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Tourism development : growth, myths, and inequalities

Author: Peter Burns; Marina Novelli
Publisher: Wallingford, UK : CABI, 2008.
Series: CAB books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Making the first substantial empirical contribution to the understanding of tourism as a development mechanism in poor regions and countries, this book takes an in-depth look at the successes and paradoxes of tourism in these roles and considers why tourism as a catalyst for economic development can be a controversial device. Chapters cover topics such as global and local conflicts in tourism, economic exploitation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tourism development.
Wallingford, UK : CABI, 2008
(DLC) 2007049997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Burns; Marina Novelli
ISBN: 1845934261 9781845934262 1845934261 1281862967 9781281862969
OCLC Number: 295578111
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 303 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 1. The ST-EP program and LDCs: Is tourism the best alternative? --
2. The myth of agency through community participation in ecotourism --
3. Is tourism fair? What the figures do not tell --4. Western money for southern sympathy: How Tuareg from Timia are instrumentalising tourists to support their 'exotic' village --
5. The influence of religion on global and local conflict in tourism: Case studies in muslim countries --
6. 'Riding' diversity: Cuban's / jineteros' uses of 'nationality talks' in the realm of their informal encounters with tourists --
7. Destination image revisited: The Dutch market perceptions of Morocco as a tourism destination --
8. The demand of rural tourism in a natural park in southern Spain --
9. Setting the scene: Politics of transformation and narratives of preservation in Botiza (Romania) --
10. A contextual approach to power relation between tourism and development --
11. Global tourism and urban poor's right to the city: Spatial contestation within Cairo's historical districts --
12. Kerala's strategy for tourism growth: A southern approach to development and poverty alleviation --
13. Tourism and Kudumbashree: a southern solution empowering women through tourism --
14. Actors or victims? Actor-oriented perspectives on new forms of tourism --
15. Rural tourism in the context of Ejidos and community development in Mexico --
16. Living in hope: Tourism and poverty alleviation in Flores?
Series Title: CAB books.
Responsibility: edited by Peter M. Burns and Marina Novelli.

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