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Understanding western tourists in developing countries.

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This book provides an analysis of Western tourists who travel in developing countries for holiday purposes, enabling suppliers to be aware of and help meet their demands while maximizing economic benefits, minimizing undesired social and cultural impacts, and developing sustainable products and practices. The book is intended for students and researchers in leisure, recreation and tourism, and to ...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

The great unknown.

This introductory chapter contextualizes the study of Western tourists in developing countries and examines the size of West-South tourism. It concludes by pointing out the importance of such a study to the sustainable development of tourism in the South.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Towards understanding western tourists: theoretical perspectives. Author(s): Egmond, T. van
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 62) Towards understanding western tourists: empirical studies. Author(s): Egmond, T. van
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 113) The tourist unravelled. Author(s): Egmond, T. van
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 144) Planning for the 'right' tourists. Author(s): Egmond, T. van

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