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Tourism for development : empowering communities

Author: Regina Scheyvens
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Prentice Hall, 2002.
Series: Themes in tourism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dealing with tourism in the developing world, Tourism for Development 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. This book analyses key theories and debates surrounding tourism development in a  Read more...
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Scheyvens, Regina.
Tourism for development.
Harlow, England ; New York : Prentice Hall, 2002
(OCoLC)607659359
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Regina Scheyvens
ISBN: 0130264385 9780130264381
OCLC Number: 49576295
Notes: Author is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand.
Description: xvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Tourism 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 --
pt. II. The search for appropriate forms of tourism. 5. Ecotourism. 6. Tourism and protected areas. 7. Justice tourism. 8. Gender-sensitive tourism. 9. Budget tourism --
pt. III. Promoting development through tourism. 10. Roles for governments. 11. Roles for the tourism industry. 12. Roles for non-governmental organisations and local action groups. 13. Conclusion.
Series Title: Themes in tourism.
Responsibility: Regina Scheyvens.

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Regina Scheyvens explores the possibility that tourism might be made to work for development in developing countries. Most studies reveal that local people feel disempowered by alien tourism in  Read more...

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