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This chapter examines tourism and development from a community perspective, focusing primarily on: the empowerment of community members and other stakeholders in decision making; the benefits of tourism; and the obstacles to community tourism development. It concludes that community-based tourism...

Author(s)
Timothy, D. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 149-164
Abstract

This concluding chapter highlights the various concepts, themes, and issues raised regarding the role of tourism in development. It concludes by considering four concepts: the nature of development; the nature of the tourism industry; the nature of tourists; and the nature of the destination.

Author(s)
Telfer, D. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 338-348
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This chapter explores the extent to which sustainable tourism is an overly prescriptive and restrictive approach to tourism development, in effect acting as a barrier to development. In so doing, it does not seek to write off sustainable tourism (or the broader concept of sustainable development)...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 319-337
Abstract

This chapter reviews the following reasons suggested to explain the attractiveness of tourism as a development option: tourism is a growth industry; tourism redistributes wealth; there are no trade barriers to tourism; tourism utilizes natural, 'free' infrastructure; and tourism has more...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 11-34
Abstract

This book explores the role of tourism as a potential contributor to socioeconomic development in destination areas. In the first part of the book (chapters 1-2), a theoretical link is established between the disciplines of tourism studies and development studies. More specifically, the meaning of...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Telfer, D. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp viii + 397 pp.
Abstract

This chapter addresses the theoretical gap between development theory and the use of tourism as a development tool. It focuses on the nature of development and explores the evolution of development theory since the ending of the Second World War. The key components of four development paradigms...

Author(s)
Telfer, D. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 35-80
Abstract

This chapter explores management approaches leading to the optimization of the developmental contribution of tourism. First, it examines the nature of development in tourism, focusing in particular on how sustainable development may be used as one framework to help guide management decisions to...

Author(s)
Telfer, D. J.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
The management of tourism, 2005, pp 188-201
Abstract

This chapter disagrees with the notion that tourists will willingly adapt their behaviour as consumers in order to optimize the contribution of tourism to local development. It suggests that the expectation of appropriate behaviour on the part of tourists overlooks the social and cultural forces...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 300-318
Abstract

This chapter explores tourism's potential to contribute to regional development in a variety of different scales and destinations. It begins by examining the concepts related to regional development. It then looks at the relationship between tourism and regional development by highlighting some of...

Author(s)
Telfer, D. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 112-148
Abstract

This chapter examines the extent to which tourism can be developed within the parameters of sustainable resource use. In so doing, it offers a critique of the mainstream sustainable development discourse and the notion of sustainable tourism which it has informed. The chapter begins by briefly...

Author(s)
Southgate, C.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 231-264

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