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Tourism in Developing Countries

Economics and Management of Tourism Series 2

Edited by Twan Huybers
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 23rd Feb 2007
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm d 57mm
Weight: 1370g
ISBN-10: 1843769980
ISBN-13: 9781843769989
Barcode No: 9781843769989
Synopsis
The effect of tourism activity in developing countries has been a hotly debated topic for a number of decades. Opinions have fluctuated between the extremes of tourism as the catalyst for socio-economic development and tourism as the basis for neo-colonial exploitation and environmental and cultural decline. The contributions to this timely volume provide a balanced overview of these various perspectives. Key papers that are theoretical, conceptual and empirical, drawn from the literature in the fields of tourism, economics and development studies are contained in this authoritative volume. While the central focus is the economic aspect of the relationship between tourism and development, contributions on spatial, socio-cultural and environmental issues reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the selections. This book will appeal to policymakers, researchers and tourism practitioners in both developed and developing countries.

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'This book focuses on many of the most important papers that have been produced over the last years, and will make a welcome and useful addition to the reference section of many university libraries.' -- Tourism 'The collection of articles encompassed by this book provide a comprehensive overview of the progress of academic thought in respect of the economic, social and environmental aspects of tourism as an instrument for alleviating the conditions to be found in less developed countries.' -- Stephen Wanhill, Tourism Economics