Tourism for Development: Empowering Communities

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Prentice Hall, 2002 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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Dealing with tourism in the developing world, Tourism for Development provides a contemporary analysis of the potential for tourism to work as a strategy for development.
Tourism continues to develop rapidly in the Third World, and with it an increasing awareness of the impacts and dilemmas faced by the destination countries. This book analyses key theories and debates surrounding tourism development in a user-friendly style aimed primarily at undergraduate students following Geography and Tourism Studies/Management courses. It focuses on the positive, highlighting tourism practices which may offer a way forward in terms of promoting appropriate development in the Third World.
The book is another addition to the Themes in Tourism series and will be especially useful to students of Development Studies, Planning and Resource Management who are interested in tourism issues.

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Regina Scheyvens is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand, where she teaches in both the Geography and Development Studies programmes.

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