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Tourism as a tool for development was first mooted in the 1970s. Recently, focus has been on the role of ecotourism, pro-poor tourism and community-based tourism (CBT). This has been so in Lao People's Democratic Republic, where international tourism is a vital source of foreign exchange and...

Author(s)
Harrison, D.; Schipani, S.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Pro-poor tourism: who benefits? Perspectives on tourism and poverty reduction., 2007, pp 84-120
Abstract

This report explores the workings of the tourism economy of Luang Prabang (Laos) from a pro-poor perspective. It makes rough estimates of where tourist expenditure goes, and where poor people are earning incomes from tourism. It assesses four sub-chains of the tourism value chain: accommodation;...

Author(s)
Ashley, C.
Publisher
Overseas Development Institute, London, UK
Citation
ODI Working Paper, 2006, No.273, pp 89 pp.
AbstractFull Text

This study examines the relationship between the economic growth of tourism in Lao PDR, and the number of Thai tourists visiting Lao PDR, international trade and the exchange rate by employing a hierarchical model using quarterly data from Q1 2000-Q1 2012. It was found that the number of Thai ...

Author(s)
Nonthapot, S.; Ueasin, N.
Publisher
University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece
Citation
Tourismos, 2014, 9, 2, pp 67-82
Abstract

Houaphan Province is a peripheral upland region typical for Laos: ethnically heterogeneous, largely rural, economically marginal. Yet recent tendencies of state intervention, upland-lowland relations, and transnational dynamics make the province a special case for the study of Lao upland contexts....

Author(s)
Tappe, O.
Publisher
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, Singapore
Citation
SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 2011, 26, 2, pp 174-195
Abstract

Papers, speeches and declarations are presented from the 34th Meeting of the WTO Commission for South Asia, and the 13th Joint Meeting of the WTO Commission for South Asia and the WTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific. They focus on the need to develop a sustainable tourism policy. Part I...

Publisher
World Tourism Organization (WTO), Madrid, Spain
Citation
Tourism 2000: building a sustainable future for Asia-Pacific: final report. Conference Bandos Island Resort, Maldives 16-17 February 1997., 1997, pp vii + 198 pp.
Abstract

The 1,450 km long East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) passes through four countries. It starts at Myanmar's Mawlamyine seaport, passes through seven provinces of Thailand, trough Laos from Savannakhet Province to the Dansavanh border gate, and through Vietnam onward to Danang City. The EWEC has a...

Author(s)
Sriburi, T.
Publisher
Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Citation
Transborder environmental and natural resource management, 2008, pp 163-174
Abstract

The article considers whether sufficient economic growth can be achieved without the side effects of increasing income disparity, rising unemployment and environmental degradation in Laos. Among the development issues discussed are: the major problem of increasing domestic production in rural...

Author(s)
Luther, H. U.
Publisher
DLG Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Agriculture + Rural Development, 2001, 8, 1, pp 46-48

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