Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development: A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach

Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development: A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach

by Robertico Croes, Manuel Rivera


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771881418
Publisher: Apple Academic Press
Publication date: 12/24/2015
Series: Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Series
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robertico Croes currently serves as the Chair of the Tourism, Events & Attractions department as well as the Associate Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies at the Rosen College at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Croes has published two recent books, titled The Small Island Paradox: Tourism Specialization as a Potential Solution and Anatomy of Demand in International Tourism. Both books investigate tourism dynamics and the opportunities spawned by tourism specialization in small island destinations. Additionally, he is a contributor to several books.

Dr. Croes has lectured and made presentations throughout the world, including Armenia, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Aruba, Curacao, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Malta, Ecuador, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. His research has also been presented in predominant industry and research conferences around the world including South Africa, South Korea, Malaysia, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Turkey, Taiwan, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Manuel Rivera, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor at Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Rivera’s industry experience expands to companies such as Aramark, Chartwells, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Java City, Pollo Tropical, Subway, Burger King, McDonalds, and Sbarro. He had also the opportunity of working with institutions such as Florida International University, Saint Thomas University, Nova Southeastern University, Florida Memorial College, the Miami Dolphins Training Center, and the Kovens Convention Center.

Dr. Rivera also has served as a researcher consultant for the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, Puerto Rico Hotel Association, the Cámara de Turismo de Nicaragua, the Consejo Provincial del Guayas in Ecuador, the Curaçao Tourism Bureau, the Aruba Tourism Authority, Coca-Cola’s Latin Center Business Unit, and the Kissimmee CVB among others. Dr. Rivera also has extensive experience working with music festivals in the Caribbean, more specifically the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival, the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival, and the Aruba Electric Festival.

Table of Contents

Faces of the Poor. The Poverty Obliteration Paradigm (POP). The potential Double Impact of Tourism Development and Poverty Reduction. The Power of Tourism in Poverty Alleviation: The Empirical Nexus Tourism, Growth, Inequality and Poverty. Tourism and Poverty Intensity. Tourism with a Human Face. Tourism and the Satisfied But Unhappy Poor. Through the Looking Glass: Tourism Development and the Poverty Paradox. A Crazy Enough Idea: A Demand Pull Approach. Index.

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