Pro-poor Tourism: Who Benefits?: Perspectives on Tourism and Poverty Reduction

Overview

Pro-poor tourism is currently receiving enormous attention from the World Tourism Organization, government, industry, and NGOs. Through a series of cases and reviews this book provides one of the first assessments of the effectiveness of pro-poor tourism as a development strategy and tackles the issue of who benefits from tourism's potential role in poverty reduction.

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Overview

Pro-poor tourism is currently receiving enormous attention from the World Tourism Organization, government, industry, and NGOs. Through a series of cases and reviews this book provides one of the first assessments of the effectiveness of pro-poor tourism as a development strategy and tackles the issue of who benefits from tourism's potential role in poverty reduction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845410759
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: Current Themes in Tourism Series, #3
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He also holds the position of Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, England. He has published widely in the tourism, environmental history and regional studies fields and has a long standing interest in issues of tourism planning and policy, social marketing and the capacity of tourism to contribute to sustainable development objectives at various scales of governance.
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Table of Contents

Editorial - Pro-Poor Tourism: Do 'Tourism Exchanges Benefit Primarily the Countries of the South'? - C. Michael Hall
Tourism and Poverty Alleviation: An Integrative Research Framework - Weibing Zhao & J. R. Brent Ritchie
Tourism as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation: A Critical Analysis of 'Pro-Poor Tourism' and Implications for Sustainability - Stephanie Chok, Jim Macbeth & Carol Warren
Growth Versus Equity: The Continuum of Pro-Poor Tourism and Neoliberal Governance - Daniela Schilcher
Lao Tourism and Poverty Alleviation: Community-Based Tourism and the Private Sector - David Harrison & Steven Schipani
Exploring the Tourism-Poverty Nexus - Regina Scheyvens
Nature-Based Tourism and Poverty Alleviation: Impacts of Private Sector and Parastatal Enterprises In and Around Kruger National Park, South Africa - Anna Spenceley & Harold Goodwin
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