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Building Community Capacity for Tourism Development

Building Community Capacity for Tourism Development

Edited by G Moscardo, Professor in Business Studies, James Cook University, Australia

August 2008 / Hardback / 200 Pages / 9781845934477 £65.00 / €85.00 / $125.00
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Main Description

Tourism has become an important tool for development in rural, remote and peripheral regions in the last 50 years. However, in many places, tourism has failed to produce the promised benefits and often caused negative impacts due to a lack of local entrepreneurial capacity to benefit from tourism business opportunities, inadequate understanding of tourism markets and limited community awareness of tourism and its impacts. Drawing attention to the potential outcomes to communities when using tourism as a development strategy, this book provides a focused analysis of this emerging issue and seeks to provide positive guidance on improving the process of tourism planning and development. Chapters compile evidence and examples of how community capacity for tourism can be built and enhanced using case studies from Asia, Africa, South America, the South Pacific and rural Australia and the United States. Providing models and frameworks that can be applied to any developing area, this book will be useful to both academic researchers and government policy makers interested in tourism and rural development.


Researchers and students in tourism and leisure.

Part I: Improving Knowledge of Tourism Development and It’s Impacts

Community Capacity Building An Emerging Challenge for Tourism Development G Moscardo

Enhancing the Economic Benefits of Tourism at the Local Level N Stoeckl

Understanding How Tourism can bring Socio-cultural Benefits to Destination Communities P Pearce

Linking a Sense of Place with a Sense of Care: Overcoming Sustainability Challenges Faced by Remote Communities K Walker

Part II: Improving Community Knowledge of Tourism Development

Community based Tourism in Asia P Rocharungsat

Examples of Effective techniques for Enhancing Community Understanding of Tourism J Sammy

Tools to Enhance Community Capacity to Critically Evaluate Tourism Activities K Walker

Part III: Improving Community Participation in Tourism Development

Partnerships for Tourism Development Amanda Stronza

Enhancing Participation of Women in Tourism Haretsebe Manwa

Entrepreneurship and the Rural Tourism Industry: A Primer N G. McGehee and C S. Kline

Perspectives on Leadership Coaching for Regional Tourism Managers and Entrepreneurs A Blackman

Capacity Building Through Cooperation R Monypenny

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