style aimed primarily at under graduate students following Geography and Tourism Studies/Management courses. The book focuses on the positive, highlighting tourism practices which may offer a way forward in terms of promoting appropriate development in the Third World. The book is another strong addition to the successful Themes in Tourism series and will be equally useful to both tourism and geography students in a range of topics, including Development Studies, Planning and Resource Management.show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 157 x 233 x 19.05mm | 432g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130264385
  • 9780130264381

Table of contents

PART I TOURSIM AND DEVELOPMENT: A CONTENTIOUS RELATIONSHIP 1. What is tourism for development?2. Modernisation, dependency and globalisation 3. Gazing at 'the other' 4. Participation, empowerment and sustainable development. PART II THE SEARCH FOR APPROPRIATE FORMS OF TOURISM. 5. Ecotourism 6. Tourism and Protected areas7. Justice tourism 8. Gender-sensitive tourism9. Budget tourismPART III PROMOTING DEVELOPING THROUGH TOURISM 10. Roles for governments11. Roles for the tourism industry12. Roles for non-governmental organisation and local action groups 13. Conclusion BibliographyIndexshow more

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