1st Edition

Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development

Edited By Richard W. Butler, Douglas G. Pearce Copyright 1999
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of approaches to tourism research. Looking beyond the much-studied mass tourism industries, leading international academics who are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, explore new issues raised by emerging tourist destinations such as Ghana, Samoa, Vietnam and India's Bhyundar Valley.

    A fascinating work, Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development discusses a wide range of topics such as:

    * reasons for development
    * tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization
    * tourism’s links to heritage conservation and regional development
    * sustainability and the adverse impacts of development
    * cultural considerations and community participation
    * the importance of context for individual tourism projects.

    List of Figures List of Tables List of Contributors 1. Introduction: Issues and Approaches Douglas Pearce 2. Theoretical Issues for Tourism's Future Development: Identifying the Agenda Graham Dann 3. Tourism Community Analysis: Asking the Right Questions Philip Pearce and Gianna Moscardo 4. Tourism Academics and Tourism Practitioners: Bridging the Great Divide Carson Jenkins 5. Problems and Issues of Integrating Tourism Development Richard Butler 6. Analyzing Heritage Resources for Urban Tourism in European Cities Myriam Jansen-Verbeke and Els Lievois 7. The Politics of Heritage Tourism Development: Emerging Issues for the New Millenium Linda Richter 8. The Spread of Casinos and Their Role in Tourism Development William Eadington 9. Tourism Development and National Tourist Organizations in Small Developing Countries: The Case of Samoa Douglas Pearce 10. Small Scale Enterprises in the Tourism Industry in Ghana's Central Region William Gartner 11. Sustainable Tourism Development in South America: The Case of Patagonia, Argentina Regina Schluter 12. Tourism and the Himalayan Tribes: Searching for Sustainable Options for the Bhotias of the Bhyundar Valley Tej Vir Singh and Shalini Singh 13. Tourism Development and National Parks in the Developing World: Cat Ba Island National Park, Vietnam Son Nguyen Thi, John Pigram and Barbara Rugendyke 14. Environmental Impact Assessment for Tourism: A Dicussion and An Indonesian Example Patty Simpson and Geoffrey Wall 15. Impact of Korean Tourists on Korean Residents in Hawaii and Queensland, Australia Sang Mu Kim


    Richard W. Butler, Douglas G. Pearce

    'I highly recommend this book to researchers, teachers and graduate students in tourism studies, as well as to planners and policy makers involved in community, regional and tourism related development.' - Dimitrios Buhalis, International journal of Tourism Research, 2001)