Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development

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Douglas G. Pearce, Richard Butler
Psychology Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 277 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 Developmentdiscusses a wide range of topics such as:

* reasons for development
* tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization
* tourism's 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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Douglas G. Pearce is at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Ambassador Butler was appointed to lead UNSCOM on July 1, 1997. From 1992 to 1997, he was the Australian Ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations. In 1994 he was elected President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, in 1995 he chaired the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and in 1996 he led the United Nations to adopt a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty. He is now Diplomat in Residence at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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