Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues
Richard Sharpley, David J. Telfer
Channel View Publications, 2002 - Business & Economics - 397 pages
This text explores the role of tourism as a potential contibutor to socio-economic development in destination areas. Establishing a link between tourism studies and development studies, it considers what is meant by development, the processes through which development may be achieved and, in particular, a number of fundamental issues related to the use of tourism as a development agent. In so doing, it challenges conventional thinking about the relationship between tourism and development.
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