Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745319988 Published September 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745319995 Published September 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Tourism, Globalization and Development: Responsible Tourism Planning

Donald G. Reid

Tourism, Globalization and Development: Responsible Tourism Planning

Donald G. Reid

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745319988 Published September 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745319995 Published September 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Tourism is booming worldwide -- it makes up a massive part of the global economy. Donald G., Reid's book focuses on tourism in developing and less-developed countries. He examines its social and environmental impact and offers a timely critical analysis of the part it plays in globalization.

Many of the world's poorest countries rely on the tourist trade for the major part of their income. However, all too often, the local communities involved do not reap the benefits of this trade. Developers often exclude local communities from the initial planning and decision-making process, viewing them either as a benign resource to be exploited, or as an impediment.

Reid presents a rigourous critique of corporate-led tourism development and lays out alternatives that would give planning and control to the local communities involved. He argues that only in this way can the vastly differing requirements of each community be addressed, and social and environmental issues can be dealt with properly. The book includes a discussion of macro planning theory, and offers three case studies of locally controlled projects that show clearly how communities developing a tourist trade can benefit from it.

Contents

Introduction

1. Globalization And The Political Economy of Tourism Development

2. Tourism As A Function Of Development Studies

3. Concepts Of Tourism

4. Planning And Development Theory And Its Relation To Tourism Development

5. The Normative View Of Tourism Of Planning

6. Case Studies In Tourism Planning

7. The Integration Of Tourism In General Development

Bibliography

Index

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