Tourism and Sustainable Community Development

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Greg Richards, Derek Hall, Derek R. Hall
Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 314 pages
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As the tourist industry becomes increasingly important to communities around the world, the need to develop tourism in a sustainable manner has also become a primary concern. This impressive collection of international case studies addresses this crucial issue by asking what local communities can contribute to sustainable tourism, and what sustainability can offer these local communities in return. The role of the community in environmental, cultural and economic sustainability is highlighted in an extraordinary variety of contexts, ranging from inner-city Edinburgh to rural northern Portugal and the beaches of Indonesia.

Individually, the investigations in this text present a wealth of original research and source material, while collectively, they illuminate and clarify the term 'community' - the meaning of which, it is argued, is vital to understanding how sustainable tourism development can be implemented in practice.

  

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Contents

The community a sustainable concept in tourism development?
1
Community participation and identity
15
Approaches to sustainable tourism planning and community participation The case of the Hope Valley
17
Residents perceptions of the socio cultural impacts of tourism at Lake Balaton Hungary
36
Identity community and sustainability Prospects for rural tourism in Albania
48
Sustainable tourism and the community
61
Environmental standards and performance measurement in tourism destination development
63
Developing sustainable tourism in the Trossachs Scotland
83
Gili Trawangan from desert island to marginal paradise Local participation smallscale entrepreneurs and outside investors in an Indonesian tourist de...
170
Tourism in Friesland A network approach
185
Understanding community tourism entrepreneurism Some evidence from Texas
205
Rural communities and tourism development
219
Can sustainable tourism positively influence rural regions?
221
Cultural tourism and the community in rural Ireland
233
Agritourism a path to community development? The case of Bangunkerto Indonesia
242
Community and rural development in Northern Portugal
258

Establishing the common ground Tourism ordinary places greyareas and environmental quality in Edinburgh Scorland
101
Local Agenda 21 Reclaiming community ownership in tourism or stalled process?
119
Developing community enterprise
135
Fair trade in tourism community development or marketing tool?
137
Tourism small enterprises and community development
154
The market for rural tourism in North and Central Portugal A benefitsegmentation approach
268
Tourism brand attributes of the Alto Minho Portugal
285
Conclusions
297
Index
307
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About the author (2003)

Derek Hall is Head of the Leisure and Tourism Department at the Scottish Agricultural College and has a personal chair in regional development. He has particular interests in welfare issues in tourism and in the role of tourism in restructuring processes in central and eastern Europe.

Greg Richards is Lecturer in Tourism Management at Tilburg University and is co-ordinator of the European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS). He has directed a number of ATLAS projects for the European Commission on topics including sustainable tourism.

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