Community Development Through Tourism examines the development of local communities through the healthy integration of community planning, business planning and tourism planning. It explores the most pertinent tourism and business theories, moving from strategic planning to community empowerment and practice. Research-based case studies are used to illustrate how things work in the real world, and the ways in which various theories can and have been applied.
About the Author
Sue Beeton is Associate Professor at La Trobe University, Victoria and Director of Research for the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; 1) Communities and Tourism; 2) Tourism Theories and Their Relevance to Communities; 3) Strategic Tourism Planning for Communities; 4) Community-Inclusive Tourism Strategies; 5) Marketing Community Tourism; 6) Rural Tourism Communities; 7) Dealing with Crisis in Tourism Communities; 8) Developing Communities Through Tourism: Harnessing the Forces; Appendix: Communities and Ecotourism in the Year of the Outback.