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The Routledge Handbook of Community Based Tourism Management
Concepts, Issues & Implications

ISBN 9780367223915
Published December 21, 2020 by Routledge
570 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This Handbook offers an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of core themes and concepts in community-based tourism management. Providing interdisciplinary insights from leading international scholars, this is the first book to critically examine the current status of community-based tourism.

Organised into five parts, the Handbook provides cutting-edge perspectives on issues such as Indigenous communities, tourism and the environment, sustainability, and the impact of digital communities. Part 1 introduces core concepts and methodologies, and distinguishes community products from other tourism and hospitality goods. Part 2 explores communities’ attitudes towards tourism development and their engagement with and ownership of the process. It also delves into the role of community- based tourism, under the influence of governmental policies, in the economic and social development of a region. In Part 3 various management, marketing, and branding initiatives are identified as a means of expanding the tourism business. Part 4 examines the negative impacts of mass tourism and its threats to culture, tradition, identity, the built environment, and natural heritage. In the final and fifth part, future challenges and opportunities for community-based tourism initiatives are considered, and research-based sustainable solutions are proposed. Overall, the book considers engaging local populations in tourism development as a way of building stronger and more resilient communities.

This Handbook fills a void in the current research and thus will appeal to scholars, students, and practitioners interested in tourism management, tourism geography, business studies, development policy and practice, regional development, conservation, and sustainability.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Community Based Tourism and Community Based Tourism Initiatives

1. Community Based Tourism: A Preamble from Literature

Sandeep K. Walia

2. Harmonic Tourism Methodology: A Proposal for Tourism Planning in Rural Communities

Daniela Palmas Castrejon, Rocío del Carmen Serrano Barquin and Alberto Amore

3. Overview of Community-Based Tourism: From History to Evaluation Framework

Yusuke Ishihara

4. Understanding the Facilitators and Inhibitors of Community Based Tourism: A Case Study of Dharamshala

Aruditya Jasrotia and Amit Gangotia

5. A Longitudinal Study of Articles Published on Community-Based Tourism and Sustainable Development: Reflections and Their Applicabilities in the Scope and on Web of Science Databases for the Period from 1998 to 2018

Luciana Aparecida Barbieri da Rosa, Maria Carolina Martins Rodrigues, Caroline Rosseto Camargo, et al.

6. Ethno-Ecological Community-Based Tourism from Within: Quilombo Tourism and the Quest for Sustainability in Brazil

Carla Guerrón Montero, Laura Santos and Daniela Santos

7. Local Culture, Society and Resources as Products for Tourism Development at "El Cisne" Parish

Verónica Mora-Jácome, Christian Viñán-Merecí and Alex-Paúl Ludeña-Reyes

8. Community Based Tourism, A Means Toward Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Case of Cante Alentejano (Alentejo, Portugal)

Sónia Moreira Cabeça

9. Social Movements and Community-Based Tourism: The Case of Pichilemu

Octavio Barrientos A., Glen Croy, Jagjit Plahe and Peter Holland

Part 2: Community Based Tourism Initiatives and Community Engagement

10. The Role of Women’s Leadership in Community Based Tourism Development: The Case of Kursunlu Village, Turkey

Sıla Karacaoğlu and Medet Yolal

11. Sustainable Initiatives for Community Based Tourism Development

Azizul Hassan

12. Role and Participation of Young People and Women in "El Cisne" Parish, Based on the Development of Religious Tourism

Estefanía Sánchez-Cevallos, Ana Patricia Armijos Maurad and Verónica Mora-Jácome

13. CBT in Rural Peripheral Areas: An Italian Case Study of Territorial Engagement and Requalification

Rita Salvatore, Emilio Cocco and Anna Mines

14. Contested Perspectives Towards the Benefits of Community-Based Tourism: A Case Study from Lombok, Indonesia

Lotte Kuijstermans

15. Social Capital and Community-Based Tourism: The Case of San Juan Atzingo, Mexico

Andrea Edurne Jiménez Ruiz and Bailey Ashton Adie

16. The Role of Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in Socio-Economic Development

Eva Maria Jernsand and Helena Kraff

Part 3: Management of Community Based Tourism and Initiatives

17. Contribution to a Management Model for the Parish of El Cisne: An Alternative for the Development of Rural Tourism

Tania-Jackeline Ochoa-Ochoa, Alex-Paúl Ludeña-Reyes and Ana Patricia Armijos Maurad

18. Tour Guides Roles and Responsibilities on Community Based Tourism Approach


19. Community-Based Homestay Tourism and Social Inclusion

Kishor Chitrakar, Neil Carr and Julia N. Albrecht

20. Community-Based Tourism, Heritage Conservation and Improved Urban Design-Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico

Daniel Barrera-Fernández and Marco Hernández-Escampa

21. Community Readiness to Green Tourism Initiatives in Less Developed Parks: Lessons from Communities Around Saadani National Park

Agnes Sirima and Maria Mngulwi

22. Managerial Capabilities of a CBTI in Transforming Communities into CBTEs: A Case Practice

Emre ERBAŞ and Utku ONGUN

23. Social Media and Destination Development: The Case of Community-Based Tourism

Raymond Rastegar and Zohreh (Zara) Zarezadeh

24. Successful Community-Based Tourism in Africa: Lessons from Uganda and Kenya

Albert. J. Strydom, Dinah Mangope and Unathi Sonwabile Henama

25. Critical Success Factors for Community-Related Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hotel Sector: A Literature Review

Bussalin Khuadthong and Azilah Kasim

Part 4: Paradoxes of Community Based Tourism and Initiatives

26. Paradoxes of Travelling Alone: Analyzing the Role of Local Community Towards Value Creation Among Women Travelers in India

Parvinder Kour

27. The Role of Children and Resort Mini-Clubs in Community Based Tourism

Hugues SERAPHIN and Maximiliano Korstanje

28. Saving the Leatherback Turtle in Grande Riviere, Trinidad: Community Engagement at Work

Johnny Coomansingh

29. OverTourism in Communities


30. Rethinking CBT in Response to Climate Change

Kamrul Hassan and Jannatul Ferdaus

Part 5: Future Challenges and Opportunities for Community Based Tourism and Initiatives

31. Rural Tourism in Asia: Evaluating the Challenges to Maximize Benefits to Rural Communities

Gamini Herath and Wai Ching Poon

32. Assessing Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Development in Thailand

Uraiporn Kattiyapornpong and Chatchasorn Chuntamara

33. Sustaining Indigenous Tourism in Bocas del Toro, Panamá: An Assessment of Indigenous Tour Operators and Hotel Management’s Perspectives

Anastasia Furnari, Rachel Gates, Olivia Lopez, and Leon Mach

34. Attractions with Religious Importance and Community-Based Tourism

Azizul Hassan

35. Analysis of the Empowerment Level in the Community of Saraguro in the Development of Tourism

Estefanía Sánchez Cevallos, Natalia Bustamante Sánchez and Christian ViñánMerecí

36. Community-Based Events and Social Entrepreneurship: Evidences from Piedmont, Italy

Antonella Capriello

37. Bikes Without Borders: Transboundary Tourism, Collaboration, and Rural Development in Montenegro

Greg Ringer and Andriela Vitić - Ćetković

38. Rethinking Engagements with Indigenous Communities Through Tourism

Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran and Jeetesh Kumar

39. Exploring the New Horizons of Community Based Tourism in Emerging Economies

Toney K. Thomas

40. The Imminent Future of Community-Based Tourism: An Authentic Way of Experiencing the World

Sandeep K. Walia and Pooja Choudhary

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Sandeep Kumar Walia is presently working as Associate Professor and Head of Department in the School of Hotel Management and Tourism at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an alumnus of Himachal Pradesh University Shimla and IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), New Delhi. His areas of interest are community-based tourism, tourism marketing, and cultural and spiritual tourism.