Community-Based Tourism in the Developing World: Community Learning, Development & Enterprise, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Community-Based Tourism in the Developing World

Community Learning, Development & Enterprise, 1st Edition

By Peter Wiltshier, Alan Clarke


264 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-10-22
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This book analyses community-based approaches to developing and regenerating tourism destinations in the developing world, addressing this central issue in sustainable tourism practices.

It reviews a variety of systems useful for analysing and understanding management issues to offer new insight into the skills and resources that are needed for implementation, ongoing monitoring and review of community-based tourism. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores alternatives to the dominant interpretation which argues against tourism as a benefit for community development. International case studies throughout the book illustrate and vouch for tourism as a transformative force while clarifying the need to manage expectations in sustainable tourism for community development, rejuvenation and regeneration. Emphasis is placed on accruing relevant decision-support material, and creating services, products and management approaches that will endure and adapt as change necessitates.

This will be of great interest to upper-level students, researchers and academics in the fields of tourism impacts, sustainability, ethics and development as well as the broader field of Geography.

Table of Contents

  1. Principles and Practices: Case studies in Innovation
  2. Alan Clarke and Peter Wiltshier

  3. A Benchmarked Step by Step Community Based Tourism (CBT) Toolkit for Developing Countries
  4. Vikneswaran Nair and Amran Hamzah

  5. Systems Approach to Community Based Tourism
  6. Tadeja Jere Jakulin

  7. A Responsible CBT Approach
  8. Lelokwane Mokgalo and Mercy Musikavanhu

  9. Community Based Festivals in the Context of Community Based Tourism
  10. Alan Clarke and Allan Jepson

  11. Rethinking Tourism in Belarus: The Opening of a Rural Economy
  12. Susan L. Slocum and Valeria Klitsounova

  13. The importance of Information and Communication Technology for dissemination, commercialization and local protagonism in community-based tourism initiatives: a case study of CBT in Castelhanos, Ilhabela, Brazil
  14. Daniela Marcondes

  15. Community Based Tourism: Planning Processes and Outcomes in the Developing World
  16. Adenike Adebayo, Peter Robinson and Ade Oriade

  17. ‘Meet the Locals’: Community tourism- an approach to combat over-tourism in Malta and Gozo
  18. Andrew Jones and Julian Zarb

  19. Reviewing the Background to Success in Communities Developing Tourism: An Evaluation Through Participant Observations
  20. Peter Wiltshier

  21. The path: from agricultural country to popular travel destination
  22. Akmal Rakhmanov and Nutfillo Ibragimov

  23. Community-Based Tourism: The Romeiros Way in São Miguel Island in Azores/Portugal
  24. Vitor Ambrósio

  25. Community Based Tourism – the Kiwi variation
  26. Peter Wiltshier

  27. Community-Based Tourism engagement and wellbeing from a learning perspective
  28. Giovanna Bertella, Sabrina Tomasi, Alessio Cavicchi and Gigliola Paviotti

  29. Systems, Stakeholders, Storytelling: Tourism Development and Conservation in the Peak District and the Balaton Highlands National Parks

Alan Clarke and Peter Wiltshier

About the Authors

Peter Wiltshier has aPhD which explored responsible development of tourism in a creative and dedicated fashion; creatively supporting communities to provide resources for their welfare and dedicated to the pursuit of a responsible future with a focus on the beautiful and important ‘Green Lungs’ of rural Britain in the East Midlands and in New Zealand. His role as senior lecturer destination and community tourism management at the University of Derby Buxton is to ensure that the public and private sector work together to develop resources and skills for communities to take charge of their own destinies. He also works with the Diocese of Derby to identify how tourism can benefit churches. He supports the county, the district and parishes within Derbyshire and the Peak District in their endeavors to create a better environment for all through purposeful leisure and recreation.

Alan Clarke, is employed at the University of Pannonia in Hungary, where he has been appointed as a full Hungarian Professor. His commitment to communities has been marked throughout his career, beginning with his teaching in Community Education in Sheffield, followed by time with the Community Education team at the Open University. He has led research in the inner city of Salford and worked with the Roma Community in the North West of England. He has been known to say that the best chapter in his PhD was the one on community development (which never appeared). The Derby Jubilee Community Festival crystalised a number of issues – power, hegemony, inclusion, engagement and capacity building – plus the opportunity to develop a lifelong friendship with Allan Jepson. Alan moved to Hungary where communities and festivals are constructed differently. There were hard lessons in coming to terms with this – cultures, structures and stakeholder relations have to be seen through differently sensitised lenses. This opened up an interest with religious and heritage tourism and the ways these belief systems impacted on the cultures in which they are experienced in the communities that give them life. It was here that he made the significant bond with his co-editor, Peter Wiltshier.

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism