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Tourism in Destination Communities

Tourism in Destination Communities

Edited by S Singh, Centre for Tourism Research and Development, Lucknow, India , D Timothy, Arizona State University, USA , R Dowling, Foundation Professor of Tourism, Edith Cowan University, Australia

January 2003 / Hardback / 304 Pages / 9780851996110 £70.00 / €90.00 / $135.00
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Main Description

As a result of the ongoing growth in the tourism industry, many destinations around the world are undergoing transformations. New destinations are being 'discovered' in regions previously ignored, as people search for regions that are yet unspoiled by the ravages of mass tourism. At the same time, traditional destinations are experiencing rapid environmental, socio-cultural and economic modifications. These changes have the most effect on the destination community - the location where tourists spend their time and money, and influence development or degradation of the local environment.Tourism in Destination Communities describes both the positive and negative effects of tourism on the destination community. The chapters are divided into three sections which address the relationship between tourism and the destination community, the various impacts of tourism on the destination community and the challenges and opportunities for destination communities. Each chapter contains brief case studies and empirical examples.


Researchers and practitioners in tourism planning and management.

Part 1: Community-Tourism Perspectives

1. Tourism and Destination CommunitiesS Singh, D J Timothy and R K Dowling

2. Destination Communities: Structures, Resources and TypesS Singh and S W Boyd, Otago University, New Zealand

Part II: Community-Tourism Dynamics

3. The Economics of Tourism in Host CommunitiesD Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, USA

4. Tourism and Local Society and CultureM Fagence, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

5. Heritage, Identity and Places: For Tourists and Host CommunitiesG J Ashworth, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

6. Politics and Place: An Analysis of Power in Tourism CommunitiesC M Hall, Otago University, New Zealand

7. Self Determination: Exercising Indigenous Rights in TourismA.M. Johnston, International Support Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Vancouver, Canada

8. Generating Goodwill in Tourism through Ethical Stakeholder InteractionsD A Fennell, Brock University, Ontario, Canada and K Przeclawski, University of Warsaw, Poland

Part III: Challenges and Opportunities for Destination Communities

9. Development Issues in Destination CommunitiesD J Telfer, Brock University, Ontario, Canada

10. Appropriate Planning for Tourism in Destination Communities: Participation, Incremental Growth and CollaborationC Tosun, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey and D J Timothy

11. Community Attitudes: Tourism Development in Natural EnvironmentsR K Dowling

12. Local Involvement in Managing TourismR Scheyvens, Massey University, New Zealand

13. Presenting Destinations: Marketing Host CommunitiesG Moscardo and P Pearce, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

14. Understanding Tourism and Destination CommunitiesD J Timothy, S Singh and R K Dowling

  • "From time to time, a book is published that takes the reader back to the fundamentals of his or her discipline. Tourism in Destination Communities is just such a text. It provides useful theoretical and conceptual frameworks that can be used in validating theory or building management tools as tourism develops harmoniously with host communities. This text is recommended for researchers and students studying tourism supply and is a good reminder that tourism's basis is the community."
    Michael Scantlebury, Annals of Tourism Research, 31(4), 2004