Tourism for Development
Themes in Tourism Series
By Regina Scheyvens
Longman / Pearson Education
$72.50 paper original
Dealing with tourism in the developing world, this book provides a contemporary
analysis of the potential for tourism to work as a strategy for development.
Tourism continues to develop rapidly in the Third World, and with it an increasing
awareness of the impacts and dilemmas faced by the destination countries. Tourism
for Development analyses key theories and debates surrounding tourism development
in a user friendly style aimed primarily at under graduate students following
Geography and Tourism Studies/Management courses.
The book focuses on the positive, highlighting tourism practices which may offer
a way forward in terms of promoting appropriate development in the Third World.
The book is another strong addition to the successful Themes in Tourism series
and will be equally useful to both tourism and geography students in a range
of topics, including Development Studies, Planning and Resource Management.
Features: Provides a sound theoretical overview of changing academic perspectives
on tourism in the Third World; introduces novel ideas on appropriate tourism
development in chapters on justice tourism, budget tourism, ecotourism, and
gender-sensitive tourism; regular boxed examples and case studies highlight
the potential and pitfalls of tourism development in a wide range of contexts,
from Africa to Asia, the Pacific to Latin America.; explains how government,
non-governmental and private sector stakeholders can provide support for communities
engaging in tourism ventures.
Regina Scheyvens is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand, where
she teaches in both the Geography and Development Studies programs
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