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, this book 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. Tourism for Development analyses key theories and debates surrounding tourism development in a user friendly style aimed primarily at under graduate students following Geography and Tourism Studies/Management courses. The book 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 strong addition to the successful Themes in Tourism series and will be equally useful to both tourism and geography students in a range of topics, including Development Studies, Planning and Resource Management.

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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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