Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel

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Kumarian Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
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* Exceptional overview of the tourism industry worldwide
* Case studies of indigenous people’s responses to tourism development
* Detailed listing of tourism and ecotourism resources

This is a fully revised and comprehensive overview of the history and global development of tourism--one of the largest industries in the world. Despite promising great benefits to hosts and guests alike, tourism often results in some very stark and painful consequences for local host communities and the environment.

The second edition provides updated information on global tourism and examines how local communities in different parts of the world, especially indigenous peoples, have responded to the challenges and opportunities of tourism and ecotravel.
 

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Contents

Two The Promises of Tourism
21
Disillusioned with Paradise
39
Four Tourism Development in the Local Community
63
Five Rethinking Ecotravel
91
Six Ecotravel Issues for a New Century
107
Seven Rethinking Tourism
137
Notes
155
Contributors
207
About the Author
221
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Deborah McLaren is the Director of Indigenous Tourism Rights International.

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