This work explores the theory and practice of contemporary tourism development, offering alternative approaches to theory and policy issues and extending research into newly emerging tourist destinations.
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This work explores the theory and practice of contemporary tourism development, offering alternative approaches to theory and policy issues and extending research into newly emerging tourist destinations.
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This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of the approaches to tourism research. Leading academics who are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism explore new issues raised by emerging tourist destinations such as Ghana, Samoa, Vietnam, and India's Bhyundar Valley. Subjects examined include reasons for development, tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization, tourism's link to heritage conservation, and sustainability. The book is distributed by Taylor & Francis. Pearce teaches tourism management at Victorian University of Wellington, New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: issues and approaches 1
2 Theoretical issues for tourism's future development: identifying the agenda 13
3 Tourism community analysis: asking the right questions 31
4 Tourism academics and tourism practitioners: bridging the great divide 52
5 Problems and issues of integrating tourism development 65
6 Analysing heritage resources for urban tourism in European cities 81
7 The politics of heritage tourism development: emerging issues for the new millennium 108
8 The spread of casinos and their role in tourism development 127
9 Tourism development and national tourist organizations in small developing countries: the case of Samoa 143
10 Small scale enterprises in the tourism industry in Ghana's Central Region 158
11 Sustainable tourism development in South America: the case of Patagonia, Argentina 176
12 Tourism and the Himalayan tribes: searching for sustainable development options for the Bhotias of the Bhyundar Valley 192
13 Tourism development and national parks in the developing world: Cat Ba Island National Park, Vietnam 211
14 Environmental impact assessment for tourism: a discussion and an Indonesian example 232
15 Impact of Korean tourists on Korean residents in Hawaii and Queensland, Australia 257
Index 273
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