Limits to community participation in the tourism development process in developing countries
613 - 633
Item Usage Stats
MetadataShow full item record
This study deals with a normative concept of participatory development approach, which originates in the developed world. In particular, it analyses and explains the limitations to the participatory tourism development approach in the context of developing countries. It was found that there are operational, structural and cultural limits to community participation in the TDP in many developing countries although they do not equally exist in every tourist destination. Moreover, while these limits tend to exhibit higher intensity and greater persistence in the developing world than in the developed world, they appear to be a reflection of prevailing socio-political, economic and cultural structure in many developing countries. On the other hand, it was also found that although these limitations may vary over time according to types, scale and levels of tourism development, the market served, and cultural attributes of local communities, forms and scale of tourism developed are beyond the control of local communities. It concludes that formulating and implementing the participatory tourism development approach requires a total change in socio-political, legal, administrative and economic structure of many developing countries, for which hard political choices and logical decisions based on cumbersome social, economic and environmental trade-offs are sine qua non alongside deliberate help, collaboration and co-operation of major international donor agencies, NGOs, international tour operators and multinational companies. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Published Version (Please cite this version)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0261-5177(00)00009-1
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Developing markets? understanding the role of markets and development at the intersection of macromarketing and transformative consumer research (TCR) Figueiredo, B.; Chelekis, J.; DeBerry-Spence, B.; Fırat, A. F.; Ger, G.; Godefroit-Winkel, D.; Kravets, O.; Moisander, J.; Nuttavuthisit, K.; Peñaloza, L.; Tadajewski, M. (SAGE Publications Inc., 2015)Situated at the intersection of markets and development, this commentary aims to promote a cross-fertilization of macromarketing and Transformative Consumer Research (TCR) that directs attention to the sociocultural context ...
What do we know about pretend play and narrative development? a response to Lillard, Lerner, Hopkins, Dore, Smith, and Palmquist on "the impact of pretend play on children's development: a review of the evidence" Nicolopoulou, A.; Ilgaz, H. (The Strong, 2013)An article by Angeline S. Lillard and others in the January 2013 issue of Psychological Bulletin comprehensively reviewed and criticized the existing body of research on pretend play and children’s development. Nicolopoulou ...
The development of consumer desire in marketizing and developing economies: the cases of Romania and Turkey Ger, G.; Belk, R. W.; Lascu, D.-N. (Association for Consumer Research, 1993)Developing and marketizing economies in Romania and Turkey are examined in the present research in an effort to understand how consumption desires change with the rapid influx of consumer goods and services into economies ...