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Tourism and the less developed world: issues and case studies.

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An evaluation of the promotion of tourism for economic development in Less Developed Countries (LDCs) is presented. This book provides a review of many of the key issues involved, including the socio, cultural and environmental impacts of this movement of tourists from Developed to Less Developed Countries. These are interpreted from a perspective mainly derived from the sociology and anthropology of development. Case study chapters are presented from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, Latin America and Oceania. The book provides essential reading for advanced students and researchers in tourism and development studies.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Less developed countries and tourism: the overall pattern. Author(s): Harrison, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Tourism and less developed countries: key issues. Author(s): Harrison, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 47) Tourism challenges in developing nations: continuity and change at the millennium. Author(s): Richter, L. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 61) Human resources in tourism development: African perspectives. Author(s): Dieke, P. U. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 77) Tourism in the Southern Common Market: MERCOSUL. Author(s): Santana, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Tourism and development in communist and post-communist societies. Author(s): Hall, D. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Tourism development in China: the dilemma of bureaucratic decentralization and economic liberalization. Author(s): Lew, A. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 121) Japan and tourism in the Pacific Rim: locating a sphere of influence in the global economy. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 137) Indian tourism: policy, performance and pitfalls. Author(s): Shalini Singh
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 151) The journey: an overview of tourism and travel in the Arab/Islamic context. Author(s): Aziz, H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 161) Mass tourism and alternative tourism in the Caribbean. Author(s): Weaver, D. B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) Resort-based tourism on the pleasure periphery. Author(s): King, B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 191) Child sex tourism in Thailand. Author(s): Montgomery, H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 203) Community-based ecotourism, social exclusion and the changing political economy of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Author(s): Brennan, F. Allen, G.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 223) Wallace's Line: implications for conservation and ecotourism in Indonesia. Author(s): Ross, S. Wall, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 235) Ecotourism development in the rural Highlands of Fiji. Author(s): Bricker, K. S.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Tourism, Culture and Development, University of North London, London, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994338
  • Record Number
  • 20013143323