Tourism Development

Tourism Development

by Richard W. Butler, Douglas G. Pearce
     
 

This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of approaches to tourism research. Looking beyond the much-studied mass tourism industries, leading international academics who are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, explore new issues raised by emerging tourist destinations such as Ghana,

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This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of approaches to tourism research. Looking beyond the much-studied mass tourism industries, leading international 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.

A fascinating work, Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development discusses a wide range of topics such as:

* reasons for development
* tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization
* tourism’s links to heritage conservation and regional development
* sustainability and the adverse impacts of development
* cultural considerations and community participation
* the importance of context for individual tourism projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415206914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/1999
Series:
Routledge Advances in Tourism Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

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Contributors
1Introduction: issues and approaches1
2Theoretical issues for tourism's future development: identifying the agenda13
3Tourism community analysis: asking the right questions31
4Tourism academics and tourism practitioners: bridging the great divide52
5Problems and issues of integrating tourism development65
6Analysing heritage resources for urban tourism in European cities81
7The politics of heritage tourism development: emerging issues for the new millennium108
8The spread of casinos and their role in tourism development127
9Tourism development and national tourist organizations in small developing countries: the case of Samoa143
10Small scale enterprises in the tourism industry in Ghana's Central Region158
11Sustainable tourism development in South America: the case of Patagonia, Argentina176
12Tourism and the Himalayan tribes: searching for sustainable development options for the Bhotias of the Bhyundar Valley192
13Tourism development and national parks in the developing world: Cat Ba Island National Park, Vietnam211
14Environmental impact assessment for tourism: a discussion and an Indonesian example232
15Impact of Korean tourists on Korean residents in Hawaii and Queensland, Australia257
Index273

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