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Tourism in Developing Countries

Edited by Twan Huybers, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics and Management, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
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.
Extent: 704 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84376 998 9
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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.
‘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
34 articles, dating from 1974 to 2004
Contributors include: B. Archer, J. Brohman, J. Fletcher, J. Jafari, C. Jenkins, M. Oppermann, P. Sadler, M.T. Sinclair, C. Tosun, G. Wall
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Twan Huybers
PART I GENERAL PERSPECTIVES
A The General Issue
1. John Brohman (1996), ‘New Directions in Tourism for Third World Development’
2. Robert Cleverdon and Angela Kalisch (2000), ‘Fair Trade in Tourism’
3. M. Thea Sinclair (1998), ‘Tourism and Economic Development: A Survey’
B Political Economy
4. Michael J. Clancy (1999), ‘Tourism and Development: Evidence from Mexico’
5. Ronald A. Francisco (1983), ‘The Political Impact of Tourism Dependence in Latin America’
C Government Policies and Planning
6. C.L. Jenkins and B.M. Henry (1982), ‘Government Involvement in Tourism in Developing Countries’
7. Cevat Tosun and Carson L. Jenkins (1998), ‘The Evolution of Tourism Planning in Third-world Countries: A Critique’
PART II ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
A Analysis of Costs and Benefits
8. P.G. Sadler and B.H. Archer (1975), ‘The Economic Impact of Tourism in Developing Countries’
9. D. Omotayo Brown and Francis A. Kwansa (1999), ‘Using IRR and NPV Models to Evaluate Societal Costs of Tourism Projects in Developing Countries’
10. J. Diamond (1976), ‘Tourism and Development Policy: A Quantitative Appraisal’
11. Brian Archer and John Fletcher (1996), ‘The Economic Impact of Tourism in the Seychelles’
12. Guntur Sugiyarto, Adam Blake and M. Thea Sinclair (2003), ‘Tourism and Globalization: Economic Impact in Indonesia’
B Linkages with Local Industry
13. François J. Bélisle (1983), ‘Tourism and Food Production in the Caribbean’
14. Hugh Latimer (1985), ‘Developing-island Economies: Tourism v Agriculture’
15. David J. Telfer and Geoffrey Wall (1996), ‘Linkages Between Tourism and Food Production’
16. Robert G. Healy (1994), ‘Tourist Merchandise as a Means of Generating Local Benefits from Ecotourism’
17. Dallen J. Timothy and Geoffrey Wall (1997), ‘Selling to Tourists: Indonesian Street Vendors’
C International Issues
18. Pablo Martin de Holan and Nelson Phillips (1997), ‘Sun, Sand, and Hard Currency: Tourism in Cuba’
19. M. Thea Sinclair and Asrat Tsegaye (1990), ‘International Tourism and Export Instability’
20. Lein Lein Chen and John Devereux (1999), ‘Tourism and Welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Analysis’
21. Matthew McQueen (1983), ‘Appropriate Policies Towards Multinational Hotel Corporations in Developing Countries’
22. Salih Kusluvan and Kurtulus Karamustafa (2001), ‘Multinational Hotel Development in Developing Countries: An Exploratory Analysis of Critical Policy Issues’
D Scale of Development
23. Eric E. Rodenburg (1980), ‘The Effects of Scale in Economic Development: Tourism in Bali’
24. C.L. Jenkins (1982), ‘The Effects of Scale in Tourism Projects in Developing Countries’
25. Auliana Poon (1990), ‘Flexible Specialisation and Small Size: The Case of Caribbean Tourism’
PART III BROADER PERSPECTIVES
26. Martin Oppermann (1993), ‘Tourism Space in Developing Countries’
27. Irmgard Bauer (1999), ‘The Impact of Tourism in Developing Countries on the Health of the Local Host Communities: The Need for More Research’
28. Jafar Jafari (1974), ‘The Socio-Economic Costs of Tourism to Developing Countries’
29. Cevat Tosun (2000), ‘Limits to Community Participation in the Tourism Development Process in Developing Countries’
30. David Fisher (2004), ‘The Demonstration Effect Revisited’
31. Robert E. Wood (1980), ‘International Tourism and Cultural Change in Southeast Asia’
32. Michelle Catherine Baddeley (2004), ‘Are Tourists Willing to Pay for Aesthetic Quality? An Empirical Assessment from Krabi Province, Thailand’
33. Vinod Sasidharan, Ercan Sirakaya and Deborah Kerstetter (2002), ‘Developing Countries and Tourism Ecolabels’
34. John P. Lea (1993), ‘Tourism Development Ethics in the Third World’


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