Tourism Development

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Richard W. Butler, Douglas G. Pearce
Taylor & Francis, May 15, 2004 - Science - 288 pages
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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
* tourismís 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.


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About the author (2004)

Richard Butler has researched tourism from a geographical perspective for over forty years in Canada and the UK. He is most well known for is adaptation of the life cycle model to tourist destination, and has also published widely on sustainable tourism development and impacts.

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