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Controversies in tourism.

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This book makes a contribution to the understanding of tourism controversies. Its purpose is to provide a platform for open debate and intellectual discourse with a variety of views on perceived controversies or manifest conflicts firstly within tourism (endogenous controversies), but also in the multidimensional contexts of environment and civil society (exogenous contexts). The focus of the book...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 229)

Tourism or conservation? A controversy in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

This chapter reflects on whether tourism and conservation in Nepal's Chitwan National Park can exist in mutual harmony. The case study examines conflictual issues between tourism entrepreneurs and conservation activists. It looks into the case of the renewal of a 15-year contract to operate concessionaires within Chitwan National Park that became a national controversy and left more than half a dozen hotels (ecolodges) inside the park shut for 6 months. The chapter identifies four dimensions to understand this controversy and offers recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders engaged in the tourism planning process.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Moufakkir, O. Burns, P. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Of ethics, leisure and tourism: the 'serious fun of doing tourism'. Author(s): Moufakkir, O.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) A common tourism policy for the European Union: a historical perspective. Author(s): Aykın, S. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 41) Authenticity and commodification: the selling of Mayan culture in Mexico's Mayan Riviera. Author(s): Papanicolaou, A. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 54) Authenticity versus development: tourism to the hill tribes of Thailand. Author(s): Novelli, M. Tisch-Rottensteiner, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73) Controversies in medical tourism. Author(s): Vequist, D. G., IV Guiry, M. Ipock, B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 86) Ethical issues in trophy hunting. Author(s): Dobson, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 99) Ecotourism: a maturing discourse with some established controversy. Author(s): Boyd, S. W.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 115) Ethnic panopticon: a controversy in aboriginal tourism. Author(s): Xie, P. F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) Gaming in the USA: historical development, controversies and current status. Author(s): Moufakkir, O. Holecek, D. F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) Golf tourism: the case of Cyprus. Author(s): Boukas, N. Boustras, G. Sinka, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 160) Residential tourism or lifestyle migration: social problems linked to the non-definition of the situation. Author(s): Huete, R. Mantecón, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 174) Surrealist pilgrims, melting clocks in marble halls: dark tourism for a postmodern world. Author(s): Craig, D. Thompson, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 186) The golden jubilee of independence and Panafest in Ghana: 'all that glitters is not gold'. Author(s): Addo, E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 201) The ideological role of Intergovernmental Organizations in the promotion of international tourism. Author(s): Ferraz, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 216) The paradoxes of tourism encounters in the mass tourism spaces of the Gambia. Author(s): Pattison, H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 242) Volunteer tourism: commodified trend or new phenomenon? Author(s): Benson, A. M. Wearing, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus, Scotland, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938130
  • Record Number
  • 20113399890