1st Edition

Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Peoples

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive, detailed and insight rich review of both the positive (capacity building, cultural conservation and economic opportunities) and negative (commodification, cultural change and possible loss of ownership and control) aspects of tourism development in indigenous communities. The relationship between tourism and indigenous people provides the ultimate test of sustainable tourism as a concept for tourism management and cultural conservation. The chapters range geographically from Central and North America, through Africa, and Asia to Australia. Issues covered include governance and engagement, research, minority language issues, visitor codes of conduct, trail development, Indigenous product design, Indigenous urban festivals, Indigenous values and capitalism, gentrification, heritage interpretation, marketing, demand, world views and representation. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    1. Indigenous peoples and tourism: the challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism
    Anna Carr, Lisa Ruhanen and Michelle Whitford

    2. Indigenous tourism research, past and present: where to from here?
    Michelle Whitford and Lisa Ruhanen

    3. Factors influencing Indigenous engagement in tourism development: an international perspective
    Campbell Fletcher, Christof Pforr and Martin Brueckner

    4. A review of Indigenous tourism in Latin America: reflections on an anthropological study of Guna tourism (Panama)
    Xerardo Pereiro

    5. Exploring outcomes of community-based tourism on the Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea: a

    longitudinal study of Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques
    Amy Reggers, Simone Grabowski, Stephen L Wearing, Paul Chatterton and Stephen Schweinsberg

    6. Sustaining local language relationships through indigenous community-based tourism initiatives
    Kelly Whitney-Squire

    7. Creating an Indigenized visitor code of conduct: the development of Denesoline self-determination for sustainable tourism
    Allison P. Holmes, Bryan S.R. Grimwood, Lauren J. King and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

    8. Integrating Indigenous values with capitalism through tourism: Alaskan experiences and outstanding issues
    Kevin Hillmer-Pegram

    9. Contradictions of capitalism in the South African Kalahari: Indigenous Bushmen, their brand and baasskap in tourism
    Stasja Patoelja Koot

    10. Hegemonic and emerging concepts of conservation: a critical examination of barriers to incorporating Indigenous perspectives in protected area conservation policies and practice
    John Shultis and Susan Heffner

    11. Moving beyond sense of place to care of place: the role of Indigenous values and interpretation in promoting transformative change in tourists’ place images and personal values
    Kaye Walker and Gianna Moscardo

    12. The role of self-gentrification in sustainable tourism: Indigenous entrepreneurship at Honghe Hani Rice Terraces World Heritage Site, China
    Jin Hooi Chan, Katia Iankova, Ying Zhang, Tom McDonald and Xiaoguang Qi

    13. Sustaining spirit: a review and analysis of an urban Indigenous Australian cultural festival
    Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

    14. Beyond whiteness: a comparative analysis of representations of Aboriginality in tourism destination images in New South Wales, Australia
    Beverley Seiver and Amie Matthews

    15. Sustainability and Indigenous tourism insights from social media: worldview differences, cultural friction and negotiation
    Muchazondida Mkono

    16. Knowledge dialogue through Indigenous tourism product design: a collaborative research process with the Lacandon of Chiapas, Mexico
    Pilar Espeso-Molinero, Sheena Carlisle and María José Pastor-Alfonso

    17. Domestic demand for Indigenous tourism in Australia: understanding intention to participate
    Trinidad Espinosa Abascal, Martin Fluker and Min Jiang


    Anna Carr is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago’s Tourism Department, New Zealand, where she co-directs the Centre for Recreation Research.

    Lisa Ruhanen is an Associate Professor and the leader of the postgraduate programme in tourism at the University of Queensland’s Business School in Australia.

    Michelle Whitford is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management at Griffith University, Australia. She is program director of the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

    Bernard Lane is Founding Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.